SARASOTA, Fla. (Dec. 12, 2018) — Sarasota senior-living community The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods has hired two new associates. Patrick Bridgeman has joined the community as Director of Operations and Michelle Sayre as Community Life Director.
“We’re excited to welcome Patrick and Michelle to our dedicated team of associates,” said Peggy Beasley, Executive Director of The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods. “Our community is only as strong as the associates that we hire, and these two will bring a fresh energy to these roles and help support our residents in maintaining an active, engaging lifestyle.”
Prior to joining The Fountains, Bridgeman served as the District Manager of Environmental Services for Healthcare Services Group (HCSG), where he managed a team of more than 100 employees. He has more than 30 years of upper-level management experience and has spent the majority of his career in the healthcare profession serving in roles such as Director of Environmental Services, Building Services, Operations Manager and Chief Operations Officer.
Bridgeman is a Certified Executive Housekeeper and is Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Certified. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Durham in England.
Sayre, who joins the community as Community Life Director, has more than 25 years of experience in the senior living industry, designing and implementing recreational programming for the assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing setting. Prior to joining The Fountains, she served as the Therapeutic Recreation Director for Life care Center of Stonegate located outside of Denver, Colorado. She is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP).
Sayre earned her Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Leisure Studies with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of North Texas.
“Both Patrick and Michelle have had impressive careers in their respective fields,” said Beasley. “I’m confident that their knowledge and expertise will help them succeed in these roles and support our team in creating an extraordinary community where residents thrive.”
The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods offers independent and assisted living with short and long-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation at The Springs, an on-site health center operated by Summit Care. The community is owned and operated by Watermark Retirement Communities, which was recently recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the top 50 places to work in Aging Services.
About The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods
Located at 3260 Lake Pointe Blvd., The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods is a retirement community in Sarasota, located on a 53-acre property with lakes, walking trails, mature trees, native wildlife, migrating birds and gazebos. The community offers independent and assisted living with short and long-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation at The Springs, an on-site health center operated by Summit Care. The Fountains offers a country club lifestyle featuring three dining options, an extensive calendar of events, outings, classes, clubs and fitness opportunities. Managed by Watermark Retirement Communities, The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods is committed to creating an extraordinary and innovative community where people thrive. For more information, visit http://lakepointewoods.watermarkcommunities.com.