When she came to the Shepherd community in Pooler, Georgia, Terrie Matthews packed three important things: A big smile, a lifelong love of helping people and a healthy working knowledge of Led Zeppelin, the Supremes and AC/DC. Yes, she’s a rocker. Well, more accurately, a singer. Originally from Nottinghamshire, England, which is famous for its proximity to Robin Hood’s Sherwood Forest, Matthews has been an entertainer for as long as she can remember.
It's no surprise that Teri Burke wanted to work at Shepherd. She and the people at Shepherd both believed there had to be a better way to do senior living – and together, they've found it. As General Manager of Shepherd Living at The Range, a new Shepherd community in Madison, Alabama, set to open in the fall, Burke is in a great position to make a difference. She intends to make the most of it.
Like others who have come to work at Shepherd, it was a personal brush with “old school” assisted living that convinced Robert Todd people deserved better. But at the time he wasn’t sure what that “better” could be...
It's a simple idea — donate teddy bears to give to police officers so they can later give them to children. But the meaning of the teddy bears can be very important for the children receiving it. For some children, police officers are present when there is a crisis situation and the toy is a way to provide a sense of comfort. The people at the Countryside Lakes Assisted Living Community have been collecting new teddy bears in order to help Port Orange police officers have stuffed animals they can hand out.
Shepherd Living at The Range, an upscale 124-resident senior community, today announced their newest installation with the leading producer of design and technology-driven wellness and fitness equipment, Technogym. The community, offering spa-like living on roughly 14 acres in Madison, Alabama, is slated to open this coming December.
The high-profile cities that line both coasts aren’t the only places where the development of new seniors housing product is proving to be a smart investment. Less populated areas are also welcoming new communities that are designed and operated just like those facilities opening in popular urban markets.