Senior Lifestyle Corp., based in Chicago, Ill., announced the groundbreaking for The Sheridan at Park Ridge, located in Park Ridge, Ill. The community will offer 64 assisted living residences and 36 memory care residences.

Denver, Colo.-based Spectrum Retirement Communities opened Sycamore Creek Se- nior Living outside of Columbus, Ohio. The community features 132 independent living residences and 137,000 square feet of space.

Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Yardi® unveiled its latest update to the Yardi Senior Living Suite® with the launch of the RENTCafe® Senior Living Resident app. The app offers residents and families the ability for mobile payments and maintenance requests through iOS and Android devices.

Tucson, Ariz.-based Watermark Retirement Communities has partnered with private equity investor KAREA to redevelop into senior living a high-rise community in New York City. Watermark will manage the community—a 16-story historic building in Brooklyn Heights.

Appointments, Promotions & Recognition

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Benchmark Senior Living was named a top place to work by The Boston Globe for the 10th consecutive year. The rankings were based on survey data col- lected from over 75,000 employees across 334 Massachusetts-based or- ganizations. Benchmark placed 10th in the largest employer category, which includes companies with more than 1,000 employ-

ees. The company also announced the addi- tion of new associates at two communities: Colette Emery, director of community rela-

jayne sallerson

tions at Crescent Point at Niantic, and Carol Sikora, director of community relations at River Ridge at Avon. Emery has worked in senior living and aging for over 20 years and Sikora has worked in the hotel industry for more than 30 years.

Chicago-based Charter Senior Living announced the addition of Jayne Sallerson as investor, part- ner, and chief sales & strategy officer. For the past 20 years, Sallerson

has served in various senior management roles; most recently, she was the executive vice president of sales for Benchmark Senior Living. The company also announced that Amanda Tidwell has been named executive director of Charter Senior Living of Hermitage located in Hermitage, Tenn.

Gardant Management Solutions welcomed Greg Echols as the company’s new chief financial officer. He brings to Gardant ex- pertise from a 30-year career in account- ing, financial management, real estate development, and senior housing. Most re- cently, Echols served as the chief financial officer of a Tennessee-based, multi-state operator of skilled nursing and assisted living communities.

Harbor Retirement Associates, headquar- tered in Vero Beach, Fla., celebrated the company’s 15-year anniversary in October. The company has grown to 27 communi- ties across seven states with nine more un- der development.

joel nelson

LCS promoted Joel Nelson to chief executive officer and president effective Jan. 1, 2018. The current chief executive officer, Ed Kenny, will continue to serve as chairman of the

board of Life Care Companies LLC and LCS Holdings Inc. Nelson has been with LCS for more than 30 years and has served

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as president and chief operating officer since 2015.

tracy mcgraw

Eden Prairie, Minn.-based New Perspective Senior Living hired Tracy McGraw as vice president of hu- man resources. In this role, she will be responsi- ble for co-leading the

planning and implementation of human re- sources-related functions across the company. Most recently, she served as director of human resources for Bluestone Physician Services.

Salisbury, Md.-based APPI Energy was select- ed as ABC (aggregator, broker, and consultant) of the Year by The Energy Award Profession- als Association (TEPA). The award recogniz- es a company on its promise and innovation in areas like contract negotiation, ethics, and customer service. The winner is selected by a vote of TEPA’s supplier membership., headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., announced their annual list of Caring Stars of 2018, recognizing senior living com- munities for service excellence based on con- sumer reviews online. The winners included 267 senior living and skilled nursing commu- nities across 40 states.

jonathan carrier

Dallas-based Seniority, Inc., promoted Jonathan Carrier to chief develop- ment officer. In this role, he will be responsible for leading all real estate de- velopment, operations,

and acquisition efforts for the company, as well as for Senior Quality Lifestyle Corpora- tion (SQLC), a nonprofit that sponsors and operates life care communities. He most re- cently served as vice president of develop- ment for SQLC.

Watermark Senior Living welcomed Sherrie Predojev as community relations director of Market Street Memory Care Residence in Viera, Fla. She brings to Watermark over 30 years of clinical experience as a registered nurse with a background in mental health and psychiatry, geriatrics, rehabilitation, and home health.

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