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March 18, 2024


A Standing Ovation for Danielle Parker: Inducted into McKnight's Women of Distinction Hall of Honor!

2023 at GenCare Lifestyle wasn't just about accolades; it was a celebration of the unique stories we're privileged to be a part of. Every resident's journey inspires us to raise the bar on senior living, and that dedication has resonated with residents, families, and industry leaders alike.

We've been recognized for visionary leadership, award-winning communities, industry-leading wellness programs, and delicious, personalized dining options – all designed to ensure every chapter unfolds with joy and fulfillment. But today, we're celebrating a very special individual who embodies the spirit of GenCare Lifestyle: Danielle Parker, our COO, has been inducted into the prestigious McKnight's Women of Distinction Hall of Honor for 2024!

This program honors exceptional female leaders who are driving positive change in senior care. Danielle's dedication to resident well-being and her commitment to fostering a supportive, thriving environment for our staff perfectly exemplifies GenCare's core values.

A Leader Who Inspires

Danielle's leadership extends far beyond strategic planning. She champions a culture of empathy, compassion, and continuous improvement. It's this dedication that has helped GenCare secure numerous awards, including:

  • Best Independent Living: GenCare Lifestyle at Federal Way (3rd year in a row!), GenCare Lifestyle the Village at Granite Falls, and GenCare Lifestyle the Lodge at Eagle Ridge (two years in a row!).
  • Best Assisted Living:  A clean sweep with GenCare Lifestyle at Federal Way (3rd year in a row!), GenCare Lifestyle at Ballard Landmark (3rd consecutive year!), GenCare Lifestyle the Lodge at Eagle Ridge (2nd year in a row, and GenCare Lifestyle Tacoma at Point Ruston.
  • Top 25 Senior Living Communities in North America:  Ballard Landmark and Federal Way were recognized for their commitment to holistic wellness by the ICAA Community Pinnacle Award.
  • Best in the PNW: Voted one of the "Best" by over 227,000 Seattle Times readers, reflecting our dedication to resident experience.  

Beyond the Awards: A Culture of Well-being

Our commitment to well-being goes beyond awards. We offer delicious, customizable meals catering to dietary restrictions, personalized fitness programs led by certified trainers, and vibrant communities that foster social connections.

Danielle's leadership has been instrumental in cultivating this environment, where residents can truly thrive. Her induction into the Hall of Honor is a well-deserved recognition of her dedication to excellence in senior care.

Congratulations, Danielle!

We at GenCare Lifestyle are incredibly proud of Danielle and her well-deserved recognition. Her leadership and passion for senior well-being inspire us all.

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