At Heaton Place, we believe that our staff members are the key to fulfilling our promise of a balanced retirement lifestyle. Our staff members are handpicked based on their extensive experience, dedication to our resident's needs and passion to serve our seniors and promote overall health.
As the first independent retirement residence in Armstrong, Heaton Place is in the heart of the community, and our expertly trained staff have developed a warm, home-like atmosphere for our residents.
Meet Our Key Staff
Penny has enjoyed a dynamic career, which has taken her to many parts of western Canada. It was nine years ago, when she visited the Armstrong area where she immediately fell in love, and knew she had to stay. As Heaton Place Retirement Community's Manager, she brings with her a wealth of experience in management, marketing, human resources, and accounting. With many years of experience volunteering with seniors, in different capacities she has learned that with a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds and listening to many wonderful stories it has heightened her zest for life. She brings to this position spirited enthusiasm, and a love for the work that she does.
Having grown up in the Enderby area, Reanne enjoys the small town community feel that Armstrong provides. She attended Okanagan College for business administration and has experience working closely with seniors in past positions. Reanne came to us in 2013 initially as a dietary aide, but now takes on the roles of Administrative Assistant and Marketing Director. With a passion for planning events and staying involved within the community, Reanne brings enthusiasm to both of her roles. Reanne currently resides in Grindrod with partner and pets.
Starting out in 2014 as the Activities Assistant, Morgan now serves as Heaton’s Activities Director. Her love of fun, laughter, and relationship-building makes her an excellent fit for this role. Morgan enjoyed four years of post-secondary education, graduating from UBC’s Okanagan Campus and earning her Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English. She loves to learn and has grown immensely during her time at Heaton. Morgan’s experience with seniors has ranged from volunteer work to private home care, and she has now found her niche in planning and facilitating a myriad of exciting activities. A former resident of Vernon, she currently lives as a newlywed in Armstrong. Theme nights, musical guests, various games, crafts, and of course, Bingo, keep Morgan, as well as the residents, busy and happy.
Frances has been a resident of Armstrong for over 23 years. Married with two grown sons, she brings to her position of Housekeeping Supervisor, a valued sense of humor and a genuine caring for all. For many years, she worked as a Care Aide for seniors both in the private sector as well as in extended care facilities. She enjoys the wittiness and stories our seniors share with her as she diligently cleans and cares for all the individuals and areas of Heaton Place Retirement Community.
Dave was born in South Wales Great Britain at the Lynwood Ox Witch Coast Guard Station. He immigrated to Canada in 1964 at the age of 8. His family flew from London to Montreal via B.O.A.C. and then commuted from Montreal to Vancouver by rail. Dave lived in Deep Cove North Vancouver during his teens and worked delivery fuel for ESSO. He moved to Armstrong in 1974 and built custom homes for Enoch and Sons Construction until the recession in the late 1980’s. Dave met his wife of 27 years in Vernon, B.C. and continues to live and work in Armstrong. He has been a part of Heaton Place since the early construction phase, and because of his thorough knowledge of the building, has been in the role of Maintenance Manager since its opening in late 2011.
Gareth (Gaz) Jordan
Bio coming soon.