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The Springs Living Names Drew Shaffer as Executive Director of New Community

Vancouver, Washington — August 23, 2023 — Drew Shaffer has been appointed the executive director of The Springs at The Waterfront, a 250-unit senior living community with a contemporary Northwest aesthetic that is set to open in Vancouver, Washington, in 2024. As executive director, Shaffer will assemble the community team, hiring based on shared values that drive quality outcomes. He will direct all aspects of community operations, including resident experience, operational performance, and culture-building for the team.

“The Springs at The Waterfront is an exceptional community that requires a skilled executive director,” said Brenda Connelly, president of The Springs Living. “Drew was a natural choice to lead this community, given his breadth of senior living experience in Clark County. As a leader, he builds teams that stay together which drives quality experiences for both residents and staff.”

Shaffer has 17 years in senior housing leadership in Clark County, Washington. Most of that time was spent as an executive director and regional director of operations for The Quarry Senior Living and as executive director and administrator at Glenwood Place Senior Living. He has an associate degree in business administration from Lower Columbia College and an assisted living administrator license from the State of Washington.

Conveniently located at The Waterfront Vancouver, just eight miles north of Portland, The Springs at The Waterfront is designed to meet the standards of LEED Certification for sustainability and Fitwel Certification for health and wellness of residents and staff. The Springs at The Waterfront will offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care services in the vibrant neighborhood of The Vancouver Waterfront with commanding views of the Columbia River.

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Based in McMinnville, Oregon, The Springs Living serves older adults in communities in Oregon, Montana, and Washington. Each community represents a unique combination of design, amenities, and services, including independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Since its founding in 1996, The Springs Living has been committed to innovating senior living by delivering quality service and fostering an enrichment culture to help residents, their families, and each other live life to its fullest.

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