It has been three short years since the opening of our first Azura community in Lakewood. It seems like just yesterday that I was coaching my son on a little league baseball field in Boulder and the other coach mentioned that he had a friend who was in the same business as me – and that we should meet. He said this guy had a great idea for a new senior community in Lakewood, and he was looking for a partner. A week later, I met Tim Heronimus. The rest, so they say, is history.
Since the opening of Azura of Lakewood, just thirty-six months ago, we now provide exceptional care from Sheboygan, WI to Castle Rock, CO – and also into people’s homes as they recover. We have had the privilege of caring for over 6,000 people and employ nearly 700 team members. I am very proud of what we have accomplished in a short period of time!
My first job out of college was working as an administrator in training at a nursing facility called Columbus Colony for Elderly Care. It was a unique community that provided care to deaf residents. I picked up a little sign language there, but also had the opportunity to mentor under a great guy named Ron White. Ron was very compassionate and always said, “If you love what you do, and love the people you work with, you’ll be happy”.
Well, I am happy and truly blessed to be able to work at something I love doing and working with people that I truly love working with. Our core value stories are shared every day, and I am constantly amazed and humbled by stories I hear.
Have a wonderful day and Happy Birthday Azura!
Joshua J. McClellan