/ Community News /
February 4, 2021
Brooklyn resident, Hannah Keating, has earned the inaugural distinction of Employee of the Month for the recently opened independent and assisted living facility, Country Living at Westview Commons in Dayville, Connecticut where she has been employed as a server since September 2020.
Hannah came to Westview Commons with an abundance of food industry knowledge and experience. Having obtained her Culinary Arts Certification from Salter School in Worcester, MA, she attests that much of her expertise was primarily derived from two decades of hands-on experience. Having worked for the previous sixteen years at 99 Restaurant & Pub, she effectively climbed the ladder and has filled the shoes of virtually every restaurant position including: host, server, bartender, cook, trainer, kitchen manager and assistant manager. Needless to say, whether it’s front of the house, or back of the house, Hannah has it covered.
This vast knowledge and experience lends itself perfectly towards her role as Server at Westview Commons where she not only assists in delivering meals to the residents, but also contributes to implementing eating regiments, designing floor plans and seating arrangements, training servers and developing systems for room service.
While not at work, Hannah and fiancé Michael Palladino can be found raising their two-year-old daughter, Enza, alongside Johnny Cash, their 16 year old dog. She is also an ardent gardener who loves growing, cooking, preserving and sharing her created food with family and friends.
“I am honored to be the first Employee of the Month here at Westview Commons,” Keating remarked. “Being part of the food service and hospitality team in this new facility continues to be especially rewarding. The patience and gratitude that our residents have shown despite their COVID-related lifestyle restrictions has been remarkable and I cannot thank them enough for their continued kindness.”
“Hannah’s extensive culinary experience and professional demeanor is a wonderful asset to Westview Commons,” stated Donna Copeland, Executive Director. “She continually demonstrates what it means to be a team member and her commitment to the satisfaction of our residents deserves to be celebrated and commended.”
Country Living at Westview Commons is a 75-unit independent and assisted living community conveniently located in picturesque Northeastern Connecticut. Affiliated with Westview Health Care Center, a nationally-ranked nursing facility according to CMS and U.S. News and World Report for the past 13 years, Westview Commons is a 115,000 square foot catered living facility dedicated to a genuine 5-star experience including outstanding service, culinary expertise and professional in-house entertainment. Located in Dayville, CT, Westview Commons combines convenience, tranquility and comfort; providing a lifestyle that seniors deserve.