Hello, I have been in food service for more than 35 years. I have 26 years of food service management experience and a degree in Culinary Arts Food Service Management. I moved to Phoenix from New Jersey in 1981.
I was hired by the Hill Haven Corp; I managed the food service department in three of their retirement communities, Camlu Retirement Apartments in Phoenix & Mesa then at Olive Grove Retirement Apartments in Phoenix. In 1986 I was transferred to Tucson to open and manage the food service department for their newest property Campana del Rio. I worked for Hill Haven for 14 years.
In 1994, I made a change from retirement communities and accepted a position with the Teen Choice Leadership Academy in Phoenix (a charter school) as Assistant to the Food Service Supervisor). There I followed the Department of Education’s Child Nutrition program to ensure that all meals and snacks met the nutritional requirements. I also received training on meal reimbursements and commodities allocations.
In 1997 I accepted the position of Director of Dining Services with Drake Management Company, which later merged with Morrison Senior Dining. I managed the food service department for both of their communities, Camelot Gardens Retirement Community in Sun City, AZ and Sun Terrace Retirement Apartments in Mesa, before being transferred to Fellowship Square- Tucson in 2001.
Morrison's Fellowship Square contract ended 4-30-05. Feeling blessed to be part of the Christian Care Companies I accepted the position to continue employment with Fellowship Square Tucson, as the in house Director of Dining Services. I am blessed to have an outstanding management team, our food and staffs are the top of the line, it shows in all we do. I encourage you to come in for a tour and have a meal on us, you won’t be disappointed!
Since becoming a resident four years ago, Fellowship Square has met my physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs beautifully. I enjoy participating in supervised fitness activities, discussion groups and long-distance field trips sponsored by Fellowship Square.
Fellowship Square has good food, helpful and friendly staff, swimming pools, outings, transportation, exercises, companionship and security. What’s not to like? There are no strangers here, only friends that you haven’t met yet!
Fellowship Square is a wonderful place to live. The amenities here are so great. The food is the best in the world. We chose the best place in Tucson to live and being a Christian Care community is so wonderful too.
Fellowship Square is resort style living without the resort style prices. I live in a safe and secure environment that gives me the freedom to be & to do whatever I choose whenever I choose to do it.
The courtyard setting of each villa gives me a sense of peace and tranquility where I can visit with my neighbors, take a leisurely walk, have a swim, practice my putting or just enjoy being out in nature.
I am in my 7th year as a Resident. I have a spacious, comfortable apartment; (why, my bedroom is 20 feet long with a huge Walk-in closet! Largest bedroom I ever had.) I have been treated with kindness, respect, and dignity. And, the food is delicious. Why would I live any place else?