For Katie Waters, Roche Bros. Supermarket in West Roxbury is like a second home. Katie has been employed at the grocery store for 22 years, even working straight through the pandemic. Katie honed her employment skills at Lifeworks Employment Services in West Roxbury, shortly after graduating high school. She continues to take in-person classes at Lifeworks in health and wellness, social growth, and volunteerism. Always a willing volunteer, Katie joins other Lifeworks participants helping with the Meals on Wheels program each week on her day off from work. She also enjoys participating in visits to a local park or joining a Lifeworks bowling outing. Katie is also part of a group of Lifeworks participants that will be attending West Roxbury’s YMCA branch on a regular basis. Extremely outgoing, Katie makes friends with everyone she meets. At Roche Bros. Katie works as a bagger at the front-end, returns items to shelves and stacks baskets. A much loved and valued employee, Katie says she has made lots of friends at Roche Bros. with whom she shares lots of laughs. Katie grew up in West Roxbury, but now resides in Winthrop with six other housemates. In her spare time, Katie loves hanging out with her friends, crossword puzzles, taking walks, playing miniature golf and corn hole.