Trinity Oaks’ Groce graduates from LeadingAge Leadership Academy

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 19, 2024

SALISBURY — Donna Williams Groce, learning for life director at Trinity Oaks senior living community in Salisbury, graduated from the prestigious LeadingAge North Carolina Leadership Academy during a ceremony held on May 8 in Asheville as part of the association’s 2024 Annual Conference and Expo.

The academy is a year-long program designed to develop statewide leaders in the field of aging services. Fellows of the academy explore the core principles of transformational leadership, person-centered care and innovation through group exercise and discussions, site visits, projects, assignments and readings. The goal is to cultivate authentic, collaborative servant leaders who are prepared to address the needs of North Carolina’s senior communities.

“It has been such an honor to participate in the Academy and I’m so grateful for the opportunity,” Groce said. “Our entire cohort grew more confident as leaders throughout the year. We look forward to maintaining the connections we made.”

Trinity Oaks is an affiliate of Lutheran Services Carolinas. The campus includes independent living cottages and apartments; assisted living, health and rehab, and memory care; premier adult learning opportunities; gourmet dining; and state-of-the-art recreational facilities. Learn more at or call Lorie Aldridge at 704-603-9202.