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About Us

Welcome to Holland Farms

Holland Farms is Norwalk’s newest senior living community. We opened our doors in May 2021. We’re pleased to offer Carefree Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care all in one beautiful community. Located in Norwalk, IA, right next to Elizabeth Holland Park, Holland Farms provides easy access to walking trails and great views of the Echo Valley Country Club and the Des Moines skyline.

To learn more or schedule a tour, contact our Senior Living Consultant.

Community Leadership

Each member of our team has been carefully selected. We look for individuals that embrace our core values: professionalism, integrity, commitment and compassion. In addition, empathy, great communication and willingness to go the extra mile are key for all who serve residents of Holland Farms.

"At Agemark, I’ve always felt supported and trusted. Our company makes it clear that my opinion really matters. I took great pride in what I did as an Executive Director of a community and now I get to oversee six communities – coaching, training and mentoring them to be better each and every day! This company has been my home for 12 years – I’ve grown, been challenged and helped change a lot of lives. I am so lucky to get to do what I do!"

Rachel Benda

Regional Director of Operations

Rachel Benda joined the Agemark family in 2008 as Executive Director of The Kensington in Fort Madison, Iowa. She was promoted to her current position in 2017 and now oversees six Agemark Communities. 

Prior to working for the company, Rachel was a manager in retail sales and was Director of the Fort Madison, Iowa, Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Rachel earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Culver-Stockton College and is an ICAL (Iowa Center for Assisted Living) Leadership Academy Graduate. Under her leadership, The Kensington of Fort Madison earned a Silver Quality Award in 2017.

 

“I chose to work for Agemark and Holland Farms because I feel like this company and community share my same values. I care deeply for seniors and Agemark does too!”

Jaime Paca

Senior Living Consultant

A Norwalk, IA native, Jaime Paca joined the Holland Farms team as Senior Living Consultant. In her role, Jaime works closely with families and residents who are considering making a move to Holland Farms, walking hand-in-hand through the process of choosing their potential new home.

Jaime has more than 20 years of sales experience, including 10 years working in medical and pharmaceutical sales. Through her experience, she was able to make connections with many seniors. This experience, combined with her love for her grandparents and an overall passion for assisting seniors, prompted her to make a career move to Agemark Senior Living.

Jaime and her son, Frank, make their home in Norwalk. She enjoys animals, cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs and the Norwalk Warriors and reading historical mysteries.

"I love working with people, especially seniors! Seeing them enjoy the activities I've put together for them truly gives me joy."

Sienna Damisch

Life Enrichment Coach

Sienna Damisch is the Life Enrichment Coach for Holland Farms. She works primarily with assisted living residents, creating activities and opportunities to enhance social, spiritual and intellectual wellness. She enjoys the close bonds she’s created with residents of our community.

Sienna graduated Summa Cum Laude from Iowa State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minors in Genetics and Gerontology. She got her first taste of working in senior living while in college, as she served as a life enrichment aide at a local community for more than a year.

Sienna enjoys traveling and being outdoors, especially visiting new states and finding new spots to hike and kayak

"I love working at Holland Farms and building relationships with residents in our care. It's a wonderful feeling to go home at night feeling like you contributed to making a difference in the lives of others."

Jerimiha Newlon

Maintenance Manager

Jerimiha Newlon is Holland Farm’s Maintenance Manager. With a wide variety of experience in construction, manufacturing and maintenance, including at other health care facilities in the Des Moines area, he is well-suited to oversee any building needs that may arise at our beautiful community.  He enjoys getting to know the residents of Holland Farms, learning more about them and helping them with any needs they may have. 

Jerimiha holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Iowa State University. He and his wife, Lauren, have three daughters: Kaitlyn, Allison and Macie. In his free time, he enjoys drawing, painting and creating glass and wooden art pieces along with camping, fishing and riding motorcycles. 

 

"I have met some of the most wonderful people while working in senior living. I am so honored and proud to be part of the Holland Farms and Agemark team!"

Katie Salinas

Life Enrichment Coach

Katie Salinas serves as Life Enrichment Coach for Holland Farms’ in-house memory care neighborhood, The Homestead. In her role, she helps ensure that residents are participating in life-enriching activities which address their physical, social, spiritual and intellectual wellness. Katie enjoys making connections with residents, and finds she’s learned many life lessons by spending time in the presence of seniors. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree from William Penn University and an associate’s degree from Iowa Central Community College. After graduation, she took a chance on a career in senior living, which she says is the “best decision she could’ve made”. Prior to joining the Holland Farms team, she was activities director at a senior living community in Indianola for three years. She enjoys being part of the Agemark Senior Living family of communities and feels that the family atmosphere and values they demonstrate are unmatched.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking, being outdoors, and spending time her significant other, their animals and their friends.