Albany, NY – Avila, the Capital Region’s premier independent retirement community for seniors seeking an active lifestyle, today announced the appointment of Donna Smith as chief executive officer.

Smith brings 25 years of senior living and healthcare experience to Avila. In her role as chief executive officer, she will provide strategic, financial and operational leadership for the luxury senior living community, which offers all-inclusive, maintenance-free living for independent seniors.

Smith previously served as the founder of Aging Consultants, where she advised senior living communities on methods and strategies to create meaningful solutions for aging challenges through person-centered programs and community partnerships.

“I am thrilled to join the team at Avila during this exciting time of growth as we welcome more aging adults to enjoy a worry-free lifestyle in our community,” said Smith. “Avila offers seniors spacious and well-appointed residences while having the ease and convenience of numerous on-site amenities and services. I look forward to working with the Avila team to continue to provide a warm and engaging home for Capital Region seniors.”

Smith holds degrees from Hunter College; Siena College and Hudson Valley Community College. She is certified in sales and customer service from Dale Carnegie.

Situated near the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, Avila offers luxury, all-inclusive, maintenance-free living rich with amenities for active seniors. Residents enjoy spacious, high-quality and private one- or two-bedroom apartments and cottage-style townhouses with customizable features.

Conveniently located to area shopping, dining and entertainment, Avila features gourmet dining from Capital Region leading caterer Mazzone Hospitality; beautifully-maintained and comfortable indoor and outdoor community areas; a fitness center and heated pool; socially-engaging activities; snow removal and lawn care; and free transportation.

Residents also have on-site access to a professional and dedicated support system, including licensed social workers/geriatric case managers; home maintenance service providers; visiting clergy; wellness and fitness instructors; program and events coordinators; and hair and nail stylists.

For more information about Avila, visit AvilaRetirementCommunity.com.

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