MONUMENT —  Jackson Creek Senior Living will host a Parkinson’s support group for individuals and family caregivers impacted by this disease. The in-person support group will convene on Thursday, August 8 at 3 p.m. at 16601 Jackson Creek Parkway.

A representative from Enhabit Home Health & Hospice will facilitate the support group. The support group, which meets on the second Thursday of each month, is free and open to the public but space is limited. To RSVP, call Laura Hale at 719-259-1331 or visit jacksoncreekseniorliving.com/events.

The Parkinson’s support group is part of Jackson Creek’s commitment to Partners for Parkinson’s, a collaboration of the Parkinson Association of the Rockies, Enhabit Home Health & Hospice, Bloom Healthcare, and Optimal Home Care and Hospice to share resources for individuals, families and caregivers affected by Parkinson’s disease in the Tri-Lakes region.


About Jackson Creek Senior Living
Located at 16601 Jackson Creek Parkway, Jackson Creek Senior Living is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent and assisted living, memory support, respite care, and day retreat services for seniors aged 62-plus. The community is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

MONUMENTJackson Creek Senior Living, a WellAge-managed retirement community, will host a free in-person support group for families, partners, and caregivers of individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia on Tuesday, July 9 from 3-4 p.m. at 16601 Jackson Creek Parkway. 

The new dementia support group will meet on the second Tuesday of every month. Dena Mackey of Optimal Home Care, Inc. will facilitate the 60-minute sessions.

The support groups are free and open to the public, but space is limited. To RSVP, call Laura Hale at 719-259-1331 or visit jacksoncreekseniorliving.com/events.


About Jackson Creek Senior Living
Located at 16601 Jackson Creek Parkway, Jackson Creek Senior Living is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent and assisted living, memory support, respite care, and day retreat services for seniors aged 62-plus. The community is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

MONUMENT – Jackson Creek Senior Living is excited to announce the community’s third annual Bouquet of Homes tour on Wednesday, May 8, from 1-3 p.m. This exclusive event offers a unique opportunity for guests to see the latest in senior living design, programs and services being offered at Jackson Creek. 

During the tour, guests will enjoy a culinary journey with chef-prepared treats, entertainment, and floral displays, creating a delightful celebration of the spring season. “We’re thrilled to showcase the exceptional lifestyle at Jackson Creek,” said Laura Hale, Director of Sales and Marketing at Jackson Creek Senior Living. “It’s an opportunity for guests to connect with residents and team members while experiencing the charm of our community.”

To RSVP, call Laura Hale at 719-259-1331 or visit jacksoncreekseniorliving.com/events.

About Jackson Creek Senior Living
Located at 16601 Jackson Creek Parkway, Jackson Creek Senior Living is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent and assisted living, memory support, respite care, and a day retreat program for seniors aged 62-plus. The community is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

MONUMENT — Jackson Creek Senior Living, the Parkinson Association of the Rockies, Enhabit Home Health & Hospice, Bloom Healthcare, and Optimal Home Care and Hospice are teaming up to share resources for individuals, families and caregivers affected by Parkinson’s disease in the Tri-Lakes region. This announcement comes on the eve of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, marked each April, and World Parkinson’s Day on April 11.

Together, these organizations will collaborate and share expertise to deliver educational talks, host support groups, exercise and wellness programs, and offer resources specifically for individuals living with Parkinson’s.

In partnership with the Parkinson Association of the Rockies, Jackson Creek becomes one of four preferred organizations in Colorado to partner with this respected nonprofit to offer free resources, including family consults, educational programs, support groups, and exercise classes specifically for those living with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.

Specific initiatives these organizations will offer at Jackson Creek include:

  • Parkinson Association of the Rockies, based in Denver, is delivering Parkinson-focused training for Jackson Creek staff, which cares for several residents living with Parkinson’s. The association’s CEO, Jodi Brown, has begun quarterly trainings for staff, including the first session on Parkinson’s basics presented recently.
  • Enhabit Home Health & Hospice, which has an office in Colorado Springs, will facilitate a new Parkinson’s Support Group at Jackson Creek Senior Living every second Thursday of the month at 3 p.m. Support groups are free and open to the public.
  • Bloom Healthcare, based in Lakewood and Monument, provides direct primary care services tailored to the needs of Jackson Creek residents living with Parkinson’s, enabling them to age in place comfortably. Bloom strives to elevate their quality of life by delivering an increased level of personalized support directly to our residents.
  • Optimal Home Care and Hospice, based in Denver, presents an educational forum at Jackson Creek called “The Role of Hospice with Parkinson’s Disease” on the second Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. Led by Carrie Brock, an Optimal hospice nurse, sessions dive deeper into the benefits of hospice when an individual’s Parkinson’s is progressing into its late stages.
  • Jackson Creek is offering the space and promotional support to let the local community know these valuable resources are available.

“We are extremely pleased to join this partnership with these respected organizations to support families in the Tri-Lakes region,” said Lauren Hart, executive director, Jackson Creek Senior Living. “Not only do we want to support the residents of our senior community, but we see this as an opportunity to assist others looking for help with this prevalent condition.”

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder that affects the nervous system and the parts of the body controlled by the nerves. More than 17,000 Coloradoans and an estimated 1 million Americans nationwide are living with Parkinson’s disease, according to the National Institutes of Health.


About Jackson Creek Senior Living
Located at 16601 Jackson Creek Parkway, Jackson Creek Senior Living is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent and assisted living, memory support, respite care, and a day retreat program for seniors aged 62-plus. The community is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

About Parkinson Association of the Rockies
Formed in 1981, the Parkinson Association of the Rockies (PAR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by Parkinson’s disease in Colorado and Wyoming. PAR offers educational programs, exercise classes, and support groups to enhance quality of life for individuals and families.

Dementia Boot Camp

MONUMENTJackson Creek Senior Living has partnered with Never Alone Consulting to host a transformative five-week dementia boot camp led by Paula Levy, a certified Positive Approach to Care trainer. Held each Friday from March 1-29 at 2 p.m., each session will offer valuable insights and hands-on skills for caregivers and families.

With extensive expertise in memory support and consulting services, Levy’s comprehensive course will provide practical strategies, covering topics from facing dementia and developing coping mechanisms to understanding sensory loss and navigating the long-term aspects of caregiving. The course will culminate in a wrap-up session preparing participants for the journey ahead.

The course, free and open to the public, is limited to 15 registrants. To RSVP, call Laura Hale or Lee Larrew at 719-259-1331 or visit jacksoncreekseniorliving.com/events.


About Jackson Creek Senior Living
Located at 16601 Jackson Creek Parkway, Jackson Creek Senior Living is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent and assisted living, memory support, respite care, and day retreat services for seniors aged 62-plus. The community is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

Lauren Hart

MONUMENTJackson Creek Senior Living, a WellAge-managed retirement community, is proud to announce the appointment of Lauren Hart as its new Executive Director.

Hart’s career journey includes roles as a Business Office Manager in memory care and assisted living, advancing to Human Resources Director at a skilled nursing facility, and subsequently serving as Associate Executive Director at a Brookdale Senior Living community.

Lauren is a distinguished alumna of the University of Phoenix, graduating in 2022 with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and an undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management. Her strong educational background and diverse experiences position her as a leader ready to drive excellence within the Jackson Creek community.

Hart will leverage her skills to enhance day-to-day operations and foster a thriving community environment. Her strategic approach and hands-on engagement will contribute to the continued growth and well-being of residents.

Beyond her professional achievements, she finds joy in outdoor activities, including lakeside days, camping, hiking, horseback riding, and avidly cheering for her favorite hockey teams. Her passion for both work and personal pursuits makes her a valuable addition to the Jackson Creek family.

About Jackson Creek Senior Living
Located at 16601 Jackson Creek Parkway, Jackson Creek Senior Living is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent and assisted living, memory support, respite care, and a day retreat program for seniors aged 62-plus. The community is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

Tammy Phillips

MONUMENTJackson Creek Senior Living, a WellAge Senior Living-managed retirement community, has named Tammy Phillips as its new Assisted Living Director.

With a nursing background and a bachelor’s degree in health care administration, Phillips brings a wealth of experience, including serving as the Assisted Living Director at The Palisades at Broadmoor Park and the Patient Care Coordinator at UnitedHealth Group. Phillips will oversee the day-to-day operations of Jackson Creek’s assisted living community, ensuring residents receive the best possible care as she considers geriatrics a calling and duty.

“Tammy’s commitment to compassionate care and deep healthcare expertise make her a valuable addition to our team,” said Elizabeth Girling, vice president of operations at WellAge.

Phillips is passionate about ensuring top-tier care for residents, leveraging her dedication to geriatrics and a belief that quality of life is paramount. Her personal interests include outdoor activities like trail running and cross-country skiing, along with a love for literature.

About Jackson Creek Senior Living
Located at 16601 Jackson Creek Parkway, Jackson Creek Senior Living is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent and assisted living, memory support, respite care, and a day retreat program for seniors aged 62-plus. The community is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

Lynne Sacatelli

MONUMENTJackson Creek Senior Living, a WellAge Senior Living-managed retirement community, has named Lynne Sacatelli, RN, to the role of Health & Wellness Director, overseeing clinical care for residents receiving the community’s assisted living and memory support services.

Sacatelli has worked with older adults for years and brings a wealth of experience in intensive care, brain injuries, and emergency medicine, specializing in wound care and certified in infection prevention. With eight years as an assistant director of nursing in skilled nursing facilities, Sacatelli’s leadership aligns with Jackson Creek’s commitment to exceptional resident care.

“I am thrilled to join the Jackson Creek team and contribute to our residents’ well-being,” she said.

About Jackson Creek Senior Living
Located at 16601 Jackson Creek Parkway, Jackson Creek Senior Living is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent and assisted living, memory support, respite care, and a day retreat program for seniors aged 62-plus. The community is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

Rocio Jackson

MONUMENTJackson Creek Senior Living, a WellAge Senior Living-managed retirement community, has named Rocio Jackson as its new Memory Support Director.

Jackson brings more than a decade of senior living experience to the position. She is the former referral intake coordinator of a hospice, home health, and palliative care organization in Colorado Springs.

Her educational background includes bachelor’s and master’s degrees in healthcare administration and a minor in finance from Ashford University. She is also a certified nurse aide and a qualified medication administration personnel.

Jackson will oversee the day-to-day operations of the memory support community, including the new Creekside Day Retreat, monitoring the health and well-being of residents to ensure a safe and satisfying environment for everyone. She is looking forward to working with families to build individualized care plans that help residents living with dementia thrive.

Originally from México, Jackson has been a Colorado Springs resident for the past 28 years and serves on the Board of Directors for Peak Vista Community Health Centers.

About Jackson Creek Senior Living
Located at 16601 Jackson Creek Parkway, Jackson Creek Senior Living is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent and assisted living, memory support, respite care, and a day retreat program for seniors aged 62-plus. The community is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

MONUMENT — Jackson Creek Senior Living is pleased to present two informative Medicare talks featuring Nancy Turkal, a Colorado Springs-based Medicare insurance broker with Medicare Mentors. Free and open to the public, these talks are being held at Jackson Creek Senior Living, 16601 Jackson Creek Parkway.

  • On Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m., Turkal will host a question-and-answer session on the basics of Medicare.
  • On Saturday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m., Turkal will present Medicare 101, highlighting the basics of Medicare coverage as well as changes pending with the new enrollment year. A question-and-answer session will follow her overview presentation.

For more information or to attend either of these events, call 719-725-6060 or RSVP online at jacksoncreekseniorliving.com/events.


About Jackson Creek Senior Living
Located at 16601 Jackson Creek Parkway, Jackson Creek Senior Living is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent and assisted living, memory support, respite care, and day retreat services for seniors aged 62-plus. The community is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

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