Sister Lourdes, Pat Wells-Santos and Mother Alice Marie
Pat Wells-Santos recently received the St. Jeanne Jugan Award recognizing her outstanding work at St. Martin’s Home and her dedication to the Residents. Pat began her career at St. Martin’s Home in 1988 starting in housekeeping, working in dietary and eventually taking the course to become a GNA. Pat said she initially wasn’t sure how long she would stay at St. Martin’s home, but immediately fell in love with the Residents and her co-workers and can’t imagine working elsewhere. She is very complimentary of her supervisors and fellow employees. Pat feels the job has given her a better understanding of caring for the elderly and has made her reflect on her own life and the aging process.
With 3 grown sons and seven grandchildren, Pat keeps busy! She believes in giving back to her community and helps support the homeless by sponsoring a Thanksgiving meal for those less fortunate. Along with 40-50 family members, friends, fellow St. Martin’s Home employees and members of the host church, Pat serves over 180 people yearly. This tradition has been taking place for 13 years.
The annual award, first given at St. Martin’s Home in 2003, honors an employee who exemplifies the spirit of
St. Jeanne Jugan and demonstrates the core values of the Little Sisters: Reverence, Family Spirit, Humble Service, Compassion and Stewardship. Pat’s co-workers nominated her for this award which recognizes her exceptional service to St. Martin’s Residents.
Pat received the award at our annual ceremony surrounded by her own family and her St. Martin’s family. She received a St. Jeanne Jugan statue, plaque, certificate and a coveted first row parking spot for one year. We congratulate Pat!