Meet Our New Director!

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Posted: March 28, 2018

Jeanne Barnard joined the Holly Creek team as our new Executive Director at the end of February 2018. We’ve been excited to get to know her – and we wanted you to meet her as well!

Holly Creek: What do you like about your new job at Holly Creek?

Jeanne Barnard: The environments at both Holly Creek and Christian Living Communities are such that you can’t help but feel enriched. I feel very blessed to be part of such a great team of staff who are so highly focused on enriching the lives of our residents and their families.

HC: How did you get into senior living as a career?

Jeanne: Back in the late 1980’s I had the pleasure of meeting a great British Professor who was starting a new Master’s program in the study of Aging and Gerontology at a nearby university. I was intrigued by her enthusiasm to change the way seniors age in our country, so I scheduled a meeting with her to learn more about the new program. After that meeting, I was convinced that a career in this field was definitely for me. I enrolled in her program, and have never looked back.

HC: How do you help struggling team members?

Jeanne: By providing support, trust, and helping create a vision that helps others be the best they can be. It’s important to always see the glass half-full and to help others understand their significant contribution as it relates to the overall success of the residents and our community.

HC: What makes Holly Creek a special place?

Jeanne: The genuine warmth and love in an environment that is full of enrichment for all.

HC: Tell us how you’ve approached change.

Jeanne: I have always found change to be very beneficial. It is full of opportunity, and to me, that’s what life is all about.

HC: What’s the funniest thing that ever happened at a senior living community you worked with?

Jeanne: Ohhhh, there have been many funny things … but working with a group of residents to put together a STOMP performance for a talent show is definitely one that comes to mind. I crack up laughing every time I think of those practice sessions. HILARIOUS!!!

HC: What’s your favorite place to be, outside of Colorado?

Jeanne: My favorite place to be is enjoying experiences in other countries. I love geography and photography, and am always intrigued by the differences in the many cultures in our world.

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Holly Creek Active Senior Living Community is owned and managed by Christian Living Communities and is a full service life plan community. We offer active Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care as well as Skilled Nursing, and Rehabilitation. Holly Creek Active Senior Living Community is located in Centennial, Colorado and services the areas in and around Greenwood Village, Englewood, Columbine, Cherry Hills Village, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Heritage Hills, Meridian, Dove Valley, Stonegate, Parker, Aurora, Lakewood, and South Denver. We also are an ideal senior community for those in the zip codes 80122, 80120, 80121, 80111, 80130, 80126, 80129, 80112, and 80124.

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