Tom Valencia joined our team at The Avenues Crofton Park in July 2017. As our concierge, Tom plays a key role in ensuring our residents and visitors have an exceptional experience at our community. He greets and directs those who walk into our lobby, answers questions, and assists our residents in making sure they have everything they need, whether it’s transportation to the grocery store or last-minute registration for one of our events. “I like to describe my job as traffic control,” Tom said. “I make sure things are running smoothly and that our residents have what they need. They’re quite independent, but when they do need something, they know I’m here to help.”
A former church concierge, Tom has enjoyed working with seniors for as long as he can remember. “I’ve always enjoyed their company,” he said. “They’re interesting and wise, and they have amazing stories to tell. I think that’s probably my favorite part of my job — getting to know our residents better. Every single one of them has unique passions and interests. It’s a lot of fun to talk to them about the things that make them light up.”
If you ask Tom what sets The Avenues Crofton Park apart from other 55+ living options, his answer is simple. “The community and atmosphere here is truly unique,” he said. “All our events, the social aspect, the sense of community here makes this place very special. Our residents aren’t just neighbors, they’re friends who enjoy spending time together and will go the extra step to help each other out. It’s very close-knit. Imagine living in a neighborhood with all of your friends. It’s hard to imagine something better than that.” We’re grateful to count Tom as part of our community at The Avenues Crofton Park — be sure to say hi to him next time you stop by for one of our events!