A Message From Lucinda Dohanian, Executive Director
One of the benefits of cooperative living is the opportunity to have a say in the way the community is run. The Board of Directors is Laurelmead’s main governing body and it’s made up of seven residents who are voted in by the shareholders. Every February elections are held to choose either two or three new (or returning) members. Meet the Candidates Night is one of our most popular events because it gives our residents the opportunity to get to know the candidates so they can make an informed decision about those representing their community interests.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me here . I look forward to hearing from you.
Politically Engaged
Laurelmead has a “Great Decisions” chapter where residents gather on the last Friday of the month to discuss what’s hot in the world of foreign policy. This year’s topics include Refugees and Global Migration; Decoding US & China Trade; and The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested. January’s guest speaker was Dr. John Dietrich who obtained his PhD from Johns Hopkins University. He is currently Professor of Political Science and Chair of History at Bryant University. I invite you to visit Laurelmead to join in one of the lively discussions.
Face Lift At Laurelmead!
A fter conducting seven interviews with a variety of design firms, the Interior Design Project Sub-Committee (of Building and Grounds), that had been charged with the responsibility of selecting an Interior Designer, unanimously voted to present Joshua Shockley as its choice for the renovation project that will assess and then address changes to the main floor public spaces.

Josh’s passion for interior design is driven first and foremost by his desire to problem solve. When asked how he does what he does, Josh replied, “I ask myself how can I make a space feel brighter? How can I make a space feel safer? Exciting? Relaxing? This is paired with a genuine curiosity about people and their experiences - people aren’t just shells or bodies that interact with an interior. I believe they are collections of experiences that add to an interior and vice versa.”

Josh arrived one day last week with the beginnings of the process - samples! Renovated areas will include the entry, lobby, great room, dining room and pub, card room, and grand stairway up to the second floor. Style sheets will be presented to our residents in the next few months and work begins in early spring.
Experience Laurelmead
Laurelmead is a premier 55+ community with shareholder ownership offers an active, independent and invigorating lifestyle. Set in a park-like setting off Blackstone Boulevard, this cooperative housing community offers an active lifestyle with owner involvement in governance. The Laurelmead community life includes fine and casual dining, educational and cultural opportunities, fitness center, heated indoor pool and spa, movie theater and more. The all inclusive fee includes real estate taxes, utilities, 24 hour security, cleaning services, one daily meal, transportation services and more.
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For additional information or to schedule a tour please call Claudia Duarte at 401-273-9586.