Marisa McAtamney turns 21!

Getting to know our staff.

Marisa McAtamney is turning 21 – that’s in Enliven years! This year will mark the special anniversary of her career of caring and contribution at Presbyterian Support Otago’s Enliven aged care homes.

Marisa’s journey with PSO began in 2000 when she joined the team at our Holmdene care home in Balclutha and then continued three years later when she took up an opportunity to become a carer at our Elmslie home in Wanaka.

Marisa’s caring and enthusiastic personality means she is perfectly suited to her current role as Activities Coordinator – which involves creating lots of events and activities for residents to choose from. “Making a difference in the resident’s day is my favourite part of this role – but as a carer too I’ve always worked to improve the lives of those living in the home.”

Marisa is passionate about life at Elmslie and is also a member of the Health & Safety and Quality committees; became the kitchen supervisor when the new receiving kitchen was commissioned; and runs the social club for staff! She is a passionate gardener too, which is evident in Elmslie’s stunning gardens. In Marisa’s words – “if there is an ‘it’ to do, I do it!”

“I’ve always felt valued and appreciated at PSO”, says Marisa. Elmslie’s manager Alexa reciprocates this sentiment, “Marisa’s energy and enthusiasm is amazing and she goes above and beyond to give of herself and her time for the benefit of our residents and staff”.

Thank you, Marisa!

Winter People magazine 2021

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