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About Us


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.


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 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

Sheena Parton, Executive Director

SheenaSheena is a Licensed Nursing Administrator, working for the past twenty years in the senior industry as an administrator for skilled and rehabilitation communities. For the past eleven years, she has served as the Executive Director for a not-for-profit retirement community in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a Cincinnati native who graduated from Xavier University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and enjoys professional growth. During Muskie basketball season Sheena cheers for her team. Driving the golf ball, hiking the hills, biking the road, and spending time with family and friends at the beach or the pool are activities Sheena enjoys.


Mindy Bryant, Director of Life Enrichment

MindyMindy lives in Lawrenceburg Indiana with her husband Travis and fourteen-year-old son Jacob. Mindy’s favorite thing to do is watch her son play football, baseball, basketball, and track! She also enjoys camping, vacations, and spending time with family and friends. Mindy has two dogs; Buster the beagle and Daisy the goldendoodle. Mindy is a Nationally Certified Activity Director and has worked in the field for sixteen years. She is currently pursuing a Business Administration degree with plans to graduate in two years. Mindy thoroughly enjoys her career and focuses on providing an active lifestyle. Mindy feels blessed to be part of the Magnolia Springs Team!


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.


Jeff Pitman, Director of Plant Operations

JeffJeff has spent the last 21 years working in the maintenance field. He worked initially as a maintenance tech then as Maintenance Director in senior living. Jeff has a very supportive wife, Vivian, who also works in the senior care community as an activity coordinator. They presently live in Colerain Township in Ohio with their dog Rachel, a Rottweiler/Lab mix who is the biggest baby ever! Jeff and Vivian have been involved in house renovations and love being creative. They love camping & cook-outs with friends & family. They enjoy traveling to North Carolina where they spend time each year on the beach. They believe in living a full and responsible life and help friends & family when in need and feel that they are blessed to be a part of so many people’s lives and hope to make a difference when they can.


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.