Adria N. Ford is the Social Service Director of Integrity Healthcare of Cobden. She writes …
“I am originally from Cobden, Illinois, having spent several years of my youth living in Baltimore Md. and returning to Cobden in Jr. High to go on to graduate as an “Appleknocker.” I am the oldest of 3 siblings and have always been passionate about caring for others. My mother worked in long term care, and I spent some time in facilities interacting with the elderly from a young age.
I have been married 14 years and I am a mother of 4 amazing children ranging in ages from 1 to 14 years old; Our oldest children are homeschooled. As a family we enjoy spending time outdoors, participating in the life of our church and I am a soccer mom. In my spare time I also enjoy reading fiction/fantasy novels and taking pictures.
I have been blessed to work for Integrity for over 13 years. I have gained so much knowledge and specialized training for Mental Health and the elderly population. I am thankful to be able to advocate for the residents here as well as the relationships with the co-workers that are also a part of this wonderful team.”
As the Social Service Director, Adria does all the tasks associated with her job. It is when she reaches out to do other unrelated things when we notice her passion the most. Team Cobden says that Adria has a kind heart and that she is a great team player. Adria will jump in to help with anything. It is not uncommon to see her serving refreshments at parties or running the BBQ grill for outdoor events.
Adria is creative and she has computer graphics skills that frequently allow her to help the Administrator with employee appreciation projects and resident party decorations.
We appreciate Adria!