"Golden Age took me from death's door step to stronger than I've been in years.  I am now back in my own home and feeling stronger than ever!  I would highly recommend Golden Age's therapy department for anyone needing to get stronger so they can go home." 

"I never thought that I would feel so at home in a nursing home, but Golden Age has provided me with friends, things to do, and now my family is moving in!"

Our Staff

David Armington -   Administrator
David Armington - email
Korie Salladay - Activities Director
Activities Director
Korie Salladay - email
Korie began her career with Golden Age in 2000 as a Certified Nurses Aide.  She was promoted to Housekeeping/Laundry Supervisor, and then to Activities Director in 2009.  Korie is happily married with two children, a boy, Dexter, and a little girl, Sage.  It is truly a family affair for Korie at Golden Age, as her mother has been employed as a licensed practical nurse for 30 years.
Gina Banning, RN - Assistant Director of Nursing
Assistant Director of Nursing
Gina Banning, RN - email

Gina Banning, RN returned to Golden Age in June of 2019, as the Assistant Director of Nursing.
Gina had previously had been with Golden Age from 1999 to 2006. Gina has been in the Long-Term care nursing profession for over 31 years. Twenty-two of those years were in the MDS/ Care Plan Coordination segment.

Gina lives in Albia with her husband, Ted of 20 years. Gina and Ted have two grown children. Gina enjoys fishing and watching the “KC Royals”.  Gina is a huge Elvis fan having made a few trips to Graceland.  Gina also enjoys spending time with her family.

Lora Clayworth - Business Office Manager
Business Office Manager
Lora Clayworth - email

Lora Clayworth joined Golden Age as our Office Manager in February 2019.  She enjoys getting to know each of our residents personally and feels this is where she is meant to be.

Lora has been singing in a family gospel group for many years, group name of Higher Call, they sing in Churches across Iowa, nursing homes and anywhere they are asked.  She also enjoys family, 13 grandchildren, reading, and traveling when time allows. Lora is married and lives in Centerville.

Jodi Tallent, LPN - Care Plan Coordinator
Care Plan Coordinator
Jodi Tallent, LPN - email

Jodi Tallent, LPN returned to Golden Age as the MDS Coordinator/Care Plan Nurse, in June of 2018.    Jodi has 25 years of experience in Long Term Care.  Jodi has been a Certified Nurse Aide, Certified Medication Aide in long term care. Jodi has completed her Associate’s Degree in Nursing and is waiting for the right moment to sit for her RN exam.   

Jodi has lived in Cincinnati, Iowa her entire life.  Jodi enjoys gardening, being in the country, and spending time with Family and Friends. Jodi has one son and is expecting to be a first time Grandmother in February 2020.

Becky Kerby, RN - Director Of Nursing
Director Of Nursing
Becky Kerby, RN - email

Becky Kerby, RN joined Golden Age, as the Director of Nursing, in July of 2019.  Becky attained her RN degree in 2012. Becky spent 5 years in the hospital setting with tours in the psychiatric, med/surg unit, and addiction treatment departments.  Becky entered the Long-Term profession in 2017 as a Director of Nursing for another Southern Iowa facility. 

Becky has four children. Three daughters and a son. Her youngest daughter is currently in nursing school.    

Melinda Opperman - Food Services Supervisor
Food Services Supervisor
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Melinda joined Golden Age twenty years ago as a Dietary dishwasher and Aide. Then she became a cook. In 2018, Melinda became the Dietary Supervisor. She is currently attending classes to become a Certified Dietary Manager. 

Melinda enjoys playing cards and watching her favorite TV shows.  She has one daughter, Charity, who lives in Des Moines. 

Sheila Rod - Housekeeping & Laundry Supervisor
Housekeeping & Laundry Supervisor
Sheila Rod - email
Sheila has been employed with Golden Age Care Center since 2012.  She has 2 children and 2 grand children.  In her spare time Sheila likes to go shopping and spend time with her grand children.  Sheila's number one priority is her family and our residents.  Sheila is a wonderful team player and will do what she can to make sure the resident's needs are met.
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Maintenance Supervisor
Cheryle Campbell, RN - Maple Grove RN Director
Maple Grove RN Director
Cheryle Campbell, RN - email




Elizabeth Merritt, LPN - Social Services Director
Social Services Director
Elizabeth Merritt, LPN - email

Elizabeth Merritt, LPN, joined Golden Age, as the Social Services Coordinator, in February of 2019.  Elizabeth has been in the Long-Term nursing for 8 years along with working in Pediatric In Home Nursing and Inpatient Psychiatric Nursing. Elizabeth completed the ADN Program at IHCC in 2013 and is currently studying to take her RN boards. Elizabeth has always had a strong passion for Long-Term Care.

Elizabeth lives in Seymour, Iowa with her husband and three children. She enjoys watching her children play sports, spending time with family and friends, traveling and playing with her Golden Doodle Rory.