Business View Magazine - March 2016

102 Business View Magazine - April 2016 Business View Magazine - April 2016 103 Bishop’s Glen Quality of care is a top priority Bishop’s Glen is a 25-acre retirement community in historic, Holly Hill, Florida. The land on which the com- munity sits was once a Volusia County dairy farm, owned by the Bishop family. According to Linda Dixon, Bishop’s Glen’s Marketing Director, in 1983, an indus- trious son of the clan decided to create a condominium complex on the acreage, in order to take advantage of its lush, scenic beauty. Unfortunately, within a few years, the project developer went bust. “That’s when the Retirement Housing Foundation stepped up to the plate and purchased the entire complex and turned it into the retirement community that it is today,” says Dixon. “When the RHF bought it, they completed the project right away.” The Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF) was formed in March 1961, in Long Beach, California, by three in- dividuals from the United Church of Christ. Two clergy- men and a layman pooled some $7,000 in cash and undertook the mission of providing dignified and af- fordable housing for America’s elderly and persons with disabilities. Clearly, the mission succeeded. To- day, RHF communities are located in 28 states, Wash- ington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, providing housing and health services for over 20,000 people. The company’s portfolio includes independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care facilities. Bishop’s Glen is one of RHF’s multi-level retirement communities that offers all the aforementioned levels of care: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Extended Congregate Care (which is a higher level of Assisted Living not offered by many communities), and a full- service Health Care Center, with short-term rehabili- tation and long-term care services. Its overall mission is to provide housing options and services for older adults, low income families, and persons with disabili- ties, in an environment that enhances their quality of life – physically, mentally and spiritually. The commu- nity was carefully designed to provide spacious living quarters for all its residents in pleasant and safe sur- roundings, while offering them superior food service and many other amenities, activities, and programs. Perry Weiker is the Executive Director of Bishop’s Glen. He oversees its 252 employees, 60 skilled nursing beds, 249 licensed assisted living beds, and 158 in- dependent living apartments. He explains the advan- AT A GLANCE WHO: Bishop’s Glen WHAT: An Assisted Living/Retirement Community WHERE: Daytona Beach, Florida WEBSITE :