Our Executive Director is here!

For Immediate Release:  May 21, 2018

The Scotland House – Adult Day Health and Wellness in Quechee, Vermont has hired an Executive Director.

Scheduled to open in July of 2018, The Scotland House, a community-based day program designed to assist adults with physical and/or cognitive impairments to remain at home and active in their community, has hired an Executive Director.

Gretchen Cole of Lebanon, NH has joined the Scotland House and offers over 20 years of experience with older adults and dementia care. She holds a bachelor’s degree of science with a major in health care management and is a certified dementia practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioner’s.

“I am very excited to be a part of this community partnership with the Woodstock Area Adult Day Services. My priorities include promoting the mission of the Scotland House to encourage wellness, independence, respite, and advocacy for our older adult population.” says Gretchen Cole.  Her experience includes various roles with leadership, management, dementia care, family dynamics/ communication, and life enrichment programs within assisted living and long term care.

The Scotland House – Adult Day Health and Wellness was incorporated in the summer of 2017 as the Woodstock Area Adult Day Services, Inc. by a group of community board members representing providers and the community from the Upper Valley. It will serve communities from Norwich to Bridgewater.

“Gretchen comes to The Scotland House with strong leadership skills in this challenging field.   She was recently working at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital as the patient experience coordinator in Risk Management.  We are thrilled to welcome Gretchen and have her leadership in this new role.  The positive community response for the Scotland House and the important need it meets has been incredible.  We look forward to opening this summer.”  says Jerry Fredrickson, President of the Scotland House.

(Currently, Gretchen can be reached at gcole@scotlandhousevt.org or by calling the Thompson Senior Center at (802) 457-3277)