2 years ago, after 18 years with the same company, I joined the Orchard View Dietary Department as a dietary server. It has been an amazing adventure ever since! Orchard View By The Mississippi states on there website “You will find this little piece of paradise where retirement living blossoms.” My life blossoms as a dietary employee at Orchard View! I have always found that meeting and assisting residents is the most rewarding! No day is the same, and I am never bored! (I am a distraction and laugh way more than I should) Okay, Okay- I sometimes skip out on the dietary team members to go participate in Recreational Activities while I should be preparing lunch. True story! There are many variations of duties that are required to be a dietary server. This has led me to become a Dietary Aide and to continue on with studies through Flemming College with Nutrition and Hospitality. As dietary restrictions change and diets need to be modified I have decided I need to be eager and enquisitive. With the support of our Dietary Director and her flexibility with hours of employment; I have maintained employment between Orchardview and AGH-both within the dietary field. I would encourage anyone who would like an interesting and challenging career to look into Orchardview! The friendship and compassion I have witnessed from all staff towards residents is absolutely phenomenal! Everyone, no matter which department, is ready to help and support residents using all resources available. This does not just make us a team but a family like no other!