Century Park’s Southeast Region Announces New Director Of Operations

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Century Park Associates, a senior living community management company, has hired Shaleen “Shay” Sorgen as a new regional director of operations.
 
Ms. Sorgen has been in the senior care field for over 13 years. She started her career as a community relations director for five skilled nursing facilities. In the following years, she served as an executive director, regional director of sales and marketing, regional director of operations and vice president of operations with a variety of senior care communities and companies across the United States.
 
Now, Ms. Sorgen says she is excited to bring her talents and experience to Century Park, based in Cleveland, Tennessee.
 
“I have always been drawn to this organization,” said Ms.
Sorgen. “The rich history, passionate care, beautiful communities and drive for excellence in regard to putting the residents’ needs first is an inspiring vision.”
 
Century Park associates are excited to welcome Sorgen into their family as well, officials said.
 
“Century Park is honored to have Shay join our team,” said Esmerelda Lee, Century Park’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. “She is strategic, energetic and aligns with our company values of tradition, service and excellence.”
 
"Sorgen’s passion for senior care is rooted in her own experiences with elders. She grew up around her grandparents and eventually became the legal guardian for two of them who had Alzheimer’s. She took care of them for five years, and her love for them only grew," officials said.
 
“The love and joy that I found while meeting their everyday needs drew me to senior living, and I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to be an advocate for them, as well as all of the seniors I have had the honor of serving,” said Ms. Sorgen.
 
Sorgen graduated from Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa, with a bachelor’s degree in human resource management.
 
Outside of work, Ms. Sorgen and her husband enjoy boating, traveling, cooking and spending time with family.
 
With headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee, Century Park Associates manages more than 40 senior living communities in 19 states.

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