Contact: Wendy D’Alessandro
Covenant Retirement Communities (CRC) recently named Terri Cunliffe as its chief executive officer, effective June 1, 2015. Ms. Cunliffe, who has served as CRC’s COO since 2010 and has been part of the organization for more than 25 years, succeeds current CEO Rick Fisk.
Beginning her career as a nursing home part-time receptionist, she has held a series of progressive leadership roles within CRC, including nursing home administrator and executive director at Covenant Village of Florida.
Ms. Cunliffe earned a Bachelor of Science degree in long-term care administration from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. and a master’s degree in health services administration from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Read the full press release here
Blanche Le Flore
Health Care Sales/Outreach Coordinator and Sales Representative Join Covenant Village
Covenant Village of Turlock, a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community operated by Covenant Retirement Communities recently appointed Blanche Le Flore health care sales and outreach coordinator and Barbara Arrington sales representative.
As health care sales and outreach coordinator, Blanche Le Flore is Covenant Village of Turlock’s liaison with the medical and professional communities as well as the general public.
Sales Representative Barbara Arrington supports the community’s sales and marketing initiatives by recruiting prospective residents, overseeing community tours, and guiding residents through the sales process.
Read the full press release and visit www.covenantvillageofturlock.org to learn more about Covenant Village.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.: Valle Verde, a senior living community in Santa Barbara, recently completed construction on 40 new single-story residences and will offer the newest residential living option for older adults in the area.
“The need for residential living has grown and is continuing to grow since we first opened in 1966,” said Tim Wetzel, executive director at Valle Verde. “The new homes will provide older adults and their families a familiar, welcoming and active place for them to spend their retirement.”
Studies suggest there will be 72 million seniors by 2030, a number that will represent about 20 percent of the United States population. According to the United States Census Bureau, Santa Barbara residents 65 and older make up more than 14 percent of the population, 3 percent higher than the population of older adults in California.
“In addition to the new residences, we’ve continued to expand our community by offering new activities and amenities for our residents,” said Wetzel. “Residents are enjoying the new bocce ball court, putting green, outdoor events plaza, wellness clinic, fitness center and a new styling salon with a massage treatment room. We’re also looking forward to having a new poolside cafe by this fall.”
The community’s expansion will also provide additional parking spaces, a renovated theatre, convenience store, multi-purpose art room, card room, and meditation chapel.
The flowers are in full bloom, the weather is a perfect 75° and sunny, and a group of area seniors are sharing the beauty of springtime with their friends, family and neighbors.
On April 18, LeadingAge California member Valle Verde is hosting their biannual flower show, and more than a dozen residents are expected to participate in the special event. Each resident and staff at the senior living community is invited to make their own floral arrangements with their favorite plants and flowers.
The arrangements will be as unique as each individual person, and will be on display during the Easter weekend for everyone to enjoy.
The event is open to the public through the weekend. Hours: Friday & Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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Registration deadline for the Annual Conference
is this Wednesday, April 16!
Join us in Palm Springs for:
- Networking with your peers
- Access to the top vendors in the aging services field
- Learning from experts at over 60 educational sessions
- A day on the links in support of the Scholarship Fund
- A jog through the famous Movie Colony homes in support of the Scholarship Fund
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Courtney Weidmann, California Region Purchasing Specialist for Value First and Joanne Handy, President & CEO of LeadingAge California pick the winner for the Value First Cost Study drawing to win a trip to the 2014 Annual Conference!
On behalf of LeadingAge California, President and CEO Joanne Handy will accept the 2014 Award for Business Advancement of Gerontology from the California Council on Gerontology & Geriatrics (CCGG), presented at their April 4 Annual Meeting, “Building Communities for Older Adults in California: Partnerships and Stakeholders in Action” in Sacramento, Calif.
The award for Business Advancement of Gerontology was created by the California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics (CCGG) to recognize businesses that understand and respond to the unique needs of older adults through innovative business practices, including the use of gerontologists in planning and administration. “We are honored to be selected. Leaders with gerontology backgrounds are a critical force among our aging services provider members. The need for gerontologists in our settings will only grow as the future unfolds,” says Ms. Handy.
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