Monthly Archives: August 2017

Autumn Edgington Named Memory Care Director of Nursing at Primrose Retirement Community of Rogers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 24, 2017

ROGERS, AR – Primrose Retirement Community of Rogers has hired Autumn Edgington to be the Director of Nursing for their memory care services.  She began in July, and in this role, Edgington will guide and oversee the overall care of memory care residents and, in conjunction with Executive Director Chris Clifton, manage the nursing staff.  She will also ensure compliance with all necessary regulations.

Autumn Edgington

Autumn Edgington

Edgington has a degree in nursing from Merrac College in San Diego, CA.  The United States Army veteran brings with her experience working in surgical settings, obstetrics and gynecology, labor and delivery, geriatrics, obstetrics, and memory care.

“I came to Primrose, in part, because I wanted to be a part of the new culture being created here,” Edgington said.  “Opening a new community is exciting, and I very much looking forward to serving our residents and staff in my new position,” she added.

“We are excited to have Autumn on board,” said Executive Director Chris Clifton.  “She is already an asset to our team and we look forward to accomplishing great things together,” he added.

Primrose of Rogers, located at 650 Dodson Road, consists of 50 assisted living apartments, 24 memory care apartments, and 24 townhome villas.

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

Julie DeCalonne Named Director of Nursing at Primrose Retirement Community of Mishawaka

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 22, 2017

MISHAWAKA, IN – Primrose Retirement Community of Mishawaka has hired Julie DeCalonne as their new Director of Nursing.  In this role, she will guide and oversee the overall care of residents and, in conjunction with Executive Director Leah Bennett, manage the nursing staff.  DeCalonne, who began in her position on July 17, will also ensure compliance with all necessary regulations.

Julie DeCalonne

Julie DeCalonne

DeCalonne is a graduate of Ivy Tech in Madison, IN, and is currently attending Western Governors University in pursuit of a Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing.  She has worked in long-term care the majority of her nursing career, but also has experience in psychiatric nursing and in surgical units.

I love seniors, and as soon as I toured Primrose I knew I wanted to be a part of helping these residents live their lives to the fullest,” said DeCalonne.  “I think I bring a caring, servant heart to this amazing team – and I will do whatever to help serve our residents and staff,” she added.

Primrose Retirement Community of Mishawaka is located at 820 Fulmer Road.  The community consists of 36 independent living apartment homes, 40 assisted living apartment homes, and eight townhome villas.

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

Kevin Spaugh Named Executive Director at Primrose Retirement Community of Anderson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 22, 2017

ANDERSON, IN – Primrose Retirement Community of Anderson has hired Kevin Spaugh to be their new Executive Director. He began his duties on July 10th, and in this capacity, Spaugh will oversee the day-to-day operations of the community.

Kevin Spaugh

Kevin Spaugh

Spaugh is a graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management. He has experience in skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care environments.

“Primrose is located in my home town, and it has a wonderful reputation as a premier provider of senior living in Madison County,” said Spaugh. “I am honored to serve here, and excited to work with such wonderful residents and staff,” he added.

“We’re very excited to have Kevin in his new role,” said Primrose Regional Operations Manager Hervey Lawrence. “His enthusiasm and drive will help Primrose continue in our mission of providing an amazing experience for our incredible residents. We’re confident that he and his team will do great things for Primrose of Anderson.”

The Primrose of Anderson Community, located at 1118 W. Cross St., consists of 8 townhome villas, 36 independent living apartment homes, and 32 assisted-living apartment homes, and 24 memory-care apartment homes.

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