MorningStar at Arcadia’s Professional, Compassionate Leadership Team


MorningStar at Arcadia is in part one of the best assisted living and memory care communities in the area because of the dedicated team. Along with our committed caregivers, we also have a leadership team that helps to keep us on track in our mission of valuing and investing in others.

MorningStar at Arcadia’s Executive Director, Melissa Dillon received her education at California State University-Long Beach with an emphasis on the study of dementia, professional gerontology and global aging. Her life’s work has been to care for older adults and she absolutely loves her career choice. A moving story on our website illustrates how early in Ms. Dillon’s career she experienced a breakthrough with a patient in dementia care, and the wonderful feeling it gave her. Our community is lucky to have her commitment as well as leadership.

Another important member of our team is Teresa Jones, MorningStar’s Wellness Director.  As a compassionate professional, Ms. Jones understands that dementia can be scary for families, especially when they are struggling to understand the disease. “All they do know is that it’s turned their parent or spouse into someone else.” Her responsibilities include comforting and advising family members of our residents and she always has her door open to them.

As the Director of Community Relations, Mindy Melendez knows the true meaning of service and really enjoys getting to learn more about the lives of our residents. She expresses sincere admiration for the fascinating backgrounds of seniors. Ms. Melendez shares many of their stories with her young son so he too may learn the value of serving.

We encourage you to schedule a tour of our gorgeous community to meet our staff and experience firsthand all we offer. Once you know about all we offer, we are sure you will agree that MorningStar is a step above other assisted living communities in the area.

MorningStar at Arcadia’s distinct mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest” sets us apart from other senior living options. Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve. Set in a warm, loving environment with exceptional architecture and resort-style amenities, MorningStar at Arcadia invites you to schedule a tour or give us a call to learn more about the best Phoenix area assisted living community.



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