Blog Archives

Lorenn Lent

As Resident Care Director, Lorenn Lent works with the Meadow Ridge nursing department and interdisciplinary team to deliver individualized care. That means she gets plenty of time with residents, which is her favorite part of her job. “I enjoy listening to the stories about the interesting lives our residents have lived and getting to know […]

Adelino Barata

Mind & Memory Care Director and Infection Preventionist Adelino Barata’s “eureka” moment came while undergoing medical treatment. “The care I received gave me a great deal of hope during a trying time,” he says. “From that point on, I wanted to give that same comfort to others.” Adelino attended the University of Bridgeport on a […]

Jaime Silverman

After many years managing corporate fitness centers in NY, NJ and CT, Jaime decided it was time to take her education, energy, and experience to a different population. She believes her work with residents of our community can vastly improve their physical and mental well-being. “Fitness should be fun and the joy I get knowing […]

Chris Barstein

Chris Barstein, a longtime Benchmark executive director, has overseen Meadow Ridge’s operations since December 2020 after serving seven years as the campus executive director of Edgehill in Stamford. He brings with him a solid background in running premier continuing care retirement communities with a proven track record of success. Chris leads the management team and […]

Christine Schiffer

Christine comes to Meadow Ridge with an extensive background in supporting busy executives, so she is up to the task to support Meadow Ridge’s busy Executive Director, Chris Barstein. Christine considers herself to be a problem solver, as well as always proactively sharing her positive attitude and outlook with her fellow co-workers and residents. In […]

Kimberly Picone

Kimberly Picone wears many hats at Meadow Ridge. As a marketing assistant, she supports the Meadow Ridge sales team from the time prospective residents first contact the community until they move in. “I try to stay one step ahead of everyone’s needs here,” she says. “I also manage inventory, making sure we have what everyone […]

Jeff Dwight

Jeff Dwight came to Meadow Ridge as a residency counselor after a 28-year career in advertising sales and marketing. His love of service along with his business background made him ideally suited for the position.  He loves helping clients bring the wide-ranging lifestyle and economic decision-making criteria for moving to a life plan community together. […]

Laura Bennett

Before coming to Meadow Ridge, Laura Bennett worked in television advertising sales and management, most recently with digital media, helping local businesses thrive. Laura started in cable television right out of Southern Connecticut State University. During her 30-year career, she worked with companies such as Comcast and Cablevision. During a short hiatus from marketing, Laura […]

Jeffrey Enchura

Food & Beverage Director Jeffrey Enchura started on his career path early in life, working in his family’s bakery on the Jersey Shore during summer vacations. That led him to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he earned his hospitality degree. Jeff came to Meadow Ridge in 2017 as a temporary diet manager at Ridge […]

John Dykeman

Although he started in the restaurant business when he was 15, it wasn’t until later in life that Executive Chef John Dykeman was drawn to working in a kitchen in a senior living community. He had made delicious meals for weddings, did catering and even cooked for a couple of presidents. While that was exciting, […]