Jennifer LaForest has been named director of business development at the Acacia Health Center at Sagewood, a Phoenix life plan community.

With more than 20 years of experience in the retirement community and skilled nursing industry, LaForest previously was the campus director of admissions and marketing at Springsdale Village in Mesa, AZ. Prior to that, she was the director of admissions and marketing at Avalon Shadow Mountain in Scottsdale, AZ.

Acacia Health Center offers memory support, skilled nursing services and rehabilitative therapy for individuals who are seeking short- or long-term care. Desert Willow Assisted Living at Acacia Health Center has 44 one- and two-bedroom apartments.