bernaBerna Nakityo has always enjoyed caring for people. As a certified nursing assistant, she’s worked in various settings including hospitals, group homes, home health and nursing communities.

Her career path expanded, however, when she joined Christian Living Communities seven years ago as a CNA at Someren Glen. Upon joining, she was told she could qualify for a scholarship, provided she was with the organization for six months. The scholarships are funded in part through donations. Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse had always been her dream.

With a few more years as a CNA under her belt, Nakityo, who emigrated from Uganda 17 years ago, decided to embark on her nursing journey. She applied and was awarded a scholarship, which helped fund her pre-requisite classes. The scholarship was a huge motivator.

“It enabled me to work and go to school without worrying about doing extra jobs to pay for my school,” she says. In the fall of 2014, she successfully took the nursing entry exam and was accepted to Pickens Technical College.

Last month, she passed her licensure exam and is starting a new position this week at Clermont Park as an LPN.

“Had it not been for the scholarship from CLC, I wouldn’t have had the courage to make that first step to becoming a nurse. I am so grateful to the CLC family for helping me achieve my goal.”

Interested in helping other team members like Berna achieve their dreams and grow their careers at CLC? Contact Olivia Mayer, Director of Donor Relations, at or by calling 720.974.3675 to learn more about making a tax-deductible gift to the Employee Scholarship Fund.

March 10, 2016 | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Cassie Strade, Personal Care Associate – Home Care Services On Valentine’s Day morning Cassie Strade came for a half hour assignment with a resident at Holly Creek.  Before she left Cassie asked the Concierge if after she was done she. Read More…

Loretta DeWitt, known as “Lori” to her fellow students, has a cheerful demeanor and has been praised by her professors as “engaged and determined.” So determined, in fact, that when her graduation day came, DeWitt had amassed more than 100. Read More…

February 15, 2016 | Posted in News | Leave a comment

We hear the words “best in class” on television frequently when referencing cars and travel, although those ads rarely mention dignity, caring or respect as their measurement of success. Christian Living Communities polls residents on the quality of their lives. Read More…

February 12, 2016 | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Durand Robinson, Copy Writer and Designer  Durand’s love for what he does, his team members, and the organization is evident every day.  As a member of the marketing team at Home Office, he consistently goes above and beyond as is. Read More…

February 4, 2016 | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Russ DenBraber, CLV, CEO & President Russ was asked to donate two Broncos tickets to the Wellness Fair last October and in true unified spirit, he graciously agreed.  The winner of the tickets was Cosmin Murisan, one of Holly Creek’s. Read More…

Guided by our mission, Christian Living Communities is compelled to constantly look at the quality of the care and services we provide and continuously improve them. To accomplish this goal and make it fun at the same time, the CLC. Read More…

Christian Living Communities earlier this month became the only multi-community organization in the country to have all of its communities recognized as Certified Centers for Successful Aging. The designation, founded by Masterpiece Living, acknowledges forward-thinking, cutting-edge leaders in the aging. Read More…

Here’s a heart-warming story of how a local Girl Scout troop is bridging the generations at Holly Creek Retirement Community. (This story originally appeared on 9NEWS, KUSA-TV, Denver. Copyright 2015 by 9NEWS and used with permission.)

  Last month, Clermont Park was recognized for its life-long learning and empowerment model, Clermont College of Creative Life, with a North America Innovation award by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA). The ICAA Innovators Awards honor those in. Read More…

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