Meet the Executive Director
Robert Best, NHA
Bob holds a BS in Psychology from Carroll University and a Master’s Degree in Public Service with a Specialization in Gerontology from Marquette University. Bob is an adjunct professor of social Gerontology for Upper Iowa University and has published books and articles on aging issues and presented at conferences across the United States. He is a fellow in the Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center. Bob has received advanced training in MindAlert principles and techniques and provides brain fitness programs for senior groups throughout southeastern Wisconsin. You’ll find that while Bob holds a very responsible job in running the operations at Oak Hill Terrace, he finds many ways to mingle with the older adults - - Serving pizza to residents for “That’s Amore” theme lunch, presenting curriculum on Ancient Egypt, directing the choir for the holiday and summer patriotic concerts, or emceeing the “Extreme Makeover Senior Edition” program.
Bob says that the reason he has spent two-thirds of his senior care career working at the Laureate Group is, “It is a family owned and operated company. When you live or work at a Laureate Group Community you feel like you are part of the family. It is a philosophy, consistent with my own, to care for people the way you would care for a member of your own family.”
You can follow Bob through the Laureate Way blog where he a contributor on the topic of Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias and other aging topics.
Consider Becoming a Volunteer
Looking for an opportunity to make a difference? I invite you to become a volunteer at Oak Hill Terrace. Whether you are a member of a resident’s family, part of a school or church, or a caring person from the surrounding area, I welcome you. We have been so fortunate to have wonderful volunteers who share their time and talents with us. Any amount of time a person can spend, helping with parties and socials, offering a one-time program, leading an exercise class, or sharing a special talent is appreciated by everyone.
Here are just a few examples of how people have shared with us. We are extremely grateful for their generosity.
We have many talented volunteers with a gift of music. The Salvation Army, Music Ministry Program and St. Williams Church are just a few groups that come in to lead hymn sings and sing along sessions at Oak Hill Terrace.
For years, Marlene has been coming to Oak Hill Terrace for pet visits. See our blog to read more about Marlene and the benefits of Pet Therapy.
Many volunteers provide spiritual support. Father Jim, Pastor Peter and Reverend Fred provide Catholic and Protestant services. Kathy comes in for Rosary once a month, and people from Assembly of God, Elmbrook Church and E & R Church all provide services here.
Jeannette spends times to help with a variety of different craft projects, while Marlene, Robert and Jeff all come to Oak Hill Terrace to play cards.
There are many different ways that you can make a difference at Oak Hill Terrace! What do you have in mind?
For more information call Carol in Lifestyles at (262) 548-1457.