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Four reasons to work in senior living

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A career in senior living is personal. Just ask any of our team members—their jobs aren’t easy, but the rewards more than outweigh this. Sam encourages confidence in the fitness center. Hannah brings joy through music. And Jackson is a friend to those in need.

So, if you’re looking for a meaningful career… a place to grow personally and professionally… a job that fits your life… Consider a role serving older adults. Here are some reasons why a career in senior living might be perfect for you.

Four reasons to work in senior living

1. Make a difference

From maintenance techs to waitstaff and nurses, every team member is important. The details matter, and our residents don’t take small things for granted. A smile. A listening ear. Someone who remembers you love shrimp. That’s part of life, and all the living that goes with it. When you serve older adults, you make a difference every day. Our team members become family to residents and their loved ones. Strong relationships are such an important part of life, and they can be part of your job, too.

2. Be part of dynamic team

We’re in this together. We work hard, we laugh and cry, we give—together. When you find a career in senior living, you’ll work with people who adapt creatively, lead sacrificially, and care deeply. Those meaningful relationships aren’t made only with residents. Your team members can become family, too.

3. Benefits like flexible scheduling

Our residents are important. So are you. That’s why we offer benefits to our team members that promote a healthy work-life balance. Flexible scheduling makes room for your life, from kids’ schedules to other commitments. We’ve heard from team members that this option is exciting and empowering. And that’s not the only benefit. Paid time off, metro passes at a reduced rate, incentives, and much more—because we believe in being the best place to live and work.

4. Growth opportunities

Choosing a career in senior living is not only a way to give back to others. You’ll grow, too. Just look at David’s story: starting as a server, he now oversees his own team and teaches them what he’s learned. Al and Nick started as interns. Today? They’ve both worked at Walker Methodist since 2017 and 2014, respectively. We believe in our team members, and we want to see you succeed. From development opportunities to professional training (like Struthers Parkinson’s Champions), you’ll find a place—and the support you need—to reach your potential.

If you have a smile that lights up a room, or a way of making people feel special, Walker Methodist has a career that values what you bring to every situation. Join our community of senior living professionals, and let’s do something meaningful together. Explore career options today.

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