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'This is where God wants me to be'

Dedicated employee serves senior adults for 41 years

Theresa Gillum has diligently served senior adults at Buckner Parkway Place for 41 years. 

"I just really it's a calling because at one point I thought about changing my profession. I debated and I decided that's not for me. This is where God wants me to be. So that's my reason being here 41 years," Teresa said. 

For 41 years, Theresa has been on the frontline of ministry every day, caring for residents like they were her family. As she puts it, "I want the family members to know without a shadow of a doubt that they can walk out of this building and not have to worry about their family, knowing that 'Theresa's there, and I don't have to worry. I know that they will take care of my family.'" 

This year, she retired, but her passion and dedication for serving senior adults is an inspiration that lives on at Parkway Place. 

"Theresa Gillum plays a huge role of being the role model that can be a part of Buckner for over four decades," said Abraham Mathew, senior executive director of Parkway Place. 

Find out more about how Buckner senior living communities can serve the seniors in your life.

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