Fairwinds – Ivey Ranch Supports Local Nursing Student

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At Fairwinds – Ivey Ranch senior living in Oceanside, CA, we are committed to serving the community where we live, work, and play. Learn how our independent living and assisted living community is supporting local nursing students through our partnership with Tri-City Medical Center.

Fairwinds – Ivey Ranch residents Stan and Nancy Kukawka have been volunteering at Tri-City Medical Center for 16 years. After moving to Fairwinds, they continued volunteering and introduced residents to various volunteer opportunities as well as to the Auxiliary Scholarship Program, in its 30th year.

Our residents actively volunteer with Tri-City Medical Center by being members of their auxiliary and making knitted baby caps for newborns. The auxiliary raised $75,000 this year and gave 95 nursing students $500 or $1,000 scholarships, depending on where the students were in their studies.

This year, the Fairwinds – Ivey Ranch team sponsored a scholarship and awarded $1,000 to Palomar nursing student Keri Wessmen-Lavelle.

“I am truly thankful for the gracious gift that affords me the opportunity to further my career in the healthcare field and apply my passion to help people in some of their greatest times of need. This pandemic has confirmed the professional path I’ve chosen and because of the support of organizations like yours, I can continue to pursue the dream”.

– Keri Wessmen-Lavelle, recipient of Fairwinds – Ivey Ranch scholarship donation

Residents and staff at Fairwinds – Ivey Ranch are always seeking ways to improve our local community. We also welcome Mira Costa College RN students who are completing their clinical rotation. Our residents are actively involved and play an important role in the well-being of our larger Oceanside, CA community.

Contact us today to learn more about our positive impact on the lives of residents, families, and the Oceanside area! We can’t wait to show you how you can live better than ever at Fairwinds – Ivey Ranch.


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