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ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 27, 2018) — Holiday Retirement is delighted to announce its inclusion in FORTUNE’s first annual Best Workplaces for Aging Services 2018 list. The ranking considered more than 76,000 employee surveys from companies in the aging services industry. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job.


These included the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team. Rankings are based on employees’ feedback and reward companies who best include all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization. Holiday Retirement took the No. 14 spot on the list.


The top 50 companies performing organizations were honored as the Best Workplaces for Aging Services.


“We are creating a new energy and change at Holiday,” said Lilly Donohue, Holiday Retirement CEO. “We are embracing technology and looking at different ways of doing things to offer residents a great experience. This change creates excitement for associates who want to work at an innovative and dynamic company. I am honored to be a part of a team that has worked so hard to be recognized as one of FORTUNE’s Best Workplaces for Aging Services.”


“The aging services industry is rapidly growing and with aging Baby Boomers, consumer preferences are changing even more dramatically. Companies need to adapt their organizations and offerings to remain competitive,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Organizations like Holiday Retirement stand out from the crowd, intentionally growing their businesses by creating great places to work.”


Earlier this year, Holiday was certified as a great workplace by Great Place to Work Institute®, an honor that was extended to 211 of its independent senior living communities. In addition, the company received the second highest ranking in J.D. Power’s first senior living customer satisfaction study among the nation’s largest providers of residential communities for seniors.


“We want to be the place to live and work,” said LaBaron Hendrieth, general manager at Holiday’s New England Club in Cincinnati, Ohio. “Celebrating the gifts and talents of our residents and staff all help in creating a community that embraces new friends, great food, fun activities and experiences and all the essentials for happy residents.”


“Our associates help older people live better and age more successfully while staying independent as long as possible. It’s only natural that we help our associates live better and more successful lives, too,” Ms. Donohue added.


About the Best Workplaces for Aging Services

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 76,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit


About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies produce better business results by focusing on workplace culture. Powered by more than 30 years of research, Emprising®, its SaaS-enabled survey and analytics platform, gives companies access to the assessments, data, and reporting needed to build a high-trust, high-performance culture.


About Great Place to Work Institute®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists. Follow Great Place to Work online at and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.


About Holiday Retirement

Holiday Retirement is in the business of helping older people live better. Holiday invented the concept of independent senior living in 1971, and is the largest provider in North America today with more than 260 retirement communities and more than 30,000 residents throughout the U.S. For more information about Holiday Retirement, call 800-322-0999, visit or follow the brand on Facebook @HolidayRetirement.



Media Contact:

Alyssa Cerrito, Communications Manager

Holiday Retirement