Erickson Senior Living Names Jim Centola Director of Extended Care of Renaissance Gardens at

September 20, 2011

Hingham, MA -- Jim Centola has been named by Erickson Living as the new Director of Extended Care of Renaissance Gardens at Linden Ponds.
Previously, Centola was the Director of Operations at Quality Rehabilitation Services in Plainville.  Prior to Quality Rehabilitation Services, he worked for Masonic Health System for 10 years.  There he served as Vice-President of Health Services and Administrator of the company's 181-bed skilled nursing facility.
Centola received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy cum laude from Northeastern University in Boston and is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration degree at Assumption College in Worcester. Renaissance Gardens offers skilled nursing units for short-term rehabilitation as well as long term skilled nursing care.  Renaissance Gardens is a homelike environment with state-of-the-art design and ample staffing that will allow for personalization of care.  Renaissance Gardens offers flexible dining, activities, and individual care plans allowing people who live there to eat, rest and join activities when they want. Residents will find a staff of full time doctors on-site, licensed nurses and a doctor on call 24-hours a day, seven days a week.  In an effort to provide enrichment, Renaissance Gardens offers private residences, state-of-the-art systems, electronic medical records, dining rooms, enclosed porches and living rooms. In addition, there is also a recreation space on each floor and a secure wander garden.  Staffing  is above state regulations and averages in order to provide a higher level of quality care.  Short term rehab is available to residents and non-residents over the age of 62.
About Erickson Living:  Erickson Living develops and manages full-service retirement communities including Linden Ponds that provide worry-free living for America's seniors - the country's fastest-growing population segment.  Erickson'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.  A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  And the company's wide-ranging employee programs have earned Erickson numerous awards, including Fortune magazine's "Best Companies to Work For®" in 2008 and 2009.  For more information, visit