Meet Cara Bennett, Traditions' Employee of the Month! Originally from Wellington, Florida, Cara came to Indiana three years ago to be closer to her husband's family. For the past four months, she's been making a tremendous impact as an Activity Assistant at Traditions at Solana.
Family holds a special place in Cara's heart. As a newlywed since September 2022, she understands the importance of meaningful connections at work and home.
Beyond her role, Cara is a crafting virtuoso in her free time, especially with a Cricut machine. Crafting isn't just a hobby; it's a form of expression she joyfully shares with residents.
Cara is skilled in organizing creative activities and fluent in American Sign Language (ASL), adding an extra layer of connection with residents.
"Cara understands what is important to the residents, stated Thomas Tuner, Associate Executive Director for Traditions at Solana, "She interacts with them daily to learn about their likes and dislikes and tries to implement different activities to satisfy them. While observing their interactions, you will find that she always has an ear open to see if there is anything new that we can do to make the residents happier."
"My favorite part of the workday is hosting Morning Chat & Trivia with our residents. It brings a smile to my face to start their day with positive conversation," said Cara, "I also love taking the residents on outings. The most memorable outing was seeing White Christmas at Beef & Boards; it was truly magical! I am so thankful to be a part of Traditions!"
Thomas Turner stated that Solana's management team nominated Cara Bennett as Traditions' Employee of the Month because even though Traditions' Core Value of Socialization is a natural part of the Activity Assistant role, she always takes it a step further, never rushing residents to get back on track when Morning Trivia digresses… instead, she will steer the conversation for all to participate. Cara also embodies our Core Value of Choices, ensuring that each resident has a choice in their activities. Finally, Cara understands that we are in the business of caring for and serving our residents. She tries to predict the needs of Solana's residents and provide them with the level of customer service they deserve.
Join us in celebrating Cara Bennett, a beacon of positivity and compassion at Traditions at Solana!