Sharon Ash and Yoland Doley Hunter - How Sunrise helps its residents age in place!

Mar 10, 2013

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Return guest Sharon Ash was born and raised in Akron, Ohio.  She began her career working in the family business.  She tells us that her grandfather opened a restaurant nearly 70 years ago, and that only family had ever worked there!  She also noted that once you were tall enough to see over the counter, you were old enough to work!

Sharon followed her husband to Atlanta 18 years ago.  After missing the closeness of her family relationships for a number of years, Sharon found a surrogate family in the senior community when she took her first position at an assisted living community as an Activities Director.  Now, ten years later, she still feels like the senior community provides her with a surrogate family!  After a brief break, Sharon recently returned to Sunrise at Ivey Ridge as the Director of Sales.

With Sharon on the show today is Executive Director Yolanda Doley Hunter.  Sharon met Yolanda in 2005 when they both started working at Sunrise Ivey Ridge.  Yolanda is from New Orleans via St. Louis.  She holds a Masters of Education in Counseling.  She originally joined Sunrise at their community in East Cobb in 2002, and was promoted to Executive Director in the Fayetteville community in August of 2003.

Sunrise at Ivey Ridge is a beautiful community offering both assisted living and memory care in Alpharetta.  Sunrise at Ivey Ridge offers beautiful Southern-style housing facility, complete with a rocking chair on the front porch.  They are located at 2950 Old Alabama Road.  For more information, call Sharon at 770-475-6622, or stop in for a tour!

We want to thank Griswold Home Care for sponsoring today’s show.  Griswold Home Care has been a preferred provider of high quality, affordable in-home senior care in Atlanta for 20 years.