Changemakers: Vassar Byrd, CEO, The Kendal Corporation

Changemaker in corporate social responsibility and finance Vassar Byrd is the CEO at The Kendal Corporation. Byrd joined Kendal in early 2024, after having previously served as CEO at Rose Villa. Byrd said she consistently aims to find new ways to serve residents in all that the organization does. In this Changemakers interview, Byrd examines […]

Movers & Shakers: Christian Horizons Names CEO, President; Retirement Unlimited Promotes COO

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Movers & Shakers: Aspenwood Expands Leadership Team; Monarch Communities Welcomes Exec. Director

Movers & Shakers is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Job Board. Browse and apply to management and executive senior living jobs and positions from leading professional firms serving the industry. Employers can post single jobs, purchase job packages or our premium subscription that includes unlimited job posts and editorial coverage for one […]

‘Every Customer Was White’: Senior Living’s Diversity Problems Demand Uncomfortable Conversations, Bigger Investments

The senior living industry has a diversity problem. A recently released report from a coalition made up of Argentum, ASHA and NIC helps quantify where the industry stands on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB). The report shows how much work is left to be done but also says the industry is “starting from a […]

A New Senior Living Operating Model Comes Into View After 2 Years of Disruption

Senior living operators have been enacting changes in operations since the Covid-19 pandemic began, but some adaptations have been fleeting while others have proven longer-lasting.  Recent conversations with several executives — including with large providers such as Brookdale, Frontier and Senior Lifestyle — highlight that operators now have committed to new practices across essentially every […]

Supply Chain Disruption Brings Senior Living Woes, Kendal Launches Quantum GPO

Consumers shopping online are encountering “out of stock” messages far more frequently, automakers and retailers are curtailing holiday advertising due to product shortages, and headlines warn of a Thanksgiving without turkeys. Snarled and disrupted global supply chains are a major factor behind all these issues, and senior living providers are feeling the effects of these […]

Problem Solvers: Improving Virtual Tours to Sell Senior Living

The Covid-19 pandemic has created myriad problems for senior living providers. But these problems are not insurmountable, and companies across the industry are devising creative solutions. In this series, we’re surveying industry leaders to highlight these actionable solutions. For this edition, we asked leaders with Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD), Senior Lifestyle Corp., Kendal Corp. […]

Most-Read Senior Housing News Stories of 2019

Alexis Ohanian’s predictions about senior living disruption caught the attention of Senior Housing News’ readership last year. The Reddit co-founder’s interest in developing tech solutions for seniors was our top-read story of 2019, ending a two-year stranglehold on the top spot by Jimmy Buffett’s Latitude Margaritaville expansion. In fact, the intersection of innovation and senior […]

The Kendal Corp. Names New COO

One of the largest non-profit senior housing operators in the U.S. has a new chief operating officer. The Kendal Corporation named Marvell Adams Jr. as its new COO, the organization announced Monday. He succeeds Judy Braun, who retired in July as COO after a 17-year tenure with Kendal. Adams will transition to his new role […]