When you call Affinity Home Care Agency Private Duty Care you are probably talking to Shawn. She has been with Affinity for two and a half years and she is the lifeline and heartbeat of Affinity from scheduling appointments, interviews, and caregiver assignments. She is our go-to for everything Private Duty Care. We all know her voice and caring attention to detail. Now we want you to know a bit more about Shawn. She was born and raised in metro Detroit and raised her 2 boys here. Her older son is a local firefighter helping his community every day. Her younger son attends Michigan State University where he is studying business. As a family, the three of them volunteered for Special Olympics every year in track and field, refereeing basketball games and assisting and various other aspects of the organization. They have made lifelong friendships through Special Olympics.
Caregiving and helping people started at a young age for Shawn. As a child in elementary school, Shawn and her family welcomed other children into their home as a respite home on the weekends. Shawn worked with mentally challenged children in her school and in the community. As a young adult and into her adult years, Shawn worked with adults and seniors in facilities and homes.
Shawn is a talented and creative person. As a child, she started spinning her own fibers into yarn after a trip to Greenfield Village. She was fascinated by the process and knit her first sweater by the second grade! She still spins her own yarn on an antique spinning wheel to knit and crochet beautiful sweaters and much more! She used to have a property where she and her boys had a donkey, a goat, 6 alpacas, chickens, and 6 lambs! She hopes to have property again for more animals. Shawn loves to cook. Currently, she has about a half-acre for an organic garden where she grows her own produce. She has over 52 tomato plants, plus corn, peppers, cucumbers, and many other vegetables, herbs and spices. She spends long hours canning jams, jellies, sauces, relishes, salsa, pickles, pickled asparagus, and peppers.
Congratulations on being our Employee of the Month, Shawn! Thank you for all you do keeping Affinity Home Care Agency Private Duty running smoothly and keeping us all smiling!