No two internships are alike. Katie Loof, Grand Lodge wellness and activities assistant, learned that firsthand during a recent trip to Augusta, Georgia, where she served as a hospitality intern at golf’s premier event, the Masters.
“I worked literally ten steps from the champions’ locker room,” Katie said. “I had the pleasure of setting up the champions’ dinner and running into many of the past champions, including Arnold Palmer. It was unreal.”
Katie brought back a few tricks of the hospitality trade with her to Grand Lodge, where she’s looking forward to continuing to help the community enhance its services to seniors. Similar to membership at the Masters’ Augusta National Golf Club, Grand Lodge is committed to providing its members (or residents) with top-quality services and a culture of hospitality, in addition to the Life Care promise that allows for a worry-free lifestyle.
“It was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience, but what I learned will stay with me for life,” she said. “For me, working the event was the equivalent of actually winning the Masters. That’s how much it meant to me!”