Spotlight on Sanda Grigore
For those that do not know Activity Therapist Sanda Grigore she has an amazing background. Sanda is originally from Romania where she worked as a Registered Nurse and then became a midwife before coming to the St. Louis area. Sanda married her husband while in Romania, who she has now been with for 40 years, and together they have two daughters. One daughter is a teacher and one is a labor/delivery nurse at Mercy. Sanda now has two grandchildren who she loves spending time with as well. A fun fact about Sanda is that she can speak 6 different languages! Sanda always impresses us with her skills and how amazing she is with the residents. Many of us especially adore her cooking on Monday mornings. You can even find a video of Sanda on the Garden View website showing you what her cooking class is all about. Sanda shared her favorite part about working at Garden View are the residents and that she is very attached to them, as well as loves them greatly. Here at Garden View we are all very thankful for Sanda and all of her hard work to keep the residents happy.
Thank you, Sanda
Sanda is absolutely amazing! She has been the one and only reason that I have not gone crazy during the lockdown period caused by Covid-19. I say this because I know that is it Sanda that takes special care with my mother. My mother is at the period in her journey through Alzheimers in which she has begun to refuse food. It is Sanda’s patience that lovingly urges her to eat, takes time to give her extra iced water, and even gives her and other residents facial treatments on Tuesdays. Having Sanda there for my mother gives me peace.
I cannot sit next to, touch, or kiss my mother at this time and it is a crushing blow. Sanda gives love to my mother that I cannot give her through a video screen. Please give this woman a raise and thank her personally for me. I have thanked her every chance I get and it is still not enough!! Thank you Sanda!!