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Melissa joined the Lacey Creek team as an Activity Assistant in June. She has a passion for people, and it shows in everything she does.

This is Melissa’s first job in the activity field.  After several years of being involved in and volunteering at her church, she realized she loves to help people, make them feel welcome and get them involved in various things.  So, Melissa thought helping seniors would be a perfect fit for her. She is the first person to volunteer to help in other areas in between activities, often asking reception if she can help with things like delivering packages or helping in the kitchen and delivering meals to residents in their apartments.

Melissa lives in Bridgeview with her husband Samuel, whom she married last November. So far, what she enjoys most about Lacey Creek is the relationships she’s formed with the residents and getting to know them and their stories. Other things she loves are playing games with the residents and having fun. She helps brighten their days and encourages them to try new things. In her free time, she likes spending time with her husband, friends and family, playing guitar, crocheting as well as going out to eat at different restaurants.