Cape Cod's Premier Senior Living Community

2017 seniorliving.com best of awardThe staff at Thirwood place is committed to the comfort, safety and well-being of each of our residents. Leading this effort are a dedicated team of local professionals who bring decades of collective experience toward making Thirwood the leading Cape Cod retirement community.

Thirwood is owned and operated by The Davenport Companies, a local, family-run business with a sterling reputation for quality and integrity and decades of experience in hospitality. The company has operated successfully on Cape Cod since 1956.


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Michael Ceku
General Manager
Michael grew up in Kosovo, Croatia, and Switzerland, and has been on Cape for over 15 years. He and his wife have two children and love animals, long walks, food and wine, and travel.

Eric Bright
Eric Bright
Executive Chef

Chef Bright is the creative force behind Thirwood’s outstanding cuisine. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Eric enjoys hiking, biking, fishing and time with his wife and four children.

Erin Gorgone
Erin Gorgone
Activities Coordinator
Erin is a Cape Cod native who has been a part of the Thirwood Team since 2006. When she isn’t cooking and crafting, she enjoys spending time with her three children and their adopted miniature schnauzer, Dusty.

Ryan O'Loughlin
Ryan O’Loughlin
Assistant General Manager

Ryan is a Cape Codder who grew up in Yarmouth Port. He lives in Harwich with his wife and their chocolate lab, and enjoys skiing and wallyball.

Colleen Carlson
Colleen Carlson
Director of Sales Operations

Colleen lives in Plymouth her husband and has two grown sons. She is a nurse who has worked in the industry for more than 15 years, and enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also owns two beautiful cats.

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Ed Sawan
Food and Beverage Director

With over 30 years of experience, Ed grew up in Dedham working in restaurants owned by his family and has a passion for the food and beverage business. He has honed his skills in senior living facilities for the past 15 years, and lives in both Plymouth and Buzzards Bay.

Larry Lyford
Larry Lyford
Exec. Director, Sales & Marketing

Larry grew up all over New England and came to the Cape in 1996 from the Framingham area. Larry enjoys boating, gardening and spending time with his family and their many pets.

Van Lucier
Van Lucier
Facilities Director

An avid Boston sports buff, Van is our staff Patriots fanatic. He enjoys cooking, gardening, collecting nautical antiques and spending quality time with family & friends.

Becca Donaghey
Becca Donaghey
Community Liaison
Becca is a native Cape Codder who enjoys photography, traveling, and going to the beach. She currently lives in Dennis with her fiancé, Jake, and their beautiful Aussie Retriever, Chesney.

Sara Gifford
Sara Gifford
Health Care Director
Sara is a Cape native with Thirwood for 24 years. She lives in Harwich with her partner Sean, their dog Honeybee, and cat Bitsy. Sara loves to cook, read and travel, and is a big Patriots fan.

Devon Gallivan
Devon Gallivan
Marketing Associate

Devon loves to garden. Other interests include going to concerts, brewery and winery tours, and Boston sports teams. She also enjoys spending time with her dog Lenny, family and friends. Devon and her husband live in Plymouth.