Usually the first person people see when they visit The Peninsula is Vivian Floyd.
A daytime receptionist at the assisted living and memory support community, Vivian also handles the switchboard for incoming calls.
Her smiling face and melodic voice is infectious as she greets the many people coming to the community to visit family and friends or to learn about the community. Vivian has been working at The Peninsula for nearly 10 years and knows many family members by their names.
“I love my job and dealing with the elderly,” she said.
When asked how she derives job satisfaction, she explained that every morning when she comes to work, she stops at the dining room to say good morning to residents. “I throw them kisses. If I don’t, they miss me and people ask where Vivian is?”
When she isn’t working at The Peninsula, she and her husband take care of her three grandchildren –two twin girls aged twelve and a nine year old who recently came to live with them. They affectionately call her “Nana”.
She loves gospel music and sings in the choir of The House of God Revival Fellowship Church which means weekly practice every Wednesday evening. Her musical passion and talents has been embraced by her grandchildren as they have learned praise dancing at church and enjoy performing whenever there’s an opportunity.
Vivian and her husband married in 2004 and are an untraditional love story. He saw her while she was working at Office Depot and remarked to a friend, “One day, that’s going to be my wife.”
Marrying Vivian took longer than he anticipated. He waited patiently after hearing that her husband had died and she was still mourning his loss. They met again at a birthday party and as they say, “the rest is history”.
Be sure to say hi to Vivian whenever you stop by our lovely community!