May 27, 2018

United Methodist Elder Care Announces New Chief Executive Officer


East Providence, RI – April 17, 2017:
United Methodist Elder Care (UMEC) announces the appointment of Mr. Richard Gamache ofBarrington, RI as the Chief Executive Officer of UMEC and related entities.
Rick is a recognized expert and leader in Eldercare, with over thirty-five years of experience in thefield. A nationally certified Nursing Home Administrator, he’s achieved the status of Fellow in theAmerican College of Health Care Administrators. He was named RI Distinguished Administrator in 2006
and National Distinguished Administrator in 2009. He’s also traveled extensively, speaking on the Eden Alternative, an international, non-profit organization dedicated to creating quality of life for elders and
their care partners. Rick currently serves as Board Chair of The Eden Alternative.
Mr. Gamache brings much passion and commitment to his role of serving the UMEC residents and their
families. He is well-regarded within the RI community, and at the State House, and is keenly aware of the challenges facing our industry. United Methodist Elder Care looks forward to working with him as a partner in bringing leadership throughout the organization.
Located in East Providence, Rhode Island, United Methodist Elder Care is an affordable continuum of housing and long term care serving very-low to moderate income seniors. As the parent organization, United Methodist Elder Care consists of three separate subsidiary organizations, Winslow Gardens, Linn
Health Care Center, and Arbor Hill, providing a full-complement of services to the low to moderate income aging throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In addition, Elder Care Consultants, LLC, a division of United Methodist Elder Care, manages an affordable assisted living facility
at Woonsocket Housing Authority’s St. Germain Assisted Living in Woonsocket, RI. Residents of all religious, ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds are welcome.
For more information about United Methodist Elder Care Communities contact (401) 438-4456 or visit


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