Cathy O. Schumacher, the new Executive Director of Saratoga Retirement Community
Nov. 12, 2012
-- (Saratoga, California) – Saratoga Retirement Community, a 37-acre, not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in the Silicon Valley, is pleased to announce that Cathy O. Schumacher, RN, BSN, MBA, has been appointed to the position of Executive Director.
Ms. Schumacher earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Portland, Oregon, and acquired her Master of Business Administration degree from California State University Long Beach. For the last 10 years, she has worked in retirement community management, first as Director of Nursing, then Risk Manager, and finally as Executive Director of a not-for-profit CCRC in southern California. Previously, she served as a nurse for 17 years, including a position as lead and staff nurse at Torrance Memorial Medical Center in southern California, and later worked for seven years in her own geriatric care management firm.
Why did she choose Saratoga Retirement Community? “I was looking for a new challenge on a larger campus, one that would bring my family closer to our extended family in northern California,”
says Cathy Schumacher. “I had been watching the growth of Pacific Retirement Services in the western states for years, and I was excited when this opportunity became available. As I toured the Saratoga Retirement Community campus, I could see that nothing had been spared or overlooked. It is amazingly well-developed, and the spirit of the residents is very vibrant and engaged.”
“We were impressed by Ms. Schumacher’s credentials and experience,”
says Debbie Rayburn, Chief Health Care Officer for Pacific Retirement Services, Inc., the company that manages Saratoga Retirement Community. “To have a candidate of her caliber with an expertise in geriatric care is a plus we hadn’t hoped to find.”
Ms. Schumacher says, “I was very impressed that residents were so involved in the hiring process, as were the managers of all departments. I’ve liked everyone I’ve met at PRS and Saratoga Retirement Community, and from the beginning I’ve felt that comfortable feeling one experiences when you know that your skills and the community’s needs are a good match.”
Saratoga Retirement Community offers a full complement of senior living and care on its campus located at 14500 Fruitvale Avenue, in Saratoga, CA 95070. For more information, call (408) 741-7194 or (800) 996-3467 and visit www.retirement.org/
saratoga. About Saratoga Retirement Community (SRC)
This pet-friendly, 37-acre Continuing Care Retirement Community is a stunning place to live, with the Santa Cruz Mountains in view and the culture of historic Saratoga nearby. Residents are friendly and energetic, enjoying spacious cottages and apartment homes, spa-style amenities, expanded fitness and wellness programs, delicious cuisine by an Executive Chef, and the assurance of healthcare on campus. SRC offers Residential Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation. People can enjoy all the benefits of Continuing Care, or move directly into the higher levels of care for monthly rent. SRC is owned by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (no membership required).