Monthly Archives: March 2018

Primrose of Anderson Hires New Memory Care Director of Nursing

ANDERSON, IN – Primrose Retirement Community of Anderson has hired Ashley Craig to be Director of Nursing for their memory care services.  She began her duties on February 12.  In this role, Craig will guide and oversee the care of residents and, in conjunction with Executive Director Kari Alcorn, manage the nursing staff.  She will also ensure compliance with all necessary regulations.

Ashley Craig

Ashley Craig

Craig is a 2007 graduate of Ball State University.  She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing and has worked in hospitals and as a visiting nurse throughout the region since her graduation.  “I came to Primrose because I truly believe in their mission and vision,” Alcorn said.  “It is a blessing to come to work each day knowing that I am valued as a person and as a professional,” she added.

“We are very excited to have Ashley on the team.” said Primrose Executive Director Kari Alcorn.  “She brings a great deal of passion and energy for our prospective residents, and I have no doubt that Ashley will help take Primrose to the next level.”

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.

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

Primrose of Pueblo Hires New Director of Nursing

PUEBLO, CO– Primrose Retirement Community of Pueblo announces that Dawn Jones has joined the team as Director of Nursing. In this role, Jones will guide and oversee the overall care of residents and, in conjunction with Executive Director Glinda MacKenzie, manage the nursing staff.  She will also ensure compliance with all necessary regulations.

Dawn Jones

Dawn Jones

Jones has nursing experience in both home health and long-term care settings.  She is also a former senior living Executive Director.  “I look forward to bringing a wealth of experience and a great love for seniors with me to Primrose,” Jones said.  “I have always heard great things about Primrose, and I was clear to me from the moment I first visited that this was the place for me,” she added.

“We are very excited to have Dawn on the team.” said Primrose Executive Director Glinda MacKenzie.  “She brings a great deal of passion and energy for our prospective residents, and I have no doubt that Dawn will help take Primrose to the next level.”

Primrose Retirement Community of Pueblo consists of 39 Independent Living Apartments, 40 Assisted Living Apartments and 20 townhome villas.

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

Primrose of Wausau Hires New Director of Nursing

WAUSAU, WI – Primrose Retirement Community of Wausau has hired Cynthia Fish to be their new Director of Nursing.  In this role, Fish will guide and oversee the overall care of residents and, in conjunction with Executive Director Kathy Jamison, manage the nursing staff.  Fish, who began working at Primrose on February 26, will also ensure compliance with all necessary regulations.

Cynthia Fish

Cynthia Fish

Fish brings 41 years of nursing experience with her to Primrose, including experience in dementia care, rehab, and hospice.  “At this point in my career, I thought Primrose would be a perfect fit,” Fish said.  “I have a compassion for seniors and a real desire to help residents maintain their highest level of independence for as long as possible.  I’m very much looking forward to helping make a difference in their lives,” she added.

“We are very excited to have Cynthia on the team.” said Primrose Executive Director Kathy Jamison.  “She brings a great deal of passion and energy for our prospective residents, and I have no doubt that Cynthia will help take Primrose to the next level.”

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.

Primrose of Shawnee Hires New Sales Director

SHAWNEE, OK – Primrose Retirement Community of Shawnee has hired Nicole Tolbert to be their new Sales Director.  She began her duties in January.  In this capacity, Tolbert will oversee all the marketing and sales efforts, as well as public relations events and community outreach, for Primrose of Shawnee.

Nicole Tolbert

Nicole Tolbert

Tolbert has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University and brings sales and marketing experience in home health, hospice, and senior living with her to Primrose.  “When I first visited Primrose, I felt the love and compassion our staff has toward our residents and one another,” Tolbert said.  “I knew from that day that Primrose was where I wanted to be,” she added.

“We are thrilled to have Nicole on our team,” said Bobbie Lerew, 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 Shawnee,” she added.

Primrose Retirement Community of Shawnee, located at 1905 N. Bryan Avenue, consists of 36 independent living apartments, 40 assisted living apartments, and four townhome villas. The community opened in 2013.

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

Primrose of Kansas City Hires New Executive Director

KANSAS CITY, MO – Primrose Retirement Community of Kansas City has hired Rod Clark to be their new Executive Director.  He began his duties in February, and in this capacity, Clark will oversee the day-to-day operations of the community.

Rod Clark

Rod Clark

Clark was the Dining Services Director at Primrose of Kansas City starting in 2014 until becoming Executive Director in February.  He studied criminal justice and human behavior in college and has also completed coursework in the field of human relations.

“My first few years at Primrose have been wonderful,” said Clark.  I have truly found the company I want to retire from, and I am blessed to have the opportunity to be the Executive Director here,” he added.

“We’re very excited to have Rod in his new role,” said Primrose Regional Operations Manager Tom Brown.  “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 Kansas City,” he added.

Primrose of Kansas City is located at 8559 North Line Creek Parkway, and consists of 72 independent living apartment homes, and 37 assisted-living apartment homes.

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

Primrose of Rapid City Hires New Executive Director

RAPID CITY, SD – Primrose Retirement Community of Rapid City has hired Jordan Murphy to be their new Executive Director.  He began his duties in January, and in this capacity, Murphy will oversee the day-to-day operations of the community.

Jordan Murphy

Jordan Murphy

Murphy has a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in healthcare administration.  He brings two years of experience as an Executive Director in an assisted living setting with him to Primrose.  “I am excited to be working for such a well-respected organization,” Murphy said.  “Primrose has a set of core values that align with my own,” he added.

“We are thrilled to have Jordan on our team,” said Bobbie Lerew, a Regional Operations Manager with Primrose.  “His love for the senior population is evident, and we are looking forward to a great future here in Rapid City,” she added.

Primrose Retirement Community of Rapid City, located at 224 E. Minnesota Street, consists of 48 Independent Living apartments.

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