Press Release – Elms Retirement Community in Forest Grove Oregon is under new management


February 24, 2017

Press Release

Elms Retirement Community in Forest Grove Oregon is under new management.

The Elms has been part of the Forest Grove community for nearly 30 years. Howard Sahnow has been the main property operator and primary decision maker from the very beginning. Kathy Sahnow has also been very involved over the years with the family business.

Due to health issues and the desire to enjoy retirement, Howard and Kathy have decided to step back from an active role at The Elms. Effective immediately, they have turned over management of the Elms Retirement Community to J&J Ventures, which is managed by Jon Sahnow and Jeramy Sahnow. Jon has been investing in real estate for 15 years and has over 20 years of management, sales and marketing experience in the real estate industry. Jeramy has over 20 years of experience with various facets of retirement and apartment communities in both Oregon and Arizona. He has been the Executive Director of the Oasis at Mesa Palms Senior Living Center in Mesa, Arizona for the past 6 years.

Jon and Jeramy are excited about this transition and look forward to enhancing the overall resident experience. Over the next few weeks, they will be assessing all aspects of the community, reviewing systems, procedures, responsibilities and making changes where needed to make The Elms the best senior living community in Oregon.

They are excited to announce that Theo Ward is the Executive Director at The Elms. Theo is responsible for day to day management and leadership. She has a wealth of knowledge, managerial experience and financial acumen and is a great asset to The Elms.

They are also pleased to announce that Barbara Riggs is the Resident Services Coordinator at The Elms. She is responsible for providing services and organizing activities for the residents. Barbara has been helping and entertaining residents at The Elms for over 17 years and is a valued member of the management team.

They also want to announce that Carla Brown is the Assistant Resident Office Manager at The Elms. Carla supports the resident office and her duties include resident tours and marketing. She is another dedicated and passionate member of the management team.

Last week, Jon and Jeramy met several residents and the majority of the employees and are impressed with the high level of care, employee dedication and overwhelmingly positive resident comments. They look forward to supporting the staff and making The Elms a wonderful place for the residents to call home.