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Get to Know our Social Services Designee - Savannah Turner

March 24, 2023
In honor of National Social Service Day, get to know our Social Services Designee, Savannah Turner!

Savannah Turner - Social Services Designee

"I graduated from Anderson High School in 2012. I attended the University of Cincinnati for my Bachelor's in Social Work and graduated in 2016. I started my social work career at Stein Hospice in Mt. Orab, Ohio, from 2017-2019. Since January 2020, I have been the licensed Social Worker at the Residence at Salem Woods. In December 2022, I obtained my Master's in Social Work from Indiana Wesleyan University.

I had my first experience working in a nursing home during my senior year of my Bachelor's internship at Eastgatesprings of Cincinnati. I enjoyed the work environment and responsibilities of the nursing home social worker position. I went into social work with a desire to work with children struggling with mental health issues, but God had a different plan in store for me. My passion has turned into helping adults with terminal illnesses and adults in long-term care.

Growing up, I enjoyed putting puzzles together with my grandmother, not realizing that one day I would help put the puzzle pieces together for people needing service. I am called to help people struggling on a path who need guidance. It's not about trying to fix something broken. It's about creating something better. It's rewarding to be a Social Worker and see how I have made a difference in someone's life.

I don't have all the answers, but one thing I know for sure is that everyone is fighting their own battle. I treat everyone respectfully and kindly because I don't know what battle they are fighting. It's not my intention to judge others but to offer a safe place to share difficult things. I listen and be present in others' present moment. Many people have thanked me and said, "I have never shared that with anyone." It's an honor to have someone share their life experiences with me. I am blessed for this position, knowing I have a purpose."

"I've learned that people will forget what you said and what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

- Maya Angelou

Savannah, you are one-of-a-kind! Thank you for your selfless and compassionate heart! Our residents and families here at Salem Woods are so lucky to have you.

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