Community Leadership

Meet the Waterstone of Westchester
Community Team

Waterstone communities are known for our premium locations, beautiful designs and thoughtful amenities – as well as our people. Our dedicated staff of care professionals draws on their compassion and experience to manage every detail and ensure all residents are active, healthy and engaged. Waterstone of Westchester recruits only the best personnel, and once you meet them, you’ll understand why they are part of our exceptional team.

Lauren S. Freifeld, LCSW

Executive Director

As Executive Director, Lauren is responsible for overseeing daily operations and leading the Waterstone of Westchester team. She works closely with new residents and families. She treats everyone she meets with the highest levels of service by sharing details about the exceptional lifestyle that Waterstone is known for. Lauren strives to ensure all residents will have exactly what they need to feel healthy, engaged and secure.

Lauren earned her Master of Science in Social Work at Columbia University, where she also served as a Field Instructor to graduate students. She has over 25 years’ leadership experience serving New York City and Westchester County senior living communities, including independent living, assisted living and memory care. Lauren is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner®.

Charlene Yerkovich

Senior Advisor

Charlene Yerkovich has dedicated over ten years of her career to working in senior living, having served in a variety of sales, marketing, and operational roles. This experience makes Charlene the perfect resource for seniors in their search for the ideal community.

As Senior Advisor, Charlene will be responsible for introducing future residents to the premier apartments, high-touch services and exciting opportunities that await at Waterstone of Westchester. She will provide area seniors with the resources to support their lifestyle and wellness goals.

Charlene is also a Seniors Real Estate Specialist® which gives her the expertise to ensure the smoothest possible transition for future residents who are downsizing and moving into their new home.

Outside of work, Charlene enjoys adding new flowering plants to her yard, and cooking and entertaining family and friends.


Find out more about what living at Waterstone of Westchester is like. Our welcome center for sales and information is now open. We’d be happy to answer your questions and arrange an in-person or virtual meeting.