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About Magnolia Springs Senior Living Community


Senior Living: The Magnolia Springs Way

Who says moving to a senior living community means giving up your sense of independence? Magnolia Springs embraces the fact you are your own person, different, unique, one-of-a-kind—with your own lifestyle, pursuits, and hopes for the future. Even better, we celebrate it! Each and every day. That’s just our way. The Magnolia Springs Way.


Senior Living Management Team

You can be confident Magnolia Springs communities are well-run because they are managed by a proven local executive team and backed by a nationwide leader in senior living—Life Care Services, An LCS® Company.


Mission Statement

Magnolia Springs Mission is “to enrich our residents’ lives by fostering a culture and creating a senior living community where everyone we serve is celebrated.” Magnolia Springs Core Values are as follows:

– Serve Others with Heart, Passion and Respect.
– Place Our Residents’ Needs Above All Else
– Provide Outstanding Customer Service and Hospitality
– Act with Integrity
– Provide a Positive Atmosphere for All
– Provide Our Residents with a Lifestyle that Promotes Independence and Choice
– Provide a Culture to Enrich Faith and Strengthen Connections to Family and Friends
– Create Multi-generational Engagement
– Provide a Safe and Secure Home

Dorothy Allgeier, Director of Resident Services

DorothyDorothy is a native to Northern KY, growing up in Ft. Wright and has been a resident of Florence, KY for the last 25 years. She has been a nurse for 21 years. She worked with children who are on ventilators for the first 10 years and then worked as a home health nurse in our community for the last 11 years. During that time, she was nominated for the Caregiver of the Year award three times and was awarded that honor in 2011. To this day, she feels that was one of her greatest accomplishments. Dorothy’s passion is taking care of people, so much in fact that she often says that she doesn’t feel like she’s worked a day in her life. Dorothy has two children, a son Jacob and a daughter Lauren, both of whom she is very proud. She also has a golden doodle named Dexter, who she will more than happily show you a picture of if you ever ask.


Sara Smallwood, Director of Community Relations

SaraSara was born and raised in Northern Kentucky.  She currently lives in Florence, KY with her husband, Jason. Sara and Jason have a Jack Russell Terrier named Willis. Sara graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Sara enjoys watching the University of Kentucky Men’s basketball team, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Bengals. She also enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants and wine tastings. Sara spends her spare time with family and friends. Sara has been in the senior living industry for 8 years. She is proud to be a member of the Magnolia Springs family!


Melissa Charlton, Director of Culinary Services

MelissaMelissa has 20 years of Culinary experience. She studied Culinary Arts at Cincinnati State for four years. Melissa has been working in restaurants, hotels and most recently Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, IN. She is excited to be able to bring her talents and knowledge to Magnolia Springs.

Melissa lives in Florence, Ky with her spouse, Scott, and 3 kids. When she isn’t working, she enjoys watching her daughter play volleyball and basketball. She also enjoys working around the house and laying by the pool in the summer.


Heather Hammons, Director of Memory Way

HeatherHeather graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in social work. She then became the class president of her advanced standing master’s course at Spalding University where she obtained her master’s degree in social work. Heather enjoys spending time with her boyfriend on his parent’s farm, visiting local breweries and spending time with her friends and family. Heather is an adventure seeker who enjoys white water rafting and skydiving! She is very crafty and is having a great time being a new aunt. Heather has worked with the aging population for most of her career and is happy to call Magnolia Springs her new home!


Joe Guy, Director of Plant Operations

JoeBorn and raised in northern Kentucky, Joe’s Navy, college and work experiences have led him all over the U.S., but he’s glad to be back home and part of the Magnolia Springs family. Joe is an artisan carpenter and his partner Melody is a visual artist. They love their children, grandchildren and 5 senior rescue dogs. Joe also enjoys the things of yesteryear. Whether it’s 20’s jazz music (he plays guitar and drums), classic cars, old houses or history and science, Joe says “It’s the little things that matter and that deliver the deepest smiles.”


Grace Hardy, Business Office Manager

GraceGrace has 25 years of experience in Accounting, Human Resources, and Payroll with the past 7 years as a Business Office Manager in a Personal Care home. She has worked various industries with her background but chose to go into long term care due to a compassion for seniors. Grace has an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration with a GPA 4.0 from Beckfield College. She and her husband, John, are from this area and have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.