Above: Belmont Village Fort Laduerdale’s Director of Business Development Stephanie Zeverino, Executive Director Rene Buck and Community Relations Associate Christy Christine.
Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale, a new luxury senior-living community scheduled to open first quarter 2020, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rene Buck as Executive Director.
With more than 20 years of experience in senior living and hospitality working in both Europe and the U.S., Buck will oversee all aspects of property operations and resident care for the upscale high-rise community, which will encompass 204 private apartments inclusive of independent living, assisted living and memory care.
Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale represents the first project in Florida for Belmont Village Senior Living, a nationally recognized developer, owner and operator of high quality seniors housing communities and a leading provider of premier independent living, assisted living and award-winning memory care. Founded in 1997, the company currently operates 30 communities in major urban markets around the country and in Mexico City.
“As we establish our brand in South Florida, we are thrilled to have Rene’s local knowledge and keen industry experience at the helm of our first community in the state,” said Patricia Will, Co-Founder and CEO of Belmont Village Senior Living.
Buck has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Florida Assisted Living Association since 2009. Prior to joining Belmont Village, Buck served as the Executive Director of Grand Villa Delray West and as Regional Supervisor for Allegro Managment Company, where he oversaw operations of five communities and 689 total apartments. During his 11 year tenure with Allegro, he also served as Community Director and Dining Services Director. Before moving to the U.S., Buck managed two restaurants and served as an external consultant for several culinary enterprises in Switzerland. He holds an accomplished degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from the Swiss Hotel & Restaurant Management School of Lucerne, Switzerland.
Located at 1031 Seminole Drive, Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale will offer residents’ best-in-class care within an urban, amenity-rich, and socially-focused setting surrounded by premier dining, shopping and entertainment. The 12-story development will feature ocean views, restaurant-style dining, and an abundance of amenities and leading edge programs designed to keep residents active so they can thrive physically, socially and mentally.
A pioneer in senior-living, Belmont Village prides itself on its proprietary resident programming founded on partnerships with innovative universities and healthcare institutions and maintains a multidisciplinary research approach under the direction of a nationally recognized gerontologist. The company’s award-winning Circle of Friends® program is a specially designed memory enrichment program for residents with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and early to moderate stage memory loss. Guided by medical research, the program tackles the effects of MCI through a daily program of activities designed to maintain mental alertness and build cognitive reserve while promoting confidence in social interactions and boosting self-esteem.