Congratulations to our resident June Czekanski for being featured as one of the 2017 Faces and Stories in VA Long Term Care Centers. A surprise celebration was held at The Fountains at Washington House Sky Room to honor Mrs. June Czekanski which was well attended by the residents, management and staff. June’s daughter, Bonnie Czekanski told a meaningful story about her mom which brought happy tears to everyone’s eyes. She also thanked the staff for taking wonderful care of her mom.
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Mrs. June Czekanski, 82
The Fountains at Washington House – Alexandria
“Whatever it takes!” and “Never give up!” are the mantras Mrs. Czekanski’s husband repeated while living with colon cancer. She did not imagine during any of those 10 years they would become her mantras as well.
On December 26, 2006, only seven months after her husband passed away, Mrs. Czekanski accidentally fell down 14 stairs. Her rehabilitation from that fall was the first of several, the most recent from a stroke in June 2010 which left her unable to ambulate.
Although she does not walk independently, her “Whatever it takes!” mantra and “Never give up” attitude contribute to her ongoing efforts to walk 40 feet with assistance.
Always smiling and never discouraged, Mrs. Czekanski maintains friendships she made while she lived in independent and assisted living, and has initiated new friendships with health care residents and rehabilitation patients