Friendship Haven leader receives senior housing award
November 14, 2013
DES MOINES—Rollie Peterson, Vice President of Residential Operations at Friendship Haven, Fort Dodge, received the Housing Program Director of the Year Award from LeadingAge Iowa during the long-term care associations’ awards banquet.
The award is given to an individual who has achieved outstanding accomplishments in aging services management.
Peterson structures his team meetings around the "Geometry of Culture Change," encompassing all areas of customer service excellence, including financial and operational excellence, employee excellence, leadership excellence, and property and materials excellence.
Rollie Peterson has been an outstanding leader for Friendship Haven for 15 years. In 2012 under his leadership, Friendship Haven opened a new assisted living venue, River Ridge Apartments.
In addition to leading the charge with the River Ridge residents, he also oversees The Gardens Assisted Living, Generation Adult Day Services, Kenyon Place Apartments and the Friendship Haven town homes.
Friendship Haven is a member of LeadingAge Iowa, the premiere association for not-for-profit, senior services providers. LeadingAge Iowa’s mission is to expand the world of possibilities for aging through advocacy, education, and collaboration; its vision is to be the trusted leader and resource for excellence in aging services. LeadingAge Iowa represents a spectrum of non-profit providers including skilled nursing, assisted and independent living, home health, adult day care, respite, hospice and home-delivered meals. To learn more about LeadingAge Iowa visit www.leadingageiowa.org
About Friendship Haven
Friendship Haven is a non-profit, continuing care retirement community in Fort Dodge, Iowa, that offers a full range of residential options, services and amenities for over 400 older adults. For more information, visit www.friendshiphaven.org.
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