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  Meet the Administrator
Lorna Craig-Paulson

When asked what she likes about her job at Truman Senior Living Nursing Home and Truman Manor Apartments, Lorna replied, “I really enjoy it all.  We have a fabulous team here with over 414 combined years of experience that is able to stay focused on what our mission is: to care for the elderly along with enjoying what we do at the same time.  We are one big family and the residents are like our own family members and our own loved ones.  Our staff loves to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries as a big family with our residents.  We recently celebrated a 50 year anniversary with a couple that lives here at the Truman Senior Living Nursing Home.  We had a huge anniversary party where their family and many members from the community came to the party and joined us in eating cake and ice cream with them.”

Lorna began her career in the health care field at a young age where she worked as a dishwasher in a kitchen at her hometown nursing home in Armstrong, Iowa.  Within 1 year, she was promoted to being a Supervisor in the kitchen and she worked there for 5 years.  She then relocated to Fairmont, Minnesota where she worked full-time in Trimont for 5 years as their Dietary Director.  In 1997, she became a Certified Dietary Manager.   Next, she worked in Owatonna in a Developmentally Disabled home and then as a Community Relations Coordinator in Monticello, Minnesota.  Some of the other positions that Lorna has held during her career include:  Dietary Management, Dietary Consultant, Director of Nutritional Services, and Marketing & Social Services Director, Environmental Services, and Social Services Director.  In 2007, Lorna received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Healthcare Management and Marketing.  More recently, Lorna was the Administrator/ Residence Director at Country Villa in Golden Valley, Minnesota for 7 months.  As of August 2011, Lorna has been the Licensed Nursing Home Administrator at Truman Senior Living in Truman, Minnesota.  With her extensive experience in the Dietary field, she is also able to incorporate that passion into her current position as she helps to monitor and ensure that the food served to the residents is of the highest quality and caliber.  

Becoming a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator has always been a long-term goal for Lorna.   Lorna accomplished her long-term goal in May of 2011 and completed all of the requirements for being a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the state of Minnesota and has held the Administrator position at Truman Senior Living since August of 2011.

When Lorna is not busy working and caring for the elderly population, she enjoys spending time with her husband Richard, her three children Christopher, Craig, and Courtney, her step-daughter Ali and her 8 grandchildren.  Lorna loves to travel and actually does most of her traveling on her Harley motorcycle.  She goes to Sturgus, South Dakota each year for the big bike rally.  She has traveled to both the East and West Coasts to include Laconia in New Hampshire and Pikes Peak in Colorado.  Lorna also loves to go camping with her mom and actually sets up a camper in Fairmont, Minnesota each summer. 

If you would like to meet Lorna and/or get a tour of Truman Senior Living Nursing Home and/or Truman Manor Apartments to see if it would be a good fit for you or your loved one, please call:  507-776-2031  or e-mail:lcraigpaulson@trumanseniorliving.org or simply stop in at: 400 N. 4th Ave East, Truman, Minnesota 56088 and check us out.