Towne Club Windermere is an all-new resort-style senior living community located in the Windermere neighborhood of Cumming, Georgia, just north of Atlanta. The thoughtfully planned campus encourages social interaction both inside and outside the community, serving as a gathering place for all ages. Services, amenities, and programs focus on lifelong wellness and ease and enjoyment of life. A full continuum of care is available on site.
Select Real Estate Developments LLC is a joint venture between Almquist Hansen, LLC and Whitestone Reality Capital. Inspired by the elegance and service of world-renowned, classic hotels and country clubs, along with the most innovative concepts in design and technology, Almquist Hansen communities create the opportunity for seniors to re-think their active adult years. Almquist Hansen, LLC, has a longstanding history of creating resort-style senior living communities.
Mr. Almquist has been developing, financing and managing multifamily rental communities since 1987. Since co-founding Almquist Hansen, LLC in 2005, he has successfully developed and leased two senior housing communities in greater Atlanta: The Lodge at BridgeMill, located in Canton, GA, and Towne Club Peachtree City, located in Peachtree City, Georgia. As a former Vice President of Ambling Development Company and also as President of GrandMarc, LLC, he developed and financed off campus student housing which included University Plaza, located at SUNY Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY; Grand Marc at University of Minnesota, located in Minneapolis, MN; and GrandMarc at University of California, located in Riverside, CA.
Mr. Almquist was also a former Executive Vice President and one of the founders of Pinnacle Realty Management Company. Prior to that, Mr. Almquist was a Vice President at Lincoln Property Company for eight years. A member of the Florida Bar Association, Almquist earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Wabash College and his law degree from Indiana University School of Law. He also studied at St. John’s College, Oxford, England.
Mr. Hansen has spent the bulk of his professional career in the development and management of senior living communities and in commercial banking and finance. Since co-founding Almquist Hansen, LLC (“AH”) in 2005, AH has successfully developed and leased two senior housing communities in greater Atlanta: The Lodge at BridgeMill, located in Canton, GA, and Towne Club Peachtree City, located in Peachtree City, Georgia. As Vice President at Ambling Development Company, Mr. Hansen developed and financed three tax-credit, senior living communities in Metropolitan Atlanta and co-developed three additional senior living communities in Georgia and Alabama.
Mr. Hansen holds a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, is a graduate of the School of Mortgage Banking at Northwestern University, and has completed study in project management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Most recently, Mr. Hansen participated in a Symposium on Senior Housing Design sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the University of Maryland and Neighborhood Development Collaborative. As a contribution to the research conducted for the symposium, he authored and presented two position papers.
Life Care Services™, An LCS® Company, established in 1971 and based in Des Moines, Iowa, is a leading manager of senior living communities. Life Care Services currently provides operations management and marketing and sales management for not-for-profit and for-profit continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), stand-alone assisted living, memory care, and rental communities nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.lcsnet.com/
Meet the Towne Club Windermere Team
LaDonna Hagan – Executive Director
Towne Club Windermere Executive Director LaDonna Hagan studied healthcare management at Davidson College in North Carolina and has over 25 years experience in long-term care. As a licensed nursing home administrator, she worked in the nursing home industry for the first 15 years of her career and has been involved in Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care for the past 10 years.
LaDonna’s three children (ages 29, 22 and 5) keep her busy. The latest member of her family is a bangle cat named Elsa who has made best friends with her Yorkie, Hansel. LaDonna has a passion for adding to the quality of every senior’s life, and is excited to be in a leadership position at Towne Club Windermere.
Chrissy Greer – Director of Sales and Marketing
Greer brings 20 years of experience in sales and customer relations to Towne Club Windermere. Her proven expertise in senior living and healthcare includes serving as Director of Sales for Sunrise Senior Living in Alpharetta and as Account Executive for Amedisys Home Health in Gainesville. Prior to working in senior living and healthcare, Chrissy was a licensed Realtor with RE/MAX Properties North in Sautee, GA.
With her breadth of industry knowledge, Greer is uniquely equipped to serve as an advocate for all seniors with health care providers, discharge planners, social workers and others in the North Georgia health care and senior resources community. In addition to having a deep understanding of healthcare and senior resources, she says that, “finding a home in a community that suits your desired lifestyle for today and possible needs for tomorrow is very important, and will bring you enjoyment and peace of mind for years to come.”
Gary Figiel, M.D. – Medical Director
Dr. Figiel brings 20 years of experience in geriatric medicine to Towne Club Windermere. He is specially trained in the early diagnosis and management of memory disorders including Alzheimer’s disease and depression, bipolar disorder and frontal lobe dementia. He has developed geriatric programs at Duke University, Washington University, Wesley Woods at Emory University and at the Eastside Heritage Center in Snellville, Georgia.
Dr. Figiel graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1985 and subsequently completed his internship, residency and fellowship in electroconvulsive therapy and neuropsychiatry at Duke University.
In 2003, he started Southeastern Geriatric Healthcare Group where his son, Dr. Steven Figiel, also practices.
Cheryl Beals – Business Manager
Cheryl Beals is well versed in the needs of continuing care retirement communities, having come to Towne Club Windermere from another national Assisted Living and Memory Care corporation. First at the company’s Boston corporate office, she then relocated to a Georgia Skilled Nursing community and then on to two other Assisted Living communities as their business office manager.
Cheryl also has served as a regional trainer for newly acquired communities and has supported new business office managers at existing communities. She is excited to join the team at Towne Club Windermere.
Esdras Rodriguez – Director of Plant Operations
With five years experience in senior living, seven years in hospitality, and 15 years in construction and interior design, Esdras is a perfect choice for directing plant operations for Towne Club Windermere. Not only does he bring strong practical knowledge, but also a deep appreciation for working with seniors and listening to their life stories. In his spare time, Esdras enjoys spending time with his wife and son. All three are active volunteers in the community.