Our Caregiver Spotlight - Char
My name is Charlene (Char) Osborne and I've worked for Christian Home Care as an STNA for over five years.
What I appreciate about working at CHC: The office staff is great to work with. Everyone is so helpful, friendly, and supportive. CHC is a wonderful company to work for. We have won the ¡ÈTop Workplace¡É award four years in a row, and it is easy to see why. I also love working with the clients. I definitely feel that I get more from the clients than I give. I have developed some very close friendships with clients that I will treasure for the rest of my life.
A little about me: I was born and raised in Toledo. I have migrated to Lambertville, Michigan and lived here the past 19 years. I graduated from Whitmer H.S. and the University of Toledo with a BBA. I worked in business my whole career before retiring, and began working part time with CHC. I have two grown children, a daughter and son, and a wonderful son-in-law and daughter-in-law along with a three year old grandson, with another grandchild due in April, the day before my birthday. What a nice birthday gift!
What do I like to do when I¡Çm not at work: My husband and I enjoy boating and have owned a boat for the last 30 years. We belong to a local yacht club. I also enjoy being with friends and I am in charge of a dinner club, which has met once a month for the last 11 years.
Lesser known facts about me: Many people think I¡Çm a great cook and baker. I have a collection of art glass. I love traveling even though my biggest phobia is flying. I used to teach CPR and first aid for the Red Cross.
Final thought: I love love love watching my grandson for the day. It is definitely the highlight of my life. They say the best thing about having grandchildren is sending them home, but to me I never want to send him home. He is such a joy to be with. I can¡Çt wait to have two grandchildren.