At Salem Oaks we have a lot to be thankful for this year. As a young company everything feels new, but the people we’ve connected with already feel like old friends. We’re especially thankful for everyone who has helped test our offerings, participated in our surveys, or gave us guidance through the year. Individually we’re all thankful for how Salem Oaks changed our lives.
This past year has given me many reasons to be thankful. I have had the opportunity to meet hundreds of wonderful people at conferences, meetings and during our first virtual team class. I have learned more about the challenges that patients face every day and this has given me a greater appreciation of their strength. I am very thankful for all I have learned from them. I am grateful to have brought my daughters on board to help realize Salem Oaks’ vision. Best decision I have made in a long time! The skills, passion, and energy they have brought to our work has been an essential part of our growth. While we are still just a young company, the future is bright because of them. They too have taught me a lot this year. Underneath it all, I am thankful for the opportunity to make a difference by starting my own company and all the advice I have gotten along the way. I look forward to serving our customers in the coming years.
I am thankful for what Salem Oaks has done to change my life and myself. I have been given a unique opportunity to not only work from home, and experience the flexibility that comes with it, but I have gained a better understanding and respect for my colleagues (who just so happen to be my family). Not only has my relationship with them grown stronger but I have also been blessed by the new community of patients, advocates, and caregivers that have been nothing short of motivating. I am thankful every day for everyone that has become part of this journey.
Just a year ago I was feeling very lost in my career. Today I’m thankful that I had the option of quitting my job to work with my family. I’m thankful that I’m able to use my life experience, not just my work experience, to contribute to something I care about. I started at Salem Oaks because I was desperate to escape a toxic work environment; at first I was embarrassed to admit it was a family business. On a day about family (even though I’m more than 700 miles away) I’m most thankful that I can call my family my colleagues.