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A Rental Continuing Care Retirement Community in Wilmington, Delaware

Shipley Living is a full-service, rental continuing care retirement community nestled in a thriving Wilmington neighborhood close to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Our highly desired rental model means there’s never an up-front endowment or purchase required, but, because we’re a continuing care community, residents still enjoy the benefits of having advanced levels of care conveniently available when it’s needed, right on our campus.

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Our Leadership Team

Our team is dedicated to providing a community of loving care and exceptional experiences for the seniors we serve. Click below to learn more about each of our community leaders and how they impact the lives of our residents and their family members.

Eric Boide

Boasting an already extensive career in senior living, William (Eric) Boide has brought his experience and passion for caring for older adults to Shipley Living. As the Executive Director, Eric’s mission is to continue providing the excellent care and customer service that residents and their families have come to expect. An important part of his day is making a point to interact with the residents. “I enjoy getting to know the residents. I sit down and often have breakfast with them. I love listening to their stories and learning about their life journeys. It is interesting,” he said, adding, “Furthermore, I have an excellent team. They develop strong relationships with residents. They are like family. Eric also likes the emphasis Shipley Living places on helping residents stay active and engaged with the many programs and activities at the community. “This is important for wellness,” he said. When he first visited Shipley Living, Eric was drawn to the culture that prioritizes serving and caring for residents. “When I learned about how they put people first, I knew I wanted to be here,” he said. “There’s a sense of camaraderie and warmth. Everyone is greeted with open arms.”

Nancy Gachingiri

Nancy came to Shipley with more than 22 years of experience in nursing. “I started working here with an agency. I liked the community and the team’s work ethic a lot, so I applied to work here directly,” she said. Nancy explained why she works in senior living, “I like advocating for individuals who might not be able to do so themselves.” She added, “The residents have great stories. I love talking to them and learning a lot.” Nancy describes herself as being a “hard worker” and said teamwork is important to her. “I love working with people who are willing to do the job. The team here works hard and knows how to care for people and treat them with respect.”

Keisha Jacobs-Jackson

New to senior living, Keisha loves her wonderful team and funny residents. Describing herself as “loving, caring, dedicated, and family-oriented,” Keisha said she is honored to have the responsibility of filling the community and creating a waitlist. She loves the opportunity, she said, of “helping my senior saints find a new home.”

Cy Stewart

Before coming to Shipley Living, much beloved Chef Cy set the culinary bar high at our sister community Millcroft Living, for four years as the Executive Chef. As Food and Beverage Director at Shipley for the past five years, Chef Cy said his responsibilities are “to ensure that Shipley dining experiences are memorable. Great food and service with a smile are the best.” Describing himself as having a cheerful disposition, Chef Cy said, “Food brings people together. I love to entertain and showcase my culinary talents to the residents.”


Janet Belles inspires confidence and pride. As the Director of Nursing at Foulk for more than three years, and Director of Resident Services prior to that, she manages all aspects of skilled care, assisted living, and memory care for the community. Describing herself as “dedicated,” Janet is also highly qualified, having earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Wound Care Certification. She is also an Infection Preventionist. Janet said that she values her team at Foulk and loves the residents for whom she cares.

Jamie Rozich

A nurse for over 20 years, Jamie has devoted her career to serving seniors. As the Regional Nurse Liaison, Jamie works with Foulk Living and Shipley Living in Wilmington and Millcroft Living in Newark. In her role, Jamie oversees the admission of residents to the community. “I meet with residents and their families to review their clinical needs. It’s an important responsibility, and I like that I am the face of the community,” she said. As she reviews clinical information, an essential goal of hers is to ensure that each resident receives the appropriate level of care. Jamie enjoys walking into each of the communities that she oversees. “It’s a welcoming feeling when you walk in. Everyone really cares about their residents,” she said.

James (Jim) Kintz

New to Shipley, Jim is in charge of maintenance, housekeeping, security, and transportation. As an organized and dedicated person, Jim helps the residents with whatever they need. He said his favorite part of the job is “working with the residents daily and creating friendships.”

Susan Kreps

Susan has been ensuring the nutritional wellbeing of the healthcare residents at Foulk Living/Shipley Living for ten years. The registered and licensed dietician monitors residents for their healthcare needs and making appropriate nutritional recommendations while meeting state requirements. She attends care plan meetings and collaborates with residents and their families. In addition to meeting nutritional requirements, it’s important to Susan that she is also meeting the dietary preferences of the residents. “I work with the interdisciplinary team in making the best decisions for our residents to assure the best quality of life possible,” she said. “I consider myself organized and willing to share and help implement any ideas that will promote a better life for our residents.”

Jameca West

Jameca has been with Shipley for five years, overseeing human resources and payroll. Describing herself as ‘focused, hospitality-driven, and dedicated,” she said her favorite part of her job is getting to know the employees and helping them understand policies and procedures.

Marilyn Saah

Recently promoted to Director of Assisted Living, Marilyn describes herself as being “bubbly, outgoing, and easy to talk to,” and has worked in senior living for eight years. She said what she enjoys most is “making a difference in the lives of residents and the staff by helping them be the best they can be day in and day out.

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As the Director of Nursing at Shipley Living, Chanel is responsible for overseeing the community’s healthcare team. “I love getting to know the residents and their families, and also enjoy clinically providing the best possible care,” she said.

In addition to her nursing credentials, Chanel is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and is Infection Prevention Certified.

Chanel explained what she likes most about her job at Shipley Living. “Most often, this is a place where some residents prefer not to be. It’s not their home. This is a new environment, and there’s a stigma around nursing care. I like to change that stigma and provide a place of happiness and comfort during their stay here. At this time in their life, they deserve support for their needs and comfort. My goal is to provide that.”


As Social Service Director at Shipley Living, Marvella is responsible for meeting residents’ rights and needs. She ensures that everyone has a safe transition home or to the next step in their lives based on the clinical teams’ recommendations. Marvella said her favorite part of her job is learning about residents’ stories and histories, adding that she values the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of the residents. “It is incredibly rewarding to be able to provide care, support, and companionship to individuals who have contributed so much to society throughout their lives. Additionally, working in senior living allows me to create a warm and welcoming environment where residents feel safe, valued, and respected. Witnessing the joy, laughter, and sense of community that flourishes among the residents brings a sense of fulfillment that is truly unparalleled,” she said.

Dominique (Dom) Boardley

Dom said that the Shipley team pitches in and helps wherever and however needed. She’s the perfect example, having worked in transportation, activities, and at the front desk over the past five years. As the Business Office Manager, Dom is currently in charge of the day-to-day financial operations, including insurance verification, billing collections, and ordering. Describing herself as a down-to-earth and caring person, Dom said that she is most motivated by the opportunity to put a smile on someone’s face, and her greatest joy is contributing to seniors' happiness. 

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Collaborating with social work teams from area hospitals, Myndi welcomes potential residents and their family members to Shipley Living and introduces them to short-term rehabilitation and long-term health care. Her goal is to ensure that residents are comfortable and receive the appropriate level of care. With a background in behavioral health settings, Myndi is happy to embrace her “new journey,” saying, “I’ve always liked working with the elderly population.” Myndi likes the ever-changing nature of her job, with each resident having different needs and a unique life story. She also values working at Shipley Living, that prioritizes providing the best possible care possible.

Award-Winning Management

Shipley Living is managed by Life Care Services®, a nationwide leader in senior living with more than 50 years of proven experience. In 2022, Life Care Services earned the J.D. Power award for Customer Satisfaction in Senior Living among independent living residents for the fourth consecutive year. In resident satisfaction surveys, 95% of all residents would recommend a Life Care Services managed community to a friend.

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Our Sister Communities

Shipley Living shares a commitment to providing premier senior living—always guided by a sense of loving care—with our two sister communities in northern Delaware.

Foulk Living

Located on 10 wooded acres with beautiful streams and parklands in a residential area just north of Wilmington, Foulk Living is a rental continuing care retirement community offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing.

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Millcroft Living

Close to a variety of public parks and pools, Delaware’s wonderful beaches, and an array of cultural attractions, Millcroft Living in Newark, Delaware is a rental continuing care retirement community providing independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation.

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