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John Knox Village Hires Staff to Enhance Enrichment Team

John Knox Village in Pompano Beach recently announced the additions of two hires to the Life Enrichment Team – Rachael Gallagher, Spiritual Life Director and Melissa Jill Clark, Lifestyle and Aquatic Coordinator.

“For the past 53 years, JKV has set the bar when it comes to delivering an all-inclusive resort lifestyle designed for living life to the fullest at each stage of retirement by emphasizing fitness and overall well-being with world-class programming, state-of-the-art amenities, healthy & delicious dining and more,” says Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer Monica McAfee. “The additions of Rachael Gallagher and Melissa Jill Clark, both industry professionals, bring their impressive talents to the Life Enrichment team that serves our 1,000 residents.”

Gallagher (top) relocated from Philadelphia, where she worked as an interfaith hospice chaplain as well as an associate pastor. She holds a Master of Music degree from Temple University and a Master of Divinity Degree from Missio Seminary. Gallagher enjoys leading spiritual services and is passionate about providing spiritual support to people from all backgrounds. She was born and raised in Florida and attended Stetson University in DeLand for her undergraduate degree.

Clark (left) joins the retirement community with more than 25 years of experience as a Life and Wellness Coach and founder of “Alive with Melissa.” She served for many years as Director of Life Enrichment and Community Outreach for a retirement community in Whiting, NJ, and Director of Group Exercise and Aquatics in a large fitness center in Toms River, NJ. Clark has led groups all over the globe to motivate, inspire and empower people to live their ideal life of health, wellness, and happiness. Her mission is to encourage residents to live their best lives, and she looks forward to helping them achieve their personal and wellness goals.

John Knox Village is an internationally award-winning Life Plan Community of choice for those seeking an upscale, enriched lifestyle that provides long-term medical care for residents. The center has been named “A Great Place to Work” for the past two years by Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” In January, the retirement community was named the first-place winner of the Pinnacle and Beacon Awards by the International Council of Active Aging and NuStep for “Best in Wellness” for senior living communities throughout North America.

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