Josephine Cote, or Josie as she prefers to be called, joined the Morrow Home “universal worker” team of caregivers in 1972. She was an industrious worker from the beginning and learned all of the trades quickly. In 1975, she was offered a permanent position in the Laundry and Housekeeping role. In 1979, she became the Director of Housekeeping and six months later she became the Director of both Housekeeping and Laundry. When the position of part-time Purchasing Director became available in 1989, she asked if she could do all three jobs: Housekeeping, Laundry and Purchasing. Josie’s husband started having failing health in the early 1990s. She tried to juggle her three leadership responsibilities while caring for her husband.After exhausting all of her family leave and Home Health services, she took an early semi-retirement to do the right thing for her husband. She gave up her responsibilities of Housekeeping and Laundry, but she maintained the 20 hours per week position of Purchasing Director. She came in early and also was available at home to meet the daily needs of the Morrow Home as she continued to care for her husband. In 1997, Josie’s husband became a resident at Morrow Home. When a weekend/evening receptionist position opened up, she asked to pick it up.  

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