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All About Cathy Bourquin, RD, LD

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45455588b13714ef310cbbc3fd83869a_w640Food is one of life’s greatest pleasures – good for the body and good for the soul. We use food both for nourishment and to enjoy and celebrate important aspects of our lives such as friendship, holidays and special occasions. Everyone usually has a favorite food or two along with some cherished food memories.

My name is Cathy Bourquin and I am a registered dietitian. It’s my job to ensure that Bethany Village offers food that meets our residents’ social and aesthetic food expectations as well as their nutritional requirements. My colleagues and I assess and evaluate our residents’ dietary needs and work with them to develop appropriate meal plans that offer both nutrition and enjoyment.

I believe that having something to look forward to enriches quality of life. Meaningful relationships and activities create pleasurable anticipation, and so does a good meal, especially in the company of others. Some of our residents, however, can no longer enjoy a conventional meal. For these people, we strive to provide an alternative meal option best suited to their needs and in compliance with their wishes.

When I began working at Bethany 16 years ago, I wanted a flexible part-time job that would allow me to spend some time with my young children. Little did I know how much I would come to care about Bethany’s residents and staff. It is so inspiring to watch people work together to overcome emotional and physical setbacks, to accomplish personal goals and to genuinely enjoy their life.

When I am not at work, my husband and I are enjoying our lives in a country setting near Bellbrook, Ohio. We have four grown children and three beautiful grandchildren. In my spare time, I like to work in my garden and I love to travel.

Written by Bethany Lutheran Village

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