About Senior Housing News

Senior Housing News (SHN) is the leading source for news and information covering the senior housing industry.

With a national reach of over 30,000 professionals that includes senior housing operators, developers, banking institutions, real estate investment trusts, private equity, and service providers catering to the industry.

SHN provides a cutting edge and targeted platform unlike any other publication, giving you the opportunity to reach decision makers every day.

If you would like to contact SHN with suggestions, comments, corrections, errors, or new company announcements, please email us at editor@seniorhousingnews.com.

Amy Baxter | Reporter

A Midwest gal, Amy joins Senior Housing News from the Chicago suburb of Kenilworth. She holds a B.A. in Poetry and Political Science from Eckerd College in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida, where she was a member of Eckerd’s Varsity Sailing Team. Prior to reporting with the SHN team, Amy worked as a marketing writer in the finance industry and as a music and theater journalist for LA Splash Magazine. She now resides on Chicago’s North side and sails on Lake Michigan when it is not frozen over.

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Mary Kate Nelson | Reporter

Mary Kate grew up in a western suburb of Chicago before heading to the University of Notre Dame, where she studied English and American Studies. Before joining Senior Housing News, she suppressed her germophobia and spent a year writing about infectious diseases for a small company north of Chicago. In her spare time, she likes watching weird movies, trying new coffee, marathoning House Hunters and eating breakfast food.

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Kourtney Liepelt | Reporter

Born and raised in the northwest Chicago suburb of Bartlett, Kourtney left the nest to travel the world before returning to the metro area to report for Senior Housing News. She graduated from Indiana University in 2013 with degrees in Journalism and Spanish and a certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Her coursework included a trip to the Australian Outback, an internship in the United Kingdom, and a semester in Peru. After graduation, Kourtney covered the Iowa Legislature and breaking news for the Associated Press in Des Moines, Iowa, spent three months in Guatemala freelancing stories about immigration, and volunteered in Panama with at-risk youth.

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Outside of the newsroom, Kourtney can probably be found at Wrigley Field cheering on (or crying over) the Chicago Cubs. Otherwise, she’s likely obsessing over One Direction, Spider-Man, and cheese.

Tim Mullaney | Associate Editor, Senior Reporter

Tim comes to Senior Housing News with expertise in the sector, having spent two years reporting on the long-term and post-acute care industries. A Wisconsin native, he attended Northwestern University. An interest in creative writing led him to a fiction writing fellowship in New York City and ultimately to graduate school at Washington University in St. Louis. While living in Missouri, he began to do business writing for a Fortune 1000 company. After returning to Chicago, he worked first as a marketing and news writer–working with diverse clients in fields such as travel, technology and law–and then entered the world of business-to-business journalism.

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On nice days, he’s probably on the tennis courts in Andersonville, the Chicago neighborhood he calls home. On rainy days, he’s probably on the indoor tennis courts close to the Senior Housing News offices.

George Yedinak | Founder & Publisher

George is the primary business contact for Senior Housing News (SHN) and it’s parent, Aging Media.  George has been a speaker and moderator on various panels and interviews for senior housing topics in print, on the web and television.  Mr. Yedinak has extensive expertise and practical experience in banking & financial services, housing, government policy and technology.

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John Yedinak | Managing Editor

After growing up in the western suburbs of Chicago, John headed for Texas to attend college at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.  After school, he returned to Chicago and gained experience selling loans to Wall Street, the GSE’s, and other investors.  During that time he also learned the wholesale business by working with brokers and other lenders prior to the bank being sold.

He serves as the President of Aging Media Network, the parent company of Senior Housing News, Home Health Care News, and Reverse Mortgage Daily, and over sees the daily operations of each company.

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He has been invited to speak and serve on panels at conferences all over the world, including events hosted by the Mortgage Bankers Association, European Financial Marketing Association, National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association, Inbound, Hubspot’s Publishing Summit, and more.

Elizabeth Ecker | Reporter

Liz brings several years of experience reporting on an array of topics including (but not limited to) industrial metals and small business. Since graduating from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism where she earned a masters in magazine publishing, Liz has edited many custom magazines and websites for businesses and associations. A Boston native, Liz graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where she later became a local expert as Baltimore magazine’s calendar editor.

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Liz also volunteers for EGBOK Mission, a charity that trains and educates young adults so they are prepared to work in the worldwide hospitality industry. She can also be found exploring the city and its ever-growing restaurant scene.

Jason Oliva | Reporter

A native Chicagoan, Jason grew up in the southwest suburb of Oak Lawn. Splitting his schooling between both the city and suburbs, in 2008 Jason headed to DePaul University to pursue a B.A. in Creative Writing. Since graduation, he has explored his journalistic capabilities, freelancing for various music blogs and publications dedicated to artist discovery. Before coming on board Reverse Mortgage Daily, Jason interned with a Chicago publishing company as a staff writer for a nationally distributed college news magazine. In his spare time, Jason enjoys a good book, attending concerts and playing guitar.

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Senior Housing News
3717 N. Ravenswood STE 212
Chicago, IL 60613

Phone: 312-268-2420