Essie Noble

Essie Noble Joins Solstice Senior Living as Regional Vice President of the Southern Region

In college, Essie Noble set out to become a Doctor, as the desire to help people had always been at the forefront of her mind, however she quickly realized she was called to help seniors in a different way. She fell into an operations position for a home health company where she worked with seniors and she immediately knew this was her passion. Noble held a sales role for a time, but she missed that resident connection that inspired her to get into senior living in the first place, she knew she was meant to be on the operations side of things, making a difference and engaging with the residents. Noble has now been at Solstice for a month and it feels like a natural fit for her, she is also thrilled to be working with Steven Flynt, COO at Solstice, and the rest of their dedicated leaders.

With more than 12 years’ experience, Noble has led sales and operations efforts in a variety of industries, including non-medical home care, home health and senior living. She comes to Solstice from Brookdale Senior Living, where she supported upward of 15 communities with sales and marketing initiatives.

While Noble’s new responsibilities are vast, she says ultimately it boils down to, “making sure the residents have an amazing experience at Solstice.” Noble enjoys visiting communities, engaging with residents, and supporting staff members however they may need. Noble has been fortunate to have inspirational mentors along her career path in senior living, and she wants to follow in their footsteps, training and mentoring teams and taking care of the people that take care of the residents’ day in and day out. Noble will serve as the head of operations for Solstice communities in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Texas.

Noble joined the Solstice team at a unique time in the industry that has helped her set her first goal, returning to a sense of normalcy within their communities. She and her teams are eager to reinstate resident life and the residents are thrilled to be together again and participating in some of their favorite outings and activities. Noble also has goals to empower and educate her staff, aiding in their success and career growth is something that is extremely important to her. “I love to educate, I love giving people the tools they need to execute their goals,” says Noble. She believes that outside the box thinking is important, and now is an incredible opportunity to take a new spin on the way things have always been done.

“We are thrilled to welcome Essie Noble to our growing leadership team,” said Collette Gray, president and chief executive officer of Integral Senior Living and Solstice Senior Living. “I’m confident that Essie’s experience and unique approach will be valuable assets for our teams in the South region. Her impressive experience in health care and senior living will be a great asset to our communities, and I’m excited to see how her leadership will benefit our Solstice team.”

Noble is most excited to make an impact with Solstice’s independent living residents, as she previously spent time in other areas of senior living. She is eager to learn, dive in, and provide residents with positive and meaningful experiences. Her new role allows her to cultivate relationships with residents, families, and staff, something for which she is extremely grateful and excited about.

Dr. Naveed

Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Launches CKD Management Program

RICHMOND, Va.— Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center has launched a Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Management Program under the direction of Sajid Naveed, MD, MRCP, medical director. Located at 1776 Cambridge Drive in Richmond, the 190-bed skilled nursing facility provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care.

Canterbury’s new CKD management program provides specialized care and services to patients with CKD and related diagnoses, aiming to preserve kidney function and prevent further decline through a balance of treatment and education. This includes protocols to reduce symptoms, decrease disability, increase quality of life and promote independence. 

In addition to consults with Dr. Naveed and other board-certified specialists, Canterbury’s CKD program features diabetic management, health coaching and dietary education, on-site pulmonary rounding, and routine medical management of associated co-morbidities, among other services and therapies. On-site hemodialysis will be available soon.

“Canterbury continues to expand its range of specialty offerings, introducing programs like this to meet area healthcare needs,” noted Nikki Gachot, regional director of market development at Marquis Health Consulting Services, which supports Canterbury. “Dr. Naveed is working closely the facility’s dedicated care team, focusing on the often-complex needs of those with chronic kidney disease to ensure the best possible outcome for each patient.”

Canterbury is committed to serving as a healthcare resource for area residents. Together with Marquis, it has established a resource library of physician-curated content, addressing many topics of interest for families of patients and the larger community. The library and more information on the skilled nursing facility can be found at

Based in Brick, N.J., Marquis Health Consulting Services is a highly skilled and vision-driven nursing home consulting company currently supporting Mid-Atlantic and New England facilities totaling nearly 4,500 skilled nursing and assisted living beds.    

Alex Markowits

Alex Markowits, President & CEO at Spring Hills Senior Communities, Discusses Expansion Program.

Alex Markowits is no stranger to providing quality care, in fact he says it “was ingrained in his DNA.” He grew up surrounded by a family that was focused on helping others and giving to vulnerable populations. After college, he became a licensed nursing home administrator and he worked with turn-around specialists who would go in and improve nursing homes that weren’t being run properly. In 2000, Markowits and his family had a unique opportunity to raise money and save a community that was going to have to close, saving all of the employees jobs with it, and turn it into assisted living. Fast forward to now, and Markowits is continuing to aspire and create programs that contribute to the highest level of care with Spring Hills Population Health System.

Spring Hills Population Health includes the design, delivery, coordination, and payment for high-quality health care services using the best resources available, including accountable care organizations (ACOs), risk stratification methods, patient registries, and patient-centered medical home and other models of team-based care. Markowits says, “there is a big push to improve efficiency and outcomes while providing patient centered care. We believe that quality of life is just as important as quality of care.”

Though the last year has been challenging in senior living, Markowits believes it has allowed the industry to focus on critical changes that need to be made and allowed powerful ideas and initiatives to come to fruition. He says, “everything needs to align in order to provide and create transformational change.” Spring Hills intends to grow the program by engaging data consultants and partnering with health systems and payers, care specialists, and social service providers. Its team will leverage technologies that streamline communications and care provision to provide comprehensive population health services to patients enrolled in the program.

Aside from their population health plans, Spring Hills is eager to focus on building new communities and bringing existing communities into the future. At Spring Hills, “we believe the most precious thing that you can’t buy, is time, if we are able to give you the best quality of life and care, we are giving you time,” says Markowits. He and his team are leading by example, encouraging residents, staff, and the public to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations. Their pharmacy partnership has allowed easy access to vaccinations for all of their residents and Spring Hills has put focus on providing answers and assurance for people who may have questions or feel uncertain. One of Spring Hills main goals moving forward is to combat the isolation COVID-19 brought on by utilizing technology and cultivating meaningful engagement.

Markowits is enthusiastic about the future of Spring Hills and their Population Health Management Program and hopes that it helps to fix a healthcare system that is broken. While currently focused on building programs in New Jersey, Spring Hills intends to scale its population health management program to support the provision of health care across the organization’s care continuum. They are always continuing to look at evolving and groundbreaking opportunities to put into practice within their communities.


Watercrest Senior Living Group Celebrates the Promotion of Michelle Miller to Executive Director of Pelican Landing Assisted Living and Memory Care

VERO BEACH, Fla., — Watercrest Senior Living Group is thrilled to announce the promotion of Michelle Miller to Executive Director of Pelican Landing Assisted Living and Memory Care in Sebastian, Fla.  Michelle will lead Pelican Landing as former Executive Director, Kim Sviben advances in her career to Watercrest’s Area Director of Operations.

Michelle joined the Watercrest family in 2019 as Assistant Executive Director of Watercrest St. Lucie West, where she successfully supported community growth and established strong relationships with her team and resident families.  During her leadership, Miller created a company-wide reputation for her enthusiasm, dedication, and embodiment of Watercrest’s commitment ‘to welcome, to care, to serve.’

“Michelle not only has years of nursing management and compliance experience, but she leads with a servant heart, always prioritizing her team and her community,” says Angela Bowden, Regional Director of Operations for Watercrest Senior Living Group. “With her excellent team building skills and infectious personality, we are confident Michelle will lead Pelican Landing with great success.”

Michelle brings 22 years of nursing experience to her role, as well as service in the U.S. Army where she spent four years in Military Intelligence as a Korean Linguist, Electronic Warfare Signal Interceptor Specialist.  As Executive Director of Pelican Landing, Michelle will maintain the community’s exceptional industry presence since being awarded ‘Best Assisted Living Community’ two years in a row by the Hometown News.

“Not since being in the military, have I felt the true camaraderie and family spirit that I feel at Watercrest,” says Michelle Miller. “Watercrest allows us to get to the heart of what really matters, our people, and gives us the opportunity to be collaborators carrying out a larger mission and honoring the residents with the best care possible.”

Ideally located at 13085 US Highway 1, Pelican Landing offers 63 assisted living and 26 memory care apartments with attractive accommodations and outstanding care. The neighboring area offers diverse retail and residential neighborhoods, the Sebastian River Medical Center, and a charming riverfront district with unobstructed views of the intra-coastal waterway.  For information, call 772-581-0366.

About Watercrest Senior Living Group
Watercrest Senior Living Group was founded to honor our mothers and fathers, aspiring to become a beacon for quality in senior living by surpassing standards of care, service and associate training. Watercrest senior living communities are recognized for their luxury aesthetic, exceptional amenities, world-class care, and innovative memory care programming offering unparalleled service to seniors living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. A certified Great Place to Work, Watercrest Senior Living Group specializes in the development and operations management of assisted living and memory care communities and the growth of servant leaders.  For information, visit

Dr. Michael Dambeck

Crest Pointe Introduces Physiatry Services, Earns 5-Star CMS Ratings

POINT PLEASANT, N.J.,  – Crest Pointe Rehabilitation & Healthcare Centerthis winter has enhanced its specialized rehabilitation focus with the introduction of Physiatry Services under the direction of Michael Dambeck, DO. The Point Pleasant skilled nursing facility also recently earned 5-star overall quality and 5-star quality measures ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – a testament to its next-level services and patient care.

Physiatry services – also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) services – blend pain treatments and physical therapy with the goal to help patients avoid surgery. This physician-led, “whole body” approach at Crest Pointe centers on designing, coordinating and overseeing customized rehabilitation therapies for patients while managing their medical conditions, including co-morbidities. The program is tailored for individuals with a range of diagnoses and rehab needs.

Board certified in PM&R, Dr. Dambeck earned his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship in internal medicine at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Dambeck completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where he was the chief resident.

Crest Pointe developed its Physiatry Services offering with Marquis Health Consulting Services, which supports the facility. “Crest Pointe’s Physiatry programming will maximize its rehab services and support the aim to ensure the best possible outcome for each patient,” said Marquis’ Pam Montemurno, regional director of market development. “Dr. Dambeck is known for his expertise in physiatry and will work closely with Crest Pointe’s dedicated on-site clinicians; the team is lucky to have him.”

Montemurno credits the quality of care and customer service at Crest Pointe as key factors for the facility’s 5-star overall quality and 5-star quality measures ratings. The overall quality rating is based on ratings for health inspections, staffing and quality measures. The quality measures component examines data on 15 different physical and clinical measures, including long- and short-term stays, for residents.

“Crest Pointe has partnered with the region’s top healthcare providers in developing its specialty programming, assembling a medical oversight team of the best of the best; all are highly-regarded for their medical expertise and caring manners,” added Montemurno. In addition to Physiatry Services, recent introductions include Cardiac Care and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Management offerings, with others in development.
Crest Pointe also is in the midst of a 3,000-square-foot building expansion to house a new therapy gym, featuring state-of-the-art equipment, including a smart car to help patients simulate actual daily living skills during the rehabilitation process. Construction, which began in fall 2020, is well underway.

Located at 1515 Hulse Road, the 118-bed Crest Pointe provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care. Blending top-quality care with small town charm and warmth, the facility offers patients a scenic place to rehab and recover, as many patient rooms feature views of the scenic Point Pleasant Canal.

Crest Pointe is committed to serving as a healthcare resource for the community. Together with Marquis, it has established a resource library of physician-curated content, addressing many topics – including physiatry – of interest for families of patients and the larger community.

Based in Brick, N.J., Marquis Health Consulting Services is a highly skilled and vision-driven nursing home consulting company currently supporting Mid-Atlantic and New England facilities totaling nearly 4,500 skilled nursing and assisted living beds.

Ricardo Romero

Kisco Senior Living Hires Ricardo Romero as Executive Director at Drake Terrace

San Rafael, Calif., – Drake Terrace, a Kisco Senior Living community, is pleased to announce Ricardo Romero as its new executive director. Romero brings more than 13 years of senior living experience to his new role. Romero has held multiple positions at senior living communities across the Bay Area, including business office manager, concierge manager and activities director. He previously served as the resident relations director at Byron Park, a sister community to Drake Terrace.

“I started working part-time as a server at a senior living community while I was in school,” said Romero. “I wasn’t sure what career path I was going to take, but I didn’t think it would be within the senior living industry. That quickly changed for me. I realized I felt a special connection to the residents and knew this was not only the job for me, but it was a calling. Since then, I’ve worked in various departments within senior living communities, which has helped me understand how everything works together. My end goal was to always be an executive director, and it is rewarding to know I have accomplished that.”

Romero joined Kisco Senior Living in 2019. As executive director at Drake Terrace, he oversees the daily operations of the community and provides support to each department. His goal is to meet and exceed company expectations and ensure the needs of each resident and individual in the community are met by providing exemplary service in a warm and welcoming environment.

“Kisco is a fantastic company that stays true to its principles, values and beliefs,” said Romero. “I am grateful to work for this company, and that they trusted me to lead the way at Drake Terrace. In my new role, I want to continue to learn and provide the place best for residents, their family members and associates. The associates have been warm and welcoming, and I know when I walk into the community, I am walking into a family not a job. These are challenging times, but Kisco Senior Living has handled the pandemic remarkably well, and everything they have done has been for the health and safety of residents and associates.”

“We’re excited to welcome Ricardo to the Drake Terrace family,” said Leandra Negrete, vice president of operations at Kisco Senior Living. “We couldn’t ask for a better leader to help us continue to provide outstanding service and quality of care to seniors. He has a wonderful understanding of Kisco’s values since he previously served seniors at Byron Park. He has unmatched senior living industry experience, and we look forward to seeing what he is going to accomplish at Drake Terrace.”

Kisco Senior Living owns and operates 21 communities located in California, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Utah and Hawaii.


Drake Terrace, a Kisco senior living community, offers a continuum of care with luxurious independent and assisted living as well as memory care apartments tucked in the hills of San Rafael, California. Providing a variety of amenities, residents enjoy chef-prepared meals, concierge services, state-of-the-art wellness programs, transportation services, and intellectually stimulating events and activities. The community boasts a vibrant and active lifestyle, which allows residents to continue learning and growing in an enriching environment with easy access to entertainment and medical services in San Francisco; the wine country and fine food of Sonoma; and the beauty of Santa Rosa.

Drake Terrace embraces Kisco Confidence, our unique approach and philosophy centered on giving residents and associates peace of mind knowing that our communities deliver on safety and security, trust and transparency, health and wellbeing and a 5-star lifestyle experience. For more information, please call (628) 888-0806 or go to

Lisa Gaudioso, VPO of Phoenix Senior Living

Lisa Gaudioso Joins Phoenix Senior Living as Vice President of Operations

Lisa Gaudioso was first introduced into the senior living world when she was working in Medicare certified home healthcare throughout New England. Her experiences led her to apply for her first Executive Director position, Jesse Marinko, now CEO and President at Phoenix,  hired her and welcomed her into the world of senior living. Lisa has now come full circle and is ecstatic to be back working with Marinko at Phoenix Senior Living. “Being here is like coming home,” says Gaudioso.

In her new role, her main focus is to spend time developing field operation by collaborating with regional leadership and Executive Director teams. She handles day to day operations and is starting her work by creating a strong foundation for her communities. Her short-term goals include helping teams navigate through the unknown and partner with risk management teams to follow COVID-19 protocols and precautions. Phoenix has implemented numerous safety measures throughout the pandemic such as enhanced screening, temperature checks, and following the state and federal guidelines in place.

Long-term, Gaudioso says, “we plan to be the leading provider in senior care in the South East. We are focused on growth and building a strong foundation so we can replicate the Phoenix model and open communities in other states.” Resident care is always at the forefront of Gaudioso and Phoenix’s mind, and they strive to provide top of the line patient centered care every day.

“When it comes to a loved one, everything matters. We want to have meaningful and personalized interactions with residents and their families. Sometimes it is easy to forget the little things, but often times the little things mean the most,” she says.

Especially amidst the pandemic, Gaudioso says the most rewarding part of her job is the thank you’s she receives on a daily basis. She is constantly overwhelmed with appreciation and gratitude for how thankful her residents, their families, and staff have been during this time. Though it has been a challenging year, Gaudioso believes that the demand for senior living will grow as people realize it is the safest place for their loved one to be. To meet this upcoming demand, Phoenix has plans for growth and development in the upcoming years.

Gaudioso is thrilled to be joining the Phoenix Senior Living team and is grateful she was drawn to senior living from her previous occupation. She went from having little experience in the field, to Vice President of Operations, and is confident this is where she is meant to be. Caring for the residents and providing them the quality of life they deserve is infinitely rewarding for not only Gaudioso, but her entire Phoenix team.

Waltonwood Cary Parkway Announces New Move-In Coordinator and Life Enrichment Manager

CARY, N.C., – Waltonwood Cary Parkway, a family-owned senior living community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care, is pleased to announce Sintayehu Lenahan as the new independent living life enrichment manager and Matthew Delgado as its new move-in coordinator. Lenahan brings more than two years of experience to her new role. She most recently worked in the assisted living and memory care neighborhoods at Waltonwood Cary Parkway. Lenahan sees this new position as a great opportunity to grow as a person and find creative ways to keep residents active and engaged.

“When I was in school, I had to do a project with a senior living company, and I fell in love with the industry,” said Lenahan. “I never expected a project to turn into my career, but I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I love to interact with the residents and associates and learn about them and what they’ve done in their lives. I feel very lucky that I have been able to work in all three neighborhoods at Waltonwood Cary Parkway. Life enrichment is such an important job. We have to continue to find creative ways to engage residents, especially now with an adjustment due to the pandemic. Our team has been instrumental in finding new ways to bring joy to residents. Whether it’s in-room activities, balcony sing-a-longs or socially distant happy hours, the change has been worth it. I look forward to growing in this new role and seeing what I will be able to accomplish in my new position.”

Helping seniors transition to their new homes is Matthew Delgado as the move-in coordinator at Waltonwood Cary Parkway. With a background in the moving industry, Delgado will provide residents and their families with all the essentials to ensure a smooth transition into the community. In his previous role, he worked with seniors and enjoyed hearing their stories and helping them through the moving process. Delgado says he had a fantastic relationship with his grandparents and knows working in senior living is his calling.

“I am excited to help seniors in the Triangle-area move into their forever home,” said Delgado. “I love that Waltonwood is a family-owned company. You can feel it in the atmosphere when you’re in the community. Each resident will remember your name and check in on you, and it warms your heart. This position has brought out the best in me, and I look forward to learning more about the industry and sharing my knowledge with others.”

“We’re thrilled to add two passionate associates to our team,” said Brian O’Hara, executive director. “Sinta and Matthew are energetic and enjoy coming to work each day. They have a fantastic understanding of our core values and know that at the end of the day our hearts are with helping residents and redefining what senior living offers. It has been a challenging year for us all, but I am proud of what our team has been able to accomplish, and I look forward to seeing what Sinta and Matthew can achieve.”


Waltonwood Cary Parkway offers seniors a dignified, individualized community where residents can thrive. The community offers independent living cottages, and independent, assisted living and memory care apartments in studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans, creating a continuum of care where residents can enjoy an active lifestyle and receive care if they need it. The community offers many engaging amenities, including a theater, therapy pool, putting green, garden view lounge and private courtyards throughout its acreage. Residents receive the most up-to-date advances in senior living, including the specially designed Forever Fit program and life enrichment programing.

Singh is a family-owned company and for more than 45 years they have remained multifaceted in real estate development, with a strong foundation in luxury apartments, commercial properties, land development, high-end single-family homes and, for 30 years, senior living communities which have been branded “Waltonwood.” The vertical integration of the company, which provides for development, construction, finance and management under one umbrella, allows Singh to be poised for new opportunities in expanding markets. All projects are wholly owned by Singh and continue to be owned and managed by Singh.

The company is headquartered in West Bloomfield, MI and has regional offices in Cary, NC. Learn more about Singh and its Waltonwood communities at If you are interested in learning more about Waltonwood Cary Parkway, please visit or call 919-275-0983.

Dr. Paul Reinbold

Acts Chief Medical Director Receives Award for Lifetime Achievements in Long-Term Care

Fort Washington, PA,– Acts Retirement-Life Communities is pleased to announce that Paul Reinbold, MD.,CMD, has received the prestigious Berman Award for his lifetime achievements to the practice of long-term care. The Berman Award, named in honor of Dr. Joseph Berman, is given annually by the Mid-Atlantic Medical Director’s Association to exemplary physicians who have devoted their careers and made significant contributions to the long-term care continuum.

Dr. Reinbold’s involvement in long-term care spans more than 25 years. In March 2020, Dr. Reinbold was appointed as Vice President and Chief Medical Director for Acts Retirement-Life Communities, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit senior living organizations serving nearly 10,000 residents. He previously served as the Corporate Medical Director and Clinical Operations Advisor to the CEO at Integrace, in Sykesville, Maryland, prior to its affiliation with Acts Retirement-Life Communities. He has also served as Chief of the Medical Staff for the University of Maryland-Shore Medical Center Easton and as the Medical Director of multiple long-term care facilities.

Dr. Reinbold is certified as a Medical Director by the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Delaware, a Medical Degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

The new Chelsea at Greenburgh, Westchester County, NY

Enhanced Care and Luxury Emphasized at the new Chelsea at Greenburgh Assisted Living Residence in Westchester County

GREENBURGH, N.Y.,– Chelsea Senior Living’s newly completed Chelsea at Greenburgh, a luxury senior living residence, brings state of the art design, lifestyle and enhanced care features to today’s older Americans seeking more than just an apartment and three meals a day.

The three-story community will offer Assisted Living and Memory Care. It is located at 715 Dobbs Ferry Road on the former site of Frank’s Nursery. Final licensing by the NY Department of Health is expected any day, which will clear the way for new residents to move in. However, reservations are being taken now.

“This building has surpassed our expectations,” said Roger Bernier, President and Chief Operating Officer of Chelsea Senior Living. “Our team has spent the last two years forging partnerships with the Westchester senior community, first responders and care givers. We are happy to take our place here and look forward to providing an outstanding experience for our residents.”

“With robust safety protocols in place, we are able to provide a safe experience for visitors to help ensure the health of our residents and staff,” said Diane Mandracchia, Executive Director of the Chelsea. “We are providing safe, in-person tours with social distancing and other precautions. The health and safety of our residents and staff will be our Number One priority going forward.”

In addition to modern amenities like a bistro, club room, art studio, salon, sports lounge, theater, fitness/rehab room and a separate dining room and program room for Memory Care residents, The Chelsea at Greenburgh will offer specialized services for residents with Enhanced Care needs. These services include, but are not limited to, assistance with injectable medications, complex diabetes management, assistance with walking and stairs, chronic urinary or bowel incontinence and admission to a hospice program. All care is supervised by a registered nurse who is on call 24/7.

“Making these enhanced care services available allows our residents to age in place in a homelike setting without frequent trips to hospitals and doctors,” said Ms. Mandracchia. “There’s a need for these services in assisted living and we are happy to provide them.”

Chelsea Senior Living operates 21 senior living communities in New York and New Jersey. The Chelsea brand has been associated with superior senior housing and care for 30 years. More information can be found at or 1-877-CHELSEA.