Primrose of Lancaster Hires New Executive Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 10, 2017

LANCASTER, OH – Primrose Retirement Community of Lancaster has hired Tracy Billingsley to be their Executive Director.  She began her duties on March 22 and in this capacity, Billingsley will oversee the day-to-day operations of the community.

Tracy Billingsley

Tracy Billingsley

Billingsley graduated from Hocking College and brings senior living experience in dietary management, sales, life enrichment, and administration with her to Primrose.  “I always like to look at a company’s core values and mission statement, and I was excited by what Primrose is doing for their residents,” Billingsley said.  “What excites me the most is to see those core values being played out in how we treat our residents and our employees now that I am working here,” 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. There are also 24 memory care apartments currently under construction that are expected to be open in the spring of 2018.

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

Primrose of Appleton, Wisconsin to Break Ground May 23rd

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 16, 2017

APPLETON, WI – South Dakota based Primrose Retirement Communities has announced plans to begin construction on a 110-unit community in Appleton that includes assisted living, independent living, and memory care apartments as well as 10 townhome villas.  The public is invited to the groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, May 23 at 11:00 a.m. at the building site, located at 5715 N. Meade St. in Appleton.

The multi-million dollar project 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.

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 30 locations in 16 states.

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

Primrose of Gillette Hires New Director of Nursing

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 10, 2017

GILLETTE, WY – Primrose Retirement Community of Gillette has hired Dawn Tiegs to be their new Director of Nursing.  Tiegs began her duties on March 1.  In this role, she will guide and oversee the overall care of residents and, in conjunction with Executive Director Nancy Mills, manage the nursing staff.  She will also ensure compliance with all necessary regulations.

Dawn Tiegs

Dawn Tiegs

Tiegs has an associate of science degree in nursing from Casper College and has worked as a nurse in long-term care, memory care, and assisted living settings.  She began at Primrose as a staff nurse in 2015 before becoming Assistant Director of Nursing in 2016 and then Director of Nursing in 2017.

“What excited me most about becoming Director or Nursing is the opportunity to lead such a great team,” Tiegs said.  “The camaraderie that we all share here is uplifting and our residents thrive in that kind of atmosphere,” she added.

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.

Primrose of Wausau Named Community of the Year

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2017

WAUSAU, WI – Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C. has named Primrose of Wausau one of its Retirement Communities of the Year.  The announcement was made on April 5th, during the company’s annual Leadership Conference in Austin, TX.

Regional Director of Operations Tami Hemshrot and Executive Director Kathy Jamison

Regional Director of Operations Tami Hemshrot and Executive Director Kathy Jamison

“The Wausau Primrose has continued to be one of our best performing communities,” said Primrose Retirement Communities President BJ Schaefbauer.  “More importantly, the staff there exemplify the high level of quality service we are proud to provide.  Primrose of Wausau is a wonderful example which all of our retirement communities around the country should strive to follow.”

In addition to the title, Primrose of Wausau received a monetary award which will be shared among the employees.

Primrose Retirement Community of Wausau, located at 2100 Townline Road, consists of 36 Independent Living Apartments, 32 Assisted Living Apartments, and 10 Townhome Villas.

Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C., headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality independent and assisted living communities across the country and specializes in personalized services and resident-focused care.

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

Primrose of Wasilla Named Community of the Year

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2017

WASILLA, AK – Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C. has named Primrose of Wasilla one of its Retirement Communities of the Year.  The announcement was made on April 5th, during the company’s annual Leadership Conference in Austin, TX.

Regional Director of Operations Tami Hemshrot and Executive Director Tauna Norman

Regional Director of Operations Tami Hemshrot and Executive Director Tauna Norman

“The Wasilla Primrose has continued to be one of our best performing communities,” said Primrose Retirement Communities President BJ Schaefbauer.  “More importantly, the staff there exemplify the high level of quality service we are proud to provide.  Primrose of Wasilla is a wonderful example which all of our retirement communities around the country should strive to follow.”

In addition to the title, Primrose of Wasilla received a monetary award which will be shared among the employees.

Primrose Retirement Community of Wasilla, located at 889 N. Elkhorn Drive, consists of 27 Independent Living apartments, 41 Assisted Living apartments, and 8 Townhome Villas.

Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C., headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality independent and assisted living communities across the country and specializes in personalized services and resident-focused care.

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

Primrose of Mansfield Named Community of the Year

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2017

MANSFIELD, OH – Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C. has named Primrose of Mansfield one of its Retirement Communities of the Year.  The announcement was made on April 5th, during the company’s annual Leadership Conference in Austin, TX.

Regional Director of Operations Jill Yetzer and Executive Director Marilyn Johnson

Regional Director of Operations Jill Yetzer and Executive Director Marilyn Johnson

“The Mansfield Primrose has continued to be one of our best performing communities,” said Primrose Retirement Communities President BJ Schaefbauer.  “More importantly, the staff there exemplify the high level of quality service we are proud to provide.  Primrose of Mansfield is a wonderful example which all of our retirement communities around the country should strive to follow.”

In addition to the title, Primrose of Mansfield received a monetary award which will be shared among the employees.

Primrose Retirement Community of Mansfield, located at 1301 Millsboro Road, currently consists of 14 townhome villas, 36 independent living apartments and 32 assisted living apartments.

Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C., headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality independent and assisted living communities across the country and specializes in personalized services and resident-focused care.

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

Primrose of Lancaster Named Community of the Year

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2017

LANCASTER, OH – Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C. has named Primrose of Lancaster one of its Retirement Communities of the Year.  The announcement was made on April 5th, during the company’s annual Leadership Conference in Austin, TX.

Regional Director of Operations Jill Yetzer and Executive Director Tracy Billingsley

Regional Director of Operations Jill Yetzer and Executive Director Tracy Billingsley

“The Lancaster Primrose has continued to be one of our best performing communities,” said Primrose Retirement Communities President BJ Schaefbauer.  “More importantly, the staff there exemplify the high level of quality service we are proud to provide.  Primrose of Lancaster is a wonderful example which all of our retirement communities around the country should strive to follow.”

In addition to the title, Primrose of Lancaster received a monetary award which will be shared among the employees.

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.

Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C., headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality independent and assisted living communities across the country and specializes in personalized services and resident-focused care.

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

Primrose of Grand Island Named Community of the Year

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2017

GRAND ISLAND, NE – Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C. has named Primrose of Grand Island one of its Retirement Communities of the Year.  The announcement was made on April 5th, during the company’s annual Leadership Conference in Austin, TX.

Regional Director of Operations Tom Brown and Executive Director Tonya VanPelt

Regional Director of Operations Tom Brown and Executive Director Tonya VanPelt

“The Grand Island Primrose has continued to be one of our best performing communities,” said Primrose Retirement Communities President BJ Schaefbauer.  “More importantly, the staff there exemplify the high level of quality service we are proud to provide.  Primrose of Grand Island is a wonderful example which all of our retirement communities around the country should strive to follow.”

In addition to the title, Primrose of Grand Island received a monetary award which will be shared among the employees.

Primrose Retirement Community of Grand Island, located at 3990 West Capital Avenue, consists of 36 Independent Living apartments and 32 Assisted Living apartments.

Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C., headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality independent and assisted living communities across the country and specializes in personalized services and resident-focused care.

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

Primrose of Cheyenne Named Community of the Year

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2017

CHEYENNE, WY – Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C. has named Primrose of Cheyenne one of its Retirement Communities of the Year.  The announcement was made on April 5th, during the company’s annual Leadership Conference in Austin, TX.

Executive Director David Sheppard and Regional Director of Operations Melanie Soupir

Executive Director David Sheppard and Regional Director of Operations Melanie Soupir

“The Cheyenne Primrose has continued to be one of our best performing communities,” said Primrose Retirement Communities President BJ Schaefbauer.  “More importantly, the staff there exemplify the high level of quality service we are proud to provide.  Primrose of Cheyenne is a wonderful example which all of our retirement communities around the country should strive to follow.”

In addition to the title, Primrose of Cheyenne received a monetary award which will be shared among the employees.

Primrose Retirement Community of Cheyenne, located at 1530 Dorothy Lane, consists of four townhome villas, 40 independent living apartment homes, and 40 assisted-living apartment homes.

Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C., headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality independent and assisted living communities across the country and specializes in personalized services and resident-focused care.

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

Primrose of Casper Named Community of the Year

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2017

CASPER, WY – Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C. has named Primrose of Casper one of its Retirement Communities of the Year.  The announcement was made on April 5th, during the company’s annual Leadership Conference in Austin, TX.

Executive Director Eileen Ford and Regional Director of Operations Melanie Soupir

Executive Director Eileen Ford and Regional Director of Operations Melanie Soupir

“The Casper Primrose has continued to be one of our best performing communities,” said Primrose Retirement Communities President BJ Schaefbauer.  “More importantly, the staff there exemplify the high level of quality service we are proud to provide.  Primrose of Casper is a wonderful example which all of our retirement communities around the country should strive to follow.”

In addition to the title, Primrose of Casper received a monetary award which will be shared among the employees.

Primrose Retirement Community of Casper, located at 1865 South Beverly Street, consists of 36 Independent Living apartments, 32 Assisted Living apartments, and 20 Townhome Villas.

Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C., headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality independent and assisted living communities across the country and specializes in personalized services and resident-focused care.

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