Newsplex - Heroes - Headlines

Jennifer's Heroes: Angel Howard

By: Jennifer Black Email
By: Jennifer Black Email

June 25, 2009

In this week's Jennifer's Heroes, a woman takes her job of helping seniors to the next level. Angel Howard is being recognized for her hard work just six months into her new job.

Howard is a certifying nursing assistant at Mountainside Senior Living in Crozet, and the people whose lives she touches say Angel Howard really is an "angel."

It's the song and the smiles Angel Howard emits everyday that residents at Mountainside Senior Living appreciate so much.

"We are touched by her," says Patricia Young, a Mountainside Resident. "She's just wonderful. She's very knowledgeable and giving. A wonderful person."

"There's not a moment she's not smiling at the residents--bringing love into their lives and going the extra mile for them," says June King, a Mountainside administrator.

Howard's hard work of caring for the residents' needs doesn't go unnoticed at Mountainside, which is why staff nominated her for a Nursing Assistant of the Year award.

"It was unbelievable," says Angel Howard. "Words couldn't explain how I felt inside."

Coworkers say Howard has a positive influence on the staff too.

"If I'm having a bad day she makes my day better, with a big smile on her face, she says okay what do we do next. It's that smile and love she gives to the residents that really makes a difference in their lives," says Washington.

Howard's experience of caring for others began years ago when she looked after her sick mother when she was only 12 years old. .

Howard plans to become a registered nurse.

If there's a hero out there in the Charlottesville community you want recognized, email Jennifer Black at jennifer.black@newsplex.com.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 49120577