24 min

Episode 11:9 Patrick Bultema on Eden Alternative’s New Membership Program Glowing Older

    • Business

The CEO of The Eden Alternative® discusses the new membership program making it easier for senior living communities to implement the Eden approach. Patrick shares research-based positive outcomes and how implementing Eden programs can reduce insurance premiums by 10-20%.

About Patrick

Patrick Bultema has served as Founder, CEO, and Executive Chairman of numerous companies, acted as an advisor to multiple venture-backed startups, and supported various social entrepreneurial initiatives. Throughout his career, one common theme rings clear – leveraging innovation to bring about dramatic, positive change.

Raised in a close-knit community where elders played an important role, Patrick has lived the values that drive the mission of The Eden Alternative. Deeply shaped by this experience, he is committed to expanding the reach and impact of Eden’s vital message.  Patrick has an MDiv from Princeton and is husband to Lily and the father of their seven children, including three adopted daughters from China. Connect with him at pbultema@edenalt.org.

Key Takeaways


The Eden Alternative membership is a mechanism for staying connected and belonging to the Eden community. Membership includes three levels, General, Growth and Certified (the highest level of recognition.)
Insurance Companies report lower risk, better liability coverage and the ability to offer better discounts because of implementing the Eden approach.
Eden is developing a technology consortium that can empower and streamline the implementation of person-directed Eden approach in senior living of environments.

The CEO of The Eden Alternative® discusses the new membership program making it easier for senior living communities to implement the Eden approach. Patrick shares research-based positive outcomes and how implementing Eden programs can reduce insurance premiums by 10-20%.

About Patrick

Patrick Bultema has served as Founder, CEO, and Executive Chairman of numerous companies, acted as an advisor to multiple venture-backed startups, and supported various social entrepreneurial initiatives. Throughout his career, one common theme rings clear – leveraging innovation to bring about dramatic, positive change.

Raised in a close-knit community where elders played an important role, Patrick has lived the values that drive the mission of The Eden Alternative. Deeply shaped by this experience, he is committed to expanding the reach and impact of Eden’s vital message.  Patrick has an MDiv from Princeton and is husband to Lily and the father of their seven children, including three adopted daughters from China. Connect with him at pbultema@edenalt.org.

Key Takeaways


The Eden Alternative membership is a mechanism for staying connected and belonging to the Eden community. Membership includes three levels, General, Growth and Certified (the highest level of recognition.)
Insurance Companies report lower risk, better liability coverage and the ability to offer better discounts because of implementing the Eden approach.
Eden is developing a technology consortium that can empower and streamline the implementation of person-directed Eden approach in senior living of environments.

24 min

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