Lisa Ronke named Director of Community Relations | Local News

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Support residents and families of seniors in the Village

Lisa Ronke has been appointed Community Relations Manager for the Village of Harmony Hill in Watertown, SD. In this position, Lisa will be the key resource for residents and their families as they consider the senior living options available at the Village. Opening in early 2023, the facility will offer a continuum of care consisting of independent living apartments, assisted living apartments and memory care units along with a variety of amenities.

Sister Barb Younger, OSB, director of communications for Mother of God Monastery, said Ronke was an incredible choice for the job. “In addition to her prior work experience and talents, what really sets Lisa apart is her unparalleled compassion for the individuals and families going through this process. We couldn’t have asked for a better advocate for the Village and its residents!”

Making the decision to move yourself or a loved one is important. There are unique questions and concerns for each person and each situation. Lisa is available to ensure you have what you need to make an informed and confident choice about your new home.

“I am very excited to join the Village team and have the opportunity to work with residents and families,” said Ronke. “I am particularly passionate about memory care and look forward to being a key resource for individuals and families in need of this type of service.”

The village is the first phase of an intergenerational community planned for Harmony Hill Watertown. With room for 76 residents, the three buildings will be connected to each other as well as to The Commons. Designed for intentional interactions among residents as well as with the community at large, the programs, activities and services offered at The Commons will facilitate engagement across generations. Residents and guests will find The Village a vibrant place to live, create and thrive.

Lisa grew up and currently resides in Watertown. She remembers her husband Ed, whom she lost to onset of Alzheimer’s disease in November 2021. Additionally, Lisa has two adult sons who also live in Watertown with their families.

Harmony Hill Village is Phase 1 of a Seniors Community. This continuum of care, this intergenerational community will provide state-of-the-art services in assisted living, memory care and rehabilitation. In addition, The Village also offers a Commons, which includes many amenities fully accessible to residents, as well as non-residents, including a cafe, restaurant, exercise area, swimming pool, creative space, pub, outdoor gardens and non-denominational venues. Chapel. Accommodating 76 residents, the three buildings will be interconnected and are designed for intentional interactions among residents as well as with the community at large. The programs, activities and services offered at The Commons will facilitate engagement between generations. Residents and guests will find The Village a vibrant place to live, create and thrive.

To learn more about The Village, visit www.villagewatertown.org, call Lisa at (605) 237-8407 or email [email protected]

-Press release received as is from Village Harmony Hill

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