Smith Senior Living Trustee since 2014
Smith Village Trustee since 2014
“It is all about allocating resources. Managing healthcare and related lifestyle providers challenges even the most creative problem-solvers,” says Ann Haskins, vice president of business development for Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers. Since 1989, she has developed programs and services contributing to strategic growth for the independent, community healthcare institution located in Evergreen Park.
“When trustees stay true to an organization’s mission they can study and rank innovative ideas essential to thoughtful growth in a competitive world. And as trusted stewards of a not-for-profit’s resources, trustees ensure the organization’s vibrant heritage.” she states.
When parents of neighbors and friends have moved into Smith Village, the Beverly resident has witnessed their improved well-being and satisfaction with their daily lives. “The paradigm has shifted: older adults are making positive choices to sustain an active lifestyle, not ‘throw in the towel.’ Moving can be a liberating experience,” she says.
“In a changing landscape, providing support to vital, older adults as well as to those with short-term healthcare needs is often best managed outside a hospital. Smith Senior Living’s exploration into new ways to sustain its mission to enrich the lives of seniors will build a better bridge to help people navigate from one phase in their life to another.”