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The Retreat at Sunny Vista –Assisted Living and Memory Support – has hired Fran Capritta as executive director. (The Retreat will open in Fall of 2017 at 2450 East Cache La Poudre Street.)
Since obtaining her practical nursing license in 2002, Capritta has served in various roles within the health care continuum and many sectors – including independent living, assisted living, long-term care, acute care, home health and hospice care – allowing her to gain insight into the needs of the senior population as they navigate through this continuum.
“We are pleased to have Fran Capritta leading our newest facility, The Retreat at Sunny Vista,” said Janet Burns, CEO of Sunny Vista – A Life-Plan Community, the parent company of The Retreat.
“Her clinical background is such a benefit as it helps her to assist seniors and their families in understanding the disease processes that often affect the geriatric population. And she’s also able to offer support to clinical teams that many administrators are unable to offer. We are fortunate to have her skill set at The Retreat.”
Capritta has received the following accolades:
·       Health and Wellness Director – Fourth Quarter All-Star 2015 – Brookdale Skyline
·       Personalized Living – Manager of the Year Nominee 2014 – Brookdale Skyline
·       Employee of the Year – Mountain States Division 2010 – Life Care Centers of America
·       Employee of the Year – 2010 – Life Care Center of Pueblo
·       Two-time Employee of the month – Life Care Center of Pueblo
“I am so excited to be a part of this amazing project. Having worked in senior living for the majority of my career, I have seen so many opportunities to do things differently and better serve the senior population,” Capritta said.

“Both Sunny Vista and Cappella are dedicated to enriching the lives of seniors in a way that allows for independence while maintaining above-average care standards. The marriage of these two companies means that the residents of The Retreat at Sunny Vista will benefit from their impressive resources and expertise. I feel so blessed to have been chosen to be at the helm for this journey.”
Sunny Vista – A Life-Plan Community
Serving Colorado Springs families since 1911, Sunny Vista was founded as a tuberculosis sanatorium but soon after adapted to meet the growing needs of seniors. Sunny Vista is a Life-Plan community, offering every level of service and coordinated care.
The Retreat at Sunny Vista joins other entities at Sunny Vista, including The Villa at Sunny Vista, as well as The Living Center at Sunny Vista.
Located at 2450 East Cache La Poudre Street, The Retreat at Sunny Vista is managed by Cappella Living Solutions, a Colorado-based senior living company with more than 40 years of experience serving older adults in this state.
The Retreat at Sunny Vista will have 66 well-appointed apartments and suites, as well as numerous light-filled and beautiful community spaces, including multiple dining venues, sun room, community life gathering areas, fireplace, outdoor patios, and walking paths. The latest technology will provide security and safety while preserving independence and dignity for each individual.
For more information, call 719-888-3673 or visit
The Retreat at Sunny Vista will open in Fall of 2017. Click here to watch a time-lapse video of construction progress.