The Residences at Wingate Strengthens Leadership Team with New Executive & Resident Care Directors

Maria Lastoria Selected as New Executive Director & Claire Preece, LPN as Resident Care Director
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NEEDHAM, Mass. - Sept. 4, 2014 - PRLog -- Needham, MA–The Residences at Wingate (, Needham’s only 5-star senior living community, today announced that Maria Lastoria has been appointed as the community’s new Executive Director and Claire Preece, LPN as Resident Care Director. Together, Lastoria and Preece bring more than 42 years of senior living and healthcare industry experience to The Residences at Wingate.

Lastoria will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations for the community, including resident care and wellness, activities, sales, marketing, dining and maintenance. She joins Wingate Healthcare from LCB Senior Living in Norwood, MA where, for the past four years, she was Regional Director of Operations overseeing six properties. Over the last 24 years she has established a track record of proven operating success, resident satisfaction and deficiency-free surveys. Before joining LCB, Lastoria held management level positions for Maloney Properties, Atria Senior Living, and Brookdale Assisted Living. She lives in Abington, MA.

Preece has over 18 years of senior living and healthcare industry experience and will be directly responsible for overseeing and implementing resident services, including screenings, assessments and care plan development. Prior to joining Wingate, Preece served as a Resident Care Director for several assisted living communities, including Norumbega Point Assisted Living in Weston, MA, Whitcomb House and Draper Place. As a Licensed Practical Nurse, her experience includes working as a nurse for assisted living, Alzheimer’s care and skilled and long-term care communities. A resident of Milford, Preece is certified in Habilitation Training and IV Therapy.

“Maria and Claire are tremendous assets to our newest community,” said Scott Schuster, Founder & President of Wingate Healthcare. “The Residences at Wingate offers all the conveniences and amenities of residential living and peace of mind for those who require assistance with activities of daily living.  Maria and Claire’s experience and expertise are well suited for the high level of hospitality and service for which Wingate is known.”

Recently named the Region’s #1 Retirement Living Residence by Hometown Weekly readers, The Residences at Wingate is located adjacent to the Wingate at Needham skilled care center at 235 Gould Street offering hospitality and healthcare all on one campus. The luxurious 91-unit independent living, assisted living and memory care community offers exceptional amenities including rental apartments with underground parking, restaurant-style and outdoor dining, a Wellness Center, concierge services, start-of-the-art security and much more, all in a comfortable, modern setting.

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About Wingate Healthcare

Wingate Healthcare has been owned and operated by the Schuster family for over 25 years. Drawing on their long history in the New England medical community and a desire to help meet the critical needs of families in Massachusetts and New York, Wingate is the Northeast’s premiere provider of healthcare and hospitality for seniors. The Schuster’s are committed to enhancing the lives of others which has led to the creation of Hospitality Homes, Operation P.E.A.C.E., The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University and a number of other charitable organizations and events. For more information, visit

Carol Arnold
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