Golden Pond Assisted Living located at 50 West Main Street in Hopkinton recently welcomed in their new Executive Director Dr. Barry Zeltzer. Dr. Zeltzer brings with him to Golden Pond over 20 years of industry experience. "I have approximately 20 years of experience in elder care administration, I have a PHD in Gerontology and I've done a lot of work with the memory impaired and developing programs to improve the quality of life. I find it fascinating to come on board to an organization such as Golden Pond, to work with the community and develop partnerships so we can bring in creative programming to help people age in place."
The staff at Golden Pond is excited to have Barry Zeltzer aboard, the staff likes the fact that the new Executive Director is hands on and gets to know his employees and the residents. "He actually walked into the kitchen and said good morning, he went out of his way to say good morning to little old me, I find that was quite nice of him, he's very hands on." commented Chef Kelsey Smith. "CNA Home Health Aid" Michaela Murphy and "Assistant Dining Room Manager" Allison Decoff also enjoy how Dr. Zeltzer goes out of his way to interact with the staff and residents. Murphy commented; "he's come into the dining room for lunch and he sat down with the residents and talked to them over meals and asked them how everything is going."
"Health and Wellness Director" Marilyn McLean has been with Golden Pond about 8 years and is excited to be part of Dr. Zeltzer's team; "I'm excited everyday to come to work, it's sort of like being in high school and you're tired but you don't want to miss anything so you don't take any days off." "Sales & Marketing Senior Director" Kris Leardi is looking forward to enhancements in the Golden Pond programming; "he's a person that we feel has tremendous vision for the future of Golden Pond, his focus is primarily programming...to really enhance our programs so that each part of our community benefits by his experience and knowledge, bringing in outside resources that we haven't tapped into but also really using our staff and utilizing them to the best of their abilities, I think he has a lot of enthusiasm and excitement for what's ahead for Golden Pond and what we're trying to do here."
Dr. Zeltzer praised the dedication, work ethic and commitment of his staff, in addition to enjoying working with the Golden Pond team, Dr. Zeltzer takes pleasure in interacting with the residents; "My favorite part about the work that I do is being with the residents, enjoying their smiles and trying to do whatever I can too make a difference in their quality of life."
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