LOCATION: Lititz, Pa.COMPANY: Traditions of AmericaCOMPANY WEBSITE: traditionsofamerica.com
NOMINEE STATEMENT: Through Rachel Bechard’s ingenuity, residents participate in book clubs, music groups, craft groups, painting club, trivia nights, card/board games, bocce ball, yoga, walking clubs, golf groups and pickleball. She has established weekly get-togethers for breakfasts, lunches and Friday happy hours, and arranged historic tours, murder mystery dinner theater events and environmental center visits, as well as in-house entertainment and educational programs. Under her leadership, resident participation has skyrocketed. She is open to suggestions from residents to tailor programs to their desires and has started a robust volunteerism program that grows with every season.