Ascent Living Communities Hires Amelia Schafer as Area Director of Memory Care

by Jeff Shaw

DENVER — Ascent Living Communities has hired Amelia Schafer as area director of memory care. 

Schafer is a gerontology expert with 20 years of experience working across a wide range of Alzheimer’s and dementia education, program development, care and service delivery. She will oversee the implementation of resident care programs ranging from mild cognitive impairment with assisted living residents, to comprehensive memory care operations across Ascent’s four Colorado senior living communities.

Throughout her two decades of work with the Alzheimer’s Association, Schafer led the professional education division, including the development of the Alzheimer’s Learning Institute, a certificate program for health professionals, as well as the expansion of the Colorado programming department into the top 10 percent of Alzheimer’s Association chapters nationwide. 

Most recently, Schafer served as the executive director and region lead for Colorado, as well as the association’s senior director for growth and engagement focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Ascent Living Communities (ALC) is a Denver-based senior living owner and operator.

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