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We are happy to introduce Holly Arrington as the Executive Director of The Monarch House Assisted Living Community. Holly has been a registered nurse for over 18 years. Beginning her nursing career as a critical care nurse, she eventually transitioned into healthcare management. Holly attended Georgia Southwestern State University. She received her nursing degree from Coastal Georgia State College in Brunswick, Georgia, progressing toward her Masters degree in nursing at the The University of Phoenix. Holly has impressively worked as a critical care float nurse at Southeast Georgia Medical Center in Brunswick, GA, Wake Med Hospital in Cary, NC, Duke University Health System in Durham, NC, and an Overhouse Supervisor at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. She has worked as a RN Case Manager, Director of Operations and Area Vice President for several home health and hospice companies as well as an Administrator for physician practices, ambulatory surgery centers and in house laboratories. She has also owned and operated a certified nurse aide training school. Holly has received numerous certifications in healthcare to include hospice, trauma, critical care and stroke. She is a certified medication aide instructor for the state of Georgia.
Holly literally grew up volunteering in nursing homes and assisted living facilities under the direction of her mother, who has managed these communities and set an example of excellence of care that Holly appreciates and emulates. With years of nursing and leadership training, managerial successes, and a soft heart for seniors, Holly is looking forward to serving this community at The Monarch House.
Holly resides in Newnan with her loving husband Lee. Together, they have five beautiful children, an amazing daughter-in-law and three adorable grandchildren. She enjoys running, working out, gardening, reading and spending time with her family.
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Polly Placko is our Resident Services Director at The Monarch House Assisted Living Community. Polly attended Southern Crescent Technical College and received a certification in phlebotomy. She also attended West Georgia Technical College and completed her degree in licensed practical nursing. She then focused on geriatrics. She enjoys the rewards of serving the needs of the senior community. She knows at the end of the day her work, attitude, and attention to detail make all the difference to the residents and their loved ones. Polly works tirelessly at The Monarch House to make sure all of our residents are safe and happy.
Polly lives in Newnan with her husband and son. She enjoys spending time with family and experiencing unplanned adventures and traveling. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and making DIY projects.
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Kristine Matthews comes to The Monarch House with a strong background in sales, marketing, management and interior design. She serves as our Community Relations Director.
As a former owner of two interior design businesses, coupled with thirty plus year of experience in that field, she realized fully the value of how ones "home" should provide contentment, relaxation, pride and a sense of belonging and being settled. Kristine especially enjoyed the process of getting to know her clients. She found that through the "art of listening", she could best ascertain their particular needs and wants.
After volunteering at several senior living communities in Savannah, Georgia and the Chicago area, she decided to transition her life work in to the healthcare community.
Kristine and her husband moved to the Tyrone area recently to be close to family. She loves spending time with her daughter, son in law and two grandsons. She also enjoys traveling, gardening, landscape painting, and volunteering with pet rescues.
She is excited to be at The Monarch House and looking forward to immersing herself into this important work with our senior community.
At Monarch House we are only as strong as our staff and we are proud to employ only qualified individuals who bring their own diverse knowledge and compassion to our community. Please take a moment to read more about our staff members and learn how they allow our community to be the absolute best at caring for your family.
Letter From Our Owner
Welcome and Thank You for your interest in Monarch House, a new and unique senior living community located near Ashley Park Mall in Newnan, GA. I am Vic Young, a native Atlantan, a real estate developer since 1975, a graduate of Georgia State University, a Vietnam Veteran, a father and grandfather. My educational background and 41 years of work experience have been focused on land development, commercial and residential construction, property management and consulting in Georgia, Florida and Colorado. Like several senior living company owners I have met over the past few years, I developed an interest in senior living while my mom resided in an assisted living community close to my home in Cumming, GA. In Newnan, I was fortunate to acquire a new vacant building that had one floor partially completed for a childcare business. Having observed seniors' eyes light up whenever a group of children visited my Mom's community for holiday events, my creative juices began to flow a river. I completed the Caterpillar House Early Learning Center, hired an extraordinary staff of experienced and caring teachers and then began the design and build-out of Monarch House. The Monarch House management concept is like no other. We have an exciting opportunity to create an Intergenerational Relationship between our youth and senior residents that will benefit both generations. The Monarch House design is quite unique as well. Each floor is comprised of private residence suites and common areas having the true feel of living in a home or luxury condominium rather than a hotel. As thoughtful as we have attempted to be in the private suites, common areas and amenities, selecting an experienced staff of caregivers with genuinely warm hearts and happy faces is the essential element in ensuring that our small group of residents will be in a loving family environment. Monarch House is our seniors' home and we are honored to be their guests, their extended family and their caregivers.