Michele Notz: Nearly four decades at Sister Bay
Long-term care captured Michele Notz’s heart when she was young, working as a housekeeper at Good Samaritan Society – Scandia Village in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. Thirty-nine years later, she still loves serving residents.
As the campus administrator, Michele is a seasoned veteran. After her first role as a housekeeper, she worked as a nursing assistant for a short time before becoming a housekeeping supervisor. She later served as an apartment manager and then an office manager. While working full-time and raising a family, she also went to school to earn degrees in accounting and health care administration.
Michele grew up in the area and has had several relatives live at Scandia Village. It’s a place that means a lot to her and her immediate family.
“I actually met my spouse here. My kids grew up here. They visited their great-grandparents here,” says Michele. “Both of my daughters went into the health care field.”
Scandia Village celebrated its 40th anniversary in the fall of 2021. Michele and her team spent time reminiscing and celebrating with residents. Through the decades, Scandia Village grew from a single nursing home with 60 beds to a campus that serves about 150 residents. Besides having a care center, it now includes senior apartments, an assisted living building and twin homes.