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10 Things About Linda Tran

Posted on Fri, Jan 22, 2016 @ 10:04 AM



Linda Tran, Resident Services Coordinator

What do you hope to accomplish
in your role?

I hope to be an efficient Resident Services Coordinator for the community that I serve. I want to be a community leader for my residents and to show them that I will do everything to my best abilities for them.

What do you do for yourself (for fun/hobbies/side business, etc.)?

I am an avid reader and love reading books online. I love being around nature and animals and enjoy going to the beach, going camping, and exploring new places.

What do you consider the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

The most adventurous place I have gone to is Big Bear (I know... not too far). However, that was my first trip where I was able to fish on my own!

If you could live in any period of history, when would it be and why?

I would love to live during the Qing Dynasty in China...as a royal! I love everything about this time period especially the numerous palaces within the Forbidden City and all of the beautiful clothing.

What is one thing you cannot live without?

I cannot live without my dog, Hiro. His presence is much appreciated when I'm alone and I'd be a hot mess if I didn't go a day without seeing him.

You are stranded on an island; tell us your 5 essential survival kit items. GO!

Phone, solar powered charger, sunblock, nail polish, my pets

What do you like best about your job?

I love being in direct services with the youth and seniors at my site. The seniors teach me that we will always be children at heart so what can go wrong with working with a bunch of children?

What is your favorite holiday and how do you celebrate it?

Christmas! I love ugly sweaters and being around the people I love. My small family just spends the day together opening presents and watching movies.

How old were you when you had your worst haircut and what style was it?

I know I'm not alone on this! I almost always had a bowl cut up until I started kindergarten.

Do you have any special or hidden talents, what is it?

Is being a beginner couponer a talent? I coupon in my spare time but I'm nowhere near to being on Extreme Couponers!

Topics: Staff Spotlight, Q&A

10 Things About Chelsea White

Posted on Fri, Jan 15, 2016 @ 10:30 AM



Chelsea White, Resident Services Coordinator

What do you hope to accomplish
in your role?

I would love to be able to gain the trust of the residents in order to help them sustain productive, independent, healthy lives. (And have a lot of fun!)

What do you do for yourself (for fun/hobbies/side business, etc.)?

I like to read, travel, hike, spend time with friends and family, and play kickball.

What do you consider the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

I volunteered on a farm in Brazil for a month. (I didn't speak the language and had never been there.)

If you could live in any period of history, when would it be and why?

The 1980's because the music and clothing rocked and nobody had cell phones.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

When people interrupt me while I'm telling a really awesome story.

What do you like best about your job?

Talking with residents. Everyone has a story.

What is the most interesting thing in your purse/ wallet?

Squeezy applesauce.

A weekend at the Four Seasons or tent camping?

Tent camping! In Big Sur!

What supply in your house is running low?

Toilet paper. Uhoh!

What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten and did you like it?

I ate a lot of guinea pig and it's not bad if it's seasoned well.

Topics: Staff Spotlight, Q&A

Project Access Senior Oil Painting Class at Golden West Tower

Posted on Sun, Oct 25, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

In honor of International Artist Day, Project Access would like to recognize our beginning artists! The Project Access Senior Resource Center at Golden West Tower recently offered weekly oil painting classes to give our seniors a chance to enhance their creative thinking and fine motor skills. The class is led by one of Golden West Tower’s senior resident volunteers who used to be an art teacher within the local civic center. He is very glad to share his artistic talent to others through art classes. Project Access and the residents who participate in the class are very grateful to participate in something so engaging.

Project Access offers other art-related programs such as seasonal and holiday-related crafts throughout the year. The completed art work by our seniors are displayed on the art wall or are being used as decorations for the event room. This is so that the artwork can be recognized by our seniors as well as to inspire others to be creative with art. #InternationalArtistDay





Topics: Project Access, Seniors, art, class

Bringing a Viral Sensation to our After-School Program

Posted on Thu, Oct 8, 2015 @ 10:45 AM

Last week, a YouTube video made its way through Facebook racking up over 33 million views. What could such a video entail? A dancing hippo? An adorable baby? Believe it or not, the video was none other than milk, food coloring, and dish soap coming together. Posted on the Facebook page Just Eat Real Food, the video showed what happens in the chemical reactions of soap molecules rushing to meet up with fat molecules in milk, while pushing around food coloring around in the process. The result is a like a homemade kaleidoscope - click here to see it yourself!

With After School Programs in full swing around Project Access Famiy Resource Centers this fall, the thousands of youth Project Access serves annually are being treated to a variety of enrichment activities. This past week, youth at Pembrooke apartments in Denver got to try out the science in the popular video themselves in small groups. Needless to say, the youth loved this engaging and visually stunning science activity!



Did you know? In 2014, Project Access served over 4,000 youth in School Readiness,
After-School Programs, and Teen Programs. 

Topics: Education for Youth, Resident Services, Youth

Staff Spotlight - Meet Brenda and Mikeyonna

Posted on Thu, Sep 10, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

brenda_1Name: Brenda Morales De Martinez

Position title: Resident Services Manager

What do you hope to accoplish in your role: My goal is to continue advocating for the residents we serve. 

What do you do for yourself: To unwind I LOVE to spend time with my husband by going to the movies, eating out, or cooking a nice BBQ. 

What do you consider the most adventurous thing you've ever done? Parasailing in Puerto Vallarta

If you were a ghost, where would you haunt? I would be a free spirit roaming around.

If you could live in any period of history, when would it be and why? The fabulous 50's, because it's an era known as the "happy days" and I loved the way they dressed.


Name: Mikeyonna Dedmon

Position title: Resident Services Coordinator @ Paseo Verde

What do you like best about your job? 
Being able to make a difference.

What is your favorite holiday and how do you celebrate it? 
Thanksgiving so I can participate in a continuous cycle of eating and sleeping the day after. 

What would you do with fifteen minutes of fame? 
Bring awareness to Lupus. 

What do you do for yourself? 
I LOVE reading and writing poetry.  I am a HUGE fan of WWE and I love attending live events. 

You are stranded on an island; Tell us your 5 survival kit items, GO! 
Iphone, Ipod, water, peanut butter, & my mom. 

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Topics: Staff Spotlight, Q&A