Employee Stories

With over 130 + Embrace Living Communities employees, we celebrate achievements, milestones and so much more every day.

Here are some of the employee stories that make us celebrate!


"Residents come to us because we not only try to give them the solutions, but we try to be a listening ear. Whatever it is, whatever the situation or problem may be, we're there to help them."

Judy Peterson

As a Social Service Coordinator at GreenCastle of Morgan Park & Beverly and Orchard Place of Morgan park & Beverly, Judy’s main responsibility is to advocate for residents. She spends her time providing services and resources to the residents and their families. She works with community partners to bring important information and services to both communities that can enhance each residents’ independence..

Judy also enjoys simply being a person that residents can come to for a discussion. She has spent over 20 years in social service, working with homeless, at-risk populations and elderly, so she understands a lot of situations and feels confident when listening to and helping residents.

Gary Adams

"Everyday is a new opportunity to enrich the lives of the residents. That is a rewarding thing."

Gary Adams

Gary calls Apostles Village in Brandon, Florida his home community, but he is responsible for overseeing all four communities in Northwest Florida. He is a long time employee at Embrace Living Communities and started his career at the corporate office in Oak Brook, Illinois. It’s Embrace Living Communities employees’ passion for the work that has kept Gary inspired and engaged in his role.

During his career, Gary has worked tirelessly to bring new services and opportunities to the residents he serves. He has also emphasized establishing lasting relationships with nonprofits, churches and other community organizations to enhance the lives of residents in various ways – from nutritious cooking in their home to volunteer opportunities in the community.

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