When you spot Susan Shippee from across the room, there is no denying she is artistic. Her flair for patterns, style and eye catching colors is remarkable. She often layers her wardrobe with her own jewelry creations which make her outgoing personality shine.
Susan, in fact, comes from a creative family. Her father was an avid poet in his spare time. One of her brothers’ was a photographer who traveled the world, and a second brother owns a string of art supply stores in New York.
Susan has a degree in floral design, which served her well through the years. She worked for Koehler & Dramm in Minneapolis, one of the largest wholesale floral companies in the Midwest. She fondly remembers personally selecting flowers for clients in the enormous walk-in cooler of the company.
After an accident left her wheelchair bound, Susan has leaned on her creativity. Beading jewelry and drawing keep her busy. She also attends the Sojourn Day Center program three days a week leaving behind her assisted living apartment to socialize with her peers and play Bingo, one of her favorite games.
Susan’s friendly inquisitive nature is enjoyed by all at Sojourn.