ANDOVER — Waterford Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Deborah Mireault to the director of sales position at the Andover Inn. As director of sales for the hotel, Mireault will assume responsibility of the sales and marketing functions and actively seek out new accounts, while continuing to grow existing client relationships. The 30-room Andover Inn is managed by Waterford Hotel Group, a national hotel and convention center management firm with offices in Waterford, Connecticut.
Mireault has more than 20 years of previous hospitality experience. She joined the Andover team in August 2013 as the corporate sales manager, in charge of new and existing corporate business. Previously she had served as the general manager of the Holiday Inn in Danbury, Connecticut. Mireault also has experience as the general manager of the Red Roof Inn located in Woburn and general manager of the Holiday Inn & Suites and the Hampton Inn, both located in Peabody.
In-home safety checks offered
NORTH ANDOVER — Each year, nearly 33 percent of seniors’ trips to the hospital and emergency room are caused by falls and other accidents at the home. However, almost half of all home accidents by seniors (48 percent) can be avoided according to a recent survey of emergency room doctors. Preventable home hazards, such as throw rugs or loose railings, can be particularly harmful, leading to falls and injuries that can impact seniors’ ability to live independently.
To help with this problem, senior care experts at the North Andover Home Instead Senior Care office serving North Andover, Essex County and surrounding areas will be offering free in-home safety checks throughout the month of June to help seniors reduce the risk of injury in their own homes.
In addition to these safety checks, support resources are also available online at www.makinghomesaferforseniors.com, including a free home safety checklist, online safety assessment, five fixes under $500, and recommendations for inexpensive modifications that could ensure the safety of older loved ones.