Miner, No Minor Talent
Over her 35 years with the Little Sisters of the Poor, Helen Miner undertook many roles, but no one would ever say she was a minor talent. She was always a leading lady.
After such a long tenure with the Little Sisters, Helen decided it was time this summer to retire and to explore the next scene and other opportunities.
Starting in the kitchen the mid-1980s, Helen eventually became the Director of Activities. As such she really displayed her talents. Helen was continually developing the creative programming for our Residents that would provide entertainment, encourage socialization and engagement, offer relaxation, increase the sense of personal fulfillment, improve daily living skills, and produce lots of fun.
She was an adept director, staging skits that often included both Residents and staff, motivating and bringing to life self-penned scripts that never failed to delight the discerning audiences at St. Mary’s Home.
Helen also excelled at mounting special themed events to celebrate the seasons, notable holidays, important milestones, jubilees, and other momentous occasions. She certainly put the life in all the parties!
Because Helen was renowned for her events and entertainments, we were disappointed that, during this time of COVID-19, we could not throw her the big boisterous farewell party she truly deserves.
But with face masks donned and social distance maintained, we offered best wishes and a hearty round of applause to an unforgettable character, dedicated employee, and profoundly caring person as she makes her exit and assumes the new role of retiree.