Sweetwater of Billings Hires New Executive Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 18, 2016

BILLINGS, MT – Sweetwater Retirement Community of Billings has promoted Rhonda Olson to be their new Executive Director.  Olson was formerly the Sales Director at Sweetwater and she began her duties as Executive Director on October 18th.  In this capacity, Olson will oversee the day-to-day operations of the community.

Rhonda Olson

Rhonda Olson

Olson, a Licensed Practical Nurse, brings with her 25 years of healthcare experience including eight years in case management and utilization review, five years in skilled nursing and rehab, and two years of sales experience as a licensed realtor.

“I love working with seniors,” Olson said.  “I am most excited to be able to help them in their transition to retirement living.  I enjoy getting to know new people and developing new friendships,” she added

Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C., headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality memory care, independent living, 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 Newburgh Hires New Memory Care Director of Nursing

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 1, 2016

NEWBURGH, IN – Primrose of Newburgh has hired Tonya Pitt as their new Memory Care Director of Nursing.  She began her duties on September 19th and in this role Pitt will guide and oversee the overall care of residents and, in conjunction with Executive Director Carla Grimwood, manage the nursing staff.  She will also ensure compliance with all necessary regulations.

Tonya Pitt

Tonya Pitt

Pitt has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Western Kentucky University and an associate degree in nursing from Columbia State Community College.  She has worked in the healthcare industry for 20 years, including four years in hospice care and nine years in psychiatric nursing.

“I look forward to getting to know all of or residents and going above and beyond to provide a person-centered approach to care,” Pitt said.  “I have tremendous respect for the knowledge, heart, and commitment that the Primrose team brings to the table each and every day,” she added.

Primrose Retirement Community of Newburgh is expected to be open in the spring of 2017.  When open, the retirement community expects to employ 50-60 people.

Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C., headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality independent living, assisted living, and memory care 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 Newburgh Hires New Assisted Living Director of Nursing

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 1, 2016

NEWBURGH, IN – Primrose of Newburgh has hired Trina Greenwell as their new assisted living Director of Nursing.  She began her duties on September 26th and in this role Greenwell will guide and oversee the overall care of residents and, in conjunction with Executive Director Carla Grimwood, manage the nursing staff.  She will also ensure compliance with all necessary regulations.

Trina Greenwell

Trina Greenwell

Greenwell has been in nursing for 28 years, 23 of which was spent as a Director of Nursing in both long term care and assisted living before joining Primrose of Newburgh.  “It is exciting being a part of opening a retirement community of this type,” Greenwell said.  “I am most excited to be part of our residents’ lives and to bring a person-centered care approach for our senior population,” she added.

Primrose Retirement Community of Newburgh is expected to be open in the spring of 2017.  When open, the retirement community expects to employ 50-60 people.

Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C., headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality independent living, assisted living, and memory care 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 Rogers Hires New Executive Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

ROGERS, AR – Primrose Retirement Community of Rogers has hired Chris Clifton to be their Executive Director.  In this capacity, Clifton will oversee the day-to-day operations of the community – which is currently under construction.

Chris Clifton

Chris Clifton

Clifton studied accounting at the University of Arkansas and brings with him 20 years of experience in both hotel management and senior living sales.  “I came to Primrose because I love working with seniors and I greatly admire the Primrose culture,” Clifton said.  “I look forward to seeing the community serve seniors in and around the Rogers area,” he added.

Primrose of Rogers is expected to be open in 2017.  It is being built by CR Crawford and financed by Bear State Bank.  When open, the retirement community expects to employ approximately 50 people.

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 Austin Hires New Director of Nursing

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

AUSTIN, MN– Primrose Retirement Community of Austin has hired Lexy Smith to be their new Director of Nursing.  In this role, Smith will guide and oversee the overall care of residents and, in conjunction with Executive Director Annette Ross, manage the nursing staff.  She will also ensure compliance with all necessary regulations.

Lexy Smith

Lexy Smith

Smith attended Rasmussen College and obtained her associates degree in nursing and is now pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing through Western Governors University.  “I am excited to be at Primrose,” Smith said.  “I look forward to helping the residents here to receive the quality care that they deserve,” she added.

Primrose Retirement Community of Austin, located at 1701 22nd Avenue SW, consists of 40 independent living apartment homes and 24 assisted-living apartment homes.

Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C., headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality independent living, assisted living, and memory care 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 Austin Hires New Sales Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

AUSTIN, MN– Primrose Retirement Community of Austin has promoted former Life Enrichment Coordinator Rebecca Earl to the position of Sales Director.  In this capacity, Earl will oversee all marketing and sales efforts, as well as public relations events and community outreach, for Primrose of Austin.

Rebecca Earl

Rebecca Earl

Earl worked in sales and accounting for the Austin Bruins junior hockey team before coming to Primrose.  She studied professional communications and emerging media at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  “I am excited to help grow our community,” Earl said.  “I plan to bring much dedication and hard work to this team and so happy to be part of such a welcoming atmosphere full of great people,” she added.

“We are very excited to have Rebecca as our Sales Director.” said Primrose Executive Director Annette Ross.  “She will bring a great deal of passion and energy for our residents. I have no doubt that Rebecca will help take Primrose to the next level.”

Primrose Retirement Community of Austin, located at 1701 22nd Avenue SW, consists of 40 independent living apartment homes and 24 assisted-living apartment homes.

Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C., headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality independent living, assisted living, and memory care 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 Anderson Hires New Memory Care Director of Nursing

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

ANDERSON, IN. – Primrose Retirement Community of Anderson has hired Erin Shidler to be Director of Nursing for their memory care services.  She began her duties on August 17th.  In this role, Shidler will guide and oversee the care of residents and, in conjunction with Executive Director Carey Richardson, manage the nursing staff.  She will also ensure compliance with all necessary regulations.

Erin Schidler

Erin Schidler

Shidler, who began her duties at Primrose on August 17th, is a graduate of Ivy Tech School of Nursing in Kokomo.  She brings with her experience in long-term care and behavioral health settings.  “I came to Primrose because I truly feel they have the best interests of both residents and staff at heart,” Shidler said.  “I look forward to all the ways our team will be able to make a difference in our residents’ and families’ lives,” she added.

The Primrose of Anderson Memory Care Community, located at 2101 N. Madison Avenue, consists of 24 memory care suites.  It features a number of amenities including an enclosed exterior courtyard, numerous flower beds, walking paths, a coffee bar, train depot, beauty salon, and devotional chapel to name a few.

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 Hires New Director of Nursing

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

LANCASTER, OH – Primrose Retirement Community of Lancaster has hired Maura Helser to be their Director of Nursing.  She began her duties on August 30th and in this role Helser will guide and oversee the care of residents and, in conjunction with Executive Director Marie Wisecarver, manage the nursing staff.  She will also ensure compliance with all necessary regulations.

Maura Helser

Helser became a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1995 and a Registered Nurse in 1997 through her studies at Hocking College.  She began working at Fairfield Medical Center in1998 and was there for 18 years before coming to Primrose.  “I am so excited about being at Primrose,” said Helser.  “The nursing staff is passionate about our residents and their well-being and I am looking forward to being a part of such a great team,” 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.

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 Newburgh Hires New Sales Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2016

NEWBURGH, IN – Primrose of Newburgh has hired Sharon Ridener as their new Sales Director.  Ridener began her duties on August 15th and will oversee all marketing and sales efforts, public relations events, and community outreach.

Sharon Ridener

Sharon Ridener

Ridener brings over 20 years of experience in the healthcare field with her to Primrose.  She has worked in memory care, transitional care, assisted living, independent living, skilled nursing, rehab care and acute care.  “I am most excited about forming new relationships with the great people at Primrose and being a part of a new community,” Ridener said.  “The culture of this company and its dedication to service and excellence made the decision to join the Primrose team an easy one for me,” she added.

Primrose Retirement Community of Newburgh will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care services and is expected to be open in the spring of 2017.  When open, the retirement community expects to employ approximately 30 people.

Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C., headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality independent living, assisted living, and memory care 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 Council Bluffs Hires New Executive Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2016

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA. – Primrose Retirement Community of Council Bluffs has hired Paul Larsen to be their new Executive Director.  He began his duties on August 1st and in this capacity Larsen will oversee the day-to-day operations of the community.

Paul Larsen

Paul Larsen

Larsen earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Morningside College and a master’s degree in healthcare operations management from Nebraska Methodist College.  He is a US Navy Reservist and worked for the Council Bluffs Community School District as their Operations Manager and Larsen Painting as a Project Manager before joining Primrose.

“Everyone was so friendly when I first visited Primrose that I immediately wanted to work here,” said Larsen.  I knew I could grow as a person at Primrose because of the amazing opportunities they provide,” he added.

Primrose Retirement Community of Council Bluffs, located at 1801 East Kanesville Boulevard, consists of 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.