Jonathan Lowery was first introduced to Morning Pointe Senior Living in 2014 as a college student, and now, six years later, he’s the executive director of their newest facility in East Hamilton. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed learning about senior living and growing with this company,” Lowery shares. “My passion is people. I love meeting new people through my role here, finding common ground with them, and forming long-lasting relationships – I truly have one of the best jobs in the world.” Something that hasn’t changed for Lowery over the years is his commitment to excellent care, and he makes a point to stay involved in the lives of the residents, day in and day out. “It’s my responsibility to make sure families and our associates are working together to provide the very best care to our residents,” he says.
“Finding new ways to make a difference for our associates and residents is something I strive to do every day.”
1. What is one of your happiest professional moments?
One of the things that makes me happy is to watch some residents’ initial apprehension about moving away from their home turn into joy and excitement about moving into our senior community – where they make new friends and find a whole new outlook on their retirement years!
2. What’s the key to making a great first impression?
The key to making a great first impression is to be honest and to listen; people can tell when you’re not being genuine.
3. What is your best advice for perspective residents and their families?
When looking for an assisted living community, my best advice would be above all else, find good people who you can trust and who will communicate regularly and honestly with you. A convenient location is good, a beautiful building is good – but quality care should be the most important consideration.
4. What influenced you to pursue your career?
I’ve been with Morning Pointe in various capacities since I was in college. What started out as a volunteer position to learn more about this industry has blossomed into an extremely rewarding career.
5. What is your philosophy when it comes to the care for your residents?
We don’t just care for a group of residents; we care for 80 unique individuals who have lived successful lives before moving here. It’s so important to get to know each of these individuals personally, to know their hobbies and interests, and most importantly, to be a friend.
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