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Nicollette Starnella Joins Wingate Healthcare as Aqua Spa and Fitness Director 
at One Wingate Way

Nicollette Starnella Joins Wingate Healthcare as Aqua Spa and Fitness Director 
at One Wingate Way

February 3, 2017, Needham, MA – Wingate Healthcare, the Northeast’s premier provider of senior living communities, including post-acute and long-term skilled nursing care, assisted living, independent living and memory care, today announced the hiring of Nicollette Starnella as Spa and Fitness Director for Aqua by Wingate. Ms. Starnella will be responsible for designing and managing programming at Aqua by Wingate, the new fitness and spa lifestyle experience located at One Wingate Way in Needham.

Ms. Starnella brings to Wingate extensive qualifications and work experience in the health and wellness industry. She is a Certified Primary Group Exercise Instructor in several practice areas. She is trained as a Peak Pilates® Basic Mat Pilates Instructor and is a Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming.

Most recently she served as the Spa and Leisure Director for WTS International where she led programming at several luxury resorts including the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami, Florida, the Shelborne Wyndham Grand Hotel in Miami, Florida, and the Forbes Five-Star Eau Spa at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan, Florida. Prior to working at WTS International, she was the Area Manager and Corporate Wellness Coach for Fitlife Foods in South Tampa, Florida.

“Nicollette’s background in both fitness and health programming is a wonderful balance for leading Aqua by Wingate,” said Scott Schuster, President of Wingate Healthcare. “Her passion, innovative thinking and dedication to exceptional service aligns with our vision to create an unmatched lifestyle experience for our residents at One Wingate Way.”

“Nicollette will be an incredible asset for our community,” said Maria Lastoria, Executive Director of the Wingate Residences and One Wingate Way. “Her experience in the hospitality industry is a perfect fit for our luxurious community at One Wingate Way and her approach to health and wellness will provide our residents with state-of-the-art services specifically designed for the needs of our resident population.”

One Wingate Way is a new 65+ community for living independently opening in April 2017. Conveniently located at the crossroads of Newton, Needham and Wellesley, One Wingate Way will be the premier destination for retirees in the metro-Boston region. Aqua by Wingate is the foundation of life at One Wingate Way – featuring fitness, spa, meditation, health and wellness programming. Aqua by Wingate encompasses the active, engaging lifestyle that we promote for all residents of our community. Visit for more information.

Ms. Starnella received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tampa, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Sports Studies. She resides in South Boston.


About Wingate Healthcare

Wingate is the Northeast’s premier provider of healthcare and hospitality for seniors and delivers exceptional short-term rehab, post-acute care and long-term care in skilled nursing centers and assisted and independent living communities throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York. With select centers offering special programs in Memory and Dementia Care, Ventilator Care, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and more, Wingate is dedicated to meeting the critical needs and enhancing the lives of residents and families. Wingate takes great pride in providing warm and welcoming communities and shares principles of respect, loyalty and trust. For more information, visit

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