ANOTHER GREAT SHOW ON HEALTHY SENIOR LIVING WITH HOST MICHELE TRENT AND ROGER DOWNEY! THIS WEEK SCOTT FISCHER TALKED WITH TAWNYA CHRISTENSEN WHO IS THE ASSISTED LIVING DIRECTOR AT FELLOWSHIP SQUARE! ENJOY THE SHOW!
ABOUT FELLOWSHIP SQUARE MESA
Reflections at Fellowship Square -Mesa understands that Dementia can devastate families if not managed and cared for correctly. We believe that with properly trained staff and using the Comfort Matters philosophy in caring for Residents and their families, we can help Residents and Families thrive with Dementia.
Our Reflections staff are certified by The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners and Accredited by the Comfort Matters Accreditation program from the Beatitudes Campus. We recognize that each Resident is uniquely made by God and each resident is given the care and support on their terms their way. From every resident having weekly professional dental hygienist cleanings to being approached emotionally on terms that make sense to them.
Of course recreational therapy is provided 24/7 we include: music memories, pet therapy, aromatherapy, balance and therapeutic exercises, baking, and purposeful programing to provide a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction within the Resident. Please take a moment to schedule a visit to our reflections Neighborhood and feel the experience of Fellowship Square-Mesa
Tawnya Christensen, ALM License #10127, CDP, CDCM, CADDCT License #52453
Tawnya is a native of Mesa, Arizona, where she was born and raised. Tawnya is honored to follow in the footsteps of her parents, whom both serve in the senior living industry.
With over 28 years serving seniors, Tawnya has been fortunate to work in every department of senior housing. From Housekeeper to Executive Director, she has experienced it all.
Tawnya earned her Assisted Living Managers License in 2010. She serves on the following committees; Memory Care Alliance for AZALFA and the C.N.A. Board for EVIT. She is a Paul Harris Rotarian and an Arizona Leadingage Fellow.
Due to the caregiver shortage, Tawnya has also chosen to be an Adult Education Instructor with EVIT, East Valley Institute of Technology teaching Caregiving Classes.
In 2014, Tawnya was certified by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners as a Certified Alzheimer’s and Dementia Instructor.
Tawnya is currently serving Fellowship Square-Mesa as their Assisted Living Director. She oversees the Services and Care for 130 Residents, their Families, and the Staff that care for her Residents. She is a Certified Dementia Care Manager where her Assisted Living Managers License is active at Reflections at Fellowship Square – Mesa, a memory care community focused on Resident Directed Care and Comfort.
In 2015, Tawnya was introduced to “Comfort Matters” a nationally known evidence based Dementia Care System that employs five very powerful key concepts: Comfort Care, Anticipation of Needs, Know the Person, Person-Directed Practice and Staff Empowerment that enables the Person to Live Better with Dementia. Using the five concepts effectively helps those with Brain Failure to Thrive not just Survive. Tawnya has been inspired by not only approaching those with brain failure correctly on their terms their way but also realizing that pain management is key to their success.
In 2018, Tawnya earned Comfort Matter accreditation for Reflections at Fellowship Square-Mesa. There is nothing more important to Tawnya than building relationships and empowering those around her.