HAGAMAN — CEO Ramon Rodriguez, of Home Helpers & Direct link of Amsterdam, announced Monday, plans to celebrate a Caregiver Appreciation Day for the company’s more than 300 staff members. The celebration, scheduled for July 27, will feature food, games and prize drawings.
“Every day should be caregiver appreciation day,” said Rodriguez. “Our caregivers amaze me every day with their commitment and hard work. It’s challenging work, and their dedication makes a tremendous difference in people’s lives and to our business.”
“Thanks to our exceptional caregivers,” Rodriguez continued, “I remain excited and positive about Home Helpers of Amsterdam’s opportunities for continued growth and success. My personal gratitude goes to each caregiver for all they do each day for our company and for our clients.”
The celebration will include food, games, raffles and prizes, and caregivers may register for a chance to “Pie” Human Resources manager Tony in the face. Vendors who provide employee benefits will be on hand at the event to answer questions, along with those providing local services caregivers may wish to learn more about.
Event attendees and guests may check in at any time. Activities are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., as follows:
11 a.m. — Introduction Game — “Find Someone”
Noon — Bingo, four games
1 p.m. — Free Time: Volleyball, badminton, corn hole, ring toss, lawn Jenga, bocce ball
2 p.m. — Bingo, four games
3 p.m. — Free Time: Volleyball, badminton, corn hole, ring toss, lawn Jenga, bocce ball, H20 dodge ball
4 p.m. — Bingo, four games; Pie HR Manager (Tony)
4:30 p.m. — Raffle for baskets will be announced
5 p.m. — Free Time: Volleyball, badminton, corn hole, ring toss, lawn Jenga, bocce ball, H20 dodge ball
6 p.m. — Bingo, four games
To learn more about Home Helpers & Direct Link of Amsterdam visit their expanded location at the newly renovated former YMCA building, 58 N. Pawling St., Hagaman; call (518) 842-5626, or go to www.HomeHelpersHomeCare.com/Amsterdam.
Retrieved from RecorderNews.com 7/19/18
CEO Ramon Rodriguez talks with Teresa Lake, a Department of Social Services caseworker, left, and Mary Dingman, a registered nurse with DSS, right.
Approximately 300 caregivers work for Home Helpers and Direct Link of Amsterdam, providing a vital service to those in need, but according to CEO Ramon Rodriguez their career choice is undervalued in the community.
As a way to show his workers they provide an essential service to the community, Rodriguez held a Caregiver Appreciation Day celebration for his employees and their families Friday. Rodriguez said as their boss he wants to show them his appreciation for their work. He also knows what they are going through as he provided medical services to those in their home and worked in hospitals.
Workers and their families were served lunch and had a multitude of activities to keep them occupied, including games and raffle prizes. Vendors also attended the event to provide services and educational opportunity to the caregivers, like Fidelis Care and the Hagaman Volunteer Fire Department.
Marilyn Negron, a consumer directed personal assistance program coordinator, makes cotton candy.
Jennifer Kuebaugh, an accounts payable clerk, and Kurt Griffin, a volunteer for the event, relax during a break from their duty of cooking chicken.
Richard and Connie Nolly, a home helper, look at their bingo card to see if their number was called.
Maria Rodriguez, chief operations officer, during Friday’s Caregiver Appreciation Day celebration.
Angie Goris, billing manager, and Felix Vargas Espinal, billing clerk.
Markese Jones Jr., 8, of Amsterdam, enjoys his lunch.
Photos by Winnie Blackwood/Recorder staff
Retrieved from Recorder 8-6-18