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Primrose Executive Director Awarded Company-Wide Honor

Primrose Retirement Community of Mankato

MANKATO, MN – Primrose Retirement Communities has named Mankato Executive Director Carol Armendariz as Primrose Executive Director of the Year.  The announcement was made on April 5th during the company’s annual Leadership Conference in Austin, TX.


Armendariz has served as the Executive Director of Primrose of Mankato since 2014.  In the role of Executive Director, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the entire community and acts as a resource and leader for the Mankato Primrose team. 


“Primrose is an excellent company to work for, and I am honored to hold the position that I do,” said Armendariz.  “It takes a whole team to be successful and our residents, families, and employees help to make Primrose a very special place,” she added.


"People like Carol are the kind of leaders that have helped make Primrose the great success that it is today," said Primrose Retirement Communities President BJ Schaefbauer.  “Each member of the team plays an important role in our mission here at Primrose, but it’s the job of our Executive Directors to guide each community as they seek to provide the highest levels of service to our residents.  Carol has embodied the mission of Primrose and we are all honored and fortunate to have her on our team.”


Primrose Retirement Community of Mankato, located at 1360 Adams Street, consists of 34 independent living apartments and 23 assisted-living apartments. 


Primrose Retirement Communities, LLC, headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities across the country and specializes in personalized services and resident-focused care.  Founded in 1989, the mission of Primrose Retirement Communities is to create a happy and healthy living environment for seniors.  From the opening of the first Primrose community in 1991 in Aberdeen, Primrose has grown to now include more than 30 locations in 16 states.



Dan Smilloff

Communications Manager


605-226-3300 ext. 3982



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