Meet Josh - Owner of Pleasantries Adult Day Services!
With all of the exciting renovations and changes at Pleasantries Adult Day Services at the end of the year, we never had the chance to formally introduce our new owner, Josh Obeiter, on our blog! As many of you know, Pleasantries founder, Tammy Pozerycki, transitioned ownership to Josh in the fall. He came to us with years of experience in elder and respite care, and we’ve loved having him at Pleasantries!
Josh is also the Owner and Executive Director of Seniors Helping Seniors of Greater Boston and Metrowest, and has a longstanding commitment to providing companionship and daily care for the elderly and those living with memory loss. After founding the Seniors Helping Seniors Greater Boston office five years ago, Josh expanded into the MetroWest region a few years ago, and with his dedication to the Greater Boston and MetroWest community, bringing Pleasantries into the fold was a natural step!
Prior to establishing Seniors Helping Seniors of Greater Boston and Metrowest, Josh spent a decade volunteering in senior care, providing intergenerational programming at local nursing homes and assisted living communities, and he is well-versed in the challenges that families face when it comes to providing care for their loved ones. Josh is active within several national and local organizations, including the Alzheimer’s Association, West Suburban Area Alzheimer's Partnership, Multicultural Coalition on Aging, Boston Bridge, Newton Interagency Council, the Aging Life Care Association and Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, where he sits on the board of directors. Josh is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a trained Dementia Ambassador through the Alzheimer's Association — and is Chair of the 2019 Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Born and raised in Ridgewood, NJ, Josh moved to Boston after graduating from the University of Connecticut with a business degree in 2009. Not long after Josh established his career within elderly care, his own mother was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia at the age of 60, and he has seen first-hand the impact that cognitive impairment and dementia can have on a loved one and the entire family. His mother currently attends an adult day program similar to Pleasantries in New Jersey, which has had an incredibly positive impact on her, and has provided a much-needed respite for his father and other family members. Seeing this fueled Josh’s decision to take over Pleasantries when the opportunity presented itself, as he deeply values the importance of bridging the gap for those with memory loss who are no longer able to be home alone but are not yet ready for full-time, residential care. Dignified and compassionate care are at the core of what Josh believes in, and he’s deeply committed to providing peace of mind for families and a sense of comfort for our guests, while keeping them feeling as independent and fulfilled as possible.
Upon assuming ownership of Pleasantries, Josh hit the ground running, hiring our Program Director, Regina Wolf Fritz, and together elevating our programming and offerings to include more interactive and unique features for social, cognitive and physical stimulation. Under Josh’s leadership, we’ve added more field trips to our monthly activities, as well as music, art and pet therapies, and cross-generational visits. Josh also fully renovated our Pleasantries home, creating a light, airy and inviting environment that’s helped us welcome new guests, families and staff members!
To meet Josh and our other incredible staff members, and learn more about what Pleasantries can do for your loved one, give us a call at (508) 481-0809 or come and see us at our Open House on Thursday, August 8 from 5:30-7:00 PM.