Ask anyone about Liz Shelton and they will say her smile and energy permeates the room. She has worked at Generations at Elmwood Park for the past three and a half years in the summers and on the weekend during the academic year. Currently she is the concierge of the facility where she prepares rooms for incoming admissions, completes errands for the residents and follows up with them to ensure a smooth transition.
Liz has just completed high school and will be attending Illinois State University in the Fall. Some incoming freshmen may be confused about what their major should be but Liz has her path figured out. She will take a double major in political science and legal study while concentrating on a minor in social work. She’s very excited to take her experience from our facility and apply it to her minor in social work and is also very excited that after graduating she will be bar certified as a paralegal.
Liz reflects on what she loves about Generations at Elmwood Park, “I love interacting with the residents and talking to them. You can learn so much from them and I love their stories and hearing what they have done in their lifetime. They have so much knowledge and they teach me life lessons.”
Previously Liz was the President of a drug and alcohol free club to promote healthy living called Operation Snowball; Vice President of her student council and a part of Model United Nations where she organized a trip to Washington DC for the group. She enjoys reading and traveling. Recently she traveled to Grenada and the Caribbean.
Congratulations to Liz on her first year off to college!