A nonprofit operator of retirement communities became certified as a great place to work. Ohio Living received the certification from Great Place to Work Institute in June and announced the recognition this month. “This certification confirms what we already know to be true; that we are an organization that values our employees, and we work hard every day to prove it,” said Ohio Living Chief Executive Officer Laurence C. Gumina in a statement. “From the board room to the bedside, our 3,200 employees give their best to the people we serve. We hire people whose values are aligned with ours and whose personal character fits within our culture of respect.” The review is based on 1,737 employee surveys with 96 percent of them reporting they had great pride in the organization. A vast majority reported that Ohio Health had great pride in the organization at 96 percent, followed by challenges (93 percent), communication (91 percent), bosses and rewards (89 percent). … [Read more...] about Local operator of retirement communities honored as a good place to work
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The Polaris area will add a modern senior living community next year. The Polaris Retirement Community, 8917 Antares Ave., will feature independent and assisted living options along with all-inclusive rent that includes dining, housekeeping, entertainment, activities and other amenities. The retirement community stated on its website that it’s a place where “luxury meets affordability.” The Polaris Retirement Community is a joint venture between Sweetbay Senior Living and Graziana Construction and Development Co., both based in Pittsburgh. Graziano has completed more than 2 million square feet of medium and high-rise senior housing units from independent living apartments to assisted living units. “We take great pride in creating attractive facilities that feature all the comforts of home, as well as the unique amenities senior residents rely upon for maximum health, comfort and independence,” the company stated on its website. Sweetbay Senior Living … [Read more...] about New retirement community planned for Polaris area
It’s a safe assumption that few, if any, Americans dream of retiring to central Ohio, but in retirement — just as in one’s working life — reality is inescapable. Family ties, a connection to one’s community and lifelong commitments may be just a few of the reasons the average local retiree would eschew relocating to Florida or the U.S. southwest. Nebraska-based Resort Lifestyle Communities has upended the idea that seniors must move far away to enjoy resort living with Stone Oak Retirement Community in Hilliard. Upon first visiting the corporate website, www.rlcommunities.com, the organization reminds potential residents that “happiness is a home you love.” Stone Oak offers an all-inclusive experience where one price takes care of all a resident’s daily needs, including chef-prepared meals and the myriad entertainment options a full calendar of activities presents, according to a press release. On-site staff provide assistance through a … [Read more...] about Local retirement community provides resort-style living
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: July 8, 2018 at 9:25 pm | UPDATED: July 8, 2018 at 9:26 pm By Tara Bahrampour | The Washington Post In 2016, as Kenneth MacLean was about to turn 90 and was looking to move to a retirement community, he had a question for Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, Maryland. “I asked, ‘Would there be many gays here? Would gays be welcomed?’ ” MacLean, a retired Unitarian minister, wanted to be sure his partner of 22 years, a man who lives in England and spends several months a year visiting him, would be welcomed by staff and other residents. The staff member he talked to was generally positive about the community being welcoming, MacLean said, but “not quite ready” to answer his questions about gay residents. MacLean subsequently moved in and felt comfortable introducing his partner. But even after almost two years there, he has little sense of how many of his 1,400 fellow residents on the sprawling, leafy … [Read more...] about Are retirement communities open to LGBT seniors?
Tara Bahrampour, The Washington Post Published 6:36 pm PDT, Sunday, July 8, 2018 Photo: Washington Post Photo By Katherine Frey Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Kenneth MacLean, who was married to his wife for 42 years, fell in love with a man from England after his wife died more than 22 years ago. He travels to England once a year to visit, and his partner, Terry, 81, comes to stay with him at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, Md., for a few months every year. less Kenneth MacLean, who was married to his wife for 42 years, fell in love with a man from England after his wife died more than 22 years ago. He travels to England once a year to visit, and his partner, Terry, ... more Photo: Washington Post Photo By Katherine Frey Retirement communities turn their sights on a once-invisible group: LGBT seniors … [Read more...] about Retirement communities turn their sights on a once-invisible group: LGBT seniors