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Eugene Russell, Traditions' November Employee of the Month.

Eugene is a dedicated and hardworking member of the culinary services department at Traditions at West Park Place. Although he hails from New Orleans, Louisiana, he has been a resident of Toledo, Ohio, for the past seven years.

Eugene is not only known for his work ethic but also for his warm and friendly demeanor. He takes great pride in his large and loving family, which includes six children and an impressive 27 grandchildren. Half of his family resides in New Orleans, while the other half is in Toledo. Eugene's greatest joy outside work is spending quality time with his family.

In addition to his dedication to his job and family, Eugene has a hidden talent: singing, which he enjoys as a hobby. This adds a unique and creative aspect to his life.

One of Eugene's remarkable qualities is his exceptional attendance record, which has earned him monthly attendance bonuses at Traditions at West Park Place. Matt Goller, the Culinary Director, lauds Eugene for his dedication and positive attitude, emphasizing that Eugene always greets everyone with a smile.

Eugene's genuine warmth extends to the residents at West Park Place, and he cherishes the moments when he can interact with them. He takes pride in brightening their days and putting a smile on their faces.

Meghan Siegel, the Executive Director for West Park Place, also recognizes Eugene's exceptional contributions. She praises him for consistently going above and beyond his regular duties, being a hard worker, and maintaining a positive and friendly attitude. She mentions that Eugene is always willing to help wherever needed and is known for his approachable and friendly nature.

Eugene's nomination for Employee of the Month reflects his embodiment of Traditions' Core Values of Service, Dignity, and Socialization. His dedication to his work, his family, and his warm interactions with residents and coworkers make him a valuable member of the Traditions at West Park Place community.