Charlene Wisdom is the executive director for Solstice Senior Living at Groton and has more than a decade of senior living experience. Prior to her work in senior living communities, Charlene worked in public relations and broadcast production in Dallas, Texas. As executive director, she is responsible for managing community operations, fostering local relationships, and overseeing Solstice at Groton’s successful Elevate and Vibrant Life® programs. Her passion is creating the best environment for seniors to thrive.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Prior to joining the team, she spent the last 20 years creating relationships with residents and families, while demonstrating a caring and trusting bond. Joanne attributes her caring nature to her mom, who was in health care most of her life, taking care of the most amazing generation. She would not be as successful and passionate in her career if not for her family.
Joanne has been married for 35 years and has a daughter who is entering into her third year of college. She enjoys summers out on Block Island on her family’s boat and finding the most unique pieces of sea glass. Joanne also has quite a few canvas photographs that she has taken over the years hanging in her family home in Plainfield.
Business Office Director
Vibrant Life Director
Michelle Dollard is the Vibrant Life® director for Solstice Senior Living at Groton. Prior to joining the team, she worked in the health care industry for over 10 years, assisting with facilitating intergenerational programs. Though she has held a variety of jobs, her passion has always remained in helping and interacting with older generations. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Michelle enjoys baking, doing crafts and planning parties. She is looking forward to growing her connections with her residents and learning from them.
Building Services Director
Sean Coleman joined Solstice Senior Living at Groton as the Building Services director in August 2019. Prior to joining the team, he spent 30 years as a retail, wholesale and catering business owner in Mystic and Groton. As a business owner, Sean is very experienced with property and equipment maintenance, and he understands the intricacies of running a successful business.
Sean is passionate about giving back to the community and established his own charity event that fed 4,000 military veterans and their families. Through this event, Sean donated $50,000 to the local charity, Work Vessels for Veterans. His charity event was recognized on the local, state and federal levels and was presented numerous civic citations and awards.
Sean has been married for 28 years and has a daughter and son. His hobbies include spending time with family, cooking and fishing. Sean is very excited to be a part of the Solstice team and loves to greet residents and visitors with a welcoming smile.