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Living Care Retirement Community selects Steve George as its next Director of Facilities

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The leadership at Living Care Retirement Community, a nonprofit, faith-based, non-denominational community in Yakima, WA that provides a variety of quality housing, care and services for seniors, has hired Steve George as its next Director of Facilities. 

Steve George has spent many of the past 30 years working on large residential and commercial construction and development projects in the Greater Seattle area, focusing on architectural plan drawing, blueprint reading and cost estimation. He holds several journeyman certifications, including carpentry and interior finishes, and has managed the building and renovations of large-scale projects such as 400-unit apartments and assisted living facilities.

Steve comes to Living Care from Yakima County Public Services, where he has held the role of Buildings Inspector & Plans Examiner since 2018. Previously, Steve was a Chief Estimator/Project Manager for two different contractor companies – KLHS&S Contractors and Division 9 Contractors. At both companies, Steve’s primary responsibilities included contract negotiation, cost estimating for projects, supervising large-scale construction projects, and hiring and training crews and foremen.

From 2013-2018, Steve also worked as a classroom instructor and head volleyball coach at Southwestern Oregon and Yakima Valley Colleges. Steve applies the player-coach approach he honed on the court to managing his staff—a method he believes has proven very successful. Steve officially joins the Living Care team on July 20, 2020.

“Steve has an extensive background in the commercial building and housing industries. His skills will be an asset for maintaining the many Retirement Apartments, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing beds on the Living Care campus. Steve also has a very real desire to serve others. His heart of caring for both Residents and Staff will make a positive impact at Living Care.”

-Calvin Groenenberg, Executive Director, Living Care Retirement Community

Living Care Retirement Community retained KEES as its executive search partner in April 2020, after their current Director of Facilities announced his retirement after 37 years of service. KEES has previously partnered with Living Care Retirement Community for both Executive Search and Development Assessment and Planning services.

During KEES/Alford Executive Search’s two-decade commitment to the field of senior living, the firm has supported numerous nonprofit providers across the country that are dedicated to ensuring the quality and abundance of what life has to offer after 65 years old. KEES’ executive search work in senior living has spanned the gamut from roles at the CEO/ED level to Marketing, Philanthropy, Investment, Finance, Nursing, and now Maintenance and Facilities. Recent/current KEES clients in the aging services sector include Broadmead, Canterbury Court, Covenant Living Communities & Services, Homage Senior Services, HumanGood, Panorama, and United Methodist Communities.

“Living Care Retirement Community is a shining star in senior living. We are happy to have introduced a dynamic slate of excellent candidates to leadership.”

Laura Weinman, Vice President, KEES

Living Care Retirement Community is the only Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Yakima, WA. Since its incorporation in 1958, Living Care has continued to grow and evolve within the community to accomplish the vision to be the provider of choice for aging services in Central Washington. For more information, please visit

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