Claridge Court announces David Russell as its new executive director. Russell brings 15 years of senior living leadership experience to Claridge Court. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations at the community, which features 158 residential living apartment homes and a variety of services and amenities for its nearly 200 residents. As a Life Care community, it also offers on-site health services, including rehabilitation and therapy, as well as skilled nursing residences.
“More older adults in the metro are seeing the value of the Life Care product and I’m committed to putting residents first at our community,” said Russell. “When we provide excellent care and services, the bottom line takes care of itself. We’ll work to build on our reputation for providing a vibrant lifestyle, quality health services and a culture of hospitality at Claridge Court.”
Prior to joining Claridge Court, Russell served as executive director with Spectrum Retirement Communities. He also previously held senior leadership positions for Kansas City-area Brookdale retirement communities.
“The mission of Claridge Court’s parent company, Lifespace Communities, and the culture it supports was very appealing to me,” Russell said.
“We are excited for the passion in exceptional care and service that David brings to Claridge Court,” said Ann Walsh, Senior Vice President of Operations at Lifespace Communities. “He is a recognized leader in the senior living industry, and will be an advocate for team members and residents alike.”
Russell earned his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Prior to his senior living work, he was a music director and owned his own music company in Kansas City.