AVON, Conn. — Benchmark, a Massachusetts-based operator, has promoted Jaime Girard to executive director at River Ridge at Avon, an assisted living and memory care community in the Hartford suburb of Avon.
Prior to River Ridge, Girard served in a variety of capacities for its sister community, The Village at Buckland Court in nearby South Windsor.
“I started my career in early education. While that was rewarding, I wanted to be able to connect with individuals on a deeper level,” says Girard. “Benchmark, with its commitment to developing new leaders, afforded me the opportunity to train for the role of executive director and grow from within.”
At The Village at Buckland Court, Girard served as program director, traditional care director and director of community relations, gaining experience and insight into all aspects of senior care. Girard is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner, which enables her to direct care for residents with memory disorders.