On May 4, Applewood, a non-profit CCRC affiliated with CentraState Healthcare System in Freehold, held its annual “State of the Union” address for community residents and staff.

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Presenters included John T. Gribbin, FACHE, CentraState chief executive officer; Thomas W. Scott, FACHE, FABC, senior vice president and chief operating officer; and Keith Grady, LNHA, Applewood executive director.

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While most continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) don’t voluntarily provide ‘state of the community’ presentations, Applewood believes these annual reviews serve as a vital communication channel to inform members about Applewood’s health as a continuing care retirement community, today and tomorrow.

Resident and Staff Communication Key to Community Success

“When I came to Applewood three years ago, one of my goals was to provide residents and future residents and their families with a transparent view of our community,” says Keith Grady. “From our fiscal health to marketing efforts to new floor plan introductions, we share information and, in turn, welcome feedback and ideas from our membership.”

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The agenda for the presentation included the following topics, followed by the distribution of the 2016 Annual Report to attendees.

Topics addressed:

  • Annual Report distribution
  • 2016 financial review
  • Marketing update
  • Social accountability programs
  • 2017 community goals and challenges
  • CentraState expansion and growth plans

For a full recap of 2016 and the road ahead, read our 2016 Applewood Annual Report.

Applewood Offers Unmatched CCRC Living

Find out more about the wide range of living options available at Applewood, located just minutes from the Jersey Shore in Monmouth County, NJ. Our continuing care retirement community also offers Engaged Living™, an exclusive lifestyle program designed for independent seniors.

We hope you’ll join us at our next social event or call (732) 303-7416 to schedule a visit and personal tour.