After 16 years spent supporting the residents and staff at Spring Valley Assisted Living in Perry, Maureen Haglund was repaid with love at a retirement party thrown Thursday in her honor.
“Thanks for all you’ve done for our team and tenants over the years!” said a spokesperson the the Perry Lutheran Homes, which manages the long-term care facility.
When not marketing Spring Valley, Maureen has been a constant presence is activities at the home, from the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s to the Perry Historic Preservation Committee’s awards ceremonies to facilitating meetings of the Dallas County Arear Retired School Personnel Association, and few Bouton Betterment Committee breakfasts passed without Maureen leading a Spring Valley contingent in the paratransit van.
The tributes flowed freely on Facebook, when the announcement was made of Maureen’s retirement.
“We are so grateful and blessed for everything you did for mom while at Spring Valley,” said one of many thankful comments. “Enjoy the next chapter of your life. You deserve it.”
Equally frequent was the comment, “Thanks, Maureen, for all you did for my dad.”
Maureen was described as “a true friend and advocate for the residents at Spring Valley,” by several friends. “You will be greatly missed! Your caring ways of advocating for the residents will be hard to replace!”
Retirement will not mean a rocking chair for Maureen, who remains active in the Beta Sigma Phi sorority and has an energetic grandson to soak up her affection.