Aspyre Rock Creek is the premier choice for Memory Care in the Fort Collins area.
With our personalized service, engaging programs, and best-in-class amenities, our facility and staff elevate the entire senior living experience.
There is no shortage of choices for Assisted Living and Memory Care in Fort Collins — though few are designed for those with discerning tastes.
Aspyre Rock Creek stands out from the rest of the pack due to our unwavering commitment to excellence in every aspect of the operation: our team members, our culinary arts, our enriching programs and our sophisticated designs and amenities.
It is this signature blend which makes for a truly extraordinary and unparalleled living experience for our Memory Care residents.
Tyler began working for Solera Senior Living in November of 2019 after finding his calling providing services for seniors. He comes to Aspyre Rock Creek with over ten years of hospital leadership experience. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in healthcare administration. In addition, he’s received multiple certifications in Lean Six Sigma, a team management approach that paves the way for operational excellence. His approach to leadership takes the traditional model and turns it upside down; instead of people working to serve the leader, the leader works to help the people.
Erika McBride, our Community Relations Director has been a part of the senior living community for 6 years. She has been a part of the Aspyre Rock Creek team since before the building opened in November of 2017. Through name changes and new faces, she has been an inspiration. Erika has held multiple positions, from directly working with our residents as a QMAP to the Front Office Coordinator. She stepped into her new role in January of 2020. Outside of work, Erika enjoys being outdoors; hiking, camping, paddle boarding, etc. Above all, she recognizes the importance of family. She is always willing to go the extra mile to make everyone feel welcomed and accommodated. Your family is our family.
Our Activity Director, Carina Vargas, has been a part of the senior living community for 7 years; 5 of those have been spent in memory care. Carina has worked everything under the sun from caregiver to receptionist, however, working one on one with the residents is her calling. She has been with the Aspyre team since we’ve opened in 2017. Carina is full of creativity; she sings and plays guitar; and she is constantly learning from the residents. Bringing them joy and laughter and making it a smooth transition from everyday life to a more focused memory care lifestyle. She is strong asset to our team and brings so much brightness to our community.
Shawn Graham, our Culinary Director has over 23 years of experience in the culinary industry; most of that time has been spent serving the assisted living community. She has been a part of our team, here at Aspyre Rock Creek, for two years. Shawn understands the comfort that food brings; making each meal nourishing and nostalgic, while still meeting any dietary restriction needs. On her days off, she spends time with her family and her Great Dane (Moose) – going fishing or off roading. Making personal connections with the residents and resident family members she understands how important it is to feed the mind and body.
Leah Riley, our new Director of Health and Wellness has over 14 years of experience in nursing. Through the years, she has discovered a passion for caring for residents in a way that utilizes her nursing skills focusing not only on physical health, but mind, body, and soul wellness. Leah has a strong vision for providing exceptional care and believes that this focus not only enriches the lives of our residents, but also the families of those in our community. Wellness is an overall state; encompassing the physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing one’s self and her goal is to carry that out in our community every day. She is originally from Kansas but relocated to Colorado 4 years ago to foster her love for the outdoors and the activities that are available. She enjoys paddle boarding, fly fishing, yoga, meditation, hiking, and spending time with her family.
Dave is a family kind of guy, happily married to Darlene for a lot of years. Five young adults call him Dear Old Dad and five little people call him Opa (Dutch for Grandpa). He enjoys reading, woodworking, traveling and involvement in his church. Every morning he prays, “Lord, make me a blessing to someone today,” and sees service at Aspyre Rock Creek as a beautiful answer to that prayer.
Our Resident Care Coordinator, Amanda Cowles, moved from the Big Apple in January of 2020. After spending 11 years there as a Direct Care Supervisor at a long-term care facility. Amanda moved with her two kids, whom with which, enjoy spending most of their free time outdoors – swimming, fishing and four wheeling. After assisting many loved ones, from both her personal and professional life, she has found her joy and passion in memory care. Amanda goes above and beyond to meet the needs of our residents and family members, creating a home away from home.
Kenya Thomas, our new Business Office Manager, has been with the community since January of 2020. Starting out as our Concierge and moving up to her new role in September of 2020. As a Concierge she was able to get to know the residents and family members on a more personal level; and growing with Solera is her calling and the path she wants to follow. Outside of work, Kenya enjoys yoga, escaping to her cabin in Estes, and spending time with her one-year old puppy. Throughout her life she has cared for her mother using person-centered care with helping her mother find fulfillment, purpose, and joy in her daily life; without realizing there was a name for the care she was giving and when she found Aspyre – she knew it was where she was meant to be.
Situated at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Northern Colorado, 60 miles north of Denver International airport, Fort Collins is home to unmatched scenery and endless views, fabulous recreational opportunities, diverse cultural attractions and family fun. It is known for experiencing some of the best weather in the country with 300+ days of sunshine and an annual average high temperature of 63 degrees.
The history of Fort Collins is rich with western lore, generations-old stories, and eccentric historical characters, according to Visit Fort Collins. Legend has it that in the early 1800’s, French-Canadian fur traders were caught in a tremendous snowstorm. To lighten their load, they buried large amounts of gunpowder (“Poudre” in French) in a hiding place (“Cache”) along the banks of a river – the Cache la Poudre River, which runs through modern-day Fort Collins.
In 1862, Camp Collins was built by the ninth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry to protect travelers and settlers along the Colorado branch of the Overland Trail. A flood in June 1864 sent the soldiers to higher ground near present-day Old Town. Less than three years later, the fort was abandoned. By 1872, the former fort site had a small hotel, general store and post office, a mill, school and brick yard.
The Colorado Central Railroad arrived in 1877, and Fort Collins became a thriving agricultural center. Colorado Agricultural & Mechanical College constructed its first classroom building, later called Old Main, in 1879, further establishing Fort Collins as the economic and cultural center of the region. The school was renamed Colorado State University in 1957.
Thanks to the efforts of local citizens and the city’s historic preservation program, modern-day visitors can stroll back through time to the town’s earliest days in and around Old Town. The district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978; the majority of the buildings within Old Town are designated national and local historic districts. In 2005, Fort Collins was named a Preserve America City by the White House.
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