We take great pride in the devotion and care our staff brings to our guests each day. Our staff come from a wide range of backgrounds—from nursing to event planning to horticulture. However, their common thread is their passion for creating better days for those living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Trained in dementia care best practices, our staff pour their heart and soul into everything they do to provide the highest quality and most dignifying memory care program in our region.
Regina Wolf Fritz, Program Director
Regina returned to Pleasantries as Program Director after receiving her Masters Degree in Elder Care Management from Lasell College. She first joined Pleasantries as an intern and care partner. Regina is a Certified Nursing Assistant as well as a Dementia Care Practitioner.
Regina has a background in horticulture and worked for 15 years as Program Coordinator at the Natick Community Organic Farm before switching into elder care. She is most proud of founding a year-round outdoor preschool program at the Farm. She loves to work with families—whether it is supporting them in raising their children or whether it is accompanying them in their journey with their elderly.
She believes in “small is beautiful” – loving the fact that Pleasantries is a home with an intimate number of guests and staff that allows everyone to be their authentic self. This generates a true feeling of home where everyone comes together to make every day as good as can be.
Her passion enables everyone to live their lives to the fullest – to provide an environment that is connected to the community and to nature, to allow risk taking, and to provide as much independence as possible.
Josh Obeiter, OWner
Josh took over ownership of Pleasantries Adult Day Services in October 2018 as a fervent believer in the unique social model of care that Pleasantries offers. Pleasantries provides a dignified and perfect backdrop to receive support, supervision and structure in an intimate home-like environment, providing peace of mind for families and a sense of comfort for our guests.
Since 2014, Josh has been the Executive Director & Owner of Seniors Helping Seniors of Greater Boston and Metrowest , a non-medical home care agency that provides companion and caregiver support to seniors, by seniors. Its unique model provides meaningful employment for older adults who have an intrinsic desire to help and make a difference in the lives of seniors in need. Seniors Helping Seniors relationship-based model focuses on the social-emotional connection between caregiver and client, and is intentional with all of the matches that are made.
Josh is active in several other Boston organizations, including the West Suburban Area Alzheimer’s Partnership and the Aging Life Care Association. He is also Chair of the 2019 Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer’s, is a trained Dementia Ambassador through the Alzheimer's Association, and sits on the Board of Directors for Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly.
Josh graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in business administration and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner.
MEmory care program assistants
Our staff of Memory Care Program Assistants are the heart of Pleasantries, and the engine that keeps it operating at such a high level. From greeting guests, to facilitating and structuring programs, to meal preparation, to redirecting, supporting and entertaining, Pleasantries is staffed with the best of the best in memory care.
Each staff member at Pleasantries brings years of experience from various industries, but it is their passion for helping and personal experiences of caring for loved ones with dementia that sparks joy and brings the intangible warmth to Pleasantries each day.
Our Staff (left to right): Regina Wolf Fritz, Lisa Gardner, Karen Howells, Debra Boyden, Cynthia Levin, Karen McGrath
Meet our founder
Tammy Pozerycki has spent her entire career working with people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals. She is personally familiar with Alzheimer’s as her maternal grandmother lived with the disease for years. This was her firsthand experience on how this affected her family members.
In 2008, Tammy created Pleasantries Adult Day Services, a home-based social model adult day program specializing in memory care for guests in the earlier to mid-stages of Alzheimer’s or other dementia. She saw the gap in services for people living with dementia in the community. Her mission was to create a home-like environment that was focused on creating a better day for people living with dementia and their family members. Tammy established Create A Better Day Café™, the first Memory Café in Massachusetts in February of 2011. This continues to be held monthly at Pleasantries.
Tammy is a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer; Certified First Responder Dementia Trainer; and Certified Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. She is the owner, educator, and consultant of the specialized dementia training and consulting business, Alternatives in Alzheimer’s Care™. Tammy continues to plant seeds for compassionate and competent care among healthcare professionals.