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Wayne L. Kaplan Celebrates his 28th Year as a Member of the NYS Continuing Care Retirement Communities Council

NEW YORK, NY–On November 29, 2018, Wayne L. Kaplan celebrated his 28th year as a member of New York State’s Continuing Care Retirement Communities Council (CCRCC).

The CCRCC investigates and reports to the Governor and the Legislature on the advisability of authorizing the development and financing of CCRCs. Kaplan was an original member of the first CCRCC in New York State in 1990 and was nominated then by Governor Mario Cuomo.

A co-founder and managing member of Premier Senior Living, Kaplan has over 35 years of extensive experience in seniors’ housing. He spent over 20 years as vice chairman and general counsel of Kapson Senior Quarters Corp. (later called Atria), an assisted living and memory care provider, which went from being a small privately held business to a public company subsequently bought out by a Wall Street investment bank and then taken private again. Kaplan was instrumental in building, operating, and swiftly growing the diversified Kapson business into a pioneering, tight niche, profitable entity with 15 communities, 1,000 employees, and an industry-wide reputation for quality and the creation of best practices.

Premier Senior Living owns and/or operates 23 assisted living and memory care communities in six  states. At Premier Senior Living, Kaplan focuses on the optimization of the day-to-day operations of the company to promote revenue, profitability and growth. As such, he oversees the company’s operations to
insure efficiency, quality, service and cost-effective management of resources.