Associate Close-Up: Cathy Foley
We recently sat down with the Sales Assistant at Bristol Glen to learn more about her and her passion for senior care and services . These are her words:
Q: What is your name and position?
A: I’m Cathy Foley, sales assistant at Bristol Glen.
Q: What do you like best about working for United Methodist Communities?
A: Spending time with seniors.
Q: What makes United Methodist Communities unique?
A: Each individual person, the staff and the residents.
Q: What does “Abundant Life” mean to you?
A: Living each day to its fullest. Good friends to spend time with helps to fulfill each day.
Q: What have you learned from working at UMC?
A: I learned that each day is a special treasure.
Q: What has been your proudest moment at UMC?
A: Receiving the Hospitality Award.
Q: What has been your career progression at UMC?
A: I’ve served as front desk receptionist, accounts payable associate, concierge, and now, the sales assistant.
Q: Why did you choose senior care and services?
A: I have always loved being with seniors.
Q: Is there an older adult who had a strong influence on your life?
A: Both of my grandmothers had a strong influence on my life.
Q: Do you have a prominent memory of your grandmother and/or grandfather?
A: My maternal grandmother loved to cook and sew. She taught me both. She also loved to sing and whistle.
My paternal grandmother loved to laugh, cook and feed everyone who entered her door. Hospitality was her middle name!
Q: Do the residents inspire you? Does one resident stand out?
A: Yes, they do all stand out. In fact, too many to name.
Q: Where did you grow up? Where else have you lived?
A: I grew up in Staten Island, New York. I’ve also lived in Sparta, New Jersey.
Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
A: Baking cookies.
Q: What is your favorite family tradition?
A: Christmas Eve with my family and our large gathering.
Q: What are you most grateful for in your life?
A: My ability to always smile and be kind — no matter what
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to share?
A: Senior citizens are in need of our patience, understanding, caring, and most of all, our respect.