Spotlight on Engagement: The Arts

Leveraging the arts as a form of resident engagement in senior living communities is not new. But last May, graduate art therapy student Carina Fuller at Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass. argued in her capstone theses “Engagement with the Non-Traditional: Exploring Unique Art Making Processes with Residents of an Assisted …

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The CEO Series: Deedre Vriesman, Resthaven

Deedre Vriesman took over the reins of Holland, Michigan-based senior living provider Resthaven in 2018. Since then, she’s overseen the installation of an entirely new leadership team, the opening of Resthaven’s second Green House-inspired home, guided residents and staff at Resthaven’s three established communities through the Covid-19 Pandemic and simultaneously …

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The CEO Series: Cindy Baier, Brookdale


To kick off Senior Living News’ new CEO Series, we spoke with President and Chief Executive Officer of Brookdale Senior Living, Cindy Baier. Baier leads a $3.5 billion company, more than 33,000 employees and nearly 700 senior living communities that have the ability to serve approximately 60,000 residents and is …

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