Home Town Hero: Suzanne Maki – Racine County Eye

24September 2020

A University of Wisconsin Parkside alumni, Suzanne Maki, graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts. Her outbound personality and professional communication skills are the foundation of her success in the healthcare field. Healthcare heroes are typically considered nurses, medical professionals, and firefighters. However, where would healthcare lack those who are associated with patient care and the

business elements? This hero makes an influence on Racine through her function as a Community Liaison and small company owner. The connection in between the 2 is her love for individuals and the arts.

Connecting Through The Arts

Constructing a connection with individuals is not a difficult job for Maki. Not just does she play the role of a hero in the health care field, however she likewise performs as a superhero/princess through her small company. Maki is the owner of a whimsical business, Enchanted Parties and Events.

This social butterfly connects her career to her small business. She's even constructed a connection with the Racine County Eye Hometown Hero, Teri Stanley. Stanley performs for the local company. To check out Teri's story, click here.

Enchanted Parties and Events

“Enchanted Parties and Events is an amazing experience in character home entertainment. From Royal princesses to great Superheroes & & more, we're here to make your memories last a life time” states Maki.

The wonderful experience of character entertainment bridges her work and community involvement. They are available for birthday celebrations as well as community occasions and engagement.To see the services the company uses, click here. Follow this superhero's journey as a small business owner on their Facebook here. Her enthusiasm for individuals is ever developing, and it doesn't stop when she clocks in.

Growing through Geriatric Care

Maki began as a concierge in a nursing facility. She's been in the healthcare field for 12 years. The Union Grove homeowner is currently an employee at Ridgewood Care Center.

Delegating your loved ones into the hands of those at an assisted living home can be a hard shift. The sensations of anxiety and concern decrease when provided with quality care. That's always Maki's goal.

The Community Liaison advocates for clients to transition their lives to the retirement home center. Engaging with clients is only one part of her task. Maki likewise works as the Sales and Marketing Liaison at Ridgewood Care Center.

“Being there for locals and their families as part of their journey in itself is satisfying” says Maki.

COVID-19 Impacts Nursing Facility

Networking with the community is likewise a part of her job. She discovers this beneficial to make healthy relationships. Nevertheless, COVID-19 making complex the role of her job, indicated discovering new outlets to support client's requirements.

“Healthcare heroes are individuals who put others before themselves. During a pandemic like this, they are very self knowledgeable about the threats they are taking and sacrifices they are making, to supply quality care to those who need it most.

Merely, they show up”says Maki. Under regular circumstances, Maki would be out working in the community. After a client shifts to the care center, she would not usually get to engage with the client. One favorable thing about being unable to take a trip is that she is investing more time at Ridgewood Care Center. She has the ability to work alongside patients and other heroes more and construct stronger relationships.

She says, “I wish to make sure I thank our healthcare heroes at Ridgewood Care Center with whom I constantly look to for admiration and motivation. Their empathy and commitment knows no bounds and I am happy to work along side them. Nate and Joe have actually been incredibly encouraging in my function. “

Assistance our Hero

During her role at Ridgewood, she has actually seen the results of Alzheimer's and other types of Dementia impact patients/families. Outdoors work, the Walk to End Alzheimer's, is a cause near to Maki's heart. Her late Grandma faced this medical diagnosis, which enlightened her involvement. Maki serves on the Board for the Kenosha & & Racine Counties Walk to End Alzheimer's.

Stroll with Maki

Maki welcomes Racine County Eye readers to sign up with the virtual walk this year. Consider joining Team Enchanted Parties and Events by clicking here. You can likewise join Team Ridgewood here. Strolling towards the defend a world without Alzheimer's and all other types of Dementia is the goal.

Walking is one method to return. Otherwise, this hometown hero motivates people to continue to highlight the great. Give back by sharing statements. You can do so by choosing somebody to be the next Racine County Eye Hometown Hero of the Week here.

“During a pandemic like this, health care workers and facilities deal with the best challenges” says Maki.

Click here to choose a Healthcare hero. Share your story on the Racine County Eye and thank a hero. Take a look at other stories of heroism, by clicking here. Contact Emma Widmar at ewidmar@racinecountyeye.com for more details about the series.


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