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"Serving" our residents love

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Tina Reinholdt, server for Aberdeen Village's memory care dining room.[/caption]

Respect, teamwork and service are just a few ways Jina Reinholdt carries out her duties as a server for Aberdeen Village’s memory care dining room. Jina has been upholding those high morals and values in our our dining services department for the last 14 years.

“Dining services is an important part of resident life,” she said. “I want to make sure that our residents are happy and satisfied.” Jina understands how dementia affects residents of our memory care neighborhood, but she believes they deserve to be treated like they are her own family.

Jina is originally from South Korea and made her way to the United States 36 years ago when she met her husband. They were married for 10 years when he became ill with cancer and passed away. She smiled when she remembered him and said he was a kind, loving gentle man, but she thought she would never love again. However, she did meet a man who became her second husband, and they have been married for 27 years. “I’m so lucky to have found love twice in my lifetime,” she said.

Jina has three children and six grandchildren. In her spare time she loves to be with her grandchildren. She also enjoys gardening and home decorating.

When asked what has kept her at Aberdeen Village for 14 years, Jina said: “I love this community. Everyone is kind, friendly and makes me feel a part of the team every day.” She also loves her supervisors, adding, “I feel that they really care about me.”

Jina said she never has stress when she comes to work. She believes in coming to do her job with a smile on her face. “People always ask me how I can be so happy every day; I say, why not? It makes your day so much easier, and it makes a difference in the lives of our residents.”

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