Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Nominate a Pioneer in Assisted Living

Rachel Reeves

Only days remain to recognize an extraordinary and visionary leader in the senior living profession. Nominations for NCAL’s 2016 Jan Thayer Pioneer Award close this Thursday, June 9. ​The award recognizes an individual who has moved the senior care profession forward, positively affecting the lives of those served and those who serve. Recipients must demonstrate dedication, leadership and considerable contributions to the senior care profession.

Nominations must be submitted online and include a 500-word or less essay, along with a copy of the candidate’s resume. Nominators must be members of AHCA/NCAL; however, candidates are not required to be members. The recipient is selected by the NCAL Executive Committee and will be honored at NCAL Day at the AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo in Nashville this October.

The Jan Thayer Pioneer Award is posthumously named after the first Board Chair of NCAL Jan Thayer. A provider for more than 25 years, Thayer owned and operated Riverside Lodge in Grand Island, Nebraska. She also founded and headed up the Excel Development Group, which owned and managed retirement communities throughout the Midwest and employed hundreds.

This is the second year NCAL is honoring an individual in the assisted living profession. The inaugural award was bestowed to Howie Groff (pictured above) of Tealwood Senior Living last year.

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