Lea has been with Sunrise Senior Living since 2007. She began her Sunrise career as the activities director at another Sunrise community. After seeing the increasing number of residents with memory loss, she became Reminiscence Coordinator, serving residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. She returned to Massachusetts in 2012 to serve as Executive Director at Sunrise of Cohasset.
Lea says she loves making a difference for her residents, who have such great life stories and experiences. Recognizing how difficult it is to leave one’s home, it means so much to her to give back a sense of home and belonging to the seniors who live in our community.
According to Lea, the best part of working for Sunrise is knowing that our Principles of Service are alive and well. There’s an amazing history to Sunrise and maintaining that culture of caring and championing the quality of life for seniors is a special part of this community.
In her spare time, Lea loves to spend time in nature and the great outdoors. Fishing with her father and spending time with loved ones on the Cape is a thrill for Lea. She loves living in a coastal area where she can walk to the beach and enjoy the sea, sand and surf. Searching for sea glass has become a new pastime.
Ydelmis began her Sunrise career in 2015 as a Care Manager. She was promoted to Lead Care Manager and then Supervisor within the next 2 years. When the Reminiscence Coordinator position opened at Sunrise of Cohasset, she volunteered to assist this sister community. Ydelmis states that on her first day in the building she fell in love with the hospitality of the Cohasset Reminiscence team and the home environment they create for our residents.
Ydelmis says “The favorite part about my job is being able to learn so much from our residents. They become like family. I love being able to put a smile on their faces every day and make a difference in their lives.”
During her free time, she likes to spend it with her beautiful family. During summer days, she likes to go hiking with her kids or go for walks by the beach.
Sarah has been with Sunrise for more than three years, after spending decades in the financial services industry. She found her passion for assisted living and memory care after devoting her time to family and her two sons.
Sarah started her career with Sunrise as a part time Concierge and was promoted to the Activities & Volunteer Coordinator position. Her love of working with people and strong sense of advocating for involvement in the community made her a shoe-in to lead our “Live with Purpose” Programming. She knew early on that she traveled a long way to arrive right where she belongs.
Sarah loves being a positive part of the community and fills the calendar with fun, enriching activities every day.
Outside of work, Sarah enjoys the beautiful community of Cohasset with her family, especially the beaches and the many hiking trails.
Ann has worked for Sunrise of Cohasset since 2013, and has shown such joy in her service to others, that she has repeatedly been nominated to receive the Sunrise Joy in Service Award.
She enjoys greeting everyone with a “Good Morning,” “Good Afternoon” and “Good Evening!” She feels like family to our residents, families and team members.
Ann says that the best part of working at Sunrise is spending time with our residents, their families and our team members. She loves sharing stories, special moments, a song or a laugh. She also loves seeing how kind, thoughtful and caring our team members are with our residents and how kind, thoughtful and caring our residents are to us.
In her spare time, Ann loves to cook and share Sunday dinners with her family. She also enjoys playing with her four grandchildren, spending time with friends, walking, boating, kayaking and catching bigger fish than her husband!
Rebecca has been a part of the Sunrise of Cohasset team since October 2018. Prior to Cohasset, she worked at Sunrise of Norwood. During her time at Sunrise, Rebecca realized how beneficial individualized relationships are - with residents and team members alike. Since becoming Assisted Living Coordinator in Cohasset, Rebecca has set out to bridge the gap between residents, their families, and the great staff. She continues to drive for great communication between the three parties that are so closely intertwined.
Rebecca’s favorite part of her job is how much she can accomplish away from her desk. You can often find Rebecca eating a meal with the residents, or chatting in the sitting area. Prior to working for Sunrise Senior Living, Rebecca had volunteered or worked with older adults in some capacity for many years. Studying Geriatrics and Psychology during her time at Indiana University only solidified further her passion for working with older adults. She appreciates that Sunrise encourages their residents to age in place – in their home. She feels lucky getting to work in these special peoples’ homes every day.
When Rebecca is not at work, she loves to spend time exploring the city of Boston. Her favorite place to be is Fenway Park. Her and her fiancé enjoy watching Red Sox/Yankees games together every season, even though they root for different teams. They are also in the midst of planning their fall 2020 wedding. Rebecca has received great advice from residents on wedding planning!
Michelle recently joined our Sunrise Senior Living team. She has many years of experience in the home healthcare and caring for the elderly. She has a passion for patient advocacy and ensuring quality of life for all seniors.
“One of my favorite parts of working at Sunrise of Cohasset is interacting with our residents. I enjoy hearing about their families, grandkids and I love seeing them smile. It inspires me to be part of organization that is very passionate, and works as a team to fulfill the Sunrise mission: To champion quality of life for all seniors.”
Michael has 30 Years of Hospitality experience. We are proud to share that he has been the Dining Services Coordinator at Sunrise of Cohasset for 18 years.
He takes pride in preparing home cooked meals for the residents and ensuring they receive proper nutrition to keep them healthy. Michael is often seen in the Dining Room visiting each table and making sure the residents are happy with their meals.
Dan has been with Sunrise of Cohasset for over 6 years. He is well known around the building for his friendly smile and his timely manner in fixing things around the community. He leads a great housekeeping team and ensures that our community is always clean. Our Maintenance Coordinator is an incredibly important part of our community. He works very hard to ensure that our community is running smoothly.
Dan is a very proud grandfather. He has four grandchildren that are highly involved in baseball and football. He loves spending his weekends at the ball field cheering them on. When he is not at the ball field, he loves to go boating! He is an avid country music fan and enjoys going to concerts. Dan also loves D.I.Y. projects around his house.
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