Personal Care | Memory Care
Lisa discovered her passion for the elderly at the age of 16 while working as a waitress in a nursing home and knew right away that she wanted to make it her career. Shortly after graduating from Saint Joseph’s University, she began working in a skilled care setting and became a licensed nursing home administrator. She switched to personal care twenty years ago and has been working at The Residence at Glen Riddle since the construction phase in 1996. She is proud of the fact that she knows each and every one of her residents on a personal level. She credits her passion for the elderly to the wonderful relationship she had with her grandparents while growing up. In her free time, Lisa enjoys playing with her dogs, cooking for her husband and sons, bike riding and kayaking.
Joeylynn has been working at The Residence at Glen Riddle since the construction phase in 1996. She is often credited as the glue that keeps the place together and has worked hands-on in every department at the community. She can always be counted on to do whatever needs to be done with accuracy and efficiency. Her door is always open to the residents and their families, who can often be found in her office. When not at work, Joeylynn enjoys relaxing by the pool and vacationing at the Jersey shore.
Ashley has worked part time as a personal care aid at The Residence since 2008 in addition to working fulltime in a medical practice while pursuing a degree in Communications and in 2014 transitioned to fulltime in this role. She is a familiar favorite with all of the residents and their family members. When not working, Ashley enjoys dancing, shopping and playing with her Boston Terrier, Petey.
Helene joined The Residence at Glen Riddle in the summer of 2013 bringing more than 20 years of experience in the field of sales and marketing. Each day she looks forward to working with new families to help them discover how The Residence can provide the services and support they desire in order to maintain the quality of life they deserve. When not working, Helene enjoys cooking, music, entertaining and is a bit of a wine connoisseur.
Melissa joined The Residence at Glen Riddle in 2013 and previously worked in Community Relations in both Delaware and Chester counties for most of her career. She is no stranger to working with and for the elderly. Her background includes assisted living, personal care, home health and hospice. She graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in journalism. Personal life experiences brought her to working with seniors; a vocation that she finds very rewarding. When not at work, Melissa enjoys spending time with her son, Jonah, watching movies and teaching Zumba.
Amy began working at The Residence at Glen Riddle in April of 2013. Like her mother before her, she is a born caregiver and nurturer. She fulfilled her dream of becoming an RN after raising her three children and is enjoyable to have as a part of our community community. Her “resident first” way of thinking is evident in everything that she does. When not at work, Amy enjoys walking, exercising and spending time with her family.
Brittany has worked at The Residence at Glen Riddle in memory care since March of 2011. Brittany has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Neumann University and puts it to good use in this position. She loves her residents and is looking forward to enhancing their Illuminations experience thru tailored preferences. When not at work, Brittany enjoys charity walks, traveling, dancing and just about anything outdoors.
Connie was initially hired in 1998 as the business office manager. Though efficient at her job, it soon became apparent that her skills and talents were being wasted and that she would have a greater impact of the lives of our residents as the Activities Director. It is not unusual to find 45 residents participating in daily meditation in the living room. She has taught the residents to reach beyond their expectations and explore their possibilities. Connie, herself an artist, attended Moore College of Art. She has had a varied career as a massage therapist, musician and small business owner. She is a reiki master and while not at work enjoys traveling and spending time by the sea.
Ken has been working at The Residence since 2004. Prior to working here, he worked at a continuing care retirement community and a private club in Philadelphia. He gets lots of satisfaction interacting with the residents and catering to their specific needs. When not at work, Ken enjoys professional sports and especially enjoys watching his son who plays in the NBA.
Tom is no stranger to working with seniors. Prior to joining the staff at The Residence at Glen Riddle, he worked for several other large senior living communities. Tom is very dedicated to this community which is evidenced by his willingness to be here at any hour, day or night, to resolve a building concern. He takes pride in working hard to ensure that the building is kept in great shape and is also chairman of the Safety Committee. When not at work Tom enjoys putting out fires as a volunteer fireman, playing softball, watching all the local sport teams and spending time with his two teenage children.