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Welcome to Sunrise of Gurnee, Illinois! We are delighted to introduce you to our team members who are committed to championing the quality of life for all seniors. More than 24% of our team has served at Sunrise of Gurnee for more five plus years, and 18% has been with Gurnee for more than a decade. We happily serve as a resource to residents within our Sunrise community and their families, in addition to those who reside in the greater Lake County area. We look forward to personally meeting with you and sharing the Sunrise Signature Experience.
“I enjoy the opportunity to visit with residents, understand their needs and expectations for care, and to be an advocate to ensure that the highest quality of care is provided. Sunrise is a progressive company continually striving to “do it best.” I appreciate the strategic initiatives that help each of our communities to succeed in offering exceptional care that focuses on each person’s individual needs and preferences.
"I have worked with Sunrise for 1 month. I have over 20 plus years in sales, holding many different positions throughout my career. Although this is my first experience in Senior Living, I have a passion for people and really getting to know our current residents and any future residents and their families here at Sunrise of Gurnee. I believe building a great community starts with building strong and meaningful relationships with our residents and team members. As a 2018 AHCA / NCAL GOLD Quality Award Recipient Community, I truly feel that it is our team that makes Sunrise of Gurnee a special place to live!
The best part of my job, is meeting and talking with families to better understand how Sunrise can be a resource for them in their search for Senior Living. I truly believe it is our total team approach that sets Sunrise Gurnee apart. The best part of my job is our residents. The opportunity I have every day to learn more about our residents. Get to know who they are as a person, their likes and life experiences. The stories they have to tell are what I love about my job here at Sunrise of Gurnee.
What I like to do in my spare time is spend time with my wife and our two daughters, as well as our dog Libby. I also enjoy golfing, playing sand volleyball and most anything outdoors."
"The best part about my job is being able to learn every day from residents. Their life experiences are all unique and give me inspiration to be the best person I can be. The best part about working at Sunrise being able to work with our team members to build a great environment for our residents to live. In my spare time in enjoy spending time with my golden doodle named Sadie and hangout with family and friends."
"Before joining Sunrise, I was part owner of a memory care community in Southern Oregon. My favorite part of the job is spending quality time with the residents, their family members, and Sunrise team members. The best part of working for Sunrise is getting a chance to learn validation techniques, teaching the techniques to my team, and being able to use the techniques to help our residents experience pleasant days. In my spare time I enjoy archery, skeet shooting, golf, bowling, billiards, and taking my dog on long walks."
"I’ve been cooking for over 23 years and I’m very passionate about the industry, the food and my residents. I enjoy providing residents with exceptional dining experiences. I particularly enjoy interacting with them to review their requests, responding to their feedback and offering them themed events/celebrations. I truly believe in providing a dining experience unlike any other community. Good food brings good times!"
“The best part of working at Sunrise is what the seniors give back to me. From the very first senior to the present, they have taught me that no matter what their life concerns are, they are still worthy and can contribute a lot. They share life memories and many talents. I equally enjoy talking with their families and value the trust they have in me. Most of all, I love to tease and make everyone laugh.
Many team members would say that my favorite part of my job is that I get great joy “hounding” them to get their paychecks. I consider myself a team player, so I enjoy providing that service, and others, for them during their busy shifts.
The activities I like to do outside of Sunrise would be spending time with my twin grandsons, reading, biking, working out, church activities, wine-tasting, subbing, sharing time with good friends, and taking ballroom dancing lessons. Working at Sunrise has definitely enriched my life…leaving me feel very blessed not only within our home but also out in the community.”
"My name is Wrigley, and I am the Official Greeter at Sunrise of Gurnee. I have the best job in the world! My busy day consists of making rounds to visit with our residents. They offer me lots of treats and cuddles. I absolutely love it when other 4-legged critters, or children, come by to visit. I get along with everyone, and I feel as though I am a pretty popular guy on campus by the attention I get. I do have allergies, so I rely on my co-workers to make sure I get the right kind of treats. Otherwise, I am a healthy & vibrant 8 year old Lab mix. I was adopted thru Ruff Luck, as I was surrendered by my previous owner. I am so grateful that Sunrise found me. This is the best place on Earth!
My favorite part of Sunrise is the team members and community environment
In my spare time, I enjoy playing fetch, giving high-fives and learning new tricks. I love when my fellow co-workers take me for walks with the residents when it's nice outside."
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