Tribute at Black Hill
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Black Hill assisted living community entrance

Come To Live Here.

We believe that if a community’s focus is strictly on care, they don’t care enough. At Tribute at Black Hill, great care is just a by-product of bigger and better things.

Come To Live Here.

We’ve taken the blueprint for traditional senior living and put it right where it belongs—the trash can. It wasn’t hard. Traditional senior living communities stink.

Welcome to Tribute at Black Hill, a senior living community built on this very proposition. Modern finishes await your loved one with meals that would make Wolfgang Puck stand up and cheer. We believe the best part of their life starts the moment they move in. A brand-new set of friends will greet them (officially, they’re known as team members, but your loved one will get to know them as friends). They encourage and support your loved one’s growth and learning as they pursue their passions.

Tribute at Black Hill is located in Germantown, in Montgomery County, Maryland, just off I-270. It sits in the heart of Black Hill, a master-planned community that includes restaurants, shopping, and parks. The property itself features an elevated and secure courtyard with rolling walking trails, and restaurant-style dining with views of the lush courtyards. For afternoon entertainment, sit in one of our high-back booths in the bar or curl up with a cup of coffee around the fire in our bistro. Tribute at Black Hill. When it comes to great senior living, we didn’t follow the blueprint – we wrote the book.

Meet the Team.

Thrive team members (employees) come to work each day to build long lasting friendships with our older adults. Many of our key leaders bring valuable experience to our industry from other fields. Simply put, our leaders believe that if we treat our team well, they will, in turn, love our residents well.

Jodie L. Edwards-Taylor, MS

Environment enhancer. Goal getter. Business consulter. Happy wife with a happy life. Dog mom. Avid advocate. Turophile. DMB devotee. Peace Seeker.

Sally Ratemo RN, BSN, CM/DN
Vice President of Resident Experience

Humble captain of the experience team. Relationship guardian. Mentor and coach. Mom to Avery. Beach lover. Real Housewives watcher. Social butterfly.

Beth Hartman-Sanchez
Community Relations Director

Life saver. Educating embracer. LOL-er. Solution solver. Gym rat. Weekend gourmet chef warrior. Boston sports aficionado. Beach worshipper.

Dominic Fabrizio
Community Relations Lead

Relationship builder. Community advocator. Husband. Uncle and dog dad to "Goose". Avid outdoorsman. Redskins enthusiast. Trailblazer for HS students.

Torshie Brice
Social Network Director

Smile advocate and fulfiller of adventures. Momma and cheerleader to Makaila. Comic book fanatic. Rescuer of underdogs. Island girl at heart.

Cheri Nugent
Community Business Director

Lasting bond creator. Beach babe. Momma to Amber, Brianna, and Bernard. Devoted wife and loyal daughter. Golden Girls extremist. Work extrovert and at home introvert. "Renthead".

Dalton Beavers
First Impressions Director

Director of meaningful relationships. Shopaholic. Britney Spears devotee. 90’s R&B is my vibe. Lover of chicken tenders and fries.

Marion Kimani
Assistant Vice President of Resident Experience

Remarkable resident advocate. Inventive resin artist. Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. Mama to Christine and dog mom to Kobe. Hiking and podcast junkie.

Bass Jeng
Convivium Director

Chief Chef. Recipe architect. Cooked for 2 Presidents. Polyglot--speaks 5 languages. Soccer fan. Raised in rural West Africa.

Bill Wagner
Property Experience Director

Hospitality hero. Faithful steward. Family man. Outdoorsman. Veteran. Skateboarding for 45 years.

What We Offer: Assisted Living & Memory Care


One-size-fits-all is fine for hats and ponchos, but doesn’t cut it when it comes to senior living. That’s why Thrive has a variety of options to suit your specific needs.

Assisted Living is for people who value their independence and are competently in charge of their lives, but need some extra assistance with daily activities. Our kick-butt (pardon our French) team members are on call 24/7 to offer as much (or as little) help as you need.

Memory Care is for those who are living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other forms of changing cognitive abilities. Every member of the Tribute at Black Hill team is NIDE (National Institute for Dementia Education) certified, this includes everyone from the chefs and housekeepers to the concierge and nurses. In a nutshell, it means we know what the heck we’re doing. And it means everyone on our team is trained to treat residents like people, not patients.

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