Ana Arias celebrates 17 years working at Devonshire at PGA National

At Devonshire at PGA National, Employees Achieve Their Career Goals

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. –When Ana Arias, Catering Manager and Executive Assistant at Devonshire at PGA National, an Erickson Living retirement community located in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla, began working at Devonshire at PGA National in 2001 she had no idea it would become her second home.

“I still remember the day I interviewed here at Devonshire 17 years ago and it has been a fabulous long ride ever since,” said Arias.  “Every day I see friendly faces around me and that make Devonshire feel like home.”

Arias has worked as a busser, server, hostess, bartender, Food and Beverage administrative assistant, and now her current position is Catering Manager - Executive Assistant for Executive Director Jim Wingardner.

“Ana is one hard worker,” said Wingardner.  “Everyone here can always count on her to get whatever job she is working on done and done right.  Both the community members and the staff all adore her.  We are lucky to have her.”

Devonshire provides a vibrant lifestyle to more than 350 seniors with a broad spectrum of activities, services and distinctive amenities including valet parking, concierge support, Fitness Center and five premier dining venues.  

“There are approximately 300 full and part-time employees at Devonshire at PGA National,” said Julie Perry, Director of Human Resources, Devonshire.  “We have many employees who have worked here for a long time, like Ana, or have transferred here from other Erickson Living retirement communities.  Our goal at Devonshire is to always attract, develop and retain employees.” 

Employee benefits at Devonshire include tuition reimbursement, 401K, paid time off, comprehensive medical benefits, employee discount programs and much more.

“I have been working at this magnificent retirement community for 17 years now, said Arias.  “I have known the community members and co-workers alike for a long period of time and I enjoy working with every single one of them.  My motto is “I can rest tomorrow, not today” so I love coming here every day and giving 100%.  Devonshire feels like my home and community members and co-workers are my family. I am very lucky to be a member of the Devonshire team.”

When Arias is not at work, she is very passionate about her Zumba classes and she loves to dance and work on her garden.  She resides in West Palm Beach with her daughter and her two dogs. 

When people join Devonshire’s team of everyday heroes, they gain more than a great job in a booming industry—they gain unparalleled access to an array of rich experiences, knowledge, and opportunities that will prove invaluable to their personal and professional growth. What's also rewarding for them is that they get to change lives for the better. For more information about Erickson Living careers, visit , visit

About Devonshire: Devonshire, one of 19 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living®, is situated on a scenic 28-acre campus on the grounds of prestigious PGA National. The community is located in Palm Beach County and is home to more than 350 community members. Additional information about Devonshire can be found at