Category Archives: Award Recipients

Primrose of Rapid City Named Community of the Year

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2017

RAPID CITY, SD – Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C. has named Primrose of Rapid City 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.

“The Rapid City 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 Rapid City is a wonderful example which all of our retirement communities around the country should strive to follow.”

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

Primrose Retirement Community of Rapid City, located at 224 E. Minnesota Street, consists of

48 Independent 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 Mankato Named Community of the Year

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2017

MANKATO, MN – Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C. has named Primrose of Mankato 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 Carol Armendariz

Regional Director of Operations Tami Hemshrot and Executive Director Carol Armendariz

“The Mankato 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 Mankato is a wonderful example which all of our retirement communities around the country should strive to follow.”

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

Primrose Retirement Community of Mankato, located at 1360 Adams Street, consists of 34 Independent Living apartments and 23 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 Decatur Named Community of the Year

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2017

DECATUR, IL – Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C. has named Primrose of Decatur 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 Leslie Strohl and Regional Director of Operations Hervey Lawrence

Executive Director Leslie Strohl and Regional Director of Operations Hervey Lawrence

“The Decatur 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 Decatur is a wonderful example which all of our retirement communities around the country should strive to follow.”

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

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.

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 Duluth Named Community of the Year

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2017

DULUTH, MN – Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C. has named Primrose of Duluth 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 Nancy Saari

Regional Director of Operations Tami Hemshrot and Executive Director Nancy Saari

“The Duluth 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 Duluth is a wonderful example which all of our retirement communities around the country should strive to follow.”

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

Primrose Retirement Community of Duluth, located at 724 Maple Grove Road, consists of 44 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 Mt. Pleasant Named Community of the Year

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2017

Mt. PLEASANT, WI – Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C. has named Primrose of Mt. Pleasant 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 Tracie Minorik

Regional Director of Operations Tami Hemshrot and Executive Director Tracie Minorik

“The Mt. Pleasant 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 Mt. Pleasant is a wonderful example which all of our retirement communities around the country should strive to follow.”

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

Primrose Retirement Community of Mt. Pleasant consists of 36 independent living apartment homes, 40 assisted living apartment homes, 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 Names Marilyn Johnson Executive Director of the Year

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2017

MANSFIELD, OH – Primrose Retirement Communities has named Mansfield Executive Director Marilyn Johnson as Primrose Executive Director of the Year.  The announcement was made on April 5th during the company’s annual Leadership Conference in Austin, TX.

Primrose Founder Jim Thares , Mansfield Executive Director Marilyn Johnson , and Primrose President BJ Schaefbauer

Primrose Founder Jim Thares , Mansfield Executive Director Marilyn Johnson , and Primrose President BJ Schaefbauer

Johnson has served as the Executive Director of Primrose of Mansfield since 2015.  In the role of Executive Director, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the entire community and acts as a resource and leader for the Mansfield Primrose team.

“Primrose is an excellent company to work for, and I am honored to hold the position that I do,” said Johnson.  “It takes a whole team to be successful and our residents, families, and employees help to make Primrose a very special place,” she added.

“People like Marilyn are the kind of leaders that have helped make Primrose the great success that it is today,” said Primrose Retirement Communities President BJ Schaefbauer.  “Each member of the team plays an important role in our mission here at Primrose, but it’s the job of our Executive Directors to guide each community as they seek to provide the highest levels of service to our residents.  Marilyn has embodied the mission of Primrose and we are all honored and fortunate to have her on our team.”

Primrose Retirement Community of Mansfield, located at 1301 Millsboro Road, 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 Names Carol Armendariz Executive Director of the Year

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2017

MANKATO, MN – Primrose Retirement Communities has named Mankato Executive Director Carol Armendariz as Primrose Executive Director of the Year.  The announcement was made on April 5th during the company’s annual Leadership Conference in Austin, TX.

Primrose Founder Jim Thares , Mankato Executive Director Carol Armendariz, and Primrose President BJ Schaefbauer

Primrose Founder Jim Thares , Mankato Executive Director Carol Armendariz, and Primrose President BJ Schaefbauer

Armendariz has served as the Executive Director of Primrose of Mankato since 2014.  In the role of Executive Director, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the entire community and acts as a resource and leader for the Mankato Primrose team.

“Primrose is an excellent company to work for, and I am honored to hold the position that I do,” said Armendariz.  “It takes a whole team to be successful and our residents, families, and employees help to make Primrose a very special place,” she added.

“People like Carol are the kind of leaders that have helped make Primrose the great success that it is today,” said Primrose Retirement Communities President BJ Schaefbauer.  “Each member of the team plays an important role in our mission here at Primrose, but it’s the job of our Executive Directors to guide each community as they seek to provide the highest levels of service to our residents.  Carol has embodied the mission of Primrose and we are all honored and fortunate to have her on our team.”

Primrose Retirement Community of Mankato, located at 1360 Adams Street, consists of 34 independent living apartments and 23 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 Names Lexi Adams Scholarship Award Recipient

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2017

ZANESVILLE, OH – Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C. has named Lexi Adams of Zanesville as a recipient of their annual $1000 Education Scholarship.  The formal announcement was made on April 5th during the company’s annual Leadership Conference in Austin, TX.

Zanesville Executive Director Shala Steinman and Lexi Adams

Zanesville Executive Director Shala Steinman and Lexi Adams

Adams is attending Ohio University in Zanesville and working toward a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She would like to be either a nurse practitioner or a specialist in geriatric care or oncology. While maintaining solid grades, Lexi holds down two jobs and plays softball at the university. This scholarship would help her to get one step closer to her goal of becoming a nurse. She wants to help others achieve their wellness by contributing her service to others needing her assistance. “Working at Primrose has allowed me to be a more compassionate and caring person,” Adams said.  “My experiences at Primrose have influenced me to want to work in the geriatric field,” she added.

The Primrose Education Scholarship award is given annually, and this year there were three employees chosen to receive it.  The other two scholarship winners were Kelsey Padget, from Grand Island, NE and Jennifer McDaniel, from Cheyenne, WY.

Primrose Retirement Community of Zanesville, located at 4212 North Pointe Drive, consists of 36 Independent Living apartments, 32 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 Names Jennifer McDaniel Scholarship Award Recipient

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2017

CHEYENNE, WY – Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C. has named Jennifer McDaniel of Cheyenne as a recipient of their annual $1000 Education Scholarship.  The formal announcement was made on April 5th during the company’s annual Leadership Conference in Austin, TX.

Cheyenne Executive Director David Sheppard and Jennifer McDaniel

Cheyenne Executive Director David Sheppard and Jennifer McDaniel

McDaniel is working toward a degree in Child and Adolescent Development from Southern New Hampshire University. Once she completes her bachelor’s degree, she would like to pursue a master’s degree in elementary education. She feels her time with Primrose has been a blessing and that it was a perfect fit with being able to work part-time in the evening and attend classes full-time during the day. “Working in housekeeping, I still get to see and take care of all the residents that I love so much, it’s just in a slightly different way,” said McDaniel.  “This scholarship will help to alleviate the financial strain of pursuing my dream,” she added.

The Primrose Education Scholarship award is given annually, and this year there were three employees chosen to receive it.  The other two scholarship winners were Kelsey Padget, from Grand Island, NE, and Lexi Adams, from Zanesville, OH.

The Primrose of Cheyenne Community, 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 Names Kelsey Padget Scholarship Award Recipient

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2017

GRAND ISLAND, NE – Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C. has named Kelsey Padget of Grand Island as a recipient of their annual $1000 Education Scholarship.  The formal announcement was made on April 5th during the company’s annual Leadership Conference in Austin, TX.

Grand Island Executive Director Tonya Van Pelt, Kelsey Padget, and Regional Director of Operations Tom Brown

Grand Island Executive Director Tonya Van Pelt, Kelsey Padget, and Regional Director of Operations Tom Brown

Padget attends Central Community College in Grand Island and is working on her goal to receive an Associate Degree in Nursing. She would like to work in a hospital setting and her career goal after college is to become an emergency room nurse. She has always enjoyed helping people and she knows that every day will be different and something totally new.  Kelsey has had to overcome several hardships throughout her life, but these have shaped her into a hard worker and someone who appreciates her family. “I have learned to appreciate the little things and not to take anything for granted,” she said.

The Primrose Education Scholarship award is given annually, and this year there were three employees chosen to receive it.  The other two scholarship winners were Lexi Adams, from Zanesville OH, and Jennifer McDaniel, from Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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.