RANDOLPH — Gifford Retirement Community has named Diane Way as the director of the Morgan Orchards Independent Living program. The new 49-apartment independent-living facility is scheduled to open on Aug. 15. It is the newest addition to a senior-living community in Randolph Center that includes the Menig Nursing Home and a planned assisted-living section.
Since 2013, Way has been community relations manager at Armistead Senior Care in South Burlington. Before that, she spent 18 years in senior-housing positions. Way received a BA in psychology from UVM.
“My close relationship with my grandmother when I was growing up had a strong influence on my desire to work with seniors,” she said. “I am so excited to join the Gifford team in welcoming residents to this incredibly beautiful new community.”
Way’s community work on behalf of seniors includes serving on the board of Heineberg Senior Center and on the board of Champlain Valley Agency on Aging. Way lives in Colchester.