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Karen Hallenbeck: Senior Living Operations Specialist and Nationally Certified Dementia practitioner.
Originally from Long Island, New York, Karen, Donald and their three children relocated to Florida in 1987 when her husband’s Pharmaceutical Company transferred him to the sunshine state.
Karen began her career in Senior Living in 1997 as Executive Director for an Independent Assisted Living Community and Memory Care Community where she was involved in many organizations in her hometown. With many years in radio as a talk show host and writer of articles for two newspapers, Karen was able to use her media experience to provide valuable information to the many senior listeners and became well known as a “Community Mover and Shaker.
Imbedded into the Southwest Florida lifestyle, Karen earned a reputation in the Senior Living Industry as a forward thinker in the world of Memory Care. Using her experience as a caregiver to a Mother with Alzheimer’s and a son with Down Syndrome, she has developed programs for her Memory Care Communities Neighborhoods throughout Florida and worked diligently to make the changes needed in Assisted Living and Memory Care and is now a Nationally Certified Dementia Practitioner.