Learn more about our great team at Chateau Gardens Memory Care!
Kim Frederick, Administrator
Prior to her last 13 years in Senior Care management, Kim’s background was in accounting/finance and HR within the manufacturing field. After supporting her mother's journey through physical, cognitive decline and end-of-life care, she volunteered with No One Dies Alone (a hospice service) and at an adult foster home to "learn the ropes" of elder care.
She left a hospital accounting position to begin her career in Senior Care. She started as a Business Office Manager at a local Memory Care Community, where she was quickly promoted to Executive Director. The rest, as they say… is history! Kim has also consulted at several communities across Oregon to promote regulatory compliance and quality improvement.
She is the Mission Chair for the Eugene Walk to End Alzheimer's Committee, and is the responsible party for her older sister living with Alzheimer's Dementia.
Kim is happily married to a local radio DJ and Senior Care Marketing professional. They have seven grown children combined, including three University of Oregon graduates! Her free time is spent with her family, playing with her dogs and two young grandsons, gardening, and traveling.
Rachel Langford, Activities Coordinator
Rachel plans new and exciting activities for the elders every day. She creates a monthly calendar of events designed to provide engaging activities for a variety of capabilities, including an exercise program, imaginative crafts, entertainment, and marvelous parties to name a few! She understands how to incorporate entertainment with stimulation to benefit an aging brain by utilizing all five senses in her activities.
She designs a Personal Life Story Book for every elder to enjoy reminiscing about their life experiences, which are especially beneficial for those in memory care. Rachel also coordinates volunteers. She loves her job and says she has the best job in the community!
Rachel began at Chateau Gardens in 2010 as an Elder Companion and was promoted to Life Enrichment Director in 2012. Her enthusiasm is infectious, bringing much light and joy to the community. She allows the elders to participate in choosing outings, activities and how the community should operate at the monthly Elder Council meetings.
She grew up in Orange County, coming to Oregon in 2007. She fell in love with Oregon and remained, buying her first home in Springfield. Rachel is maid to her two dogs, Flea and Rosie, whom the residents know and love as well. When not hard at work, she spends time with her family and dogs, enjoys crafts and sewing.
Rochelle Clement, Dietary Supervisor
Rochelle has spent most of her life here in the Eugene area. She spent the first thirty years as owner of a local construction company. For the last five years she has been cooking at a variety of assisted living/memory care facilities. Being the oldest of 8 kids, she got a lot of experience cooking during her formative years. This created a passion for cooking from scratch, and truly caring about the quality of her meals and service to others. She was influenced in this area by her grandmother who cooked everything from scratch and taught her the value of a job well done! She really enjoys cooking for elders and making them happy and satisfied with a positive dining experience. They are very appreciative of getting a home cooked meal!
Rochelle has three grown daughters and five grandchildren. She states, "In what little spare time I have I do like to work in my yard. I also like to go on long drives. I do my best thinking when I am driving and looking at the county side. I hope to be here for a long time and want to continue with programs currently set up and hope soon to bring some new ideas to our Kitchen/Dining Room."
Robyn Andrews, Office Manager/Administrative Assistant
Robyn is the new addition to Chateau Gardens' Memory Care team. She has many years of experience working with children as a Teacher’s Aide, working with the homeless and mental health population and now enjoys working with elders in Memory Care and Alzheimer’s progression. She has a strong compassion for others and is quick to lend a hand as a caregiver or cheer up an elder, whenever possible.
She has lived in Eugene for many years, has two wonderful sons, and spends as much time in the outdoors as she can. Some of her hobbies are going to the river, walking or hiking on trails, spending time with her boys, cooking, painting, singing, dancing, and graphic/web design.
Robyn is looking forward to learning and growing with the team and is excited about the new adventures and experiences to come.