Employees will benefit from bike-sharing program, Atria hopes

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Atria Senior Living is a sponsor of the LouVelo bike-sharing program.
Atria Senior Living is a sponsor of the LouVelo bike-sharing program.

Atria Senior Living is one of 10 companies sponsoring a new bicycle-sharing program in its headquarters city of Louisville, KY, that the city's mayor said will play an important role in attracting and retaining workers.

“We love being part of the continued development in Louisville, and we're excited that the LouVelo bike-share program will give our employees more access to what the downtown area has to offer,” Regan Atkinson, Atria Senior Living's senior vice president for creative, marketing and communications, told McKnight's Senior Living.

The LouVelo program offers people short-term bike use via 305 bikes positioned at 27 stations around the city. The bikes can be picked up at one station and returned to any other station in the system. The city is planning to expand the network around the city and out to the suburbs.

In addition to Atria, LouVelo sponsors include Computershare, Norton Healthcare, JP Morgan Chase & Co., UPS, Main & Clay, Genscape Inc., The Brown Hotel, KentuckyOne Health and The Eye Care Institute.

“These great community partners know that quality of life is a critical factor in maintaining and growing a talented workforce in Louisville,” Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said May 25 in announcing the program's availability.

The most recent list compiled by Argentum lists Atria as the seventh largest senior living company in the country. According to its website, Atria has more than 14,500 employees who work at 190 communities over 28 states and seven Canadian provinces, where they serve more than 21,000 independent living, assisted living and memory care residents.

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