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Grateful Daughter Recognizes our Wonderful Staff

Conkle Birthday Cake

A longtime resident, Mr. Elbert celebrated his 103rd birthday last year.

Our staffers are truly something special. Families tell us all the time about employees who go far above and beyond in the care and company they provide for our residents. One family member recently showed her gratitude to Good Shepherd in a very special way.

After her father passed away, Judy Conkle of Wheeling established an endowment that provides $100 every month to a different, randomly selected member of the Good Shepherd staff, in loving memory of her father, Charlie Elbert. Mr. Elbert was a longtime resident who celebrated his 103rd birthday last year.

“The staff at Good Shepherd were wonderful to my dad,” Mrs. Conkle said. “I wanted to let the people who cared for him know that their love is not forgotten. I really appreciate what they did for him.”

Three staff members have been awarded Mrs. Conkle’s gift so far, and she’ll be picking another one this month. What a wonderful tribute to her dear father, and what a nice way of saying “thank you” to the people who helped to make his last years good ones.