Silver Spotlight

Interviews with Top Senior Living Executives and Innovators

The SeniorHomes.com Silver Spotlight is a monthly interview series with top leaders, executives and innovators in the eldercare industry. The interviews offer an inside look at important trends, issues and changes in senior living and senior care from experts who wish to share their insights with seniors and their families.

An Overview of Respite Care - Interview with Wendy McKenna, RN, BSN, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Emeritus Senior Living, Mountain Division

Wendy McKenna, RN, BSN began her professional career as a nurse in an acute hospital. After 15 years she moved to the skilled nursing arena and for the past 12 years has worked for Emeritus Senior Living. Her clinical training and marketing skills have given her remarkable insight into the medical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of seniors and their families. Read our interview with Wendy for an overview of respite care

Expert Tips On Assisted Living - Interview with Sue Farrow, President & CEO of Integral Senior Living

Sue Farrow started Integral Senior Living (ISL) as a one-woman operation in 2001 and has overseen the growth of the company which now employs more than 2,000 workers in nine states. She has over 35 years of experience in the senior living industry having held leadership positions with Aegis Living, Sunrise Assisted Living and Transamerica Senior Living throughout her career. Discover Sue’s expert tips for considering assisted living

Exploring the Benefits of Home Care - Interview with Gina Kaurich, Executive Director of Client Care Services at FirstLight Home Care

Gina Kaurich is the Executive Director of Client Care Services at FirstLight Home Care in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has more than 35 years experience as a Registered Nurse and is also credentialed as a Professional Geriatric Care Manager and certified Master Coach and Trainer. Gina explains the benefits of home care

Making Wellness a Part of Successful Aging - Interview with Kelly Stranburg, Vice President of Member Services at Senior Living Communities

Kelly Stranburg is Vice President of Member Services with Senior Living Communities, a retirement community management company based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Building on an undergraduate degree in Sports and Leisure Studies and a Master of Education in Applied Exercise Science, Kelly currently leads all life-long learning, social and wellness programming for Senior Living Communities. Learn how Kelly makes wellness a part of successful aging

How To Avoid Downsizing Drama - Interview with Catherine Arendt, At Your Service Manager at ERA Living

Era Living At Your Service Manager, Catherine Arendt brings more than a decade of professional downsizing experience to Aljoya Mercer Island and Aljoya Thornton Place. She focuses exclusively on helping seniors and their families strategize, organize and move. Catherine understands first hand the family dynamics, timelines and emotion involved in the downsizing process. Catherine offers her tips on how to avoid downsizing drama

Making the Most Out of Retirement: Interview with Brenda Hunt, Vice President of Fun for Spectrum Retirement Communities

Brenda Hunt began her career in the senior living industry in 2009 as a volunteer in a Spectrum community where her mother and father live. She found the work so rewarding she applied for and was hired as the community Director of Fun. Within nine months she was promoted to the position of Vice President of Fun. She has 30 years of corporate experience in training, event planning, marketing, public relations and sales. Read more about how Brenda helps senior residents make the most out of their retirement years

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