3 episodes

Come along as we navigate the senior living journey together. We understand that making the decision to move to a senior living community can be confusing and fraught with many challenges. We are here to help you make the best and most informed decision for you or your loved one. Whether you are just starting to look or are ready to choose a community, we provide valuable insights and helpful tips to make the journey as smooth as possible.

Join our Chief Storyteller, Steven Farrell, as he sits down with our leading industry experts who help families navigate the senior living journey.

It's Thrive O'Clock: Navigating Senior Living Thrive Senior Living

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Come along as we navigate the senior living journey together. We understand that making the decision to move to a senior living community can be confusing and fraught with many challenges. We are here to help you make the best and most informed decision for you or your loved one. Whether you are just starting to look or are ready to choose a community, we provide valuable insights and helpful tips to make the journey as smooth as possible.

Join our Chief Storyteller, Steven Farrell, as he sits down with our leading industry experts who help families navigate the senior living journey.

    Episode 3: Navigating Senior Living: All things Thrive

    Episode 3: Navigating Senior Living: All things Thrive

    Episode 3: All things Thrive

    Join us as our Chief Storyteller, Steven Farrell, sits down with our Founder, Jeramy Ragsdale, to discuss: All things Thrive.

    Jeramy started Thrive in 2007 after spending many years in the home building business. As a real estate developer/builder, Jeramy had the opportunity to build a senior living community. Through that process, he learned a lot about the industry and its competitors. He found that most owners/operators focused heavily on the convenience and efficiency of the physical environment rather than creating an experience for the resident. Jeramy believed he could do better, and thus Thrive was born. In this episode, Jeramy shares:

    Creating the resident experience

    The importance of social space in senior living

    Thrive’s differentiator and purpose

    Thrives selection process

    Why assisted living and independent living are better options than staying at home

    Thrive’s memory care

    Valuable advice to families considering senior living

    Inspiring resident story

    Tune in… watch or listen – And let us help you thrive!

    • 23 min
    Episode 2: Navigating Senior Living: Building community is at the heart of senior living

    Episode 2: Navigating Senior Living: Building community is at the heart of senior living

    Join us as our Chief Storyteller, Steven Farrell, sits down with our SVP of Operations, Tate Stewart, to discuss: Building community is at the heart of senior living.

    Tate supports the leadership teams in the Thrive communities, ensuring they have the tools and resources they need to have thriving residents and team members. Prior to his current role, Tate was the President of Thrive at Brow Wood for two years, where he grew the community to 100% occupancy.

    Many older adults think they have what they need to maintain a quality life at home; however, for the majority, they end up doing without… without good nutrition, without social interactions, without doctors’ appointments, without care, and more – by doing without, this can increase their speed of decline and decrease their overall wellbeing. Moving to a senior living community can ensure older adults get proper nutrition, socialization, care & support, exercise, and are living quality lives. In our second episode, Tate walks us through what it means to build “community” in senior living including:

    Access to all services

    Partnerships with outside resources

    The complexity of the aging process and senior living

    The importance of relationships

    Resident-focused culture and team

    Technology’s role in the community

    The future of senior living

    Tune in… watch or listen – And let us help you thrive!

    • 31 min
    Episode 1: Navigating Senior Living: How to know when it’s time to consider senior living.

    Episode 1: Navigating Senior Living: How to know when it’s time to consider senior living.

    Join us as our Chief Storyteller, Steven Farrell, sits down with our VP of Sales and Operations, Michelle Anderson, to discuss: How to know when it’s time to consider senior living.

    Michelle has been helping families for over 20 years navigate the senior living journey. In our first episode, Michelle shares the importance of understanding that everyone’s life story is different and unique to them and that making the decision to consider senior living is no exception. She offers insightful information on:


    When you should ideally start planning for senior living.
    When to consider independent living or assisted living.
    Dispelling the senior living stigma.
    What a senior living community offers including socialization, nutrition, activities, medication management, independence, safety, and more.
    What to look for in a senior living community.
    Why you shouldn’t wait to consider senior living.
    The benefits of a memory care community.

    Tune in… watch or listen – And let us help you thrive!

    • 24 min