NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Physical therapist Nora O’Brien has been named executive director of Willow Towers Assisted Living in New Rochelle.
O'Brien has a doctorate in physical therapy and previously was director of Burke Rehabilitation at United Hebrew for nine years. Before that, she was a physical therapist at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital for 21 years.
She has worked closely with senior citizens, both as an administrator and a clinician.
O'Brien describes her role as life-saver. “I have seen new residents, who came to Willow Towers after feeling isolated in their homes, regain their energy and zest for life," she said.
From studios to two-bedroom suites, there are 126 apartments at the facility. There is a memory-impairment supported community on campus and for people with less severe memory impairment, a half- or full-day supervised activities are provided.
O’Brien lives in New Rochelle. She earned a bachelor of science in physical therapy at New York University and a doctorate in physical therapy from Dominican College of Blauvelt.
She has served as an adjunct faculty member at New York Medical College and as a consultant for Hospice and Palliative Care of Westchester.
For more information, visit www.willowtowers.com .
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