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Anne Rysz

Moving to a senior living community can be a challenging and emotional adjustment for many seniors. Fortunately, our Move Coordinator Anne Rysz is dedicated to easing the adjustment and ensuring new residents thrive in their new environment. “I am most passionate about making sure the residents feel comfortable in their transition to life in our […]

Laura Barbieri

Laura Barbieri, Director of Resident and Family Services, embarked on her professional journey working with older adults, a commitment that has lasted for over two decades.   “My first job out of college was with the Area Agency on Aging, and I worked in senior housing,” she says. “I found working with the elderly extremely fulfilling.”  […]

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 […]

Annefeia Rosario

Annefeia Rosario started at Ridge Crest as an LPN in 2014. She quickly rose through the ranks, first working the night shift, then returning to school to become a registered nurse. After that, she soon became the day shift supervisor, was promoted to assistant director, then to director of nursing November of 2022. “I have […]

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 […]

Carla Dunford

Carla Dunford has worked in senior living for over 20 years, bringing skill and experience to her role as healthcare administrator at Ridge Crest. Carla oversees operations at the Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing neighborhood, including payroll, admissions and social services. A licensed nursing healthcare administrator, her role is customer service oriented, meaning she spends much […]

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 […]