Feb 15, 2023
High school junior Eli Grundy has been immersed in eldercare for as long as he can remember, thanks to his parents: One of his moms is the administrator of the Spearly Center, a unique skilled nursing community in Denver, and the other works for the Alzheimer’s Association.
At age 12, Eli followed in his moms’ footsteps and started as an activities volunteer at the Spearly Center – so when he turned 16, the decision to earn CNA certification was the logical next step.
Eli sits down with CFI’s Penny Cook to talk about his decision to serve elders at such a young age, as well as the steps providers and policymakers can take to make the profession more attractive for his generation.
Learn more about the Green House-Pioneer alliance under CFI: https://thegreenhouseproject.org/pioneer-alliance/
Explore the Spearly Center: https://junipercommunities.com/community/juniper-village-at-the-spearly-center/
Save the date for the first annual CFI conference, July 23-26 in Pittsburgh: https://thegreenhouseproject.org/2023-conference/