A senior community can be a great place to work

Frasier Meadows Retirement Community, Boulder, Colo.

You’ve all heard the reports of the “great places to work” variety on the national level—on-site massages, basketball courts, trips offered as a reward for years of service. Apple, Quicken Loans, Google and other major players offer sweet paychecks, superb benefit packages, amenities and more. What hope does an LTC staffer have being supported and rewarded in his or her job?

Employees at Frasier Meadows, founded by the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church, Boulder, Colo., have plenty to brag about. The non-for-profit CCRC ranked as one of the “Top Workplaces 2012” in a Denver Post special report.  Denver is a growing retirement destination and it is meaningful that an LTC community ranked #14 on the list of midsized companies and was the only CCRC to be recognized.

In partnership with Workplace Dynamics, area employees at nonprofits, government agencies and Denver-area companies were surveyed and the rankings were based on those results. Among the answers sought by the survey were opinions on the company’s direction, communication, career opportunities, pay and benefits.

“We know that, along with our residents, our employees are our most valuable asset at Frasier. Because of this, it is a very high priority to create an environment that fosters engagement, affirmation and the experience of being valued for the excellent work they do,” says Timothy A. Johnson, president and CEO of Frasier Meadows Retirement Community.

It’s refreshing to hear that LTC employees are happy and proud to be associated with their community; that they are satisfied with their leadership and the company’s principles. Let’s hope that this is a growing trend.

Topics: Facility management , Housing , Staffing