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Kiyria Pedroso Jimenez has been promoted to Director of Community Life, a newly created position at East Ridge at Cutler Bay.

In making the announcement, East Ridge’s Executive Director Ken Cormier said, “We wanted an individual to provide oversight, continuity and guidance for the activity programming for residents in our independent, assisted living and memory care communities. Ms. Jimenez has served with East Ridge for three years and has established meaningful relationships with our residents.”

Previously, Jimenez served as a registered dietitian for East Ridge’s Three Palms Health Center. In her new position, she will direct campus-wide activity programs to meet the physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs of residents. “It’s very rewarding to be part of the East Ridge team and I look forward to continuing many of the programs residents enjoy as well as implementing new activities that have appeal.”

Under her supervision will be East Ridge’s Lifestyle Center, the Wellness and Fitness Center and the community’s salon and spa. She is spearheading innovative volunteer programs including a new intergenerational initiative with Cutler Bay Senior High School as well as those for Three Palms that involve residents and volunteers from the Cutler Bay area
Jimenez has a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Nutrition and graduated from Florida International University in 2002.

Prior to joining East Ridge, she was with Morrison Healthcare for five years as a Clinical Nutrition Manager. A native of Brazil she grew up in Miami. She is trilingual and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.