Life Career in Seniors Housing with Marlene Krokosh

Life Career in Seniors Housing with Marlene Krokosh


I’m Marlene Krokosh. I’m the CEO of
Dnipro Selo Housing Society and I’ve been here for 22 years.
Seniors independent living in a self-contained is basically providing an
apartment complex like any other apartment complex except that it’s for
seniors. Over the years our seniors are more frail they’re coming to us much
older, the backup in the health system and we find that it’s not just an
apartment complex it’s, we’re handling more issues, mental health issues, health
issues, a lot more than when I started in this industry 22 years ago. I started
actually working as a an activity coordinator in Sherwood Park, I got talked
into it by one of the counselors that was the counselor for the area that I
lived in and I wasn’t looking for a job and if I was I would have taken
something part-time but he talked me into trying it and I loved it. I was in
extremely close to my grandmother and always loved seniors and so I thought
well I’ll try it but I was very involved with my children I was coaching soccer I
was volunteering at the school so I didn’t want a full-time job but it was
fun so here I am were here since 1991. My advice would be, learn as much as you can
ask as many questions as you can take advantage of any courses that are
offered, in management it is important to to get some schooling and management
to be able to go forward and you will evolve don’t be scared it’s fun it’s
it’s very challenging and it’s a very very rewarding career
very rewarding career that’s why I’m 70 years old and still working although I
am retiring

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