Emerald Communities, sponsor of Gig Harbor’s largest development project, Heron’s Key, has named James Antonucci as its executive director.
The Life Care community, which offers an innovative and independent retirement lifestyle, welcomes Antonucci in preparation for resident move-in.
In his new role, Antonucci will oversee day-to-day operations at the 18-acre Heron’s Key community, which is set to open April 2017. He has more than 15 years of experience in senior care, most recently serving as executive director at North Florida Retirement Village, a Santa Fe Senior Living community in Gainesville, Florida.
Antonucci also served as executive director at The Atrium at Navesink Harbor in Red Bank, New Jersey and Marathon Health Group in Norwalk, Connecticut.
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“James brings very high energy, passion, enthusiasm and experience to the position,” Lisa Hardy, president & CEO at Emerald Communities, said in a relase. “We’re excited for him to join the Heron’s Key team.”
Antonucci earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business/finance from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of New Haven in New Haven, Connecticut and a Ph.D. in design construction and planning with a research focus in environmental gerontology from the University of Florida.
Heron’s Key will include 194 apartment and cottage homes, 36 assisted living apartments and 45 skilled nursing private rooms with its phase one rollout. In addition, multiple dining venues, a salon and barber shop, nature walking trails, fitness center and onsite health clinic will be developed.
It will provide services and amenities to people ages 55 and older in the aspects of independent, assisted living and skilled nursing. The community will accommodate residents’ changing needs throughout the aging process.
To learn more about Heron’s Key, visit HeronsKey.org.