Meet the Team at Oaks at Hampton
Oaks Senior Living communities are equipped with professionally trained caregivers selected for their knowledge, compassion, and understanding of residents’ needs. The Oaks at Hampton community is no different. As an Eden Alternative® community, our team members are committed to caring for each individual in a personal way that holds their needs and preferences as a top priority, thus enriching their lives and promoting their overall wellness.
Gail Lancaster Executive Director
Gail has served as a senior living community executive director for the past 21 years. After serving as director of a domestic violence shelter/program during its formative years she made a career change in 1999 in order to care for her own aging parents. “I wanted to ensure that my parents received the best care and services. My father suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease and my mother’s health was failing. It was such a blessing to be able to oversee their care – as well as that of all my residents. I had always gravitated toward senior adults – members of the Greatest Generation. They have so much wisdom and love to share. It quickly became obvious that this was my true calling and I never looked back.”
Gail received certification as an administrator from the Georgia ALFA and was certified as a dementia care specialist by the George G. Glenner Institute and School of Dementia Care in San Diego, California. She served as executive director of Plantation Manor Assisted Living Community in Thomasville, GA for nearly 13 years. Under her leadership the community’s Gracious Living wing became the first certified, secured memory care neighborhood in the area. Gail was an organizer of the annual Dr. Jim Neill Memorial Walk for Alzheimer’s Awareness which raised more than $110,000 in the fight against this terrible disease.
In May, 2012, Gail and her husband moved to north GA to be near their daughter and her family. At a community ‘farewell’ reception in her honor on the day of her departure Gail was gifted with a plaque from Thomas University and the Red Hills Gerontology Association for “unselfish devotion to the field of gerontology.” She joined the Oaks family in June, 2013. “I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing family! The Oaks Senior Living philosophy of care is stellar in every way and is reflected in everything we do. It’s all about the residents – as it should be. God blessed me by bringing me to serve at The Oaks at Hampton.”