The Delaney at South Shore Information Center Opens and Introduces Lisa Gilles-Petruna Executive Director and Vera Steinmetz Director of Marketing & Sales

By July 19, 2017 September 8th, 2017 News Post

The Delaney at South Shore has opened its Information Center and named two team members to head up the new senior lifestyle community coming this winter to League City, Texas. Lisa Gilles-Petruna has been named Executive Director and Vera Steinmetz has been named Director of Marketing & Sales.

“It’s exciting to see our plans for The Delaney at South Shore come to life,” says Michael Heselbarth, Director of Operations Management for Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company. “Construction has been moving smoothly, and now that we have Lisa and Vera in place, and an open Information Center, we can finally introduce the greater Galveston County area to The Delaney at South Shore.”

As Executive Director, Lisa Gilles-Petruna will be responsible for operations. She brings management expertise spanning more than 26 years to the job, beginning as a CNA in a skilled nursing setting prior to receiving a Certification for Assisted Living Management from Southwest Texas State University.


“From the moment I heard about The Delaney at South Shore, I knew I wanted to be a part of it,” says Gilles-Petruna. “The Delaney at South Shore is truly unique. Nothing like a traditional retirement community, it’s more like a contemporary Texas home with a sophisticated, but comfortable aesthetic. Residents will have all the freedom and privacy they want in a residence that offers all the beauty and modern conveniences of their current home, but with new friends, restaurant-style dining, and so many amenities right outside their door.”

Gilles-Petruna adds, “I’m delighted to have Vera help me spread the word about The Delaney at South Shore. She has a wealth of experience all across the spectrum of senior living, which gives her unique insight into the many facets of resident life and community experience. ”

Vera Steinmetz joins the team with over 17 years of experience in senior living, from activities and life enrichment, to marketing/sales and operations. A self-professed “Army brat and proud Coastie wife,” she has a personal interest in working with Veterans and their families.


“I look forward to seeing this community take shape in my home of League City, and reaching out to local professional networking groups I’m involved with to share the news of this lifestyle,” says Steinmetz.

Gilles-Petruna and Steinmetz have assumed their roles at The Delaney at South Shore and may be reached at the community’s Information Center, now open at 2700 Marina Bay Drive, Suite I in League City. Those interested in learning more may call (281) 724-4057 or e-mail

The Delaney at South Shore is currently under construction near the intersection of Constellation Boulevard and Marina Bay Drive in League City. When complete, The Delaney at South Shore will showcase 117 private apartment residences designed for those seeking an independent, carefree lifestyle. In addition, the community features Hamlets at The Delaney, neighborhoods comprised of 55 residences for those who need assistance with the activities of daily living as well as 32 studio suites for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias who would benefit from specialized memory care programming. The Delaney at South Shore is being developed by LCS Development® and will be managed by Life Care Services, both of which are LCS companies.


About Life Care Services®

Life Care Services, An LCS Company, established in 1971 and based in Des Moines, Iowa, is the third largest manager of full-service senior living communities. Life Care Services currently provides operations, and marketing and sales management services for not-for-profit and for-profit Life Plan Communities, formerly known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), and rental independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities nationwide. For more information, visit


About LCS Development®

LCS Development, An LCS Company, is a full-service developer of senior living communities, including Life Plan Communities, formerly known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), and rental independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing communities. LCS Development specializes in master planning and development of new communities, and expansion and renovation of existing communities. Since 1971, LCS Development has served owners and sponsors with a tailored approach and a depth of in-house resources and expertise. For more information, visit