Berkeley Oaks to Open in Williamsburg in April; February 22nd Open Houses Welcome

Williamsburg, VA: Berkeley Oaks memory care community in Williamsburg is set to open in early April. Managed by Solvere Senior Living, the new, state-of-the-art community will offer 48 memory care apartments, featuring three home-like, separate detached cottages to provide an intimate family environment.

The public is invited to open houses from 1 -3 p.m. or 5 -7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at Berkeley Oaks, 1807 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA; 23185. Tours of the new community will be offered, along with information about the unique living options and memory care wellness philosophy and programs. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to: 757-645-3320 or at: www.berkeleyoaks.com.

Two recently appointed senior staff bring years of experience to Berkeley Oaks. Ashley F. Jones is the general manager of the community and will be responsible for overall leadership and daily operations. She has more than eight years' experience in senior living in a variety of settings, including long-term care, assisted and independent living. Jones is a licensed nursing home administrator and holds a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration and Sociology from Mary Baldwin University. Prior to her appointment at Berkeley Oaks, she was resident relations director for Kisco Senior Living's First Colonial Inn in Virginia Beach, VA. She is a resident of Hampton, VA.

Fred Kricher is director of community relations and brings eight years of experience in memory care. Prior to his position with Berkeley Oaks, he was marketing manager for Riverside Health Systems' Patriots Colony in Williamsburg, VA. He holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science with a Business Minor from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and lives in Williamsburg, VA.

Each of Berkeley Oaks' one-story cottages will have 16 private studio residences with private bath and shower, and shared living spaces, including family-style dining and an adjacent living room with fireplace. The community will feature Solvere's proprietary memory care program, Valeo, Latin for "to thrive," which focuses specifically on wellness initiatives for those with memory impairments. Valeo incorporates components that examine residents' social, intellectual, vocational, spiritual, physical and emotional well-being and supports residents and families in achieving successful aging goals. Wellness staff will be onsite 24 hours. Berkeley Oaks' amenities include a secure courtyard; beauty and barber salon; library and activity room, along with entertainment and social and spiritual programs. A concierge, housekeeping, 24-hour security; transportation, housekeeping, and interior and exterior maintenance are among the many services.

"We are very excited about bringing our passion, service and care to Berkeley Oaks' residents, loved ones and the Williamsburg community as a whole," said Kristin Kutac-Ward, President and CEO of Princeton, NJ-based Solvere Senior Living, whose own family members have suffered with Alzheimer's disease.

The Berkeley Oaks memory care community is majority owned by WM Daugherty & Co LLC through WMD Jamestown Members LLC and is led by William M. Daugherty. Mr. Daugherty has 35 years investment and operating experience in real estate related activities. WM Daugherty & Co, since its inception in 1998, has focused on the management of investments in real estate and related debt directly for Mr. Daugherty and, through its WMD Asset Management affiliate, a host of pension, endowment and high net worth family offices.Through its team of professionals in business, finance, operations and marketing, Solvere Senior Living currently has management contracts with communities in seven states, including New York, New Jersey, Texas, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and Indiana.

For more information about Berkeley Oaks, visit: www.BerkeleyOaks.com or call: 757-645-3320, or email to: info@berkeleyoaks.com. Visit Solvere Senior Living at: www.solvereseniorliving.com.
The media contact for more information or to set up an interview regarding Berkeley Oaks and Solvere Senior Living is Scott McCaskey at Goldman & Associates Public Relations at:
scott@goldmanandassociates.com or 757-625-2518, ext. 3.

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