Blog Posts Written By Roberto Muñiz
A Personal Note
Ageism - Moving the Conversation Forward
The Value of Recognition - Pass It On
Strategic Planning is a Verb
Whom Have You Impacted Today?
Making Sense of Person-Directed Care
Look Ahead and Plan the Future You Prefer
Building a Talented and Diverse Aging Services Workforce
What is Parker life? It’s something you notice when you first set foot into one of Parker’s residences or programs. Parker looks and feels different from other senior living and care communities because we are
different. Since 1907, Parker has led the way in aging services and has been committed to challenging, changing, and expanding the idea of what it means to grow older in America.
From our fine dining services, to our manicured gardens, to the sounds of children racing through the halls, you will feel the Parker difference in every service, program, and activity we provide . We offer a variety of continuum of services, including residential assisted living, long-term and memory care plus home and community-based services. All of our services include medical, social, personal, emotional, and physical support, which empower personal choice and enrich the lives of every resident, participant, and family member whom we serve. In all of our work, Parker takes a positive and bold outlook on aging. Instead of focusing on what some might tell us we can’t do as we grow older, Parker focuses on what we want to do more of
Parker prides itself on being an inspiring and joyful place to work for over 800 employees. It takes a special kind of person to work here—kind, curious, patient, dedicated—and Parker’s people and values are what make all the difference. We are vibrant, creative and enriching – values which guide our behavior every day.
Parker is committed to its colleagues and especially welcoming of millennials and all people who are excited about making a difference and finding a career in aging services.
Our staff members and volunteers are our greatest asset. More than 240 volunteers selflessly share their skills, talents, and time to benefit everyone within the larger Parker family. It is the tirelessness, professionalism, and compassion of our staff and volunteers that put a smile on the faces of our residents, participants, and their families.
In turn, Parker rewards our employees with a supportive environment, innovative job opportunities, a great benefits package, competitive compensation, as well as professional skills development and personal growth programs. As a result, Parker enjoys one of the highest employee retention rates in the aging services field. We’re hoping hundreds of new employees will join Parker’s talented ranks in the coming years and engage in our legacy, our unique corporate culture, and our evolution as an aging services system.
As a teacher and researcher, Parker is proud to partner with academic institutions including Rutgers University and Medical School, Kean University, and Seton Hall University. We are also in communications with well-known technology partners about solutions that make aging manageable, relatable, and enriching for all of society.
Whether you’re considering senior living and care services for yourself or a loved one, please know that you have an open invitation to visit. It would be our pleasure to show you firsthand what makes our extended Parker family so special and what we do each and every day to help make aging part of life
All the best,