My name is Julie Katz, I live in Akron, Ohio. I'm a former licensed nursing home administrator in the State of Ohio. I was the administrator of a 200 unit senior apartment in Cleveland. I am a blogger writing about issues for adult children of aging parents, which I am passionate about. My goal is to be considered as their extra daughter.
Most importantly, I am a loving daughter to my older parents, and I believe everyone deserves to be treated with kindness and respect. My parents live 500 miles away and I understand the anxiety of having aging parents so far away.
I have two adult children who I'm is extremely proud of and now enjoying the empty nest with my loving husband of over two decades, Randy and two dogs, two cats, twenty chickens and thousands of bees... well I guess it's not really an empty nest! There is never a dull moment in my household! :) See me in this video:
A stranger is only a friend Randy has yet to meet. He is a former business owner and has held many leadership positions in non-profits in the Akron area.
Randy loves the outdoors and in addition to beekeeping, chicken husbandry, and flower farming, he is a master gardener.
Randy lives in the Akron area with his wife. They have two grown children , two dogs, two cats, 23 chickens, and 500,000 bees.
My name is Suzanna Malkamaki, but most people call me Suzanne or Susie. I live in
Uniontown, Ohio with my husband of 16 years, Eddie. I have 2 grown daughters, Karen and Cynthia. Karen lives in Columbus and Cynthia lives in North Canton with my adorable 2 1/2 year old grandson, William, the light of my life!
I am a retired registered nurse that graduated from University of Akron. I have had multiple experiences during my almost 50 year career in nursing. I returned to nursing part time when my daughter was 18 months old and work at Hartville Meadows now called Altercare of Hartville where I was a staff nurse and later became the Director of Nursing. I then went to Summit County Nursing Home now called Heather Knoll, as Director of Nursing. I also worked at the Areas Agency on Aging as a case manager for 6 years then to Nursing Center for Community Health at University of Akron as R.N. Coordinator. I have also been an instructor of nursing.
Nursing to me has been a very rewarding experience. My favorite part was meeting and caring for the clients. I can honestly say with no regrets if I had to chose a career again it most definitely would be nursing. Meeting and caring for clients and the vast learning experiences have been greatly rewarding. I am now looking forward to working with clients at Extra Daughter and meeting more wonderful people in our community.