About Senior Housing News

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

SHN has a national reach of more than 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.

George Yedinak (Founder & Publisher)

George is the primary business contact for Senior Housing News (SHN) and its parent company, 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 and financial services, housing, government policy and technology.  For more detailed background information, visit http://georgeyedinak.com.

Email:  george@seniorhousingnews.com
Phone: 312-268-2420
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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.

In addition to managing the editorial direction of SHN, John is the publisher of Reverse Mortgage Daily (RMD), the leading source of news and information for the industry.

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, Sparkt, and others.  View full bio here.

Elizabeth Ecker (Editor)

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.

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.

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Alyssa Gerace (Senior Reporter)

Originally from Central Pennsylvania, Alyssa headed to Chicago’s North Park University in 2007 where she earned a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Communications. After graduating, she completed an editorial internship with Reverse Mortgage Daily, going on to also write for Senior Housing News. Alyssa got her start in journalism through a previous internship during which she wrote for three business- and senior-related publications. She was also editor-in-chief of her university’s student newspaper her senior year.

In addition to writing, Alyssa also enjoys reading, ranging anywhere from celebrity gossip to literary classics.

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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.

Cassandra Dowell (Business reporter)

Before reporting for Home Health Care News, Reverse Mortgage Daily and Senior Housing News Cassandra managed three community newspapers in Chicago’s northwest suburbs.

During her time as a community reporter and editor she received more than 10 Illinois Press Association and Northern Illinois Newspaper Association awards for her coverage of mental health and housing issues.

Cassandra graduated from Roosevelt University in Chicago with a degree in journalism and served as editor-in-chief of the university’s paper her senior year. During her senior year she also interned as a broadcast assistant for WTTW Chicago Public Media’s “Chicago Tonight” news show, and has contributed to various blogs and magazines about city dining and attractions.

When not reporting, Cassandra enjoys exploring her new Chicago neighborhood, including its restaurants, parks and art galleries.

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Emily Study (Reporter)

Emily grew up in Dayton, Ohio, where she first found her interest in reporting after taking journalism classes in high school and reporting for the Dayton Daily News for three summers. Emily has also worked as a part-time copy editor at the Chicago Tribune, an investigative unit intern for the Better Government Association and a freelance writer and copy editor. In addition to her professional experience, Emily led the Loyola University Chicago student newspaper, The Loyola Phoenix, as Managing Editor and earned first place for front-page design from the Illinois College Press Association her junior year as News Editor. Emily graduated from Loyola summa cum laude with a B.A. in Journalism in May 2014.

When her life isn’t revolving around journalism, she likes to go on adventures with her 35mm camera, read a good Jack London book, lounge at the beach or bike around the city.

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Our address: 

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

Phone: 312-268-2420