Movers & Shakers: Benchmark Senior Living, Primrose Retirement Communities

Benchmark Names Executive Director for Massachusetts Community

Benchmark Senior Living recently appointed Adam Manchester as the campus executive director of New Pond Village, a senior living community in Walpole, Massachusetts.

In his new role, Manchester will the community’s oversee day-to-day operations. Manchester has many years of experience in the senior living industry, and earned a Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) credential from the Senior Living Certification Commission in 2017.


New Pond Village recently opened a new memory care expansion as part of of Benchmark’s $8 million investment in the community. The renovations also included an expansion of its independent and assisted living offerings.

Primrose Hires New Memory Care Coordinator

Primrose Retirement Communities has hired Sarah Viola as its new memory care coordinator.


Viola is now tasked with training staff how to provide care for people affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s, and oversee how Primrose memory care communities are applying a person-centered. As part of her new job, she will visit Primrose’s 35 communities across the U.S.

Viola, who earned a master’s degree in occupational therapy, previously worked in home health, long-term care, rehabilitation, acute care, and geriatric psychiatric settings.

Non-profit Colorado Community Adds Member to Board of Directors

Robert Atchley has joined the board of directors at Golden West, a non-profit independent and assisted senior living community in Boulder, Colorado.

Currently, Atchley is professor emeritus of gerontology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he directed the Scripps Gerontology Center for 24 years.

Spring Arbor Parent Company HHHunt Welcomes New CFO

HHHunt, the residential real estate company behind the Spring Arbor Senior Living brand, has a new face in the C-suite. Todd Kobayashi joined the company Thursday as the company’s new CFO.

Kobayashi—who has more than a decade of experience financing and developing multifamily, senior housing and student housing properties—will succeed current HHHunt CFO James Crowder once he retires on Dec. 31, the company announced. Kobayashi will work alongside Crowder for the rest of this year to ensure a smooth transition.

In his new role, Kobayashi will look after financing for all HHHunt communities, and will work with all of the company’s divisions to ensure debt and equity are available for new investments. Previously, Kobayashi worked as the CFO of Kansas City-based Foutch Architecture & Development.

Read more about Spring Arbor’s new CFO on Senior Housing News.

Larry Cohen to Retire as Capital Senior Living CEO, Stay On As Consultant

Capital Senior Living (NYSE: CSU) CEO Larry Cohen is retiring at the beginning of next year, the company announced Wednesday morning.

Cohen first joined the Dallas-based senior living operator 21 years ago, and served as CEO for 19 of those years. His retirement takes effect Jan. 1, 2019.

Read more about Cohen’s next steps on Senior Housing News.

Written by Tim Regan

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