Terwilliger Plaza Appointed John M. Larson as President and CEO

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Senior living facility Terwilliger Plaza in downtown Portland recently named John M. Larson as President and CEO. The retirement community's board of directors made the appointment after a national search.

John Larson has an exceptional track record and has demonstrated a passionate dedication to the senior community in his 28-year career

The Board of Directors at the senior living facility Terwilliger Plaza announced a new President and CEO. John M. Larson started on June 6, 2016. Larson has 28 years of experience in the senior living industry, having previously served in executive roles for other Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), namely Holladay Park Plaza of Portland and Mirabella of Seattle. The Board of Directors selected Larson after conducting a nationwide search to fill the position.

During Larson’s tenure as Regional Director and Executive Director of Mirabella of Seattle, he raised the financial viability of the community, improved satisfaction scores among both residents and staff and expanded the number of skilled nursing beds. Larson was also responsible for establishing an in-home care agency that provides caregiver and companion services, overseeing a major expansion and renovation of the facility and consolidating wellness programs to better serve community residents.

Larson has been a member of Leading Age Oregon since 1988 and serves on the CCRC's Regulation and Legislative committees. He is licensed as an Oregon Nursing Home Administrator and holds a Masters in Intercultural Studies from Columbia International University.

“John Larson has an exceptional track record and has demonstrated a passionate dedication to the senior community in his 28-year career,” said Chairman of the CEO Search Committee Clifford Droke. “The Board of Directors is particularly enthusiastic about his collaborative leadership style and business acumen, and we are confident that Terwilliger Plaza will continue to thrive under his direction.”

Located in downtown Portland, Oregon, Terwilliger Plaza is a vibrant and highly respected self-governing senior and retirement community with a resident population of approximately 350 seniors. Founded in 1958, the facility offers comfortable and spacious apartments with a variety of sought-after amenities, beautiful views of downtown Portland and common areas to accommodate numerous and varied social activities.

As a self-governing facility, residents have an opportunity to attend quarterly town hall meetings and to elect board members, who make important policy and financial decisions for the facility. According to the institution’s by-laws, the Board of Directors must be comprised of nine to 11 people, with the majority being residents of Terwilliger Plaza.

For more information, interested parties are invited to visit http://www.terwilligerplaza.com/ or call the office directly at (503) 808-7870. Chairman of the Board of Directors Scott Philips can be reached at scottp(at)tplaza(dot)org. Terwilliger Plaza is located at 2545 SW Terwilliger Blvd. in Portland, Ore., 97201.

Terwilliger Plaza is an independent senior living and retirement community located in downtown Portland, Ore. The facility offers spacious apartments with desirable views and numerous amenities. Terwilliger Plaza is self-governing, which means residents have a voice and a vote on community policies. The facility also offers continuing care provided by licensed nurses in cooperation with outside health care service providers.

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