Welcome to The Courvilles!
HumanKindness & Wellness for Life
Everything we do starts with a daily commitment to HumanKindness.
Welcome! Our care for your loved ones comes from our commitment to providing them only the best care. With that comes an understanding of what we call the power of HumanKindness℠. It energizes a heartfelt friendliness, sense of community, and our deep personal understanding of just how important our residents – your family members – are in all our lives.
HumanKindness is a virtue like no other. We respect its role in recovery from illness, and its guidance as to how we all get along day in and day out.
Friendship creates the togetherness that opens windows to the heart.
Friendship is for everyone. It starts with a “hello” – and carries forward with, “What would you like to do today?” Our communities are exactly the same in HumanKindness. From activities to dining to social energy – life at The Courvilles can be whatever you wish. You can find comfort in just being yourself.
“Listen to the residents, families, and listen with your heart.” Jennifer Pinard, GM
“ Our team meets weekly, and we talk together every day. In a sense, we manage by walking around, observing, and listening to our residents. This helps our communities run smoothly, with the right people at the right places at the right times.
Everyone — from our medical to physical therapy to dining staff and more — has made a commitment to fostering wellness, as exhibited by our residents’ overall health: their mental well-being; their emotional, social and spiritual happiness; and their overall comfort. Because of our 50 years of ever-changing experience, we know what really matters to our residents and their families.”
Dining and nutrition are the delicious part of HumanKindness.
Wellness is the outcome.
Our chefs are some of the most imaginative and cordial people you might ever meet. Their creativity shines even with the basics such as breakfast, lunch, dinner and “anytime dining.” Our chefs have been leaders in the farm-to-table movement, bringing fresh, farm-grown foods to our dining tables. They even upped the ante when they suggested what has become a very popular “perk” for residents all day long.
HumanKindness & Wellness for Life takes a team with compassion.
A wise observer said, “It’s not what you are, it’s who you are that matters most.”
The team atThe Courvilles leads with their hearts. Healthcare is not just about insurance and facilities, it’s about care and concern. It’s about knowledge and experience. It makes people think before they act, and then act with genuineness and character that becomes evident with their first words.
We are a proud group. Better still, we are a kind group. We are skilled providers and performers. We know our science and the personal attributes that extend a hand and a heart when needed. We share our philosophy of continuity of care to all residents and our staff. Everyone understands what makes us stand out.
Here’s part of the team that makes that all happen:
Richard Courville President/CEO
Richard “Dick” Courville has over 50 years of experience in developing and operating senior living facilities. His underlying belief is that the values of quality, innovation and service excellence provide the foundation of his work. He has served as a member of the NH Health Care Association Board of Directors and is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is a graduate of the University of New England, earning a degree in economics, and holds an Administration Certificate from the University of New Hampshire.
Jennifer Pinard RN, General Manager, The Courville at Bedford-Carlyle
Jen joined the team as the Resident Care Coordinator at The Courville at Nashua-Aynsley in 2008. She switched roles during the summer of 2014, after being named Director of Admissions for The Courville at Manchester and The Courville at Bedford-Carlyle. She received her nursing degree from Rivier College in 2004. Jen lives in Hudson with her husband and son. In her spare time, she enjoys working in the yard, camping and trying out new restaurants; she says she and her husband are food critics in the making.
Alyssa Rifkin General Manager, The Courville at Nashua
After eight years as the Executive Director at Courville–Bedford, Alyssa is now the General Manager at The Courville at Nashua. She started working for her family-owned Level IV nursing home in Massachusetts before she could drive a car. Alyssa holds a bachelor’s degree from Plymouth State University. Everyone says that her smile is her calling card.
Corrin Foley General Manager, The Courville at Nashua-Aynsley
Corrin brings years of experience and kindness to the Courvilles. She has been a triage nurse, a unit manager, and has served as a hospice clinical liaison. She comes to The Courvilles from Bedford Falls, where she was memory care director. She is a graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing, and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner™ (CDP). Corrin has a nine-year-old daughter, and both of them are avid outdoor people.
Rich Leboeuf General Manager, The Courville at Manchester
Rich Leboeuf has over thirty years of healthcare experience and with over twenty of those years particularly in long term care. Rich has a Master’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts and is licensed to teach secondary health care. He is a former board member of the New Hampshire Health Care Association, has been recognized twice with the CEO Roundtable Award while working at a large national nursing home company. Rich is active in community sports in Dracut, MA where he lives with his wife and three children.
Brunilda Rijo Admissions Coordinator Brunilda (Brunny) brings twenty-five years in healthcare management experience with her. She graduated from Cambridge College in 2010 with an MBA. She comes to The Couvilles after twelve years with the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center as the Manager for the Community Support Services Department. Brunilda has three children. She and her family currently reside in Methuen MA.
Tracie Buckley Admissions Coordinator, who came to The Courvilles as an LNA. She is versatile and energetic, she has been an activities assistant and scheduling coordinator as well as our social services assistant. Tracie also has two grown children working with her at The Courvilles.
More friendly faces you will encounter at The Courvilles:
Monique manages Resident Relations, is closing in on 40 years of service at The Courvilles. Starting as an LNA, she has moved on to serve in every department and on every shift. Now she manages our residents relations with her warm personality and bright professionalism.
Kelley is our Resident Advisor, with over 20 years of experience in nursing facilities. She stays ahead of changes and has helped a countless number of families cope with difficult situations. Her compassion and humanity set an example for everyone to admire.
Carmita, born on the Caribbean nation of Haiti, started working as an LPN at The Courvilles in 2014. Shortly thereafter, she received her RN from NH Technical College. Today, Carmita works at Courville at Bedford - Carlyle. Always quick with a genuine and warm smile, Carmita proudly mentions that the organization of caregiving and associate teamwork are outstanding at The Courvilles. She's also proud that the environment is so welcoming that it's easy to help new residents transition into the community. "The rooms and furnishings are so pleasant."
Dennis, Peter, and David are our Culinary Services team. They are very popular. As chefs, they have a combined career service of over 70 years! They bring creative culinary skills to every meal they prepare and personality to every conversation they have with residents and prospective residents. Amazing as they are as chefs, David and Dennis are also award-winning ice sculptors! Their work is documented at "Ice Sculptors" website. From another perspective, Peter is all about food preparation and fresh ingredients. In his spare time, Peter is a private pilot. As different as they are from one another, their common bond is that food is the energy of life.
Reggie is the Director of Culinary Services. He started with us as a utility worker and has parlayed his passion for cooking into being a dietary aide, then a cook, on to head baker, then a stint as dining room manager and, ultimately, to being the Director of Culinary Services. He has a robust sense of humor and speaks fluent French.
Overall, “longevity” is a word that describes the long tenure of service of many of our staff. They stay with The Courvilles because of the professional and friendly environment that lets them flourish.