September 14, 2015
Zenaida Monteroso has been in Jupiter for 15 years but still finds English a little daunting. But she’s not giving up and is learning through one of her favorite pastimes, reading. “I am currently reading the New Testament and hope to find a church to join,” she says. Finding a church community to welcome Zenaida shouldn’t be too hard for her, she’s a pleasant, friendly and amicable woman who enjoys being a member of the El Sol family. Before making her home in Jupiter, Zenaida lived in San Bernardino, California. She came once to Jupiter to visit her daughter -in -law. She fell in love with Jupiter but had to return to California. “But it was just too cold for me, so I left California for good and came to Jupiter,” she explains. Zenaida has a son in Guatemala, and the daughterin- law she came to visit so many years ago has moved away and while they are still close, Zenaida has no family in Jupiter. “But I consider El Sol my family.” She has a steady job as a housecleaner, but comes to El Sol when she can’t find work on her own. She loves taking care of children as she did in California. You may see Zenaida walking about Jupiter because she says that walking and shopping are her favorite things to do. “I also love to walk on the beach…the beaches here are very beautiful. “ She takes English classes at the High School at night. “I know a lot of English words,” she says, “but I have a hard time putting them together. “ “El Sol is such a big part of my life; I can’t imagine life without El Sol. I made a lot of friends here.” Labor Coordinator Wilberto Luna says, “Zenaida is a great worker. She is willing to help out when needed. She is full of energy and one of our best workers.” Zenaida was honored to be nominated by Wilberto just as we are so honored to know her.