Celebrating Spectrum’s Team

Celebrating Spectrum’s Team

Two of our own earn recognition for distinguished service.


Photo of Debi and resident at Palos Verdes Senior LivingDEBI BRUNI
Residence Club Coordinator

A year ago, a new resident arrived at Spectrum’s Palos Verdes location, after a difficult transition to a new home in a new state, with new people.

“By the Grace of God, Debi (Bruni) was there to help,” her daughter, Sophie Konya, says today. “She immediately began helping my mother get acclimated and made the transition a bit smoother.”

In time, the new resident found independent living too difficult to navigate. “With Debi’s encouragement, we moved Mom to assisted living and into the (Residence ClubSM) program. Debi worked with Mom every day to help her accept the stigma Mom felt existed by moving to assisted living. I am so happy to report that Mom now is quite comfortable there and has made new friends. This past year would have been so much more difficult for both Mom and me if we hadn’t found Debi.”

Bruni has worked in senior living for more than five years and has been at Palos Verdes Senior Living for more than a year. She coordinates the Residence Club Transitional Memory Care Program at Palos Verdes. The Residence ClubSM helps those with mild cognitive impairment who do not need full Memory Care services. Bruni’s program provides cognitively stimulating daily activities for a maximum of 12 residents within the assisted living area.

“These residents are now more motivated to get out of their apartments because they have exciting things to do each day,” says Kelley Rogers, Director of Community Relations at Palos Verdes. “Debi truly has a way with the seniors she works with, and it shows in their affection for her.”

Helen at Homestead at Hickory View Retirement CommunityHELEN CAPPS

One cannot call artistry complete until it reaches its audience. At Spectrum, our Directors of Dining Services strive for delectable flavors, exquisite presentations and scents that can compel our residents with great anticipation to our dining rooms.

But without our servers, the finest of foods and menus can end up the culinary equivalent of a sour note. And sometimes, even among the exemplary servers Spectrum seeks, we find one that shines.

Helen Capps personifies that excellence. “She is a dynamic person and we are so fortunate to have her on our team,” says Homestead at Hickory View Executive Director Katie Geisert. “Helen has a smile that will light up a room, is kind and caring, is exceptionally polite and is an example for us all.”

Spectrum recognizes Capps for her dedication and compassionate service.

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