September 5, 2017 – Seattle, Wash. – Today, one of the most established not-for-profit senior living organizations, Transforming Age, announced an affiliation with one of Washington State’s largest adult day health and in-home care not-for-profit organizations, Full Life Care. Their complementary skills and resources will expand the impact of both organizations.
“We are so excited to join forces with Full Life Care,” said Torsten Hirche, CEO of Transforming Age. “Our shared values extend beyond our commitment to the families we serve and our vision to challenge the perception of aging. Our cultures and our people are incredibly aligned which makes this affiliation about much more than just bringing on new services and skills – together we are truly stronger.”
The two organizations will continue to run as their own 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations. The new relationship will operate under the Transforming Age board, which now also includes a former member of the Full Life board.
Transforming Age is a 60-year-old senior living organization that is committed to five key areas: housing, business services, technology, consumer services, and philanthropy. The affiliation with Full Life gives it the ability to deepen its commitment to consumer services through home care and adult day services and extends its ability to serve a wider economic spectrum of seniors. It currently operates senior living communities in Washington and Minnesota, and through its research arm, online advocacy forums, and strategic affiliations such as this, works to create innovative solutions that grow its impact and enhance its mission to help older adults live independent, purposeful lives.
Full Life Care is skilled at providing adult day health, home care, and a spectrum of community-based support. Since the 1970s, it has helped thousands of individuals preserve their dignity and avoid living in isolation. The affiliation expands its ability to reach more seniors and deepen its residential resources and services.
With a long history of collaboration, Full Life Care’s Executive Director, Nora Gibson, noted that “it makes so much sense for us to formally align with Transforming Age right now.”
She further explained, “The need has never been greater to find innovative ways to help older adults live independently in their own communities, through both adult day services and in-home care. Affiliating with an organization like Transforming Age that shares so many of the same values allows us to expand our reach, and better helps us to make strategic decisions about the future of our organization and the families we serve.”
Every day, 10,000 adults turn 65 yet the number of organizations and government agencies that are increasing their spending and focus on this population continues to shrink. Affiliations like those between Transforming Age and Full Life Care is one way not-for-profit organizations are looking to fill the gap in that service with deeper resources, more diverse expertise, and expanded networks.
“This is an exciting new chapter for us,” added Hirche. “One which I’m certain will help us serve more people and grow our collective impact at a time when these services are in such high demand.”
About Transforming Age
Transforming Age is a leading not-for-profit organization committed to improving the lives of older adults through community housing and services, technology development, research and advocacy. Founded in 1956, the organization operates 11 communities in the Seattle and Minneapolis metropolitan areas. In addition, it runs an online advocacy forum to combat ageism and its affiliated partner, GSI Research & Consulting, provides market research, consulting, development and management services for the industry. The Transforming Age Foundation provides support for the organization through a variety of philanthropic programs aimed at improving the lives of older adults and society as a whole.
About Full Life Care
Full Life Care is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for frail elders and adults with chronic or terminal illnesses and disabilities. Founded in 1976, it has helped thousands of individuals live as independently as possible while providing support to family caregivers throughout King and Snohomish counties. Awards and national recognition shine light on its array of services, including: adult day health, memory care assisted living, care consultation, behavioral health, in-home care and volunteer companionship.