Christine Heibel has joined Juniper Communities as the new Director of Community Relations at Juniper Village at Lebanon. Born and raised in Lebanon, Heibel spent a short time in Georgia and Florida. However, she says, “Lebanon has always been home.”
As DCR, Christine Heibel will consult with potential residents and their family members to help them make decisions regarding their needs for personal care. She will work with the local hospital, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers to ensure they are familiar with Juniper’s services and work together in assisting the residents or future residents. Additionally, she will act as the community liaison between Juniper and Lebanon, making sure everyone understands who Juniper is and the wonderful services they provide.
“Christine brings an abundance of energy and new ideas to Juniper. We are thrilled to have her as part of our family,” expressed Joan-Marie Norman, Executive Director of Juniper Village on Christine’s hiring.
A Q & A with Christine Heibel:
What makes you most excited about working at Juniper Village?
I really enjoy working with, and helping the residents and their families. I have met so many wonderful people already and they have welcomed me to the “family”.
Have you worked at a personal care community before?
This is the first time I have worked in the personal care environment. I previously worked in county clubs, city clubs and most recently, our local Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, I have held various positions from member relations and development to marketing and communications. I also have experience in planning and conducting programs and events for people of all ages, of all sizes.
What made you interested in working with the elderly?
I’ve always enjoyed working with people of all ages, but recently have been drawn in wanting to assist seniors. My family went through a tough time taking care of my grandmother in her last few months of life, so I thought I might be able to help others by working in a personal care home. This way, their families don’t have to go through the ordeal that my family encountered.