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60+ years of senior living leadership

For generations, Rockwood has been guided by our core mission: to create caring places that enrich the lives of seniors. Everything we do here is designed to promote a lifetime of wellness, and to create a community where seniors enjoy a full and vibrant life each and every day.

Part of what sets Rockwood apart is our dedication to being a nonprofit Life Plan community with local ownership and leadership, and the fact that residents have a strong voice in setting the direction of the community.

Our philosophy

At Rockwood our mission is purposefully specific. By focusing on enhancing the lives of our residents, we’ve achieved unity of purpose both in the day-to-day operations of our staff and in our long-term planning for our communities. Being person-centered isn’t a catchphrase or marketing language to us, it’s core to what we do and it’s why our two communities exist.

Our staff places a premium on active listening and interaction so that we can better get to know and adapt to each resident and their needs. By really connecting with residents and families, we form important bonds that facilitate a more caring environment. And we take pride in knowing that we have served three generations of families, and we look forward to the generations to come.

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Rockwood Residents Foundation

Philanthropy has always been core to the mission of Rockwood. In 1990, a group of residents formed the Rockwood Residents’ Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises funds and governs the use of those funds across Rockwood’s communities. Follow the link below to learn more about the Foundation and how it impacts the lives of our residents.

Our leadership

Andrew Gorton

General Manager

Michelle Duke

Director of Dining and Life Enrichment

Tom Bishop

Director of Environmental Services

Dan DeBoise

Executive Director of Health and Wellness

Katie Hagara

Director of Resident Services

Candace Frasher

Marketing Consultant, Forest Estates

Shelbi Smith

Marketing Consultant, The Towers

Cheri Baker

Transitional Care Consultant

Connie Vidger

Director of Spiritual Care

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