Seeing the World in a Different Light
Manda Riley of Onsted, Michigan has worked at Chelsea Retirement Community’s Kresge Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center for nearly five years as its Assistant Director of Nursing. She has always wanted to continue her studies to become a registered nurse—like her aunt. But, “I didn’t want to put that financial burden on my family,” says Manda who is married with three children.
Thanks to many generous gifts to the UMRC-Porter Hills Foundation’s Team Member Support Services fund, Manda is now realizing her goal of becoming an R.N. Last spring, she received her first scholarship from the UMRC-Porter Hills Foundation and recently won a second scholarship for the Fall semester. She will complete her program in Spring 2024.
Manda enjoys her work with older adults, including her grandmother who lives at Kresge Center. “You just become part of their family, they appreciate you, and you make a connection with them,” she says.
“I love being able to advocate for our residents and their families and help make sure their needs are being met. The geriatric field is very rewarding and makes you look at the world in a different light.”
Manda feels that “Brio Living Services is family-oriented and always encourages us to strive to do better.” She is grateful for the UMRC-Porter Hills Foundation: “It is wonderful to have this scholarship and to be supported in this way.”
The UMRC-Porter Hills Foundation is honored to support our hard-working team members across the state. To learn more about how you can support our Team Member Support Services fund, contact Leah Tremaine at 616.577.2297. Or see yourself in a career you’ll love at Brio Living Services!