ELKHART, Ind. (WNDU) – Senior living community members are paying tribute to veterans ahead of Memorial Day.
Residents at Brentwood at Elkhart Independent Living volunteered Saturday morning to place new flags on the graves of veterans at Prairie Street Cemetery.
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
Thanks to the “Living The Dream” program at Brentwood at Elkhart Independent Living, Linda, a 79-year-old resident and lifelong Cubs fan, was able to throw out out the first pitch before the South Bend Cubs took the field against the Beloit Sky Carps.
The war in Ukraine has put millions of lives at risk. There are more than 7 million people aged 60 or older in Ukraine who cannot escape from affected areas. Now through May 18, 2022, the senior living community is connecting with CARE to champion a philanthropic effort by raising funds to help seniors in Ukraine with desperately needed food and shelter. Your contributions will help get urgently needed supplies like water, food, hygiene kits and other ongoing support directly to seniors at risk from these hostilities.
Visit Care.org to donate today.
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.
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.
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
Inspired by a 3-year-old boy named Elias, Integral Senior Living was proud to work with Hula Hut in donating $5,000 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society recently. Read more about the donation and this incredible partnership in the story below!
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.