Rod Bailey appointed to City of Phoenix Age-Friendly Communities Ad Hoc Committee

    Rod Bailey, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Beatitudes Campus, was appointed to the City of Phoenix Age-Friendly Ad Hoc Committee at a swearing-in ceremony in the Phoenix City Council Chambers on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Mayor Greg Stanton authorized the City of Phoenix to establish the Ad Hoc Committee and join AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities in October 2016.

    Mayor Stanton praised the citizen leaders on the committee for their dedication and public service. The City of Phoenix is committed to work toward becoming a good place to live for people of all ages, young and old alike.

    Over the next several months the Ad Hoc Committee will develop recommendations to raise awareness and focus on providing resources to make the City of Phoenix an Age-Friendly Community. 

    The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities is an affiliate of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Age-Friendly Cities and Community program, an international effort to help cities prepare for the worldwide trends of rapid population aging and urbanization.  More than 1,000 communities in 20 nations are participating in this initiative, including Phoenix and Tucson in Arizona.

    “Beatitudes Campus’s mission is reflective of our organization’s commitment to public service,” says Michelle Just, president and CEO of Beatitudes Campus. “We consider service to our broader community, to which we owe our many successes, a priority. I am confident that Rod Bailey will use his decades-long experiences in aging services to help create a robust plan for the City of Phoenix.”

    Well-designed, livable communities promote health and sustain economic growth, and they make for happier healthier residents – of all ages. “I join other community leaders on this committee in praising the City of Phoenix for its efforts in enabling people of all ages to actively participate in community life,” says Bailey. “I pledge to bring our collective talents to make recommendations to Phoenix so they can adapt structures and services to the needs of the aging population.”

     

     

    About Beatitudes Campus:

    Founded in 1964, Beatitudes Campus is a faith-based not-for-profit life plan community offering a wide spectrum of services for older people including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory support and home care services. Beatitudes Campus is a center of excellence and a leader in the field of aging services. The campus offers a model of wellness that promotes soundness of mind, spirit and body.

    Contact:

    Barbara Wood – [email protected]
    Beatitudes Campus | 1610 W. Glendale Ave. | Phoenix, Ariz. 85021
    Ph: 602-995-6136 | C: 480-818-2621

    Links:  

    AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities:

    www.aarp.org/livable-communities/network-age-friendly-communities/info-2014/an-introduction.html

    World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program:

    www.who.int/ageing/age-friendly-world/en/

              

    Bendheim water sculpture will be dedicated at Beatitudes Campus

    fred-bendheim-and-taoA marble water sculpture, “Tao” by renowned artist Fred Bendheim, will be dedicated on Friday, September 23, 2016, at Beatitudes Campus in Phoenix at 4:30 pm. The sculpture was originally commissioned for Frank Lloyd Wright’s “The Pottery House” in Paradise Valley, Arizona, and was designed and constructed from 1982-1983. It was donated to Beatitudes Campus by Bendheim.

    The sculpture is made from Tennessee pink marble, water and colored concrete, and is over 5 feet high and 4 feet wide. “’Tao” is an homage to Arizona desert canyon lands and the artist’s family. It was rebuilt and relocated to Beatitudes Campus in 2013, and installed at the campus in 2016.

    Funds from the Dan, Kathy and Samuel Mardian Memorial Fund at Beatitudes Campus were generously directed for the installation of the water sculpture.

    “Being able to enjoy this beautiful sculpture at Beatitudes Campus is a privilege, and we are honored that Fred Bendheim donated such an important piece,” says Michelle Just, president and CEO at Beatitudes Campus.” The sculpture combines many elements of nature and will be admired for years to come by campus residents and visitors alike. Its location on Central Park Mall in the heart of the campus makes it accessible to all who live here, work here and visit here.”

    The sculpture will join two other art pieces installed on the Central Park Mall. A bronze sculpture, “Ruth Reclining,” by John Henry Waddell, located on the west side of the mall by the bus stop, was donated by long-time Phoenix resident, Mrs. Ronnie Bendheim. The Peace Pole, located on the east side of the mall, was commissioned by Beatitudes Campus for the 50th anniversary, and made possible through generous donations of friends of the campus.

    The water sculpture has an interesting provenance. It was originally commissioned by Charles Schiffner, a Frank Lloyd Wright trained architect and former son-in-law of Wright, for “The Pottery House,” which was built in Paradise Valley. The Pottery House was a Frank Lloyd Wright designed home – the only adobe structure that Wright designed. The sculpture was installed in 1982 at the Pottery House, and it was later rebuilt and relocated in 1991 after The Pottery House was demolished. In 2013, the sculpture was donated to Beatitudes Campus and installed in 2016.

    “I donated “Tao” to Beatitudes Campus because I knew it would be enjoyed by more people as a public art sculpture than if it were placed in a private setting,” says Fred Bendheim, sculptor. “The inspiration for “Tao” was the Arizona canyon lands, Taoist philosophy and my family. The sculpture has had an interesting and difficult journey to its present and, hopefully, permanent manifestation. It took me nine months to carve. It has survived two acts of destruction, three locations, neglect and mishandling; but, like the human spirit, it has found a way to prevail.”

    Arizona-born Bendheim has lived and worked in Brooklyn, New York, since 1983. As a teenager, he apprenticed with the pioneer surrealist painter, Philip Curtis. He has had numerous one-person shows and his works are in museum collections worldwide. His commissions include sculptures for Frank Lloyd Wright buildings and paintings for some of the finest hotels in the world. Although he has traveled throughout the world, he says that working in his studio in Brooklyn has been his greatest adventure. He teaches art in New York City at The Art Students League and the College of Mt. Saint Vincent.

    “Tao” is the first of two water sculptures that Bendheim was commissioned to make in Arizona for Frank Lloyd Wright buildings.

     

     


    About Beatitudes Campus:

    Founded in 1964, Beatitudes Campus is a faith-based not-for-profit life plan community offering a wide spectrum of services for older people including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory support and home care services. Beatitudes Campus is a center of excellence and a leader in the field of aging services. The campus offers a model of wellness that promotes soundness of mind, spirit and body.

     

    Contact:

    Barbara Wood

    [email protected]

    Beatitudes Campus | 1610 W. Glendale Ave. | Phoenix, Ariz. 85021

    Ph: 602-995-6136 | C: 480-818-2621

     

    Links:     Beatitudes Campus: www.beatitudescampus.org

    Beatitudes Campus Facebook: https://facebook.com/BeatitudesCampus

    Beatitudes Campus Twitter: http://twitter.com/Bcampus

    Fred Bendheim: http://fredbendheim.com

     

     

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    Rod Bailey joins Beatitudes Campus as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing

    Rod-Bailey-3Michelle Just, president and CEO at Beatitudes Campus, is pleased to announce that Rod Bailey, M.S.W., Ph.D., has joined Beatitudes Campus as senior vice president of sales and marketing. Bailey comes to the campus with more than 25 years of experience in healthcare administration, along with expertise in organizational management.

    “We are honored to welcome Rod to Beatitudes Campus as senior vice president of sales and marketing. He brings a depth of experience in the field of aging services. Rod has a passion for working with older adults and a desire to make a difference,” says Michelle Just, president and CEO. “He is an innovator with strong knowledge in the field.”

    As senior vice president, Bailey is part of the executive management team and will be responsible for positioning Beatitudes Campus as the leader in retirement living and successful aging in the Phoenix metropolitan community. He will lead the sales and marketing efforts while addressing key strategic priorities that allow Beatitudes Campus to continue its strong momentum and heritage of serving older adults.

    “I’m privileged to be part of the Beatitudes Campus team,” says Bailey. “I am committed to and inspired by the campus’ pursuit of excellence and innovation in the field of aging.  I am anxious to best position the campus to drive occupancy as well as create an awareness of Beatitudes’ unique national position in the field of dementia expertise and inclusive senior living services.  As a long-time not-for-profit advocate, I am anxious to assist with helping to place Beatitudes at the ‘top of mind’ in the Phoenix metropolitan community when considering all aspects of senior living and post-acute care.”

    Recognized as an innovator in the field, Bailey has held leadership positions in several life plan communities in Arizona, most recently as Senior Vice President at Glencroft Retirement Community. Bailey is a long-time Arizonan, and is Board President for the Area Agency on Aging Elder Friends and a board member of the LeadingAge Arizona Foundation. He is past president of Gilbert Leadership Program, the Gilbert Historical Society and Museum and a past board member of the Chandler-Gilbert YMCA and of LeadingAge Arizona.

    Bailey is a Retirement Housing Professional (RHP) and a licensed nursing facility administrator as well as a certificated assisted living manager. Bailey earned his Ph.D. in healthcare administration from Lael College and Graduate School, his M.S.W. in social work with an emphasis on policy, planning and administration from the University of Illinois-Champaign, and a B.S. in business administration and social welfare from Olivet Nazarene University.

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    About Beatitudes Campus:

    Founded in 1964, Beatitudes Campus is a faith-based not-for-profit life plan community offering a wide spectrum of services for older people including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory support and home care services. Beatitudes Campus is a center of excellence and a leader in the field of aging services. The campus offers a model of wellness that promotes soundness of mind, spirit and body.

     

    Contact:

    Barbara Wood

    [email protected]

    Beatitudes Campus | 1610 W. Glendale Ave. | Phoenix, Ariz. 85021

    Ph: 602-995-6136 | C: 480-818-2621

     

    Links:     Beatitudes Campus: www.beatitudescampus.org

    Beatitudes Campus Facebook: https://facebook.com/BeatitudesCampus

    Beatitudes Campus Twitter: http://twitter.com/Bcampus

     

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    Beatitudes Campus hosting Virtual Dementia Tour in June

    Beatitudes Campus will host the Virtual Dementia Tour, a unique and individual experience in a simulated environment created to better understand the physical and mental challenges that those with dementia face. During a Virtual Dementia Tour experience, participants are guided through everyday tasks and exercises while outfitted with devices that alter their senses. The Virtual Dementia Tour is sponsored by Western Arizona Council of Governments and the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging. The group is inviting first responders and elected officials to take the tour

    The Virtual Dementia Tour is a way to more fully understand the environment surrounding a person who has trouble thinking. It employs four components to alter sense perception and simulate the day-to-day experiences that people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease have. Goggles impair vision while headphones simulate hearing difficulties, with sounds varying in decibel levels. Shoe inserts compromise mobility and special gloves simulate atrophy of sensory skills.

     “Beatitudes Campus is pleased to host this tour sponsored by Western Arizona Council of Governments and the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging,” says Cheryl Knupp, senior vice president of health services. “Having first responders experience what a person with dementia experiences may assist them in adapting their approach to lessen the fear or confusion the person with trouble thinking may be feeling.”

    Tours will be conducted on June 8-9, 2016, from 8 am to 5 pm. To schedule a 20-minute tour session, please contact the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging at 602-542-4710.

     

     


    About Beatitudes Campus:

    Founded in 1964, Beatitudes Campus is a faith-based not-for-profit life plan community offering a wide spectrum of services for older people including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory support and home care services. Beatitudes Campus is a center of excellence and a leader in the field of aging services. The campus offers a model of wellness that promotes soundness of mind, spirit and body.

    Contact:

    Barbara Wood

    [email protected]
    Beatitudes Campus | 1610 W. Glendale Ave. | Phoenix, Arizona 85021
    Ph: 602-995-6136 | C: 480-818-2621

     

    Links:     Beatitudes Campus: www.beatitudescampus.org

    Beatitudes Campus Facebook: https://facebook.com/BeatitudesCampus

    Beatitudes Campus Twitter: http://twitter.com/Bcampus

    Western Arizona Council of Governments: www.wacog.com

    Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging: http://govtrans.az.gov/gaca/

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    Beatitudes Campus to host Dr. Harvey Cox, Hollis Research Professor of Divinity at Harvard University, as Theologian in Residence

    Harvey Cox, Hollis Research Professor of Divinity at Harvard University, will be the first “Theologian in Residence” at Beatitudes Campus from Jan. 16, 2016 – Feb. 11, 2016.  He will be living at the campus and will present lectures at Beatitudes Campus and throughout the Phoenix area during his month-long residency. A world renowned scholar, Cox is an authority on the interaction of religion, culture and politics. He has written many books, including “Secular City,” which was an international bestseller and selected as one of the most influential books of 20th century Protestant theology.

    “Having Dr. Cox as our Theologian in Residence will be a far-reaching experience, not just for Beatitudes Campus but for the Phoenix community as a whole,” says Rev. Peggy Roberts, senior vice president of spiritual life at Beatitudes Campus. “As a faith-based organization serving older adults, our Mission Statement calls us to welcome people of all faith traditions. Dr. Cox’s presence will stimulate and challenge our thinking about issues of faith.”

    Cox will be presenting a series of public lectures at Beatitudes Campus as well as at Arizona State University, Dayspring Methodist Church in Tempe, Rotary Club 100 in Phoenix, and Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. He will also be a guest minister at two local churches throughout the Valley – Church of the Beatitudes United Church of Christ in Phoenix and The Fountains United Methodist Church in Fountain Hills. All events are free and open to the public.

    “Among life plan communities like Beatitudes Campus, we clearly are at the vanguard of inviting renowned experts to live and teach among our 650 residents,” says Michelle Just, president and CEO of Beatitudes Campus. “We currently host a Scholar in Residence, who, during the yearlong program, has helped engage our residents in reaching out to the greater community through educational and social pursuits. With Dr. Cox as a theologian in residence, it is our hope that he will encourage our understanding of the rich diversity of faith.”

    Cox is widely regarded as one of the most influential religious scholars of the last 50 years. He has taught extensively on the intersection of Christianity and Islam and the rise of fundamentalism in both religious. “Harvey Cox has been a voice of both reason and faith in our cynical times,” says Deepak Chopra, author of “Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment.”

    At Beatitudes Campus, he will hold a series of three lectures on his latest book, “How to Read the Bible” (HarperCollins, 2015). In this highly acclaimed book, Cox discusses three ways of approaching the Bible that can be reconciled o the enrichment of all. Alan Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter Professor of law emeritus at Harvard University says of this book: “No one who reads this will ever again approach the Jewish or Christian scriptures the same way. This is a must read for the religious, the secular and everyone in between.”

    Cox will be available for media interviews. Cox’s public appearance schedule is listed below.

     

    Dr. Harvey Cox Public Appearance Schedule in Phoenix, Arizona

    Sunday, January 24

    9 am

    Guest Minister Church of the Beatitudes United Church of Christ

    555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, AZ  85021

    For information, call 602-264-1221
    Monday, January 25

    10 am

    Public Lecture “How to Read the Bible” Beatitudes Campus

    1610 W. Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021

    For information, call 602-995-2611
    Monday, January 25

    11 am

    Reception for Dr. Harvey Cox Beatitudes Campus

    1610 W. Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021

    For information, call 602-995-2611
    Tuesday, January 26

    12 pm

    Public Lecture

    “How to Read the Bible

    Dayspring United Methodist Church

    1365 E. Elliot Road, Tempe, AZ 85284

    For information, call 480-838-1446
    Thursday, January 28

    4 pm

    Public Lecture “The Future of Faith” Arizona State University, Memorial Union, Tempe, AZ Reservations required. For information, call 480-965-7187
    Sunday, January 31

    9 am and 11 am

    Guest Minister The Fountains United Methodist Church

    15300 N. Fountain Hills Blvd. Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

    For information, call 480-837-7627
    Monday, February 1

    10 am

    Public Lecture “How to Read the Bible” Beatitudes Campus

    1610 W. Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021

    For information, call 602-995-2611
    Monday, February 1

    10 am

    Public Lecture “How to Read the Bible” Beatitudes Campus

    1610 W. Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021

    For information, call 602-995-2611
    Tuesday, February 9

    7 pm

    Public Lecture Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church

    1500 W. Maryland Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012

    For information, call 602-249-1936

    Michelle Just earns designation of Diakonal Minister

    Michelle Just, President and CEO at Beatitudes Campus in Phoenix, was recently consecrated as a Michelle Just earns designation of Diakonal MinisterDiakonal Minister by the Council for Health and Human Services Ministries (CHHSM) of the United Church of Christ. The designation was bestowed upon Just after she completed a year-long leadership program focusing on connecting professional excellence with faith-based purpose. The consecration ceremony was held at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Paradise Valley on December 10. This year, 11 leaders from across the country were consecrated as Diakonal Ministers.

    The curriculum for this distinction is administered by the CHHSM Nollau Leadership Institute, a Cleveland-based organization related to the United Church of Christ (UCC). Beatitudes Campus is a ministry of the United Church of Christ, and founded fifty years ago by Church of the Beatitudes.

    CHHSM’s Nollau Leadership Institute is a yearlong program that creates opportunities for small groups of leaders to gather in person and online to learn and mentor one another as they explore how to lead faith-based health and human services organizations. Participants come together with a variety of faith traditions and occupational backgrounds.

    “I am honored to earn the designation of a Diakonal Minister,” says Michelle Just, president and CEO of Beatitudes Campus. “This program emphasizes the servant leadership that is the foundation of Beatitudes Campus.”

    Six Beatitudes Campus staff members are Diakonal Ministers. Pictured left to right are: Tim King, network administrator; Peggy Mullan, president emeritus; Tara Bethell, vice president of human resources and risk management; Michelle Just, president and CEO; Karen Mitchell, director of nursing; and Cammy Clevenger, controller.

    Don Bergem with Beatitudes Campus named a Health Care Hero Finalist

    Don Bergem, assistant director of facilities and grounds at Beatitudes Campus, has been named a finalist in the First Responder category in the 2014 Phoenix Business Journal’s Health Care Hero awards program. The program honors individuals and organizations in the health care industry who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in a life-saving endeavor.

    “Beatitudes Campus is so proud that Don is being honored as a Health Care Hero finalist. Don gives 150 percent to make the campus safe for the people who live, work and visit here,” says Michelle Just, president and CEO at Beatitudes Campus. “He always has a ready smile and helping hands no matter what circumstances may arise. His compassion and drive to serve our residents influences everything he does. He treats the Beatitudes family just like his own.”

    Bergem joined Beatitudes Campus three years ago and from the first day, he showed compassion and drive to serve our residents, where the average age is 82 years old. He and his team is always on alert, particularly to health emergencies that naturally arise in our community

    As first responders, Bergem and his team respond to approximately 40 emergency calls a week at Beatitudes Campus. These calls range from falls to trouble breathing to other medical or safety issues. Bergem’s first responder position at Beatitudes Campus is unique in that he personally knows the people that he serves; however, his strength still enables him to respond with a clear head.

    Don and his team respond within one minute of receiving an emergency dispatch and it is up to Don to quickly assess the emergency and provide immediate assistance. Several months ago, Don responded to an emergency call and grabbed his medical bag and a newly acquired automated external defibrillator (AED). Quickly assessing the emergency, Don knew the resident was not breathing and had no pulse, so he immediately treated her with the AED, which allowed her heart to re-establish rhythm so he could perform CPR. His quick thinking and action kept the resident alive until the City of Phoenix paramedics arrived to take her to the hospital to get further treatment.

    One of the reasons that this life-saving endeavor is so remarkable is that Don had just received the AED a few days earlier – it was donated by the RightCare Foundation, and had not yet been put to use. It was Don’s quick action, measured thinking and experience that made him grab the AED.

    Bergem does not like being singled out for his work as a first responder. He insists that the positive outcomes from the first responders at Beatitudes Campus rely on coordination and teamwork. Once you watch Don serve the residents at the campus, you know that being a first responder is not a job to him, but an urgent calling that he has been answering all his life.

    Bergem has a rich history as a first responder – he was a volunteer firefighter, a “hot shot” and a medical unit leader for the US Forest Service. He led a fundraising effort for the Yarnell Hill firefighters last year. He volunteers with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Posse Program in his “off hours” as a member of the Techno Cop Warrant team. He insists on knowing the Phoenix firefighters and police officers who serve our campus.

    Bergem and other Health Care Hero finalists will be recognized and the winner in each category will be announced during a Phoenix Business Journal awards breakfast on August 21, 2014.

    Contact:
    Barbara Wood
    [email protected]
    Beatitudes Campus
    555 W. Glendale Ave.
    Phoenix, Ariz. 85021
    Ph: 602-995-6136

    Links: Beatitudes Campus (www.beatitudescampus.org)
    Beatitudes Campus Foundation (www.beatitudescampus.org/giving)
    RightCare Foundation (www.rightcare.org)
    Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (www.mcso.com)

    Celebrating 50 Years of Service and Innovation

    On Saturday, July 26, Beatitudes Campus celebrated the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking of North Congregational Retirement Home, which is now called Beatitudes Campus. On that day, 50 years ago, members of Church of the Beatitudes came to this vast farmland at 16th Avenue and Glendale, to break ground for a new vision of comfortable, caring and affordable retirement living. What a transformational day that must have been – not even the founders could fully fathom what Beatitudes Campus would become.

    “Fifty years ago, the founders had a clear vision of what they wanted Beatitudes Campus to be – a comfortable, caring, affordable retirement community where people could live, learn and grow through all the days of their lives,” said Michelle Just, President and CEO of Beatitudes Campus, to a crowd of 365 people. “The campus continues to hold tight to that vision today.”

    Since that day when the founders break ground, Beatitudes Campus has been focused on being the best community it can – not only for the people who live here today, but for the generations that follow.
    “Every day, we look to the vision of our founders, while we build and innovate for the future,” said Lisa Grobe, chair of the Beatitudes Campus Board of Directors.

    Beatitudes Campus will celebrate its 50th anniversary throughout the next year. The staff is identifying 50 impact projects that will completed in the next year. These projects will focus on wellness, health and social issues, education, spiritual life, outreach and sustainability. The staff is also committed to volunteering for 50 hours annually within the greater Phoenix community.

    During the next year, Beatitudes Campus not only will look back on accomplishments during the past five decades – the campus infrastructure, the residents and church members, the awards the campus has earned – but also look forward to serving the next generations of older adults. Beatitudes Campus has served approximately 13,000 older adults who call the campus home and hundreds more are served through wellness and outreach programs. Beatitudes Campus surely sets the standard in the aging services field and the community.

    Michelle Just Elected President and CEO of Beatitudes Campus

    Michelle Just has been elected President and Chief Executive Officer at Beatitudes Campus by the Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2014. Just formerly was senior vice president of health services at the campus.

    Just succeeds Peggy Mullan, who has held leadership positions at Beatitudes Campus for 25 years, most recently as President and CEO since 1997. Mullan announced her retirement effective January 17, 2014. Just’s appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer commenced on January 1, 2014.

    As CEO, Just will provide leadership across the continuing care retirement community and the wide spectrum of services for older people that Beatitudes Campus offers, including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory support and home care services. She will guide the campus vision to be a center of excellence and a leader in the field of aging services, balancing the art and science of caring and focusing on living rather than aging.

    “Michelle has an authentic leadership style and a passion for working for older people and a desire to make a difference throughout the field of aging services,” says Ken Husband, chair of the Beatitudes Campus Board of Directors. “Since joining Beatitudes Campus, she has championed the model of wellness for older adults that promotes soundness of mind, spirit and body.”

    Recognized as an innovator in the field of aging services, Just has 16 years of experience in aging services, long-term care and continuing care retirement community management. She has been a leader in service and advocacy for older adults. For LeadingAge Arizona, she serves on the Board of Directors and as mentor and coach for the state Leadership Academy. Just is a graduate of the 2008 national Leadership Academy and past president of the Leading Age Alumni Network. LeadingAge is the national advocacy group representing not-for-profit retirement communities, health care facilities and the residents they serve.

    “I am truly honored to be selected as President and CEO for Beatitudes Campus,” says Just. “I am committed to and inspired by the mission and core values of the campus in the way we serve older adults.  As CEO, I look forward to continuing the work of Peggy Mullan in helping to provide a uniquely welcoming community spirit and outstanding quality of care for older adults.”

    Just joined Beatitudes Campus in 2000 and was responsible for the marketing and leasing of Independent and Assisted Living units. In 2004, she transitioned into Fund Development Department, where she was the Capital Campaign Director for the $5 million “Caring for the Greatest Generation” capital campaign to benefit Beatitudes Campus $83 million redevelopment and expansion project. Just assumed the role of senior vice president of health services in 2011, where she provided executive oversight of Beatitudes Campus health care operations, including skilled nursing, assisted living, early memory support and home care services. She was responsible for health services business development and state and federal regulatory compliance. During this time, Just launched new home- and community-based services, Beatitudes At Home and Beatitudes Home Health, both of which have realized substantial growth since their inception.

    Prior to joining Beatitudes Campus, Just served as admissions manager and associate director of social services at IHS of Cherry Creek in Denver. Just earned a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management and finance from Metropolitan State College of Denver.