Wellmore’s Sarah Sovcik Wins 2022 Supernova Award

Social & 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 Wellmore of Lexington 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 Social and Wellness Director, Sarah Sovcik as the recipient of the 2022 Wellmore of Lexington 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 Social and Wellness Director at Wellmore of Lexington, Sarah coordinates all programming that is happening throughout the community. She oversees a team which consistently hosts meaningful, diverse and engaging social programs. Ensuring that Members come together for activities, unique dining events, clubs/organizations and daily events creates friendship and a tight-knit community at Wellmore. As the Wellness Director, she 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.

Sarah joined the Wellmore of Lexington family in May 2019 as a Life Enrichment Leader in Reflections. She became Board Certified in Activities and received a Masters Degree in Montessori Education for those with dementia utilizing the company’s Elevate (education assistance) program. Additionally, she is a Certified Dementia Practitioner – trainer for the company. She recently got engaged to her fiancée, Isaac, and plans on getting married in November 2022. She’s grateful for Isaac’s support in this role from helping her set up an event, to bringing her coffee on a long day. At home she has a sweet kitty named Nori, and a bearded dragon named Albi. Both of these pets are famous among the Members at Wellmore of Lexington for their frequent visits!

Supernova award ceremony

Interview with 2022 Director of the Year, Sarah Sovcik

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

Honored that my peers voted for me and see that I live up to our company’s Guiding Principles.

What’s your favorite part about your position?

Showing the Members how to live a good life and providing experiences for them. Teaching them fun facts, letting them try new foods, taking someone to the fair, and riding a roller coaster for the first time! Taking someone from Reflections, our memory care neighborhood, to the pool and watching them thrive as they water walk but have been in a wheelchair for years. It’s these moments that I love and that make me feel like I’m making a difference.

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

It’s the best, you are surrounded by people (Members) that give advance, teach you things, and just want to share life with you. I always tell people my Members are truly my friends and what I do for work is rewarding and does not feel like a job.

What is your favorite thing about working for Wellmore?

The people that I get to live life with. The stories I get to be a part of making a difference for my Members.

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

“They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” I Love this quote; in this role I want to enrich the lives of our Members. They may not know all the long hours and hard work that go into planning, but I know they always enjoy what we do for them. I can see it on their faces that their lives are being enriched when they are enjoying the activities and events that we host for them.

Positions that are eligible to vote and win the Supernova Award include: HR Director, Resident Care Director, Assistant Resident Care Director, 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).