At Orange Tree Living, We Are All Family
At Orange Tree Living, we understand that our seniors trust us to put their needs first. From supportive living to memory and Alzheimer’s care, our passionate and skilled team makes resident comfort and care their number one priority. We work for the residents, and it is this frame of mind that creates a true family atmosphere within each of our communities and care homes.
Whether you are interacting with our administrative staff, clinical staff or our dining staff, you’ll see and feel the Orange Tree Living difference. Meet your new family members.
As CEO/President of the first multi-generational care home facilities in Saskatchewan, Crystal Spooner is leading the charge to advance the senior living industry and improve the care home experience for seniors and their families. Having grown up in a care home environment, Crystal knows firsthand the value of daily interaction between seniors, children, and the community. She proudly leads a team of dedicated professionals on Orange Tree Living’s mission to enhance quality of life with expert knowledge and compassionate care. Her passion, drive, and heart are at the center of Orange Tree Living’s unique and effective approach to senior care.
Crystal’s Favourite Reads
“To make a difference in somebody’s life you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care.”
“Think deeply, speak gently, love much, laugh a lot, work hard, give freely, and be kind.”
Born and raised in Regina, Jocelyn has over 15 years in the hospitality industry. Jocelyn is passionate about helping people and providing great service. As a first point of contact for families, Jocelyn is there to listen, provide information, and support where needed. It’s very rewarding to be part of a village where seniors, families, students, & children come together to enhance each other’s lives. So many ‘warm fuzzies’ happen here throughout the day – it’s a great place to work and live. In her free time, Jocelyn is a huge tennis fan and enjoys spending time with her family. Schedule a visit with Jocelyn to start designing your senior living experience at Orange Tree Village.
Jocelyn’s Favourite Reads
Spurred by a desire to contribute to the family business and the well-being of others, Stacey left his career as a geologist to manage all of Orange Tree’s buildings and facilities. Born and raised in Alberta, he graduated from the University of Calgary before spending a decade in the oil patches — so he’s no stranger to the work it takes to keep things running ship shape. Married to CEO Crystal Spooner, Stacey is literally part of the Orange Tree family.
“Each of us is a being in himself and a being in society, each of us needs to understand himself and understand others, take care of others and be taken care of himself.” ~Haniel Clark Long
“Orange Tree Living is setting the standard for true resident focused, intergenerational care.”
Director, Corporate Services
At the heart of Orange Tree Living (OTL) is a philosophy centred around engagement. Engagement across generations, employee engagement, and community engagement. However, it’s one thing to create a company philosophy and quite another to bring that philosophy to life through the actions of your employees. That is where Kelly comes in. As Ambassador, Kelly’s role is to bring engagement to life by marrying marketing strategy with HR strategy and integrating OTL’s philosophy throughout not only employee processes, but within the multi-generational programming that makes OTL such a unique and exciting living experience.
Since 2009, Gail has been creating activity programs for Orange Tree residents that incorporate fun, mental stimulation, games, social interaction and physical fitness into daily life. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Regina, with majors in Sociology and Psychology, and is presently working on her Interdisciplinary Certificate in Dementia Studies from Lakehead University. In her free time, Gail enjoys running, cooking, spending time at her cottage with family, and traveling.
“Above all else, respect, value, and nurture our seniors’ dignity and independence.”
“Caring people help others not because they expect a reward, but because it is natural to show kindness.”
Creative Genius & HR Support
Justine is a recent University of Regina Graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Human Resources. She loves working with people and helping to ensure the happiness of everyone around her. That paired with a desire to learn, to succeed and to help others succeed makes her a great addition to the Orange Tree family. Her goal is to help train employees and ensure the culture of Orange Tree Living is carried on as it continues to grow. In her free time, Justine enjoys going to the gym, teaching group fitness classes and reading.
House Manager, Parkview Home
Beth immigrated to Canada from the Philippines in 2006, where she was a caregiver for a private client before coming to work with Orange Tree. Since 2009, Beth has been a crucial member of the team, and took the House Manager position in 2015. Beth is married and has one child.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world”- Mahatma Ghandi
“Orange Tree Living is a care home in every sense of both words. Residents celebrate life assisted by care workers.”
House Manager, Precious Villa Home
Novie spent 22 years in the Philippine Air Force before immigrating to Canada where she began a new career as a caregiver. After working as a live-in nanny for two years, Novie joined Precious Villa, where she has been a vital member of the team for 16 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Supply Management, and has two children and three beautiful grandchildren.
House Manager, Princess Care Home
Madelyn studied social work in the Philippines and spent the early years of her career as a nanny for families in Japan, Hong Kong, The United States and Canada. Her passion for working with children makes her an important contributor to Orange Tree Living’s intergenerational living and programming. Madelyn has worked at Parkview, Precious Memories and Princess Care homes, giving her unique perspective on the inner workings of all of the Orange Tree Living communities.
Madelyn’s Favourite Reads
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” -Winston Churchill
“It is my desire to care for people in a way that not only adds days to their life, but life to their days.”
Client Relations Specialist
Born and raised in Minnesota, Krista has a BA in Biology from the College of St Scholastica in Duluth, MN. Life took her across the globe to teach in South Korea and eventually to make Regina home. Growing up with strong family connections across generations, Krista continues to embrace the value of those relationship while continually creating new ones. “I truly feel my various careers in life have led me to this point and I’m so excited to be a part of a team that is actively changing the conversation around aging through intergenerational living.” In her spare time, Krista enjoys spending time with her family, fitness, baking and traveling.
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