Does this feel like home? From the time of your first visit, to settling in — let the Marketing Department experts guide you through the move-in process every step of the way while choosing your new home & retirement lifestyle.
The Lifecare Advantage
Fox Run at Orchard Park offers Lifecare, more than a health care plan, it’s a promise. We give peace of mind with a guarantee for healthcare for life. Our 54-acre picturesque campus has everything you need – embrace a worry-free retirement style, including a flexible meal plan in our stunning dining venues, maintenance free living, & everything in between. Should our Fox Run Community Members’ health needs change over time, you have our assurance for home-like care in our on-site assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing & rehabilitation center.
Our name speaks for itself, meet with the accomplished Admissions Team to discover how Lifecare can work for you.
Together, We’re Here For You
We’ve got your bases covered; modern, magnetic & motivated. Say hello to the Fox Run at Orchard Park Admissions Team!
Having grown up in Blasdell, New York, with a large family, Maureen Gorski sought a professional environment that was just as lively, family-oriented, and supportive. She found that and more when she began her career at Fox Run at Orchard Park in 2017. Since then, Maureen has excelled in her role as the top Marketing & Sales Counselor.
The Fox Run Community Members are in excellent hands with Maureen as she treats each and every one of them as she would her own family. She is often seen hugging her clients before they leave the Fox Run campus, ensuring a seamless process for new move-ins, from start to finish. Maureen’s approach is often described as caring, patient, and empathetic towards the unique needs of each senior who considers Fox Run as their new home. And when it comes to seeing those processes through, Maureen goes above and beyond as a dedicated hard-worker, willing and eager to put in the extra time to accommodate prospective Community Members.
Before arriving at Fox Run, Maureen spent many years at the Bar Association of Erie County, primarily in the role of Director of Development, which saw her plan and coordinate programming for annual membership dinners, luncheons, galas, and special events.
The theme of large families thriving together continues to this day as Maureen now resides in Hamburg, New York, with her husband and family dog. She enjoys kayaking, traveling and spending time with her three children and grandchildren, as well as her five siblings and parents. Maureen is an active member of St. Mary’s on the Lake Catholic Church, and served as their Religious Education Instructor for several years. Maureen was also a member of the National Association of Bar Leaders (NABE), Communications Section from 2013 to 2017.
Michelle puts her all into everything she does, whether that be organizing a photoshoot, gardening, decorating, or creating a pitch for Fox Run advertising. Michelle’s primary responsibility is to manage all of the advertising layers; create, produce, and edit copy for print, television, radio, and digital platforms for Fox Run. She is a creative individual with an unmatched eye for detail, adding personal touches to the Fox Run website, social media outlets, broadcast spots, and forever looking for the next unconventional place to advertise. Director of Marketing & Sales Mary Lou Letina-Land knows Michelle is up to something when she charges into her office with… “I have an idea!”
Michelle’s creativity suits her well in other roles at Fox Run; such as her stewardship for, and leading the Community Art Gallery where she coordinates with local artists for exhibitions. Michelle’s efforts have led to well over 65 art shows, exhibits, and artist receptions at Fox Run.
During every interaction with these artists, Community Members, and staff members, Michelle makes it a point to treat them all as she would a long-time friend, as she’s particularly attentive to individuals’ likes, dislikes, and family member dynamics. The energy and laughter that comes from the Marketing office when she is meeting with them is contagious and inevitably spreads across the entire department.
Following graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University, Michelle spent well over a decade living and working in Massachusetts, Vermont, and Colorado where both of her children were born. Returning to her WNY roots, she now lives in Boston, NY, with her husband, two children, and two yellow Labs. She is an avid and talented skier, often joking she could ski before she could walk. Michelle enjoys anything outdoors, including hiking, gardening, and particularly loves to cheer her son and daughter on as they competitive ski race and play soccer.
“After graduating from college in 2003, I quickly began my career working at a retirement community which I loved and was promoted to Director of that company after two years. Fast forward two years later, I found the newest, best, and greatest place to work — Fox Run at Orchard Park! Now, 15 years later, I consider Fox Run my second home. I was in my late 20s when I started, and throughout that time I’ve gotten married, had my baby girl, and made lifelong friendships.”
Since September 2016, Mary Lou Letina-Land has led and currently serves as Director of our dedicated Marketing and Sales team. As an original employee of Fox Run, before the doors even opened, Mary Lou has experienced first-hand the Community’s growth. Mary Lou sets the bar as an example for the Marketing Department to follow as she seamlessly guides potential Community Members and their families through Lifecare Plans, new apartment and patio home options, and the move-in process. She also loves to watch Community Members once they’re acclimated to retirement living, become active and seeing them flourish. She finds true gratitude in coming to work every morning and greeting the smiling faces of Community Members as they enjoy their morning coffee.
A boisterous and proud St. Bonaventure University alumna, Mary Lou is eager to share stories of her alma mater, where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Frequenting her family’s cottage in Crystal Beach, Canada, she spends as much of her free time here with her husband, daughter Nora, and their two Retrievers. Sales isn’t her only competitive edge, Mary Lou has a blast playing competitive volleyball year round, and she also horseback rides at Skibbereen Farm in Orchard Park weekly. Mary Lou currently serves on the Mount Mercy Academy Alumni Board and is an honorary member of the United Irish American Association (U.I.A.A.).
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“As I move forward in my career, I’m so excited to have the opportunity to join the Fox Run at Orchard Park team as the Admissions Coordinator for the Health Center. Though social work has always been a long-standing passion of mine, I‘m thrilled to be able to use my previous knowledge and skill set to help propel me forward in my position with Fox Run.”
Christine graduated from Niagara University where she received her Bachelors degree in Science and Social Work. After graduation, she returned to her hometown of Syracuse, New York, where she began her social work career in long-term care and rehabilitation. After three years, Christine relocated to Buffalo, New York, working at another CCRC in WNY for the past 13 years as a Social Worker and Admissions Coordinator. Her long-time experience in the administration industry and her familiarity with working closely with residents make Christine an outstanding addition to the Fox Run Admissions Team. A common accolade and praise heard for Christine, is that she has a very calming demeanor and comforting voice. This truly comes from her social work passion and something that can’t be taught. The Fox Run Admissions Team is fortunate to have her aboard.
Christine resides in the Town of Tonawanda with her husband and their twin boys. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors, tending to her garden, enjoying concerts and art festivals, and traveling to new destinations.
“My first connection with Fox Run at Orchard Park was in early 2022, preparing for my solo art show in The Community Art Gallery at Fox Run, called Breathing Room. It was through the wonderful interactions with both the Fox Run Community Members and staff that I found a sense of ‘home’. Joining the Marketing Team officially in July of 2022, I feel honored to be here in every way. It was an unexpected gift in my life to be a part of something bigger–something I truly believe in.”
Born and raised in West Falls, New York, Erin attended East Aurora Schools. She learned to play the violin at age four, spent most of her time playing soccer, swimming, and skiing.
Erin earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, focused on English and Studio Art. During her time there, she studied “abroad” in Los Angeles for an internship and to study film, television, and photography. The internship was at Warner Bros. Studios under the direction of the late Richard Donner. Erin also worked for his wife, Lauren Shuler Donner, who produced and directed many movies in her extensive career. During Erin’s internship, she read scripts and worked on set while the Donner duo made Lethal Weapon IV and You’ve Got Mail in 1998.
Erin went abroad again in 1999 to live and study in Galway, Ireland. This was a wonderful, immersive experience into the lives, culture, and history of the Irish people. She spent her free time on the weekends traveling to Dublin, Belfast, and London; appreciating all the beautiful coasts and islands.
After graduation in 2000, Erin moved to Boulder, Colorado and worked as a writer and Project Manager in several high-tech companies. As an avid skier, most of her weekends were spent in the mountains. Erin then moved to California where she began raising her two children, Molly and Jack. She began a violin school and lived in Sonoma, enjoying wine country life.
2017 saw Erin returning home to East Aurora to be close to family and friends. As painting is her main focus, she then opened her professional art studio. When Erin is not painting in her studio, she enjoys time with her husband Logan, her children Molly and Jack, and their family dog, Stella.
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Amenities Worth Talking About
Fox Run Community Members have access to many diverse amenities at their fingertips to match their interests. Live an active, relaxed, or leisurely lifestyle, indoors or outdoors…,Fox Run has assembled a wide range of activities for all to enjoy.
For those interested in attending our Health Center, please reach out to Christine Simpson. The Fox Run Health Center includes:
In-patient Rehabilitation Center
24-hour Skilled Nursing Care
Independent Living Fox Run Community Members who’ve received a hip replacement, or are in physical therapy recovering from an injured knee for example, the multi-plex Health Center offers in-patient & out-patient rehabilitation services.
The Social Life
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