- Breakdown of services and amenities.
- Inside senior living as a career.
- The secret sauce of successful operation.
- Misconceptions of retirement communities.
- Planning for the future.
- On the horizon.
Justin Roberts is the Executive Director of Waltonwood Senior Living Community, a family-owned senior housing operation based out of Michigan. Waltonwood Senior Living stands out in a competitive market of retirement centers due to their tightly knit community and the variety of services they offer. Waltonwood caters to seniors who prefer to live independently as well as those who need some extra assistance, which has allowed tenants to maintain their residency in this “one-stop shop” of retirement communities. Justin discusses common misconceptions surrounding senior homes, what it takes to successfully operate a thriving community, and how to best plan for your own future.
Time-Stamped Show Notes:
[00:55] Introduction to Waltonwood.
[01:45] Breakdown of offerings.
[03:54] What makes Waltonwood stand out.
[06:08] The team behind the community.
[07:18] The EXPAND Life Enrichment program.
[07:51] Breakdown of amenities.
[08:59] The problem that Justin is most passionate about solving.
[10:02] Justin’s career path and inspiration.
[11:57] Building towards Executive Director.
[13:01] The “second paycheck” in this industry.
[13:48] Waltonwood’s secret sauce.
[15:21] Biggest misconceptions of senior housing.
[17:23] A community run by its residents.
[18:15] Waltonwood’s greatest accomplishment.
[19:19] Unexpected lessons learned.
[21:40] The mass expansion in Virginia.
[23:59] Benefits of slow and steady growth.
[24:51] On the horizon.
[27:03] How to start planning for the future.
[28:51] Reaching out.