Helen Braxton – Brightwater Supernova Winner 2020

The Supernova Award is the highest individual honor that our company gives and each year, one individual on the leadership team at Brightwater is voted as the community’s Supernova. The winner of this award is voted on by their colleagues and the honor is bestowed upon them at the company’s yearly Annual Meeting.

The criteria for voting are based on upholding our company’s mission to be caring professionals dedicated to quality services. Additionally, this individual will consistently deliver excellent customer service (to Members and colleagues), lead positively with integrity, take accountability, put the team before themselves and will embody the company’s vision to create communities where people live longer, healthier, and happier lives.

This year, we are proud to congratulate our Lifestyle Advisor of Care Services, Helen Braxton as the recipient of the 2020 Brightwater Supernova Award. This honor was bestowed during Brightwater’s Supernova Celebration on Friday July 31st at the Marine Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Helen began working in senior living in September of 2000 as an Office Coordinator at Asbury Methodist Village Retirement in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Her career path has led her to work as a Marketing Assistant, Community Relations Director, Sales Leader and now as Brightwater’s Lifestyle Advisor in Care Services. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Christian Education from East Coast Bible College and a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership from Liberty University. Helen and her husband moved to the Myrtle Beach area 5 years ago and they just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.

Interview with Helen Braxton

How do you feel being chosen as your community’s Supernova by your peers?
I was humbled and honored with this award at our Supernova Dinner. Words cannot express the gratitude and emotions that were received from my co-workers. I was actually speechless and crying. This is all possible because we are a TEAM. (Together Everyone Achieves More). At the end of each day “What matters most is the difference we make in people’s lives.” I am blessed to be serving with a team that makes a difference every day in people’s lives.

Helen Braxton - Supernova Winner 2020

In your position, how do you fulfill the company’s Guiding Principles (People First Always, We Exist To Serve Our Members and We Have A Responsibility to be Full)?
As a Lifestyle Advisor we hear with our hearts, care with our hands and help families and members make a journey into senior living at Brightwater.

What do you want people to know about living at a retirement community?
For many it’s a journey into the next phase of their life. Many choose to move for social interaction, safety, and care. An opportunity to build relationships with your peers and reduce chances of isolation. Moving into a retirement community expands your life. I wish everyone had an opportunity to live in a senior community to enjoy a “Weller Life.”

“This is all possible because we are a TEAM. (Together Everyone Achieves More).”

Positions that are eligible to vote and win the Supernova Award include: HR Director, Business Manager, Assistant Business Manager, Care Services Administrator, Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Resident Care Director, Lifestyle Advisor, Lifestyle Advisor – Care Services, Move-In Coordinator, Social Director, Activity Director, Wellness Director, Director of Facility Services, Director of Dining Services, Executive Chef, Client Services Manager (Live Long Well Care).