One-On-One With Fahad Aziz

While tech companies may have inauspicious beginnings, Fahad Aziz, CTO and co-founder of Caremerge, shares with Pod-Pourri host Chris MacLellan the story behind Caremerge. Spending three months living at an assisted living community enabled Fahad to witness seniors’ challenges using technology while learning the needs of the community’s staff.

One-On-One With Mary Scott Russell

One-On-One With Mary Scott Russell

East Ridge at Cutler Bay’s Director of Community Relations Mary Scott Russell sits down with Pod-Pourri host Chris MacLellan and shares how the life plan community’s leadership team has adapted during the pandemic and the many benefits of the East Ridge lifestyle. Engaging residents each day has required their team approach and she talks about the creative programming they have used for resident referrals.

One-on-One With Matt Reiners

Eversound’s innovative technology solutions are improving the lives of aging seniors as their sense of hearing diminishes and risk of social isolation increases. Eversound’s co-founder, Matt Reiners, joins Pod-Pourri host, Chris MacLellan, to share the story behind the company and how the COVID-19 pandemic created new opportunities to connect residents with their loved ones.

One-on-One With Michael Starke

Pod-Pourri brings listeners an enlightening interview with Michael Starke, President and CEO of PMD Advisory Services. Michael shares his experience as a consultant in market feasibility analysis for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He’ll delve into his philosophies and how his firm evaluates both new development and repositioning senior living communities across the country.

One-On-One With Len Segel

Pod-Pourri is pleased to feature Kephart Architect’s Len Segel, Director of the Senior Living Studio within the award-winning architectural firm based in Denver. Len talks with Pod-Pourri host Chris MacLellan about how architects create the quality of life of senior living communities and the changes taking place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

One-On-One With Kristin Kutac Ward

The Ehlers Group welcomes Kristin Kutac Ward, Founder & CEO, Solutions Advisors Group to Pod-Pourri, a podcast. Kristin shares her story with host Chris MacLellan in a one-on-one conversation. She talks about her transition from hospitality to senior living, lessons learned and memorable moments.

One-On-One With Lita Dirks

A new Pod-Pourri episode features interior merchandiser Lita Dirks, CEO and Founder of Lita Dirks & Company, the award-winning national interior design and merchandising company. Lita shares her design philosophies and explains how merchandising helps people fall in love with a model residence.

One-On-One With Lea Swetloff

On episode seven of Pod-Pourri, we spotlight Lea Swetloff who is a resident at The Palace Coral Gables, in Florida. She was one of the first residents to move to the luxury retirement community and offers a resident perspective on her moving decision and adapting to senior living. 

One-on-One with Gary Sisler

On episode six of the Pod-Pourri podcast, we welcome Gary Sisler who is resident at the East Ridge, a life care community in Cutler Bay, Florida. Listen in and learn how Gary has become one of the most active residents at East Ridge, while offering important tips for those who are considering senior living.

One-on-One With Jane Marie O’Connor

On episode five of Pod-Pourri, we welcome Jane Marie O’Connor from 55 Plus Marketing. Jane has been assisting builders in the senior living industry to rethink and refine their strategies and products since 1996. For over two decades, Jane has provided guidance to public and private builders and recognizes the current shifts in the industry.

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