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Integral Senior Living CEO shares experiences, lessons from early days of COVID-19

Senior Housing News spoke with leaders in the senior living industry, including ISL CEO Collette Gray, about their experiences with the early days of the pandemic and what they’ve learned for the future.

Read about all the things they’ve learned below:
Senior Housing News: Embrace Vulnerability, Control Fear: How Covid Changed the Top Leaders of Brookdale, ISL, Merrill Gardens 

Live the life you’ve dreamed of with our Vibrant Life® program

The move to one of our senior living communities means rediscovering old passions, trying new things and spending your days your way. Looking to try a new exercise class? Maybe take on a new hobby? Or just relax at happy hour with friends? Whatever it is you want, we will make it happen with our Vibrant Life® program.

Vibrant Life® is our premier activity program designed to optimize health and well-being by passionately promoting a life filled with joyful experiences, meaningful endeavors, and abundant opportunities to connect with family, friends and the local community. The program is made up of seven core components:

  • Be Inspired – combine feelings, imagination and thoughts while enjoying deeply meaningful experiences
  • Be Well – energize both the mind and body
  • Be Challenged – take on new challenges and reach new personal heights
  • Be Adventurous – try new things in a safe setting
  • Be Family – share and continue meaningful family traditions
  • Be Social – talk, laugh and listen with good friends
  • Be Connected – remain connected to the greater community

We take care of the everyday hassles like weekly housekeeping and laundry services, cooking, and cleaning, so you can focus on spending your days doing what you love. You’ve worked hard all your life, so now let us take care of you.

This spring, say yes to new adventures, exciting opportunities and living as though you’re on vacation every day. With our Vibrant Life® program, and no chores or inconveniences, we will make sure you live the life you’ve always dreamed of.

Integral Senior Living names Zandria Stapleton regional director of sales and marketing

Integral Senior Living (ISL) has announced Zandria Stapleton as its new regional director of sales and marketing.

Stapleton comes to ISL with more than 15 years of experience in the senior living industry and has spent many of those years in management or marketing positions. In her most recent position as a regional director of Sales at Eclipse Senior Living, she was responsible for occupancy growth, developing lead generation tactics and business development.

She has experience in the senior living industry and has had success in improving the sales at five senior living companies. In her new position, Stapleton will oversee the sales and marketing efforts for several of ISL’s communities, which include independent and assisted living and memory care.

News coverage:
Senior Housing News: Movers & Shakers: Lifespace Appoints Strategy Lead; ISL Names Regional Sales and Marketing Director
McKnight’s Senior Living: People in the news, March 29

Stephanie Maupin

Brentwood at Elkhart Assisted Living’s executive director to be honored with Women of Distinction Award

Stephanie Maupin, Executive Director of Brentwood at Elkhart Assisted Living/Integral Senior Living, Elkhart, Indiana has been named a Rising Star in the McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards, a joint program of McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, McKnight’s Senior Living and McKnight’s Home Care.

The program, in its fourth year, recognizes women who have made significant contributions to the senior living, skilled nursing or home care professions or who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the fields.  Rising Stars are women who are younger than 40 or have fewer than 15 years in the industry.

“These honorees, early in their long-term care careers, already have made impressive contributions to their employers and fields,” McKnight’s Editorial Director John O’Connor said.

Nominations were judged by a national external panel of industry experts.  All winners will be honored at an awards celebration on May 12th in Chicago, IL.  An educational forum panel will follow on May 13th.

To see the full list of inductees, and for more information about the program, visit www.mcknightswomenofdistinction.com.

News coverage: McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: McKnight’s announces 2022 Women of Distinction ‘Rising Stars’ 

We feel lucky to have our amazing associates

March is the perfect month for us to show how LUCKY we are to have our amazing associates. We have such a great culture that is evident as soon as you walk through the door of a community, and that is thanks to our associates.

One of our Culture Keepers is “Be passionate about what you do every day.” That passion that our associates bring every day has kept us going stronger than ever, despite the uncertainty the pandemic brought.

Without the joy they bring to everyday life, we would not be the community we are today. Our associates come to work ready to make a difference in the lives of our seniors. Their impact can be seen in the smiles of our residents and their families and throughout the endless positive reviews we see.

Please join us in thanking all the associates who keep our communities running and provide amazing care for our residents and their families. We truly are the best in the industry thanks to you!

Parkview on Hollybrook couples celebrate marriage with vow renewal ceremony on Valentine’s Day


Leora and Ralph have been together for 61 years. On Valentine’s Day, they renewed their vows and celebrated their love at Integral Senior Living’s Parkview on Hollybrook’s vow renewal and remembrance ceremony in Longview, Texas.

Read more coverage below:

Longview News-Journal: Parkview couples celebrate marriage with vow renewal ceremony 
KETK.com: Longview senior center celebrates Valentine’s Day with vow renewals
KLTV: Residents of Longview assisted living facility remember, renew their vows

Senior Living News profiles ISL CEO Collette Gray

Collette Gray has led the charge at Integral Senior Living for over a decade. Her day-to-day focus is on operations, sales and marketing and resident care, but she also prioritizes company culture. Under Collette’s leadership, ISL and Solstice rank among the top 20 largest senior housing providers in the U.S.

Read more of her profile in Senior Living News below.

Senior Living News: The CEO Series: Collette Gray, Integral Senior Living and Solstice Senior Living

Five reasons to love our ISL Communities

There’s so much to love and appreciate this month including all the wonderful things Integral Senior Living communities have to offer. Our communities all provide a variety of services, amenities and experiences to meet every need. We love our communities for so many reasons but here are five we know you’ll love too.

Vibrant Life®

Our Vibrant Life® program allows our residents to reach their goals, go on adventures and try something new. Vibrant Life® can help make your day-to-day activities exciting and inspire you. We’d love to provide you with the best experiences and help you accomplish your dreams.

Elevate® Dining

We know this month people like to splurge on sweets which is why our Elevate® dining is so incredible. Our Elevate® dining is designed to create an enhanced culinary experience that can be adjusted to our preferences. Craving some sweets this month? No problem our chefs have you covered. We want you to fall in love with every bite which is why our Elevate® dining can accommodate almost any dietary request.

Our Associates

This month is one to love and appreciate everyone around us and we are especially grateful for our associates who help make ISL so incredible. Our teams all bring with them experience, knowledge and dedication to our communities and we hope you love them as much as we do!

Amenities

Each of our communities offers a range of amenities that we know you’ll love! From game rooms, spas, in-home theaters, exercise rooms and even outdoor pools our communities will surely have something for you to enjoy with friends and loved ones.

Services

ISL communities offer many services tailored to the specific needs of our residents. We make it a priority to accommodate every individual for each level of care. We want to make sure you and your family feel comfortable, safe and loved in our communities.

We hope you love our communities as much as we do and we look forward to helping in any way we can!

Integral Senior Living announces regional manager, national director

ISL has named Jessie Wiens as regional manager of sales and marketing and and Tara Wietor as national director of project management.

Read more: McKnight Senior Living: Integral Senior Living announces regional manager, national director

More coverage:
Senior Housing News: Movers & Shakers: Grace Management’s New Dining Director; Isakson Living Hires Neurologist, Names HR Leader