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Ann's Choice Appoints Chris Donati as New Executive Director

July 9, 2012

Former Associate Executive Director Brings More Than 25 Years of Senior Healthcare Experience to One of Bucks County's Premiere Senior Communities

WARMINSTER, PA - Ann's Choice, an Erickson Living full-service continuing care retirement community, announced today that it has named Chris Donati the new executive director.  Mr. Donati previously served as the community's associate executive director and now continues to use his experience to help guide Ann's Choice forward - providing residents with unsurpassed levels of quality service.
Mr. Donati has 25-plus years of health care, senior housing and services experience and will be responsible for the overall operation of the 1,500 apartment Ann's Choice community, which is home for approximately 2,000 residents.
As executive director, Mr. Donati will essentially work to maintain a safe, enjoyable and comfortable lifestyle where residents can enjoy their freedom years.  Maintaining strategic direction of Ann's Choice is essential to leading a successful community, which is one reason Erickson Living appointed Mr. Donati executive director.
Erickson Living Regional Vice President of Operations for the Northeast Region Gary Hibbs said, "We are very thankful to have such a dedicated, passionate and knowledgeable leader in Chris to take over the helm.  We all look forward to Chris leading the delivery of the wonderful lifestyle for residents and a great place to work for staff that is the hallmark of Ann's Choice."
Mr. Donati said, "I have enjoyed my time here at Ann's Choice over the last several years working with the residents, listening to their stories, learning about them and working with to create a community that best suits their needs.  I look forward to continuing my mission at Ann's Choice so that I may ensure that our community remains one of the premiere active-adult communities in the region.  Ann's Choice is a place where we share our gifts to celebrate life and I am thrilled to be a part of all that this community has to offer."
Prior to coming to Ann's Choice five years ago, Mr. Donati served as executive director at Mercy Ridge, a continuing care retirement community located in Timonium, MD.  He also worked as executive director for continuing care retirement communities in Wilmington, DE and Stamford, CT.
Mr. Donati graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Health Administration and then he returned to the Penn State to receive his Masters in Health Administration.
Originally from Hazleton, PA, Mr. Donati currently resides in Whitemarsh Township with his wife Andrea and their two boys Charlie and Nicholas.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, the beach, exercising, cooking and completing projects around his home.
More than 2,000 people live at Ann's Choice, an Erickson Living full-service retirement community that promotes a vibrant lifestyle.  Erickson Living develops and manages 16 full-service retirement communities that provide worry-free living for America's seniors - the country's fastest-growing population segment.  Erickson Living's refundable entrance deposit and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind. Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into every community, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  For more information, visit