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Movers and Shakers: Validus Senior Living


TAMPA – Validus Senior Living™, the Tampa, Florida-based provider of comprehensive senior living services, announced today that Ms. Stacy McCanless has been named the new

Stacy McCanless

Executive Director of InspiredLivingSM at Sarasota. The facility provides specialized memory care services to area seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of memory.

Ms. McCanless assumes her new position ideally suited for her responsibilities. She possesses over 15 years of leadership experience and a strong record of success in senior living care. Additionally, she has a BS degree in Gerontology and Healthcare Administration from the University of South Florida in Tampa and also completed an Internship at Hillhaven in Tampa. 

Said Validus Senior Living CEO, Steven Benjamin, “We are delighted to add an outstanding professional of Stacy’s caliber to our growing list of Validus communities and our exceptional family of talented team members. Her previous experience as an executive director with senior living organizations providing assisted living and memory care services has demonstrated that she not only excels in all aspects of resident care and facility management, but most importantly in developing high quality relationships with the residents, their families and the surrounding community.

“Stacy’s degree in gerontology has also prepared her extremely well for caring for the senior adults we serve and working closely with their families. I am personally looking forward to working with Stacy in advancing our mission to provide compassionate, leading-edge memory care services that are unrivaled in the industry.” 

InspiredLiving at Sarasota was established to provide a new standard in memory care services. It offers leading-edge technology throughout the facility and utilizes evidence-based therapy practices derived from the latest research in dementia care.

In response to the announcement of her hiring, Ms. McCanless stated, “I am honored to have the opportunity to join the InspiredLiving at Sarasota family and to serve the wonderful residents and families there. It is a beautiful community, and I am looking forward to making it a national showcase for the best that memory care living has to offer.” 

For more information on InspiredLiving at Sarasota, go to www.InspiredLivingSarasota.com, call 941-404-7888 or email smccanless@inspiredlivingsarasota.com.

About Validus Senior Living™

Validus Senior Living™ is a resource for exceptional senior living services. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Validus Senior Living operates throughout the southeastern U.S. Validus Senior Living provides a complete continuum of senior living services – from creating the most vibrant and livable communities for today’s discerning seniors, to offering property development, acquisition and management expertise. Validus Senior Living is an affiliate of Validus Group, a private investment management firm that develops, owns and manages real estate and real estate related businesses.

For information on Validus Senior Living, please call 813-330-2661 or visit www.ValidusSeniorLiving.com.


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