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Experienced Director Returns to Benchmark's Tatnuck Park at Worcester
Holden Resident and Memory Care Expert, Jennifer LaCroix, Now Leading Worcester Senior Living Community
At Tatnuck Park, LaCroix is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations, concentrating on its Mind & Memory approach for those with Alzheimer's and dementia. This specially designed, award-winning program cares for the whole person and provides the activities, engagement and security needed to ensure residents feel comfortable and successful every day.
LaCroix has over 20 years of experience in assisted living, memory care and hospitality, including more than 13 years with Benchmark. She is a Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) and Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) as recognized by Argentum, the national assisted living association. She received the prestigious Circle of Leadership Award from the National Assisted Living Federation of America (now Argentum) in 2012. Originally from New Hampshire, LaCroix attended Keene State College where she majored in broadcast journalism. She lives with her husband and daughter in Holden, Mass.
"Jennifer's leadership brings an even greater level of excellence to Tatnuck Park at Worcester," says Bobbi Miller, Regional Director of Operations for Benchmark. "She is incredibly skilled at bringing together all the pieces that are necessary to ensure our residents, families and associates thrive."
"One of the highlights of my career has been working with the amazing team and families at Tatnuck Park, so I'm extremely excited to be able to return to this role," says LaCroix. "Benchmark's Mind & Memory approach is second to none, so, as a dementia practitioner, it's very rewarding to see and be part of the positive changes our residents make every single day."
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Based in Waltham, Mass., Benchmark is a leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast. Founded in 1997 by Tom Grape, Benchmark operates 56 senior living communities offering independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer's care and continuing care in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. In 2018, Benchmark was certified as a Great Place to Work by the Great Place to Work Institute and became the first senior living organization and only the fifth Massachusetts-
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