Monica Adelman – February’s Employee of the Month
Recreational Therapist Monica Adelman was named February Employee of the Month at C.A.R.S.’ Trumansburg Residential Center. February presented unique challenges for the facility, now COVID-free, due to an increase in necessary pandemic quarantines. Monica’s program was especially affected by these quarantines as many regular recreational outlets were temporarily inaccessible to clients.
Throughout February, Monica adeptly responded to the unique challenges presented by COVID quarantines to continue providing much-needed recreational therapy for the men’s program’s clients. She excelled in her contributions to the residential team’s efforts during this challenging month, developed positive, new recreational outlets for clients both in and outside of quarantine, and creatively addressed the increased strain on her program by making use of all possible resources for the clients’ recreational enrichment.
The challenges presented by February’s quarantines have inspired Monica to anticipate additional outdoor recreation opportunities for clients in the future by expanding the outdoor activities program on C.A.R.S. 34+ acres, including reviving the facility’s gardening focus, replacing invasive plants, and enhancing clients’ outdoor mindfulness opportunities.
Please congratulate Monica on her well-deserved win as the Residence’s February Employee of the Month!