“Sugar Hill Retirement Community is a very special place. Its community is filled with caring staff and wonderful residents who genuinely care about each other. It is a wonderful place to work.”
Chris joined the Sugar Hill team in January of 2015. Spending thirty years in the hospitality field, primarily running private country clubs, he found the transition to an independent retirement community very similar. “It’s all about taking care of people, exceeding their expectations and anticipating their needs.”
During his tenure at Sugar Hill, Chris has worked to improve the marketing of Sugar Hill, redesign the website and all brochures. One of the most important changes to Sugar Hill has been introducing activities and life enrichment programs that are attractive to younger seniors.
Chris has lived in the area for the last twenty years with his wife Jennifer and their three daughters, Sarah, Hannah, and Abigail.
Jane began her career at Sugar Hill Retirement Community in May of 2000. Jane’s responsibilities range from “all things administrative”, to being the first contact for those interested in learning more and touring the community.
In a recent newsletter article, Jane was described as, “displaying endless patience, extraordinary understanding, cooperation and has a copious amount of knowledge of Sugar Hill Retirement Community. She has organized the business office so that requested information is readily at hand. But above all, her presence is one that sets the tone of calm and positive attitude with courtesy and understanding to all.”
Jane has a variety of responsibilities at Sugar Hill Retirement Community, but enjoys most, getting to know the residents and the family-like atmosphere.
Jane has lived in the community for the last 45 years with her husband Jeff. She has two grown daughters and two grandchildren.
John was described by one resident as having, “boundless energy and enthusiasm and a penchant for sweets.”
John has been a part of the Sugar Hill team since its inception in 1997. John joined Sugar Hill as a Facilities Assistant and is credited, along with the previous Facilities Manager, of “creating what you see today.”
From stonewalls, landscaping, and walking paths to continuous upkeep of all the facilities – John is a jack of all trades. John was promoted to Facilities Manager in 2006 and has not looked back. John along with his team, oversees the maintenance and care of the entire facility, inside and out.
John enjoys the “family feeling” at Sugar Hill with both the residents and the rest of the Sugar Hill team.
John is a native of Wolfeboro, and along with his wife Andrea, is raising two boys, Jacob and Joshua.
Elena started her career at Sugar Hill the day it opened as a part-time cook. Working her way up the culinary ladder, she became the Chef Manager in 2002.
Over the last 13 years she has brought the dining experience and food quality to such a level that many residents describe our dining room as, “the best restaurant in the area”.
Priding herself on using only fresh ingredients, the Sugar Hill menu changes daily. Elena and her team, are always looking for ways to improve the dining experience, often using resident’s recipes of their own favorites. Elena oversees a kitchen that serves three meals a day for Assisted Living and dinner six nights a week, with brunch on Sundays for the independent residents.
Keeping it in the family, Elena’s husband is also a chef. When she is not at Sugar Hill, Elena enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren.
“We are one big family here at Sugar Hill”.
Anne joined the Sugar Hill team in December of 2012. Her initial title was “Nurse Manager”, but in 2015 was promoted to “Administrator of Assisted Living at Sugar Hill.”
Anne brings a wealth of experience to the Assisted Living operation at Sugar Hill. Prior to arriving at Sugar Hill, Anne was the Director of Nursing at a Neuro-Rehabilitation facility. Anne oversees the fifteen unit facility and a staff of ten.
Anne enjoys the holistic nursing approach to her resident’s health and well-being. Anne says it is the combination of administrative and clinical nursing that makes the job so enjoyable, not to mention the wonderful residents, their families and the staff.
What People Say
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