AURORA | Jennifer McElhaney was recently named regional director of operations for Century Park Associates’ Mountain Region, which encompasses nine senior living communities in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico.

McElhaney most recently served as regional director for Juniper Communities in Colorado and Florida for two and a half years. Prior to that appointment, she was executive director for Juniper Village at Aurora for five years. She has worked in the senior living field for 25 years.

“I really enjoy getting to work with people, encourage them and help them through situations that arise in their lives,” McElhaney said. “My goal is to provide leadership and mentorship for our teams and make sure they provide the best quality of life for our residents.”

Originally from Aurora, McElhaney earned her nursing degree from Northwest Technical College in Minnesota. She currently resides in Aurora with her three children. She bases her operations out of Aurora and travels to the various communities to provide support.

“Jennifer started as a certified nursing assistant, developing her skills and finishing her nursing education at the beginning of her career,” said Jenny Graham, Century Park’s director of operations. “She truly loves the senior living industry, and it was only natural for her to continue her growth and begin learning the skills of operations. She has served seniors well in both the clinical and management roles. We look forward to working with Jennifer and learning from her as well.”

With headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee, Century Park Associates manages more than 40 senior living communities in 20 states. For more information about Century Park, visit