Celebrating Our Staff

The hard work and dedication of our staff makes EastView a vibrant community for all our residents. The Health Services staff caring for our residents in Residential Care and Memory Care; the Dining staff preparing and serving delicious and nutritious food; the Programs staff ensuring that our residents have access to activities and programs; the Facilities staff keeping our property well maintained and looking its best. The staff here at EastView take pride in our community and work diligently to make EastView a great place to live.

Every year, EastView hosts a staff appreciation luncheon to celebrate the work that each and every employee contributes. This year’s luncheon took place on Tuesday, June 20. We were treated to a delicious BBQ chicken lunch catered by Cecil Foster of Bristol. Potato salad, watermelon salad with feta, baked beans, salad, and on and on. And to wash it all down…Will’s Lemonade provided squeezed-to-order refreshment.

New to the party this year, our own Andrea Masse, Director of Health Services, provided rides around the property aboard her own version of a Party Barge – a wagon pulled by 2 Percheron horses, Pinot & Rex.

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While our staff makes Eastview home for our residents, they also help create a dynamic environment in which to work. We are always looking for outstanding individuals who want to make a positive, lasting contribution to our community! For more information on open positions please visit the “Join Our Team” page on our website or submit your resume to greatplacetowork@eastviewmiddlebury.com.

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VT Adaptive Biking Activity Days at EastView

What is Vermont Adaptive? Who are they and what do they do?

Also known as Vermont Adaptive Ski & Pic3Sports, Vermont Adaptive is an organization that promotes independence and dignity through modified sports equipment. Vermont Adaptive is geared toward individuals with physical, cognitive or mental/behavioral impairments. They have a wide range of equipment for activities including biking, tennis, hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, horseback riding and many more!

Ellen Burke, a former resident of EastView who passed in the Fall of 2017, was an extremely caring, active and beautiful woman. Her daughter Maggie, and husband Mike, visited her so often they were part of our EastView family. Mike and Maggie, who works for Vermont Adaptive, donated two days of Adaptive Biking to EastView in memory of Ellen Burke and to give back to EastView. It was a great way to say “Thank you”.

Pic2On Wednesday, May 17th, around 10am, a white van and trailer pulled into the EastView parking lot. Three employees jumped out and started to roll out bicycles, one by one, from the back of the trailer. About 10 bicycles of all shapes, colors and sizes were lined up in the sun. Bikes with one seat, bikes with two seats, bikes with 2 wheels, bikes with 3 wheels and even bikes with 4 wheels rested on the pavement next to a pile of helmets. Fifteen EastView residents came by to check the bikes out, some even took them for a spin. A couple of staff members joined in the fun at various times, to get a hands-on feel for how the bicycles rode. We had one resident take out her very own recumbent bike and strike up a conversation before she pedaled away on a ride into Middlebury. There was a steady flow of residents who participated in the event from 10am- 2pm. Residents pedaled on the paved path around EastView and some even went twice. Most reactions were exclamations like; “I haven’t been on a bike in years!” and “This is wonderful!” Smiles and warm sun touched all that participated.

Vermont Adaptive came back for a second biking activity day on Friday, June 9th, from 10am-2pm. This time they were parked in the front parking lot that leads into the EastView lobby. We had a total of twenty-one residents from EastView participate which was a bigger turnout than the first day. The weather was beautiful and sunny. We had a many people relaxing in the rocking chairs for a majority of the time. Overall, a very successful, memorable couple of days at EastView at Middlebury. We hope to have Vermont Adaptive back in the future either with bicycles again or another outdoor sports activity.

Thank you so much, Vermont Adaptive and  Maggie and Mike!

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