In a little more than a week, 17 people will begin gathering in the Nevada desert to start fulfilling a vision to “repaint the picture and write a new story of aging in America.”
Appointments, promotions and awards at Acts Retirement-Life Communities, Asbury Place, The Blossom Collection at Moceri Companies, Dominion Senior Living, Edgewater Pointe Estates, Jefferson Center Inc., John Knox Village of Florida, Juniper Communities, OakBridge Terrace Assisted Living, Penney Retirement Community, Westminster Oaks, Windham Terrace Assisted Living and more.
While some senior living operators are cursing the darkness, other innovative ones are trying to light a candle to address the biggest challenge facing the industry.
Next week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott will travel to California to try to convince business leaders there to move their operations to his state to escape a planned minimum wage increase to $15. A senior living provider in Scott’s state, however, believes that a nationwide minimum wage of $15 is “inevitable.”
At a time when many senior living providers are taking a stand against proposed minimum wage increases across the country, Juniper Communities is taking the opposite approach. April 1, the company implemented its new 15X20 program, which has the goal of increasing hourly minimum wages in its communities to $15 by the year 2020.