VERO BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Watercrest
Senior Living Group proudly announces the promotion of outstanding
Shepherd to the role of Vice President of Creative Program
Development. Shepherd steps into his new position this month as he
simultaneously supports the opening of another assisted living and
memory care community, namely Pelican
Landing, one of three brands owned and operated by Watercrest
Senior Living Group.
Shepherd joined the Watercrest team in December of 2013 as an
accomplished program director previously serving both assisted living
and skilled nursing residents by providing life enrichment programming.
In his previous role as Director of Creative Programming for Watercrest,
Shepherd excelled in creating community connections such as educational
initiatives with Rollins College STARS program and the Baptist
Theological Seminary. Chris also initiated a partnership with Central
Florida Community Arts in establishing the Musical Minds Choir, the
first Florida-based community-wide performance group designed for
individuals experiencing early memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s,
and their care partners.
A champion of Watercrest culture, Shepherd fosters creativity and
service that presents associates, residents and families with incredible
life experiences and unleashes the potential of people all around him.
He is a recipient of the Watercrest Servant Leadership award for his
outstanding commitment, compassion and stewardship to company
initiatives. “Chris is an integral part of our Watercrest family, as he
consistently models our core values in his daily interactions with
residents, associates and the community. His passion and inner drive are
an inspiration to the entire team. Chris’ many accomplishments are only
outweighed by the rewards that come from having environments full of joy
and purpose,” says Marc
Vorkapich, CEO of Watercrest Senior Living Group.
As Vice President of Creative Programming, Shepherd will continue to
utilize his God-given talents to develop community partnerships and
meaningful programs across all communities operated by Watercrest Senior
Living. “Being part of the Watercrest team has given me a deep
appreciation for the freedom to push the envelope and exceed standard
expectations that enrich the lives of our residents and the communities
they live in,” says Shepherd.
Senior Living, located in Vero Beach, specializes in the development
and operations of assisted living and memory care communities. With
nearly a dozen communities under development nationwide, Watercrest
Vorkapich, CEO and Joan
Williams, CFO are setting new standards of quality for seniors and
their families in the development of upscale senior living communities
with exceptional amenities such as private label Watercrest wines,
locally grown organic fare, cultural programs and distinctive
opportunities for enrichment.
Partnering with a wide variety of stakeholders such as land owners, real
estate developers, investors, financial institutions, and REITs, Watercrest
Senior Living Group focuses on its core strengths, operations
management of assisted living and memory care communities and the
development of servant leaders.
For Watercrest Senior Living Group
Kathryn Vorkapich, 772-539-4553