BELLEVUE, Wash. – October 15, 2018 – Transforming Age announced Jim Bennett as the new Vice President of Housing Operations. With over 32 years of senior housing operations experience, Bennett has been a trailblazer for Transforming Age by developing strong teams, partnerships, and programs to better serve residents. In his new role, Bennett will lead housing operations for Transforming Age’s growing portfolio of nonprofit CCRCs and rental communities, while also overseeing a leadership team across multiple states.
Bennett’s promotion into this essential leadership role creates opportunities for Transforming Age to expand their impact by enhancing the lives of older adults. It also reflects an initiative amid the organization to develop talent and promote from within, enabling the nonprofit to fuel its rapid growth, while enriching the culture, and igniting its mission. “Jim has become a true advocate of our vision to transform the perception of age,” said Torsten Hirche, President and CEO of Transforming Age. “His leadership in senior housing, passion for producing resident smiles, and proven track record for driving quality in operations has been an invaluable resource as we continue to grow our impact and improve the lives of older adults.”
“I am honored by this new opportunity to serve the residents and team members at Transforming Age,” says Bennett, “I am anxious to innovate and continue to advance our organization’s commitment to the Culture of Excellence.”
Bennett began his career with Transforming Age in 2014 as the Health Services Director at Skyline Retirement Community in Seattle. He quickly advanced to Corporate Health Services Director and is well respected by team members for his progressive leadership, endless energy, and uncanny ability to infuse the workday with show tunes. Over the course of his career, Bennett has developed extensive training programs, mentored future leaders and piloted cutting-edge skilled nursing and dementia programs. For the past 20 years, Bennett has also served on NAB, the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator boards, designing the national exam that all licensed Nursing Home Administrators are required to pass. Bennett started his career as a Physical Therapy Specialist with the U.S. Army, serving three years active duty and ten years in the reserves. He has a Master of Health Administration degree from Chapman College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Puget Sound. Bennett and his wife Judi enjoy traveling and building memories with their son, daughter, and two grandchildren.