At Westminster Communities of Florida, we believe that our team members are our greatest asset. More than 500 team members have served our residents for more than 10 years. Two of those team members, Nay Robinson and Shirley Wilkenson, have a combined 47 years of service. We spoke with them about their experience as long-standing team members and learned what inspires them to contribute to our Mission.
Nay, a member of the Dining Services Team as an Assistant Cook at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek, has been with the organization for 28 years, and Shirley has been with the organization for 19 years, caring for our residents as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Westminster Shores.
After all these years, they continue to be inspired by the people around them. “What I love most about Westminster is the environment of the facility, the residents that I work with, and the team members I work with,” Shirley said. “It’s just such a pleasant and loving place to work.”
For Nay, it’s not just about the relationships with residents and team members that she values, she also sees herself as a future resident, which also inspires her to provide phenomenal service to our residents.
When asked why Women’s History Month was important to her, Nay referenced the challenge working mothers face balancing responsibilities both at work and at home. Shirley said she appreciates that Women’s History Month offers another opportunity to recognize women that are excelling in leadership roles. She referenced Westminster Shores Executive Director, Gloria Hughes, as a great leader and how excited she is to see a woman leading the Life Plan Community in St. Petersburg.
While these two women find inspiration in the people around them, we find them and their long standing service to the organization inspiring. Their dedication to Westminster Communities of Florida’s Mission and the older adults we serve is what makes Westminster a national leader in senior living.