Celeste Zeigler

Kent State University

2020

“The Ohio Scholars in Aging Program has guided me further into the field of gerontology, and I am so grateful with the experience it presented me and how I will be able to utilize it in both my future internships and my own career as a nursing home administrator.”

I am extremely humbled and honored to have been given the opportunity to be a part of the Ohio Scholars in Aging Program. This experience gave me insight about our aging population during the final semester of my college career and guided me toward moving forward to my professional career. It was a very invaluable experience meeting with the state legislators and hearing their perspective on our aging population. With this experience, not only did I listen and meet professionals that work with the aging population, but I gained knowledge regarding all the resources and services that are provided to older adults in Ohio.

I am also extremely lucky to have been able to do my Administrator In Training internship at Crown Center at Laurel Lake Retirement Community. I was able to learn the different aspects of customer care, supports, and services, human resources, finance, management and leadership, and the environment. This experience was extraordinary, and I am grateful to have been trained by well-experienced aging professionals. As I am working towards my professional career to be a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, I will value both of these experiences and utilize the information that I learned to be successful.