Interactive job seminar Nov. 17-18 |

Interactive job seminar Nov. 17-18

Staff Reports

A free, two-day, interactive job seminar has been scheduled for Nov. 17-18 at Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

Check-in will be at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 17, and the seminar will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days with lunch provided in the middle. Participants will receive hands-on, expert advice from local area employment professionals on resume preparation, organizing and managing job searches, the essentials of networking, using social media, improving interviewing skills, and effective post-interview follow-up.

The event has been organized by Douglas County’s Employment Training Job Development Program, which is committed to assisting residents who wish to enhance their marketability and become more competitive in today’s tough job market.

Call 782-9825 to register.

Joan Anderson has been named general manager of Merrill Gardens at Gardnerville retirement community.

“We are pleased to have Joan’s expertise at Merrill Gardens at Gardnerville, where she will be responsible for every phase of the daily operations of the community,” said Jeri Shields, regional vice president, operations at Merrill Gardens. “Drawing on her years of experience in the retirement living industry will ensure that Merrill Gardens at Gardnerville continues to offer Northern Nevada’s best retirement, assisted living and memory care, right here in the Carson Valley.”

Anderson brings three years of experience in retirement living and more than 15 years in medical administration to her new post at Merrill Gardens at Gardnerville. She has directed operations at retirement and assisted living communities in California and worked as an administrator for multi-site medical clinics in California.

Most recently, Anderson served as the regional business coordinator for Minden-based Rite of Passage, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk youth.

“I am excited to be a part of the Merrill Gardens community,” said Anderson. “I have already gotten to know so many wonderful residents, team members and family members who make up the heart of this community. I look forward to being a part of the team here and continuing the tradition of providing the best quality of life for seniors in Northern Nevada.”

Merrill Gardens at Gardnerville is located at 1565 Virginia Ranch Road in Gardnerville, right behind The Carson Valley Medical Center. Built in 1999, the community offers studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments and features independent retirement, assisted living and memory care services.

Merrill Gardens at Gardnerville is owned and operated by Merrill Gardens, one of the top five owner/operators of assisted living retirement communities in the country. The company consists of 56 communities in 10 states. The management and resources of the Seattle-based company ensure high standards of service and a long-term commitment to quality, security, choice and privacy in all Merrill Gardens communities.

The Better Business Bureau named Merrill Gardens the Business of the Year, and the Family Business Institute honored Merrill Gardens as the Family Business of the Year.

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