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The CEO Series: Mary Leary, Mather

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Mary Leary, CEO and President of Evanston, IL-based Mather, will celebrate her 20th anniversary at the helm of the organization in June of this year.  During her tenure, the 81-year-old not-for-profit organization has experienced huge growth and expanded its reach to touch the lives of nearly 200,000 people annually. Leary …

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The CEO Series: Chris Keysor, Lenbrook

When Chris Keysor, president and CEO of the senior living community Lenbrook announced major expansion plans in December 2018, the company had recently acquired a four-acre parcel of land adjacent to its Atlanta campus. The Covid-19 pandemic wasn’t on anyone’s radar. Fast forward to October 2021 and the $108 million …

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The CEO Series: Scott McCorvie, Vita Senior Living

Earlier this month, senior living veteran Scott McCorvie announced his new venture, Vita Senior Living. The company is focused on acquiring select Florida communities that could benefit from real estate and operational improvements in addition to new investors and other capital partnerships. McCorvie and his team employ benchmarking analysis tools …

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The CEO Series: Jake Rothstein, UpsideHōM

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When UpsideHōM launched in 2020, its founders Jake Rothstein and COO Peter Badgley didn’t just bring a new senior living community to the market during the Covid-19 Pandemic. They introduced an entirely new type of senior housing to the sector. Instead of a traditional brick-and-mortar senior living community, Rothstein and …

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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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