Julie Dalton Joins Harbor Point at Centerville From HopeHealth
Continues Career Providing Support to Those with Alzheimer’s, Dementia
and Caregivers on Cape Cod
After volunteering for HopeHealth, Julie Dalton was motivated to support their mission and raise funds for those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and their families. Now, the Barnstable, Mass., resident is joining memory care community Harbor Point at Centerville in Centerville, Mass., as director of community relations to further assist those with memory disorders and their loved ones.
Owned and managed by Benchmark, a human connection company and leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast, Harbor Point was the first community built by Benchmark and was Cape Cod’s first assisted living community dedicated exclusively to the needs of those with memory impairment.
“I wanted to be a part of helping those with dementia feel connected to the people they love and the world around them,” says Dalton. “Caring for a loved one with memory loss can be a long, arduous path. So, serving those in need is extremely rewarding. Harbor Point has an excellent reputation, and I look forward to helping Cape Cod residents, their family members and others in our community stay connected to the people, places and things that matter most in their lives.”
During Dalton’s over 30-year career, she worked in advertising sales for Cape Cod and the South Shore’s leading media organizations, including the Cape Cod Times, Cape Cod Life, Cape Cod Magazine, Cape & Plymouth Business and South Shore Living. In 2016, she joined HopeHealth as development officer for Hope Hospice and Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services. As manager of the HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer’s, she helped raise over $500,000 for essential educational and support services for local families.
“Julie completely understands the toll that dementia can take on families, and that not only is the right care important but so is making the most of every single day and providing experiences that make for fulfilling days. Helping individuals thrive is also critical,” says Sandy West, executive director of Harbor Point. “We have a strong team here, and Julie’s experience and passion will only make it stronger.”
Dalton earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from SUNY College at Oneonta. Married with two children, she is an avid fisherman and enjoys sailing.
Based in Waltham, Mass., Benchmark is a leading provider of senior housing in the Northeast with 6,400 associates and 58 communities. Founded in 1997 by Tom Grape, Benchmark offers independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s care and continuing care retirement communities in eight states. The Great Place to Work Institute certified Benchmark in 2019 for the second consecutive year as a Great Place to Work. In 2018, the organization was selected by FORTUNE magazine for its inaugural Best Workplaces for Aging Services list, taking the number 16 spot on the list of top 40 aging services companies and ranking number three among companies with more than 40 communities. Benchmark is one of only six companies named to The Boston Globe Top Places to Work list every year of the 11 years it has been published. And it has been consistently recognized by Boston Business Journal, Hartford Courant and Hartford Business Journal as a top workplace, and by the Boston Business Journal, Providence Business News and Hartford Business Journal as one of the healthiest employers. Click here for more information.
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