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SpringShire’s Community Advisory Board

SpringShire’s commitment to future residents’ needs and the community in which we serve has brought about the formation of SpringShire’s Community Advisory Board. We had our kickoff lunch on Thursday, April 27 at Rock Springs.

This group of professionals are volunteering their time to learn about SpringShire as well as share ideas about how to reach potential residents.

Our goal at SpringShire is to create not only a premier Life Plan Community but also to become an active and conscientious citizen in this area. We want to be knowledgeable about the local environment and be current about all the wonderful things that are happening in Greenville.

Morgan Lamphere, VP of Marketing provided an update on SpringShire and an outline of the scope of the SpringShire Community Advisory Board. Members are encouraged to participate in marketing events and promotions in the future and to help us with ideas on how to promote the community. SpringShire will host a luncheon twice a year to update the Board on how the community is progressing.

Here’s what some Advisory Board members have to say…

“I am excited to serve on the Community Advisory Board and work collaboratively with SpringShire Retirement Community to inspire their future residents to engage in wonderful opportunities through both SpringShire amenities and the Lifelong Learning Program.”

-Andrew Ross, Coordinator for Lifelong Learning Programs, East Carolina University

“Eastern NC needs a wider array of options for older adults and SpringShire checks all the boxes: choices of housing, from totally independent living to smaller apartments to targeted care. The campus will be lovely, nestled into nature, with amenities designed to promote an active, social lifestyle and a sense of community. I am thrilled to be part of creating this wonderful opportunity in the Eastern NC area.”

-Charlotte-Anne Alexander, Colombo Kitchin Attorneys

We are excited to have this great Advisory Board take part in the development of SpringShire.

SpringShire Welcomes Marketing Director Valerie Gostele!

The SpringShire team welcomes Valerie Gostele, our newest team member in Greenville. Ms. Gostele comes to SpringShire by way of Chicago, where for the past 8 ½ years she guided families and future residents through the moving process at a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Lincolnshire, IL. Valerie found a great deal of joy in listening to future residents and learning about their stories.

She explains, “Their stories of life and personal experiences made me admire and respect them for their wisdom and tenacity.”

Prior to working in senior living, Ms. Gostele held Sales Manager positions with Hyatt and Marriott hotels. Her career path has always been in the customer service & and marketing arena. It was in these positions that she found a passion for working with the senior population. Valerie’s compassion for seniors stemmed from her close relationship with her parents who left an indelible mark on her. She became a part of  her father’s support system who lived with her for the last 10 years of his life.

From this experience, she tells us, “I truly believe the need for great camaraderie, comprehensive health care options, superb amenities and an overall fun and active lifestyle must be available to people in their retirement years.”

Valerie moved to NC in late 2016 to be closer to her daughter, Liz, a kindergarten teacher and to be farther away from the Windy City winters. She continues to cheer on the World Series-champions Chicago Cubs baseball team. Valerie’s son, Patrick, continues to hold the torch in her hometown working as an editor/videographer/cameraman for the Chicago Cubs.

Valerie brings to SpringShire a compassion and understanding to discussing and making the decision to move into a Life Plan retirement community.

Valerie states, “I look forward to being a part of the success of this beautiful SpringShire community representing the richness and history of Greenville and its residents.  It will be my pleasure to assist future residents to select a place to call home.”

Ms. Gostele promises to make an effort to meet each of our future residents to learn more about their decision to move to this community. You may be receiving a call from her soon!


SpringShire Founder and Resident Featured on Business Beat

This week SpringShire Retirement Community was featured on the Business Beat segment on WTIB in connection with the Greenville-Pitt Chamber of Commerce. SpringShire’s founder, David Ammons, talked about his work in retirement living in North Carolina since the mid-1980s and his plans for the SpringShire community in Eastern North Carolina.

Business Beat’s host, Trent McGee, asked David about the timeline and plans for SpringShire. David explained the regulatory and finance requirements to develop a community like SpringShire.

Future SpringShire resident, Kathleen Rowan, was also featured on the show. Kathleen talked about her history in Eastern North Carolina and where she came from in West Palm Beach, Florida. Kathleen stressed to those who are considering a retirement community how important the planning piece is.

“Make a plan and then you don’t have to worry about it,” says Kathleen. She is excited about what the community is going to be and looking forward to not worrying about a thing.

Grayson Rattew inducted into Greenville Rotary Club

SpringShire’s Grayson Norville Rattew became an official member of the Greenville Rotary Club this week.

The Greenville Noon Rotary Club, NC is a Non-Profit Organization dedicated to the growth of the community through Community Service.

They hold an annual Pancake Breakfast to raise money for philanthropic causes and local organizations as well as have speakers at their weekly meetings on various topics affecting the community.

$10,000 was donated to various causes that include: ACES for Autism, Hope of Glory Ministries, Council on Aging, 4H Hope Farms and local schools to name a few.

We are proud to represent SpringShire in our community and to be a part of the great things that the Greenville Noon Rotary Club does here.

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