Meet Amber C. Nore, Part Time On-Call Coordinator at Visiting Angels (visitingangels.com).
Tell us a little about your business. – With sudden changes such as an illness, new diagnosis or an accident, Visiting Angels provides caregivers from three hours to 24 hour care. Life changes can be temporary or long term. We can help with both. We offer assistance with hygiene, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, errands and shopping and companionship. Most importantly, we will listen to your needs and customize a schedule that works for you. All of our caregivers have a strong employment history in caring for seniors, and have reliable references from previous clients, agencies, volunteer organizations, etc. We provide well-screened caregivers for the family’s peace of mind.
How did you get started in the business? – Julie Day, the Client Care Coordinator at Visiting Angels, is a member of my Centersphere group! She announced that they were hiring a part-time position for the office and I thought it was something that I should look into. I am so glad that I did! It has been tremendously rewarding.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – The pandemic. It changed so much of the way we handled business, and the way we as customers utilized businesses. I was managing a retail store. While I was thankful to follow all safety practices and run the number two highest volume in a very large district, it came at a cost. I have since transitioned to a career in nonprofit, that I love very much.
Tell us a little about your family. – I have a 24 year-old daughter named Chloe whom I adore. I am also a foster mom to my 14 year-old niece, Mars. We have an Olde English Pitbulldogge named Otis Lee and two cats: Mello and PJ. My mom, dad, stepmom and two sisters all live in Lincoln.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – My daughter received a rare medical diagnosis when she was 12 years old. It changed the trajectory of our lives and instantly shaped my perspective on everything to come.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Sleep in, grab locally roasted coffee, read a great book (or two) and then go shopping with my daughter and niece. We are mall rats! I also love to patronize local establishments for food, music, the arts and gifts.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I was involved in film during high school: I worked as a projectionist for an independent/foreign film theatre. I loved being on set for “Benny and Joon” in Spokane, WA and an extra in the TV miniseries “Murder in the Heartland” in Dallas, TX. I also did some local commercials. I currently perform in local community theatre and sing in a band. I live in an art gallery called The Burkholder Project in the Haymarket.
Who inspires you? – My daughter, Chloe. She is beautiful and has had to be braver than we ever want our loved ones to be.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Healing. I would like the power to heal people.
What is your favorite local Lincoln restaurant? – Green Gateau for brunch/lunch/dinner and High Peak for lunch/dinner.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – Keanu Reeves, my soul husband.
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so? – (402) 617-5932; email@example.com.