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Vista Prairie Communities CEO, Jim Bettendorf, Named to 50 for Next 50

Posted by arianna on September 27, 2017

Vista Prairie Communities CEO, Jim Bettendorf, Named to 50 for Next 50
Recognizing Forward-Looking Influential Leaders Transforming Older Adult Services

LeadingAge Minnesota recently recognized 50 professionals in Minnesota who are innovative and influential leaders within the
senior living realm, during their celebration at their 50th Anniversary Dinner last Thursday. These 50 leaders are both innovation and influential, but also are using their talents in charting the course for the next wave of older adult services that will empower Minnesotans to age well and live fully. Vista Prairie Communities is excited to announce that our own Presidents and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Bettendorf, has been named to LeadingAge Minnesota’s 50 for the Next 50 list.

“50 for the Next 50 are pioneers, challenging the status quo to transform and enhance the experience of aging” said Gayle Kvenvold, President and CEO, LeadingAge Minnesota. “These leaders are making forward-looking innovations in service delivery, elevating the profession of caregiving and best preparing Minnesota for the future needs of its aging population. We are energized by what lies ahead with the mix of these experienced and next generation leaders at the helm.”

Jim is a senior living pioneer whose strategic vision for consumer independence, choice and well-being helped shape the housing-with-services model, create more affordable housing options for older adults, and ensure senior living communities meet changing demographics and service expectations. His keen focus on innovation will help chart the course for the future of senior living. Through Jim’s leadership, Vista Prairie Communities continues to serve those who entrust us with their lives, health, and well-being.

“I’m honored to be recognized and named to 50 for the next 50. Vista Prairie Communities is a blessing, and a big part of this recognition goes back to our exceptional team in our communities,” said Jim. “Our employees are hardworking, talented, and continue to serve our residents because of the care and respect they have for seniors in their communities.”

Vista Prairie Communities is a local non-profit that provides senor housing, assisted living, and memory care in ten locations throughout Minnesota, Iowa and Ohio. We are dedicated to serve those who entrust us with their lives, health, and well-being. We transform lives by providing compassionate care and joy-filled environments in the communities we serve.