Dwi has travelled a long way to arrive right where she belongs. In 1995, she came to the United States from Indonesia. There, she had worked in a bank for several years. Then, it was her time in Loma Linda, CA. that helped her find a new passion-working with seniors in an Adult Family Home there.
Dwi moved to Washington in 2000 and worked in a retirement community in Everett for 17 years, starting as a caregiver and eventually as Resident Services Assistant Director. She came to Quail Park in 2014. In 2016, she left to complete her studies as a Pharmacy Technician, then returned in 2018 to her passion of working with seniors.
She says she has finally found the place where she belongs, ensuring life engagement of our Tribute residents. ”’Life Engagement” has become her favorite phrase. After about 20 years of working with seniors, Dwi realized “engaging” with someone is far more important than leading them in activities. She said, “When I see a resident engaging with another resident, talking about their past experiences or their family, or career, I feel I’m getting the job done.”