Employee Spotlight: Mark Ingle, Plant Maintenance Director

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The NorthPointe Woods Leadership team has proven experience and a solid commitment to helping seniors find residential solutions that enable them to live life to the fullest. Each week in August and September, we are introducing a different team member whose leadership, dedication and welcoming presence help make NorthPointe Woods an exceptional choice for independent senior living or assisted living.

Mark engages in best practices to keep our operations, including facilities management and emergency preparedness, conducted at the highest level. Testing and troubleshooting fire systems, generators, and other mechanical systems/equipment, plus overseeing repairs in common areas and apartments are just a few of the key tasks on his priority list. With more than 30 years’ experience in construction and trade management as well as plant maintenance at NorthPointe Woods, Mark is uniquely qualified to effectively serve the community and residents.

Employee Spotlight: Lorene Frisbie, Director of Human Resources

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The NorthPointe Woods Leadership team has proven experience and a solid commitment to helping seniors find residential solutions that enable them to live life to the fullest. Each week in August and September, we are introducing a different team member whose leadership, dedication and welcoming presence help make NorthPointe Woods an exceptional choice for independent senior living or assisted living.

Lorene wears a few important hats. She has over 34 years of human resources experience and is charged with making sure NorthPointe Woods is staffed with employees who love the senior living environment and are passionate about working with residents. She is also the Business Office Manager, handling all the administrative functions for residents and the community. When asked how she feels about her role at the community, she said, “Working within senior living has been the most rewarding and humbling profession I have experienced.”

 

Employee Spotlight: Kristen Miller, Director of Life Enrichment

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The NorthPointe Woods Leadership team has proven experience and a solid commitment to helping seniors find residential solutions that enable them to live life to the fullest. Each week in August and September, we are introducing a different team member whose leadership, dedication and welcoming presence help make NorthPointe Woods an exceptional choice for independent senior living or assisted living.

Planning a calendar of events and activities that targets mind, body and soul— while appealing to a population of seniors with diverse interests—can be a challenge. But Kristen loves the opportunity and has demonstrated a passion for the task from day-one, when she joined NorthPointe Woods in 2013 as Life Enrichment Assistant. She was promoted to Director of Life Enrichment in 2016 and continues to successfully keep residents engaged through life-enriching activities and events, as well as meeting the transportation needs of residents.

 

Employee Spotlight: Shelly Button, Director of Environmental Services

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The NorthPointe Woods Leadership team has proven experience and a solid commitment to helping seniors find residential solutions that enable them to live life to the fullest. Each week in August and September, we are introducing a different team member whose leadership, dedication and welcoming presence help make NorthPointe Woods an exceptional choice for independent senior living or assisted living.

Shelly joined the NorthPointe Woods team more than 20 years ago when the community opened. She retired her 15-year residential cleaning business and took the job, perhaps most importantly because her grandparents would be living here! Since then, Shelly’s in-laws have become residents, and her parents may someday, too. According to the Director of Environmental Services, her staff’s role is to make life better for everyone. It’s clear based on her dedication to her own team and the residents, she’s doing just that.

Employee Spotlight: Greg Schiesser, Director of Dining Services

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The NorthPointe Woods Leadership team has proven experience and a solid commitment to helping seniors find residential solutions that enable them to live life to the fullest. Each week in August and September, we are introducing a different team member whose leadership, dedication and welcoming presence help make NorthPointe Woods an exceptional choice for independent senior living or assisted living.

Imagine having a chef with more than 25 years of experience and countless culinary awards to his credit, who provides not just delicious but nutritious food. That’s what residents have come to expect under the leadership of the community’s Director of Dining Services. According to Chef Greg Schiesser, “Bringing people together through food is what we do. I think they can taste that I put my heart, soul and love into it.” Regardless of dietary requirements or taste preferences, NorthPointe Woods’ executive chef always has an irresistibly tasty choice on the menu.

Employee Spotlight: Erika Sandin, Director of Health Services

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The NorthPointe Woods Leadership team has proven experience and a solid commitment to helping seniors find residential solutions that enable them to live life to the fullest. Each week in August and September, we are introducing a different team member whose leadership, dedication and welcoming presence help make NorthPointe Woods an exceptional choice for independent senior living or assisted living.

Since taking on the role of Director of Health Services at NorthPointe Woods, Erika, an experienced Licensed Practical Nurse, has made a difference. She’s worked closely with the nursing team to expand and enhance the health services that residents receive, as well as working to maintain exceptional quality of care. Her reasons are simple: “I have always heard great things about this community. The care staff has an exceptional reputation, but what really drew me in and inspired me to head up the team were the residents. They were so relaxed and welcoming. It felt like I was joining a family.”

Employee Spotlight: Ron Monte, Executive Director

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The NorthPointe Woods Leadership team has proven experience and a solid commitment to helping seniors find residential solutions that enable them to live life to the fullest. Each week in August and September, we are introducing a different team member whose leadership, dedication and welcoming presence help make NorthPointe Woods an exceptional choice for independent senior living or assisted living.

Ron has been in the hospitality business his entire career. For the first 30 years, he held executive positions with a leading global hotel management company. During this time he managed new and distressed hotel properties in 10 states. Over the past seven years, he has applied that experience and knowledge to executive positions in senior living—most recently heading up operations for NorthPointe Woods. According to Ron: “I love finding solutions to the housing needs of seniors. It’s truly rewarding. The residential lifestyle options and supportive care available at NorthPointe Woods make that part of my job easier. I’ve always said: Difficult we do today. Impossible just takes a little longer. We’re here to help—today and tomorrow.”

NorthPointe Woods Spring Move-In Special

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NorthPointe Woods Spring Special

Make a deposit on one of our lovely assisted living residences between now and June 30 for fresh savings. Customize your move-in package today and enjoy up to $2,300 in savings!

At NorthPointe Woods, you’ll enjoy private residences, chef-prepared meals, professional care, and a full array of services and amenities in a friendly and comfortable community that will exceed your expectations from the start.

Call 269-964-7625 or email Michelle or Melanie to schedule your virtual tour today! 

 

 

 

Opening Up Our Community

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Federal and state governments are releasing plans to reopen the economy to essential business. While this is an encouraging sign to our country’s response to COVID-19, please know this process will be taken thoughtfully at NorthPointe Woods. We will implement a three-phased approach when reopening our community. Decisions for each phase will be based on state and regional criteria, advice from public health officials, and the health status of our community.

We are all looking forward to the day when we can resume our lives as a community and gather with our friends, yet the health and safety of our residents and employees must remain our highest priority. From the beginning, we have taken on this challenge as a marathon rather than a sprint. There are no short cuts or easy answers to how we reduce our risk to COVID-19 and it’s as important as ever that we continue to remain focused on protecting ourselves and supporting each other.

In the upcoming weeks, and until further notice, NorthPointe Woods will continue to follow the heightened precautionary measures currently in place. These practices include following social distancing protocol and restricting non-essential visitors. We understand the risks posed to our community from COVID-19 and remain committed to our processes. We’ll only begin to shift our protocols after we know our community is no longer at risk, and with careful consideration of the guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and local and state health departments. As the situation develops, and we make changes to our protocols, residents, employees and families will be notified first —but to reiterate, we will not be modifying our precautionary measures at this time.

Thank you for your patience, your support, and for embodying that hopeful spirit that NorthPointe Woods is known for as we continue to navigate this process together. For more information about COVID-19 and our response to COVID-19, go to https://www.lcsnet.com/covid-19-update/.