New Atrium at Rocky Hill Executive Director Bringing Wealth of Memory Care Experience to Community
Xrista Christopoulos, CNA, CDP Has Nearly a Decade of Experience Working with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Parkinson’s
The Atrium at Rocky Hill, a Benchmark Mind & Memory Care community, today announced that Xrista Christopoulos, CNA, CDP, of North Haven, Conn., is contributing her passion for memory care to their community as its new executive director.
Christopoulos replaces Allyson Sweeney who was promoted to executive director of Benchmark’s Village at Buckland Court community in South Windsor, Conn. The two are working closely together to ensure a seamless transition for Atrium residents and their family members.
“I grew up in a large Greek family and there is nothing more important to me than family,” said Christopoulos. “I’m looking forward to strengthening our team here and working to ensure our residents and their families are supported in the best ways possible.”
Christopoulos is both a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP). She has nearly a decade of experience working with seniors with Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s and other memory impairment disorders at memory care communities in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Before joining The Atrium, she was associate executive director of The Village at East Farms, a Benchmark assisted living and Mind & Memory Care community in Waterbury, Conn. She was also memory care director for Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree in Norwood, Mass.
In addition to overall daily operations for the community, Christopoulos is excited to bring her enthusiasm for mind and body wellness programs to the community. She is Parkinson’s Fitness certified from the Parkinson’s Network and is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance. Christopoulos graduated from College of the Holy Cross with a major in human development and psychology and from Boston College with a minor in biology.
“Xrista was such a huge asset at The Village so when this opportunity presented itself, I knew she would be perfect for the role,” said Justin Grady, regional director of operations for Benchmark. “Allyson raised the bar high and I’m confident Xrista will do an excellent job at continuing to exceed expectations.”
About Benchmark Senior Living
Benchmark is New England’s largest senior living provider with 64 independent living, assisted living, memory care and continuing care communities and over 5,000 dedicated associates providing compassionate care and outstanding experiences throughout the Northeast. The Waltham, Mass.-based company was founded over 25 years ago by Tom Grape with the purpose of Transforming Lives Through Human Connection. Since then, Benchmark has continued to set the industry standard, having won over a hundred local, regional and national awards for its care, programs and as a top workplace. Benchmark has been named one of the Top Places to Work for 15 straight years in The Boston Globe’s annual employee-based survey and received repeated recognition in FORTUNE’s Best Workplaces for Aging Services list. For more information, visit BenchmarkSeniorLiving.com.
The Atrium at Rocky Hill