Few leaders in this field look or dress like Rick Matros. But almost all are extremely interested in what he has to say.
Today, data tell us everything from our buying preferences to how we stay physically active. Tony Mullen, who was a co-founder of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care in 1991, knew about the value of data before that knowledge became mainstream.
Say “memory care” and the first company to come to mind for many industry professionals is Silverado. And when they think of Silverado, they think of Loren Shook, the man who co-founded the Irvine, CA-based provider in 1996 with Steve Winner after having spent 20 years at Community Psychiatric Centers, an international New York Stock Exchange company where he was president, CEO and a board member.
They say major crises are when major leaders tower over others. If ever there were a time to prove that in the long-term care and senior living industries, it is during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, operators have Mark Parkinson pressing their case.
Juniper Communities’ founder, President and CEO Lynn Katzmann, Ph.D., shared a wild-sounding idea with attendees at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care Fall Conference in 2015: Why not take a group of older adults to the Burning Man cultural festival to write a new story of aging in America?