Evergreen Woods’ Maureen Terwilliger Wins 2022 Supernova Award

Wellness Director Takes Home Highest Honor

The Supernova Award is the highest individual honor that our company gives and each year. One individual on the leadership team at Evergreen Woods is voted by their colleagues as the community’s Supernova based on an assortment of criteria. Each year during the Senior Living Communities Annual Meeting, the winner is revealed and given a customized crystal award at the company’s formal Supernova Awards Evening. The criteria for voting is based on upholding our company’s mission to be caring professionals dedicated to quality services. Additionally, this individual will consistently deliver excellent customer service (to Members, families, and colleagues), lead positively with integrity, take accountability, put the team before themselves, and embody the company’s vision to create communities where people live longer, healthier, and happier lives.

This year, we are proud to congratulate our Wellness Director, Maureen Terwilliger as the recipient of the 2022 Evergreen Woods Supernova Award. This honor was bestowed at the Senior Living Communities Annual Meeting on Thursday, July 28th at The Omni Grove Park Inn, in Asheville, North Carolina. As the Wellness Director, Maureen is passionate about helping Members improve their health and well-being through exercise. Her classes are well-attended and tailored to individual needs. She takes pride in measuring and reporting her Members’ improvements as well as cheering them on through their journey.

Wellness is at the core of who Maureen is. She loves to be active and has been an avid runner since High School . To date, she has completed 64 marathons and 4 Ironman Triathlons. Maureen and her husband, Gary have been married for 30 years and are the proud parents of Katie (29), Sarah (27), John (24), and Grandparents to Auri (Born 5/2022). In her free time, she loves running, biking, swimming, and hiking with her rescue dog, Bodie and spending time with her family.

Supernova award ceremony

Interview with 2022 Director of the Year, Maureen Terwilliger

Congratulations on being chosen as a Supernova! How do you feel?

I feel extremely honored to be chosen as the Evergreen Woods Supernova! I am blessed to work with such an amazing team making a difference in our Members’ lives every day.

What’s your favorite part about your position?

My favorite part of being the Wellness Director is sharing my love and passion for health and fitness with our amazing residents. They tell me I inspire them – but the truth is THEY are the ones who inspire me each and every day.

What do you want people to know about working in a retirement community?

Working in a retirement community has so many benefits – the number one being the bonds and emotional connections you can make. Sometimes even the smallest gesture on your part can be life changing for an individual, it is extremely rewarding. If you take the time to really listen, you can also learn so many life lessons from our amazing residents.

What is your favorite thing about working for Senior Living Communities?

My favorite thing about working for Senior Living Communities is that I feel like I am part of a family. We have an amazing team that works together and everyone is always willing to go the extra mile to help whenever needed so we can continue to bring the Weller Life to our residents every single day.

What’s a quote or inspirational words that influence/impact you and why?

“Believe in yourself and you are halfway there.” There are always going to be challenges in your life and people who may doubt you. But when you believe in yourself and step out of your comfort zone amazing things can happen.

Positions that are eligible to vote and win the Supernova Award include: HR Director, Business Manager, Assistant Business Manager, Care Services Administrator, Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Resident Care Director, Lifestyle Advisor, Lifestyle Advisor – Care Services, Transition Specialist, Social Director, Wellness Director, Director of Facility Services, Director of Dining Services, Executive Chef, Client Services Manager (Live Long Well Care).