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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.

2017 Pitt County Business Expo

We are excited to be a part of the Pitt County Business Expo again this year!

SpringShire is proud to be a member of the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce who hosted this great event that was open to the public. Attendees were able to preview the businesses and organizations that serve this active community.

Thank you to all the hard work put into making this happen. Those who came to see us Friday got a chance to see our virtual tour and learn more about what is going on at SpringShire.


You’re Invited to a Rightsizing Lunch & Learn May 18th

Join us for this fun, informative luncheon on Thursday, May 18th, 11:30-1pm at Ironwood Golf & Country Club.

SpringShire is here to help prospective residents with a road map of the next steps for the next two years or so until we open. Join us for a lunch and learn about one of today’s biggest lifestyle trends—rightsizing! Learn how to make the process manageable, smooth and rewarding.

Meet experts on this popular lifestyle trend. A Senior Move Manager and a top Realtor® will share “how-tos” and tips.

Reserve your seat by calling 252-565-7087.

Game on at the Pitt County Senior Games

What a beautiful, sunny Saturday at the Pitt County Senior Games. We enjoyed the Lighting of the Senior Games Torch and a presentation of the Pioneer Spirit Awards.

Seniors from Pitt, Beaufort, Hertford, Martin, and Bertie Counties competed in a variety of events including corn hole matches, a football and softball toss, and croquet. It was a great event to get out and get active!

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!