Since the team also happens to be quite sweet, we decided to celebrate with an ice cream social this season! And it wasn’t just any ice cream…
We were pleased to partner with Jake Best, owner of the Siesta Creamery, to develop our very own Take Care ice cream! First we challenged Take Care team members to provide inspiration for the custom flavor. We issued a request to think of their dream ice cream flavor and how it relates to Take Care. If Take Care was an ice cream, what flavor would we be?!
After reviewing a number of imaginative responses, it was Jake, as Sarasota’s resident ice cream aficionado, who selected the winning submission from Maria Rist to inspire Take Care’s ice cream.
Maria Rist: Our ice cream has to be a cone, because when a relationship with each of our clients begins, everything enriches and grows, the relationship between the client, the family and Take Care *the triple chocolate ice cream ball* (caregivers, supervisors, nurses, schedule and administration) *chocolate chips* and it is growing because we give our best to achieve our goal, that our clients feel cared for, safe and loved, because we are confidants and accomplices of a smile to start each day!
While we were already “eating up” Maria’s description above, true chocolate lovers will appreciate her additional note:
Chocolate sweetens the soul and cocoa helps the body.
Thank you for sharing your insights and creativity in this way, Maria! Our entire team was all smiles when trying Take Care’s signature ice cream during 2022’s Nurses Week celebrations on May 6! Thank you to our caregivers, staff & clients for making it such a special day. And thank you to Jake and Siesta Creamery for creating this delicious masterpiece just for us!