PRLog - March 17, 2011 - Friendship Village Tempe announces Cole Marvin as its new executive director of the leading life care community in the East Valley, home to more than 900 seniors. Marvin is replacing Darrell Jensen, who recently retired after serving 20 years at the community.
Marvin joined Friendship Village Tempe in 2007 and has served four years as the community’s administrator. In his new position, he is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the 50-acre campus.
“Friendship Village Tempe is my ‘home away from home.’ It’s fun and energetic, and the residents truly bring our community to life. Our staff provides some of the best service and hospitality in the Phoenix area,” said Marvin. “In my new role, I want to continue to evolve the community, offering an attractive lifestyle to seniors for years to come.”
Prior to joining the Friendship Village Tempe team, Marvin spent nearly 10 years as an administrator for multiple retirement communities in Honolulu and Kaneohe, Hawaii. Marvin currently serves as a board member for the Arizona Association of Homes and Services for the Aging in Tempe.
He received a bachelor of science degree in long-term healthcare administration from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Since 1980, Friendship Village Tempe has set the standard in senior living and provided its residents with a fulfilling retirement lifestyle. The community, located at 2645 East Southern Avenue in Tempe, offers 575 one- and two-bedroom apartments and garden homes, with architecture inspired by the colors and themes of the Southwest.
This fun and worry-free lifestyle includes multiple dining options, 24-hour security, housekeeping and flat laundry service, scheduled transportation, on-site banking, community outings, spacious commons areas, a cocktail lounge, auditorium, recreational room with dance floor, woodworking shop, crafts room, a lapidary, weaving room, computer lab with training classes, fitness center, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, exercise classes and more.
Friendship Village is managed by Life Care Services LLC, the nation’s leader in life care retirement living since 1961.
For more information about Friendship Village, call (480) 831-5000 or toll-free
(800) 842-1112, or visit the community’s website at www.FriendshipVillageAZ.com.