Staff members and residents gathered in the assisted living office today to surprise Mary with a cake, card, and thanks. She is retiring from her position as Wellness Director at the Lodge. As a licensed practical nurse, Mary Tutunjian has provided care for those in need for over forty years. For over four of those years she served the elderly residents of Sun Valley Lodge in Sun City with tremendous love, respect, and professional expertise.
Mary started her tenure at the Lodge in the skilled nursing Health Care Center and was soon promoted to Wellness Director where she oversaw the health concerns of all our assisted living residents. Mary was well versed in the art of giving care by the time she started at the Lodge. In addition to her work with the elderly, she has spent much of her career taking care of the mentally impaired and those trying to break drug and alcohol addictions.
The residents and staff of Sun Valley Lodge are sorry to see her go and wish her a happy retirement. Her dedication to both her professional knowledge and her patients’ needs made her a tremendous asset to our community and a role model for caregivers everywhere.