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Cypress Cove appoints new executive director

May 5, 2014
Special to the Reporter ( , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Cypress Cove at HealthPark Florida, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in south Fort Myers, has appointed Michele S. Wasserlauf as executive director.

Wasserlauf is a veteran in Florida's retirement living industry. She is previously Campus Executive Director for ACTS Retirement Communities at their St. Andrew Estates in Boca Raton, Fla. Wasserlauf replaces Joel Anderson, vice president of Cypress Cove's parent company, Lee Healthcare Resources, who has been acting as executive director for the past year during the company's executive search.

Anderson said of Wasserlauf: "She is a strong and compassionate leader whose confidence, skills and experience will serve Cypress Cove well, especially during our time of growth."

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Michele S. Wasserlauf. PHOTO PROVIDED.

She brings 25 years of executive non-profit senior living experience to her new position. Wasserlauf steps into her new role managing the day-to-day operations of Cypress Cove at a time when this 48-acre CCRC is preparing to add a new care facility to their continuum -- The Memory Care Residences at Cypress Cove.

This new residences are a much needed addition dedicated to enriching and enhancing the lives of those seniors in the greater Fort Myers community affected by Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or memory loss. Ground breaking for The Memory Care Residences is planned for Nov. 15.



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