Photo: Janice Donald, Executive Director at The Lodge at Grand Junction Senior LivingGRAND JUNCTION, Colo.  — The Lodge at Grand Junction Senior Living has named Janice Donald as executive director, where she will oversee operations and ensure a high quality of care at the newly opened senior living community in Grand Junction. As executive director, Janice will be responsible for organizing, staffing, planning and coordinating the wellness-centered lifestyle at the community.

“Janice has a wealth of experience in hospitality, wellness and senior care, and we know residents and families will trust in her to deliver quality, compassionate care for individuals needing assistance to maintain an active, purposeful life. We are very excited that Janice has joined our team,” said Kevin Putman, Senior Vice President of WellAge Senior Communities.

Janice brings more than a decade of senior living experience to her role at The Lodge. Most recently, she served as Director of Assisted Living at HighPointe Assisted Living and Memory Care in Denver, where she oversaw the community’s caregiving services and compliance. She has also worked in senior living communities in Washington, Arizona and Illinois.

In addition to her extensive professional background, Janice’s wide range of relevant education in senior care, including a Bachelor’s in Speech Communications and certifications in geriatrics, caregiving and dementia care, provide a valuable foundation for her responsibilities as executive director at The Lodge at Grand Junction. She also has extensive experience in hospitality, formerly serving as a general manager for respected hospitality venues in San Francisco and Big Sur, Calif.

The Lodge at Grand Junction includes 48 apartments, consisting of 36 assisted living residences, available as studios or one-bedroom apartments, and 12 memory care studios in a separate, secure neighborhood setting. Services and care plans are tailored to residents’ interests and needs, with an emphasis on resident-centered wellness that engages the social, spiritual and physical components of a fulfilling lifestyle. The community is managed by WellAge Senior Communities, a respected Colorado company focused on senior living.

Individuals interested in learning more about floor plan options, wellness programs, pricing, and comprehensive services and amenities at The Lodge at Grand Junction are encouraged to contact staff or visit the community. The Lodge at Grand Junction is located across the street from St. Mary’s Regional Hospital at 2656 Patterson Road in Grand Junction.