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Jennifer Lee Gregory
CEO & Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator
Tell us something about your family: I have an amazing family!!! I have two incredible children. I am a very proud momma. Anyone that has had more than one conversation with me knows that those two kids mean the world to me and that I love to talk/brag about them. I also have an amazing man that is my best friend and husband. He is perfect for me. He is my superhero, my prince charming, my rock. Every day he fills my life with love, happiness and laughter (a lot of laughter- no one can ever accuse us of not being funny and laughing with each other or at each other.)
What do you do during your time off? Golf, Garden, Re-model home, Nag at Bryan. Play Battlefront, sew, paint, crafts
What is your favorite place to travel? I have two favorites. I love to travel anywhere that there is sun, sand and oceans. My other favorite is traveling to visit my children. I miss them and definitely do not get to see them enough.
What is your favorite food? Steak and potatoes.
Where did you grow up? I was a Navy brat. My father was transferred around the east coast from the time shortly after I was born until I was 11-12 years old. He was then transferred to Idaho Falls, Idaho and that is where I lived until graduating from high school (hence the reason my favorite food is steak and potatoes).
Have you been personally impacted by hospice care? Yes, I have countless stories of how hospice has impacted my life. I believe that hospice allows me the gift of being able to see life through another person’s perspective. I live for the moments that the care that we provide has a positive impact on a patient and/or family. Our involvement made a difference, put a smile on someone’s face, or made someone’s heart be full.
What do you find most fulfilling about working in hospice care? The relationships we build with our patients and their families. I also really like the goosebumps and full heart feeling I get when we can assist in fulfilling a patient’s bucket list item.
What do you want to do in retirement? I definitely want to travel. I believe that retirement will include something to do with staying active in the hospice profession. People ask you what you want to do when you grow up. The answer for me when I was younger was never hospice. It was probably the farthest thing from my answer. However, my answer would be and always will be providing hospice care. It is not something I do. Hospice is a part of me, it is my heart. I cannot imagine it not being a part of my life in some way or another.
Director of Patient Care Services
Where did you attend school? Salt Lake Community College
Tell us something about your family: My wife is the best. I would not be where I am today without her. We have the best relationship and laugh at each other or ourselves every day. She taught me how to golf and loves laughing at my baseball bat like swing. We LOVE it here in Georgia and wish we would have moved here sooner. The things I hate doing she enjoys and the things she doesn’t like to do I do enjoy so rarely is there an argument over household chores. My other family members have scattered to the winds. My Mother and Father are enjoying retirement in Florence Oregon. My father was the Director of the Utah Department of Family Services for the State of Utah. My mother was and is a first rate homemaker (good thing, can you imagine if I had been left unsupervised as a child.) I am the oldest of three children. I have two sisters. Unfortunately one gained her angel wings several years ago. My other sister lives in Alaska and runs a fishing boat (Real life Deadliest Catch kind of stuff). I have a beautiful and talented daughter that lives in Utah. She is a beautician and on the weekends is a guitar player in a rock band.
What do you do during your time off? Golf, goof off and I love to cook, especially with my smoker.
What is your favorite place to travel? Beach. I love the ocean.
What is your favorite food? Too many to list. Always up to try something new. I am Mikey in the old 80’s Life Cereal commercials. “Mikey will eat anything.”
Where did you grow up? I grew up in Utah. Yes, I was a Mormon and no I am not now. Yes, I have had more than one wife but NOT at the same time. I loved the mountains but hated the cold. After high school, I joined the military. I enjoyed my time at Fort Benning. so when the opportunity presented itself to return to the south it did not take much arm twisting. I am very happy that I have returned to Georgia.
Have you been personally impacted by hospice care? Absolutely. My family used hospice many years ago. I did not have a good experience with hospice at that time. I decided at that time that I was going to do something to prevent someone from having the bad experience that my family and I had with hospice. I feel we need to care for others as if they were our own family. I hope that I have made it a good experience for many. I know that many of them have touched my life forever. I have met so many wonderful people and have learned so much from them.
What do you find most fulfilling about working in hospice care? Helping others and helping others to resolve things in their lives before the end. There are so many things left undone and unsaid when someone passes. I find fulfillment in being able to help others say and do the things to resolve relationships. It not only helps my patient, but all those involved with my patient.
What do you want to do in retirement? Travel as much as I can. I have so many places and things that I want to see and experience. I also would like to finally be able to finish all the remodeling in my house.
Certified Nursing Assistant
I have been a CNA for 6 years and been a part of the Solace Hospice team for over a year now. I spend my days travelling all over Toombs County and surrounding counties, visiting patients in their home, and in skilled and assisted nursing facilities.
I attended school in Swainsboro from Elementary through High School. I had my daughter Elaina, when I was 19 and was fortunate to be able to be a stay at home mom. I later went back to school and received my certificate as a certified nurse aide.
When I’m not working I spend my time with family, cooking, remodeling our home, decorating, DIY projects, and working in my flower beds. Michael and I have 3 children, and one of my most favorite things is when the day has settled down we eat dinner together and afterwards, unwind watching a movie.
One of my favorite places to travel is to Jekyll Island. Not only do we enjoy the beach, but we like to ride bicycles around the island, play mini golf, and search for shark teeth.
My favorite food is hard because I love food! And I love to cook! But I guess I’d have to say Mexican, because, for the life of me I can’t make my dishes taste authentic, and it’s a treat when we go out to the restaurant!
I was born and raised in Georgia, but did spend a few years of my childhood in Arkansas, where my father’s family was from.
When I retire I hope to be able to travel and go visit and see the world! But mostly I look forward to watching my children grow and their babies grow up and I hope to be that “Grandma’s house” where everyone loves to come home to and gather for Sunday dinners and holidays.
Have I been impacted by hospice? Absolutely!
It didn’t really hit me until I walked into Auto Zone one day, and one of the associates saw me and said ” Oh my God. My favorite person!”. I was a little confused at first, but then she said ” You took care of my Grandma” and I realized who she was, and in that moment I realized how honored I was !
When most people think about hospice they tend to just think about the end and dying, but it is so much more than that. It’s the precious time that they have left and being able to make that person’s day a little bit better. Being a friend, making them laugh, helping them through what they would think are embarrassing moments, and doing so in which they still have a sense of dignity. And the most fulfilling part of hospice, is when those “strangers” become people you love and will always remember, and when they in turn say “I love you” and/or “I’m so thankful for you”.
"All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don't discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others"