It is with mixed emotions that I
write this, my last Director’s
Corner article. You have probably already heard that I
am retiring the end of May, after over 33 years of working
in aging and senior nutrition programs.
It is my hope that I have left things better than I found
them in 2001 here at Meals on Wheels. We work hard to
serve the best meals we can using the resources that we
have. The number of seniors needing and requesting
meals continues to grow. Just this year in March, we
served a record number of meals.
With this continued growth, I am so pleased that we
could build the kitchen in 2016. We could not have kept
up with our growth without this new kitchen. We have
worked to improve recipes and quality of food items.
And it makes me smile every day, as I walk through the
senior dining café, when I see a table where someone is
having the traditional senior meal, while their dining
companions are having soup and a sandwich, while
someone else is enjoying a fresh chef’s salad.
I am excited about my new adventure of retirement, and
am also pleased to introduce Kristi Thien to you as the
new Nutrition Services Director. Kristi has been with us
for nine years as the Lead Home Meal Assessor. Kristi
has a unique combination of common sense; she is willing
to help any and everywhere needed, from shoveling
snow to writing a grant, and she is a professional with a
great sense of humor! Please give her your support and
help her as she works to find her place in the complexities
of her new position. I am thrilled to be handing off
this important service to someone who will take great
care in the continued success of Meals on Wheels so our
community will be well served.
Thank you for your years of support, kindness, and at
times patience with me. I could not think of a better
place to have devoted my life, energy and love.

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