Movers & Shakers — People and Positions for April, Part III

The Bristal at Armonk Appoints Nichola Johnson as Executive Director The Bristal at Armonk in New York, an assisted living community that offers memory care support as well as enhanced levels of care, has announced the appointment of Nichola Johnson as executive director. In this position, Johnson will oversee all aspects of community operations for […]

Movers & Shakers — People and Positions for March, Part III

Dominion Senior Living Names New Executive Director Dominion Senior Living of Johnson City, Tenn., has welcomed Michelle Bolling as the community’s executive director, as it prepares to open in April.  The faith-based senior living community will offer 45 assisted living and 15 memory care apartments. Bolling completed her associate degree at Northeast State Technical Community […]

Movers & Shakers — Merrill Gardens Names New President

David Eskenazy Named President of Merrill Gardens David Eskenazy has been named the president of Merrill Gardens, the company announced today. He replaces Tana Gall, who announced earlier this year that she was leaving the company to pursue other interests. Eskenazy will assume his new role effective immediately. Eskenazy brings to the position more than […]

Movers & Shakers — People and Positions for February, Part I

CCRC Foundation Appoints New Director  Capitol Lakes Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of residents at Wisconsin-based continuing care retirement community (CCRC) Capitol Lakes, has hired Elaine Friedman Glowacki as its new director.  Glowacki has served 18 years in nonprofit management focusing on customer satisfaction, fundraising, marketing and communications. She was a fundraising and […]

Movers & Shakers — People and Positions for January, Part III

Nonprofit Lender IFF Hires New Executive Director IFF — a real estate consultant and developer that works closely with senior housing, among other sectors — has hired David Desai-Ramirez as executive director of the Missouri, metro Kansas City and southern Illinois region. From the St. Louis office, Desai-Ramirez will grow the real estate consulting business by cultivating relationships […]

Ziegler, LeadingAge Rank Top 150 Nonprofit Senior Living Providers

LeadingAge and Ziegler have teamed once again to release their collaborative analysis of the largest not-for-profit senior living providers in the U.S., but this year the rankings go beyond the traditional top-100 to include the 150 largest organizations in the first-ever LZ 150. Now in its 11th edition, the LZ 150 ranks the largest nonprofit […]

Movers & Shakers: Former HCN Chief Joins OnShift Board

Cindy Cassella Joins Team at Massachusetts CCRC  Vista Terrace, the latest addition to the campus of the North Hill continuing care retirement community (CCRC), has hired Cindy Cassella as director of resident support. With nearly than 30 years of nursing and home health experience, Cassella will be responsible for overseeing the services provided by nurses and […]

Movers & Shakers—People and Positions for September, Part I

Health Care REIT Names New Board Member Major senior housing property owner Health Care REIT (NYSE: HCN) has announced the appointment of Sergio Rivera to the company’s Board of Directors. Rivera currently serves as President of the Americas for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, and as CEO of Starwood Vacation Ownership, a wholly owned subsidiary […]

Senior Living Leaders: New Product Must Emerge to Fill Care Gaps

Senior living providers must adapt to increasingly blurred lines between different senior housing products in order to stay competitive and be best positioned for tomorrow’s residents, industry experts agree. “Skilled nursing used to be long-term care — [but] no longer,” said Tom Grape, CEO of Benchmark Senior Living during the LINK LTC & Senior Living […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/24/14)

Construction: Planned Developers Near Construction on $30MM Michigan Senior Living Village Brighton, Mich.-based Unified Property Group is readying a groundbreaking next month on its latest endeavor, a $30 million “senior living village” in Pittsfield Township, Mich., reports MLive. The Pittsfield Township Planning Commission recently approved the final site plans presented by Unified Property Group, which call […]