MASSACHUSETTS SENIOR CARE FOUNDATION AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO 35 EMPLOYEES AT LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH

BOSTON – Building on decades-long tradition of supporting employees working to achieve their goals of a career in long term care, the Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation announced its 2019 Foundation Scholars. This year’s class of 35 recipients will use their scholarships to help pay for tuition, books, and other out-of-pocket expenses as they work towards advancing their personal and professional goals in the long term care profession. “It’s an honor to announce this year’s scholarship recipients. The 2019 Foundation Scholars
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Meet Alicia Leo, a 2017 Foundation Scholar

"My career goal is to be that person who helps better the quality of a person's life." Alicia Leo's interest in pursuing a career as an Occupational Therapist, stemmed from her experience of caring for her grandmother, who faced serious health issues after suffering a fall and developing early onset dementia. Over time she was able to help her beloved "Noni" develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living to optimize the quality of her life. the past
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Meet Holli Doherty, RN, a 2017 Foundation Scholar

"One of my favorite parts of working as a nurse is the constant learning process, and seeing the smiles on patients' faces and knowing that I am making a positive difference in their lives." Following in her aunt's footsteps, Holli Doherty had always dreamed of becoming a nurse. While she deferred pursuing this goal until her children were older, she eventually became an LPN and later obtained her RN degree to further her nursing education and career. Holli is the
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Meet Aisha Zalwango, a 2017 Foundation Scholar

"My strong drive of perseverance and success gave me the courage and strength to work hard to achieve my goal of becoming a nurse." Ever since she was a young girl growing up in Uganda, Aisha knew she wanted to be a nurse. In secondary school, she began working as a caregiver in peoples' homes during school holidays, a part-time job that enabled her to raise money to help cover her school expenses. After years of hard work, her lucky
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