Primrose of Wausau Hires New Memory Care Director of Nursing

WAUSAU, WI – Primrose Retirement Community of Wausau has hired Kelly Carlson to be their new Director of Memory Care Nursing.  She began her duties on October 30.  In this role, Carlson will guide and oversee the care of residents and, in conjunction with Executive Director Kathy Jamison, manage the nursing staff.  She will also ensure compliance with all necessary regulations.

Kelly Carlson

Kelly Carlson

“We are thrilled to have Kelly back on our team,” said Tami Hemshrot, Regional Operations Manager with Primrose.  “Her love for the senior population is evident, and we are looking forward to a great future here in Wausau,” she added.

Primrose Retirement Community of Wausau, located at 2100 Townline Road, consists of 36 Independent Living Apartments, 32 Assisted Living Apartments, 24 memory care apartments, and 10 Townhome Villas.  Their 24 memory care apartments are located at 7704 Franciscan Way, Weston, WI, 54476.

For additional information, please contact Dan Smilloff, Communications Manager, at dsmilloff@primroseretirement.com or by calling 605-226-3300 ext. 3982.

Primrose of Appleton Hires New Executive Director

APPLETON, WI – Primrose Retirement Community of Appleton has hired Breeze Skorupski to be their new Executive Director.  She began her duties in November, and in this capacity, Skorupski will oversee the day-to-day operations of the community.

Breeze Skorupski

Breeze Skorupski

Skorupski was born in Escanaba, MI and moved to Wisconsin in 2015.  She brings 13 years of healthcare experience with her to Primrose, with the last six being senior living-focused.

“I am thrilled to be here and to help introduce Primrose to the people of Appleton,” Skorupski said.  “I am grateful for this amazing opportunity and very excited for what the future holds,” she added.

“We are thrilled to have Breeze on our team,” said Tami Hemshrot, a Regional Operations Manager with Primrose.  “Her love for the senior population is evident, and we are looking forward to a great future here in Appleton,” she added.

Primrose Retirement Community of Appleton, located at 5715 N Meade St., is expected to be open in the fall of 2018.  It will be built by Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc. and is being financed by Investors Community Bank.  When open, the retirement community expects to employ approximately 50 people.

For additional information, please contact Dan Smilloff, Communications Manager, at dsmilloff@primroseretirement.com or by calling 605-226-3300 ext. 3982.

Primrose of Lancaster Hires New Director Of Nursing

LANCASTER, OH – Primrose Retirement Community of Lancaster has hired Lynn Smith to be their Director of Nursing.  She began her duties on October 26.  In this role Smith will guide and oversee the care of residents and, in conjunction with Executive Director Adam Jones, manage the nursing staff.  She will also ensure compliance with all necessary regulations.

Lynn Smith

Lynn Smith

Smith obtained her associate’s degree in nursing from Hocking College in Nelsonville, OH.  She brings 16 years of experience in nursing with her to Primrose.  “I really love the home-like feel of our community,” said Smith.  “I am excited to work in an environment where we can provide such great care for our senior population,” she added.

“We are thrilled to have Lynn on our team,” said Jill Yetzer, Regional Operations Manager with Primrose.  “Her love for the senior population is evident, and we are looking forward to a great future here in Lancaster,” she added.

The Primrose of Lancaster Community, located at 1481 Wesley Way, consists of 10 townhome villas, 36 independent living apartment homes, and 32 assisted-living apartment homes.  A new memory care community is also expected to be open in the spring of 2018.  It will be built by The Douglas Company and is being financed by First Citizens Bank.

For additional information, please contact Dan Smilloff, Communications Manager, at dsmilloff@primroseretirement.com or by calling 605-226-3300 ext. 3982.

Primrose of Marion Hires New Sales Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 4, 2017

MARION, OH – Primrose Retirement Community of Marion has hired Staci Bond as their new Sales Director.  In this capacity Bond will oversee all sales and marketing efforts, as well as public relations events and professional outreach, for the independent and assisted living community.  She began her duties in October of 2017.

Staci Bond

Staci Bond

Bond is a graduate of Mercy College of Northwest Ohio, where she holds a degree in sleep medicine.  She has been working in that field since 2011.  “I came to Primrose because of the wonderful staff and the beautiful community,” Bond said.  “I am excited about sharing the Primrose mission with our community and showing the compassion and care that our staff has to offer,” she added.

“Staci is a superb addition to our Primrose family,” said Executive Director Bonnie Stepanian.  “She has shown passion and great enthusiasm for our residents, and is a wonderful teammate,” she added.

Primrose Retirement Community of Marion, located at 1550 Wellness Drive, consists of 36 Independent Living apartments, 32 Assisted Living apartments, and 12 Townhome Villas.

Primrose Retirement Communities, LLC, headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities across the country which specialize in personalized services and resident-focused care.  Founded in 1989, the mission of Primrose Retirement Communities is to create a happy and healthy living environment for seniors.  From the opening of the first Primrose community in Aberdeen in 1991, Primrose has grown to include over 35 locations in 17 states.

For additional information, please contact Dan Smilloff, Communications Manager, at dsmilloff@primroseretirement.com or by calling 605-226-3300 ext. 3982.

Primrose of Mankato Hires New Sales Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2017

MANKATO, MN – Primrose Retirement Community of Mankato has hired Lori Pietsch to be their new Sales Director.  In this role, Pietsch will oversee all marketing and sales efforts, as well as public relations events and community outreach, for the independent living and assisted living community.  She began her duties on September 18th.

Lori Pietsch

Lori Pietsch

Pietsch is a graduate of Mankato State University and also holds a degree in business education.  She brings 25 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry with her to Primrose.  “I am excited to be a part of the energy and excitement around recruiting future residents of this beautiful community,” Pietsch said.

“Lori is a welcome addition to the Primrose team,” said Primrose Executive Director Karen Pehrson.  “We’re very excited to have her.  Lori’s knowledge, experience, and passion will help Primrose continue in our mission of providing the best living experience and highest quality of life for our residents.”

Primrose Retirement Community of Mankato, located at 1360 Adams Street, consists of 34 independent living apartments and 23 assisted-living apartments.

Primrose Retirement Communities, LLC, headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities across the country which specialize in personalized services and resident-focused care.  Founded in 1989, the mission of Primrose Retirement Communities is to create a happy and healthy living environment for seniors.  From the opening of the first Primrose community in Aberdeen in 1991, Primrose has grown to include over 35 locations in 17 states.

For additional information, please contact Dan Smilloff, Communications Manager, at dsmilloff@primroseretirement.com or by calling 605-226-3300 ext. 3982.

Primrose Home Office Adds New Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 6, 2017

ABERDEEN, SD – The Primrose Home Office has hired Bobbie Lerew as their newest Regional Operations Manager.  In this role, Lerew will provide ongoing support, direction, and management to the five Primrose communities she will oversee.  She will also conduct site visits to various Primrose communities.  Lerew will begin her new role on November 13th.

Bobbie Lerew

Bobbie Lerew

“We’re very excited to have Bobbie on board,” said Jim Heller, Primrose Director of Operations.  “We look forward to the many unique talents she brings to the operations team here at the Home Office,” he added.

Lerew has been at Primrose for 10 years.  She worked in accounting and, most recently, as an Operations Specialist, before becoming an Operations Manager.  A graduate of Northern State University, Lerew is excited to begin her new role.  “It has been wonderful to have the opportunity to grow within this company,” said Lerew.  “Working in different departments over the years has allowed me to understand how they all work together for the benefit of Primrose,” she added.

Primrose Retirement Communities, LLC, headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities across the country which specialize in personalized services and resident-focused care.  Founded in 1989, the mission of Primrose Retirement Communities is to create a happy and healthy living environment for seniors.  From the opening of the first Primrose community in Aberdeen in 1991, Primrose has grown to include over 35 locations in 17 states.

For additional information, please contact Dan Smilloff, Communications Manager, at dsmilloff@primroseretirement.com or by calling 605-226-3300 ext. 3982.

Primrose Home Office Adds New Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 3, 2017

ABERDEEN, SD – The Primrose Home Office has hired Kate Stankovic and Maribteh Outhier as their newest Regional Sales and Marketing Managers.  In this capacity, Stankovic and Outhier will coach and equip Primrose Sales Directors across the country as they work with prospective residents and their families in their search for senior living options.

Kate Stankovic

Kate Stankovic

“We’re very excited to have Kate and Maribeth on board,” said Primrose Director of Sales and Marketing, Jessi Weldon.  “We look forward to the many unique talents they bring to the team here at the Home Office,” she added.

For the past three years, Stankovic served as the Sales Director at Primrose of Decatur, IL, before joining the Home Office sales and marketing team in October.  She will be based out of Decatur, and work with Primrose communities in Ohio.

“I love working with seniors and their families, and I look forward to encouraging the good work of my fellow colleagues and sharing ideas,” Said Stankovic.

Maribeth Outhier

Maribeth Outhier

For the past two years, Outhier served as the Sales Director in Stillwater, OK before joining the Home Office sales and marketing team.  When she starts on November 19, Outhier will be based out of Stillwater and work with Primrose communities in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, and Alaska.

“When I first saw the commitment that this organization has for its residents and staff, I knew I had to be a part of it,” Outhier said.  “In this new role, I am most excited about helping others to reach their professional goals,” she added.

Primrose Retirement Communities, LLC, headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities across the country which specialize in personalized services and resident-focused care.  Founded in 1989, the mission of Primrose Retirement Communities is to create a happy and healthy living environment for seniors.  From the opening of the first Primrose community in Aberdeen in 1991, Primrose has grown to include over 35 locations in 17 states.

For additional information, please contact Dan Smilloff, Communications Manager, at dsmilloff@primroseretirement.com or by calling 605-226-3300 ext. 3982.

Bonnie Stepanian Named Executive Director at Primrose Retirement Community of Marion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 4, 2017

MARION, OH – Primrose Retirement Community of Marion has hired Bonnie Stepanian to be their new Executive Director.  She began her duties in August, and will oversee the day-to-day operations of the community.

Bonnie Stepanian

Bonnie Stepanian

Stepanian has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University.  She brings 27 years of healthcare experience with her to Primrose in a combination of nursing care and assisted living environments.

“Primrose has true respect for seniors and a desire to maintain a beautiful, amenity-rich environment,” Stepanian said.  “I have a passion for serving seniors, and am excited to be part of the team at Primrose,” she added.

“We’re very excited to have Bonnie in her new role,” said Primrose Regional Operations Manager Jill Yetzer.  “Her enthusiasm and drive will help Primrose continue in our mission of providing an amazing experience for our incredible residents.  We’re confident that she and her team will do great things for Primrose of Marion.”

Primrose Retirement Community of Marion, located at 1550 Wellness Drive, consists of 36 Independent Living apartments, 32 Assisted Living apartments, and 12 Townhome Villas.

For additional information, please contact Dan Smilloff, Communications Manager, at dsmilloff@primroseretirement.com or by calling 605-226-3300 ext. 3982.

Keith Howard Named Sales Director at Primrose Retirement Community of Gillette

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 4, 2017

GILLETTE, WY – Primrose Retirement Community of Gillette has hired Keith Howard to be their new Sales Director.  Howard began his duties in September and will oversee all the marketing and sales efforts, as well as public relations events and community outreach, for Primrose of Gillette.

Keith Howard

Keith Howard

Howard has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wyoming, and a Master of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix.  Prior to joining Primrose, he worked as a Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Specialist for the Prevention Management Organization of WY.

“I am excited to share my love for Gillette, my passion for providing exceptional customer service, and my enthusiasm for Primrose,” said Howard.  He is an active member of the Gillette community where he lives with his wonderful wife and two beautiful children.  Together they enjoy skiing, fishing, camping, and card & board games in their free time.

Primrose Retirement Community of Gillette, located at 921 Mountain Meadow Lane, consists of 39 Independent Living apartments and 40 Assisted Living apartments.

For additional information, please contact Dan Smilloff, Communications Manager, at dsmilloff@primroseretirement.com or by calling 605-226-3300 ext. 3982.

Keli Causey Named Director of Nursing at Primrose Retirement Community of Decatur

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 4, 2017

DECATUR, IL – Primrose Retirement Community of Decatur has hired Keli Causey to be their new Director of Nursing.  Causey began her duties on August 16th.  In this role, she will guide and oversee the overall care of residents and, in conjunction with Executive Director Leslie Strohl, manage the nursing staff.  She will also ensure compliance with all necessary regulations.

Keli Causey

Keli Causey

A graduate of Richland Community College, Causey previously worked as the Employee Health Services Coordinator at Decatur Memorial Hospital and the Director of Nursing at Evergreen Senior Living before joining Primrose.

“I immediately fell in love with the residents and staff at Primrose,” said Causey.  I look forward to my future here at Primrose, and am excited to coordinate the best care possible for our residents and their families,” she added.

“We’re very lucky to have Keli,” said Primrose Executive Director Leslie Strohl.  “She has a true passion for people and will be a great addition to our Primrose Team.”

Primrose Retirement Community of Decatur, located at 1145 West Arbor Drive, consists of 36 Independent Living apartments, 32 Assisted Living apartments, and 12 Townhome Villas.

For additional information, please contact Dan Smilloff, Communications Manager, at dsmilloff@primroseretirement.com or by calling 605-226-3300 ext. 3982.