Mother and son team up at Holiday Retirement’s Pinecrest
At Holiday Retirement, we often talk about how your neighbors will feel like family. But what if your neighbors actually were family? That’s a reality for Catherine Brown, who lives at Holiday Retirement’s Pinecrest—the same place her son works!
Catherine’s son, Warren Ross, spent 22 years as an insurance agent and financial advisor before hearing about an opportunity to work at Holiday. After an interview, Warren accepted a job offer as a sales leader at Pinecrest and has never looked back.
Three years after joining the Hickory, North Corolina, senior living community, Warren discussed senior living options with his mother, who had recently gone through a couple of transitions. She was widowed and had undergone a short rehabilitation in the hospital. It turns out, Pinecrest was the perfect fit for Catherine, too!
The mother-son pair has been together at Pinecrest two years now, and they are both grateful for the opportunity to spend so much time with one another.
For Warren, one unique aspect of having his mom live where he works is that he has been more successful in his work.
“Shortly after my mom moved in at Pinecrest, every apartment in our community was leased, a first-time feat; and in 2015, every apartment remained leased, and we had a waiting list nine out of 12 months, tying for second in highest occupancy out of all other Holiday Retirement communities,” Warren said. “I have also been humbled and honored to win three awards for demonstrating excellence in my work.”
Knowing that his mother is active, safe and happy at Holiday Retirement gives Warren peace of mind and allows him to work harder in his career.
But Warren isn’t the only one being inspired to work hard. After a career as a nurse, Catherine still enjoys helping others. When she’s not praying for the community or sharing her gardening knowledge, she serves as a Resident Ambassador, greeting new residents and helping them get acclimated to life in the community.
“This is my home,” Catherine says. “I am blessed here, and I hope new potential residents will join us at Pinecrest.”
Whether working or living, above all, Warren and Catherine know they are right where they belong—together.
If you’re curious about all of the benefits of living and working in a retirement community, discover more about one of Holiday Retirement’s senior living communities near you or a loved one.