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Waltonwood Lake Boone, a family-owned senior living community, is pleased to announce Allison O’Shea as executive director. O’Shea brings 15 years of senior living experience to the community. O’Shea started as an activity director at a memory care community, and her passion for serving seniors and their families blossomed from that experience. She has held multiple positions including business office coordinator, assistant executive director, and previously served as executive director of a different senior living community in North Carolina. As executive director at Waltonwood Lake Boone, she oversees the daily operations and future direction of the community, which is expected to open in May. O’Shea says residents can expect an experienced management team that will provide the best service, care and hospitality for all residents.

“I am excited to be a part of the Waltonwood family. The communities are well known in the senior living industry, and they have an awesome reputation when it comes to how they treat residents and associates,” said O’Shea. “Being able to build my own management team helps me ensure I have the best of the best in each department. Our residents will be proud to call our community home. We are in a fantastic location in Old Raleigh with activities for the residents to enjoy. Working in senior living is rewarding, and I am glad I stumbled upon this field after college. I graduated from Belmont Abbey College in Charlotte with a degree in therapeutic recreation and thought I would work with children. However, when I started working with seniors, I realized this is where I need to be. I love bonding with residents and learning their life stories. It’s fascinating to hear where they’ve been and what they’ve accomplished in life. I look forward to opening our doors later this year.”

With a full continuum of care in a luxurious atmosphere, the community offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care apartments to suit individual needs, allowing residents an improved and relaxed quality of life. The community provides amenities and services, including movie theater, library, post office, salon, 24-hour emergency maintenance and secure, monitored entries. Residents will live better by participating in the community’s Forever Fit programs, which allow residents to stay active and motivated. Waltonwood Lake Boone works with residents, family members, physicians and other health care professionals to ensure all residents receive the right care to preserve their independence and safety.

“We are committed to providing a warm and caring quality of life for residents while remaining innovative through modern advances in senior living,” O’Shea continued. “I have extensive training and knowledge of dementia, and in the past I have provided many support groups for families going through challenges associated with this disease. I have many goals and fresh ideas I want to bring to the community to make Waltonwood Lake Boone the place to live in the Raleigh-Durham area.”

“Allison is a wonderful asset to our team, and we know she will do fantastic things in our Lake Boone community,” said Randy LeMaster, regional director of operations at Waltonwood Senior Living. “Her knowledge of the industry and the Raleigh area is a huge benefit, and we admire her ability to connect with residents and family members. She has proven herself as a leader, and I know she will work hard to ensure that each resident receives the best care and lifestyle in a safe and secure environment. She is the right person for the job and will thrive in this new role.”

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