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New dietician serving up nutrition, joy

Dietician Cammy Tucker knows that her primary job at the community is to ensure that residents receive the nutrition they need to live a healthy, active life. However, in her mind, there is another—equally important—component to the work she does.

“I like to look at the food we serve not only as a source of health and nutrition but of enjoyment and pleasure,” said Cammy.

Cammy came to Emporia Presbyterian Manor just a little over two months ago after working at a long-term care community in Kansas City. She was prompted to take the position at Presbyterian Manor due to the fact that it checked off two important personal and professional requirements.

“I was looking to move to Emporia and my heart is with long-term care and the elderly. I thought this would be a really good fit,” said Cammy.

While starting a new job during a pandemic hasn’t been ideal, Cammy views her work on our campus as an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of those she serves.

“COVID has been rough on our residents and this population has been hit so hard,” said Cammy. “The best part of my job is to give somebody a little bit of joy and something to look forward to during these hard times.”

When she’s not at work Cammy enjoys going to the dog park with her senior Chihuahua, Ernestine, reading and traveling. She also has a twin sister who lives in Alaska.

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