“My smile is better than any medicine, and my residents appreciate that I am there for them.”
Jiaoyu Xiong began working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) over a year ago. During this time, she has realized a career in nursing was her passion. Immigrating from China five years ago, Jiaoyu has made tremendous strides in learning a new language, working part-time, obtaining an EMT certificate and graduating from Holyoke Community College with an Associate’s Degree. Her hard work is paying off, and Jiaoyu is now pursing her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at Elms College. "I truly want to help the residents in nursing homes live a happy and healthy life."
The Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation is grateful for the generosity of our donors, especially our Platinum Sponsor, CareOne, whose contributions have helped Jiaoyu and nearly 1,600 other outstanding men and women achieve their professional and personal goals in long term care. For more information about the scholarship program and other initiatives of the Foundation please visit www.maseniorcarefoundation.org.