August 20th, 2019 | Press Releases
Legend Senior Living® has announced the hiring of Donna Walker as Sales Director at Rivermont Independent Living in Norman, Oklahoma. With more than 10 years of experience in the senior industry, she’ll have an immediate impact on the community.
Walker attended the University of Oklahoma to study journalism. She began her career in advertising and publishing, and was successful for more than a decade, but she felt a calling to make a change. “I lost my mom and grandmother within two months of each other as a young mother of three,” she explained. “Since then, I’ve been drawn to working with seniors. Where else can you get a hug from your grandparents every day?”
The senior industry offers her the opportunity to combine two of her passions, she said. “I believe it’s my calling to help seniors live their best lives,” she said. “As a writer, I like to think of it as helping seniors write their unfinished story, making their happily-ever-after come true.”
This is her second stint with the organization; she served as Sales Director at Legend at Rivendell, helping that community maintain near capacity. After several years there, she chose to return to the publishing industry. But when an opportunity arose, she jumped at the chance to return. “I love the values, integrity, quality programming, and beautiful, home-like environment that make up Legend’s culture of excellence. There’s no other place like it!” she said.
Donna isn’t the only one who’s glad she made the decision to rejoin the Legend family. “Donna has a heart of gold and we’re so fortunate to have her back with us,” said Rita Myers, Residence Director. “Her care, compassion, and work ethic will benefit her and our community as she begins her new adventure with us. She was very successful and appreciated by the residents and associates alike.”
In addition to sales, Walker will assist with marketing, events and outreach in the community. She said that she can truly empathize with what seniors and their families experience in their search for the perfect senior living option because she’s been there with her family. “It’s my goal to take a little bit of the stress and anxiety away as they walk this sometimes challenging road,” she said.
“I am so excited to be working with the team at Rivermont,” she said. “I feel like I am home.”