As the newly appointed community relations coordinator of The Greens at Cannondale on Danbury Road, Christine Rose has a straightforward description of her goals: Be a good neighbor. \u201cThe Greens has an outstanding reputation and I want to uphold that tradition,\u201d she said. \u201cTo do that, I plan to connect The Greens to all parts of the community: the schools, the businesses, social services, Realtors, the Chamber of Commerce, organizations like Kiwanis and the Rotary Club. The Greens is one of the community\u2019s biggest employers and that gives us a responsibility to make our relationship with the town a mutual benefit,\u201d she said. \u201cThe Greens itself is a community of residents and staff, and that means attending to that relationship as well.\u201d Ms. Rose grew up in Philadelphia and now lives in Trumbull. She has two adult children and a senior in high school. She said she owes her career in senior living to her father-in-law. \u201cMy father-in-law was an amazing person and a beloved grandfather to my children. He was quite independent until he had a stroke,\u201d Ms. Rose said. \u201cHaving Grandpa close by was a treat for my children. So we built an addition to the house and he moved in with us. I realized how important it was for him to have things to do and friends his age. I observed him needing more and more assistance. That\u2019s when I decided that focusing on senior living was what I wanted to do.\u201d Ms. Rose and her husband had been in the restaurant business for 20 years. \u201cI love people and that was certainly a people-centered business, but I needed more,\u201d she said. \u201cAt Fairfield University, I had received a degree in marketing. Not the number-crunching kind, but getting people to remember you.\u201d She has experience in home care through Athena Health and Atria Assisted Living. \u201cName recognition is essential for any business, and that includes hospitals and assisted-living residences,\u201d Ms. Rose said. \u201cBut when you\u2019re dealing with people\u2019s lives, you walk a very thin line between profitability and being a good neighbor. Yes, you have to get your name out there, but you have to make residents your first priority. \u201cMarketing here isn\u2019t just getting new residents, but satisfying the people who live here.\u201d Ms. Rose said good community relations means giving something of benefit back, like offering The Greens to different groups for various community events. \u201cSenior living has become a very competitive industry. That\u2019s why the highest standards have to be maintained at The Greens with things like a new spa and exciting programs,\u201d she said. The annual musical theater performance is June 22. \u201cIt\u2019s like a good marriage between the community and The Greens. And my job is to get them together.\u201d Information: 203-761-1191.