Our Team

Diane Reier

Lifestyle Specialist

Diane has over 10 years of experience in senior related industries.  She has a wide range of knowledge from the durable medical supply industry to memory care senior living.   Her passion is deeply rooted in helping her clients find the perfect senior community that enriches her client’s lives by affording them a purposeful lifestyle and also bring joy and comfort to their extended family.

Joining the team of professionals at Pathway to Living™ was a natural fit as Diane has a keen sense of understanding what families are seeking for their loved ones.  The senior care industry is very near and dear to her heart.  Diane aided her parents two years ago in finding their perfect senior living community to call home and she is happy to report they are thriving.

Diane shares her secret to success is simply lending a compassionate ear and asking the right questions.   She says, “When I actively listen to families sharing their personal journey, I am easily given oodles of insight into their world.  This valuable information helps me understand the most important hot points of what families and senior are seeking in a senior lifestyle community”.

From her past experiences, Diane has learned a senior community must be a good fit with all parties to ensure a happy union.  First and foremost, the senior loved one as well as their family members have to be comfortable with their choice for senior living.  In addition, the future community has to make the determination the senior is a good fit for their community as well.  This positive, mutual understanding will assist in establishing a win-win scenario from the very beginning.  The new resident will have a positive attitude about moving into their new home and the prospective community team members will be able to implement the necessary care plan needed to create a safety net of care surrounding that precious new resident. 

“It would be my pleasure to assist you in finding that perfect community!”

Janette Spenny

Lifestyle Specialist

Janette Spenny has been with Pathway to Living™ since 2008. As a former Community Life Manager, Janette developed and facilitated VIVA!SM wellness programs, which give individuals the opportunity to live life to the fullest. With her experience in creating recreational activities, enhancing programming and maintaining relationships with residents and their families, it’s only natural that she should take on a role as vibrant as she is. 

In her new role as one of our Lifestyle Specialists, Janette enjoys the opportunity to meet each future resident and their family members. Learning about each individual person and discovering their life stories is one of her passions. She also enjoys being able to counsel and assist them in their move to Grandbrier of Prospect Heights.

Adding to her wide range of experience, Janette is a Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Licensed Zumba ® Instructor. She loves utilizing her group fitness expertise to teach classes with residents at Grandbrier, as outreach to the community-at-large, and in her weekly classes taught at a local fitness center.

Janette is passionate about Pathway to Living’s See Spot Retire signature program, where each community adopts an older dog in need of a loving home. Janette herself is the proud owner of a rescue dog, Bella, and eagerly anticipates the adoption of Grandbrier’s very own furry friend.

Janette is excited to welcome you to our community and assist you in Living Well Beyond Ordinary!