Ovation employees make a difference in the lives of residents and their families every day. In order to continue to provide the best care, our communities strive to offer the best possible work environment. In August, Ovation opened a new employee center at Ovation Jewish Home.

The center is versatile, offering different amenities to accommodate the varying ways employees may want to use the space. While one room serves as a place to socialize and eat meals, another provides a space for respite. In addition to comfortable seating and desks to work at, there are docking stations for employees to charge their phones, and a lactation room, which is also used as a meditation space.

“We want to make sure our employees have a place to relax and rejuvenate, and take a well-deserved break,” said Marlo Graceffa, Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development.

Like the rest of the community, the facility is art focused, showcasing artwork created by Ovation’s own employees. “We have several employees who are so talented, and we’re excited to offer this new opportunity for them to display their art, and show another side of them we normally don’t see at work,” said Graceffa.

Ovation also kicked off a new employee wellness program in September, working closely with wellness coach Sara Fox Reilly, who visits one of Ovation’s communities once per week. Moving forward, each community plans to begin goal-oriented check-in programs and walking clubs.

“With how hard our employees work and care for our residents, the last person they think about is often themselves,” said Graceffa. “We want to help them live happier, healthier lifestyles and achieve their personal goals.”