RiverWoods: Second Time Around featuring Brooke Trelinksi

RiverWoods Senior Living Community is featuring stories of employees who left RiverWoods to pursue other opportunities, but returned to RiverWoods to continue their career.  We call it Second time Around!

Brooke Trelinsky is an LPN at RiverWoods Senior Living Community, working primarily in the Adams Center for Rehabilitation. Trelinsky started at RiverWoods in 2000 working as a CNA. She then went to nursing school at Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center. She returned to RiverWoods to do her clinical training. Trelinsky decided to try working in a different environment and was employed at a hospital for a few months before returning to RiverWoods, where she has been ever since. We spoke with Brooke to learn more about her:

Q: What brought you back to RiverWoods?

Brooke-“ I came back because it just felt like home working here. When I was at the hospital and I worked with people my age or younger, it didn’t feel like me. I enjoy working with the older population and I love the patients here.”

Q: What is the best part about working at RiverWoods?

Brooke-“ I love working with the patients, just knowing that I helped them and took care of them. I love to be there for them, because a lot of them don’t have family or visitors.”

Q: When you are not at work, what are you doing?

Brooke-“ I am currently working towards my registered nursing license, doing online classes at Excelsior College. That takes up most of my spare time.”

Q: What do you hope for the future?

Brooke-“ I want to be an RN. I’m looking forward to growing and advancing in my career and learning more skills.”

Q: What do you love about the Nursing Care industry?

Brooke-“ I think I was born to be a nurse. My aunt and my mom are nurses and I’ve actually worked in nursing homes since I was 15. I started out as an aide, doing activities and then worked my way up. My mom is currently the Nursing Home Administrator at RiverWoods and I look up to her.”