Wanda Ledford grew up in Oklahoma and from a young age knew that she wanted to live in Dallas. After graduating with a degree in healthcare administration from Texas State University in San Marcos, Wanda wanted to make a difference in the lives of seniors. At the Gardens of Richardson, which at 23 years of service is Richardson’s first skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility , Wanda oversees both the skilled nursing/rehabilitation and the assisted living.
Tammy Fetzner grew up in Garland, Texas and has been a physical therapist for over 20 years and she realized very early on that the geriatric community was where her hear is. With almost 11 years of service at the Gardens of Richardson Tammy oversees the physical therapy and rehabilitation programs at the Gardens. To arrange a tour, or get more information call Tammy or Wanda at (972) 783-8000, or visit them on the web at www.gardensofrichardson.com.
Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Dennis Lippy came to Atlanta in 1995 to start the the firm that bears his name today, D.K. Lippy Construction. The goal of his company is to allow seniors and disabled individuals a fuller, more independent life through the appropriate remodeling of their homes. A Certified Aging in Place Specialist, Dennis is a founding member of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Aging in Place Council.
Also a Certified Aging in Place Specialists, Rick Thaxton is Vice President of Marketing for D.K. Lippy. Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Rick has spent his career in Sales and Marketing, focusing on serving the senior market for the past five years. Rick notes that the greatest barrier to aging in place is fear of change. He further suggests that with some minor changes in habits, and appropriately aesthetic changes the home, a senior may safely and comfortably remain in his or her home much longer.
For more information about D.K. Lippy’s services, please contact them at (770) 496-5651, or visit them on the web at www.dklippy.com.
Special thanks to Griswold Special Care, A Tradition in Home Care Excellence since 1982, for hosting today’s show!