2017 has been a momentous year at The Redwoods, and the senior community is capping off that year with a changing of the guard.

On the heels of a year that saw the completion of a three-year, $32 million renovation project, and a subsequent celebration of the community’s 45th anniversary, Redwoods’ officials announced this week the hiring of Hunter Moore, whose background includes stints in senior leadership positions in several national organizations that focus on the development of innovative senior communities, as its new chief executive officer. Moore will oversee operations, strategic planning, facility planning and fund development for the Redwoods, which currently serves approximately 350 residents in its multi-level community.

​​Moore replace Barbara Solomon, the stalwart leader who led the Redwoods for 16 years and spearheaded the organization’s vast revitalization campaign, one that includes the new wellness-focused Center for Dynamic Aging, a renovated dining room and auditorium, new state-of-the-art kitchen, a new lobby and the aptly named “Barbara Solomon Living Room.”

​Moore, 56 and an alum of the University of Pennsylvania, previously worked at Sunrise Senior Living (McLean, VA), Homewood Retirement Centers of the United Church of Christ (Hagerstown, MD), and Howell Associates (Wash., DC). During his time at each, Moore led strategic planning, new facility development, and operations, including the start-up of senior living communities in Europe. 

PictureFormer Redwoods CEO Barbara Solomon, in red at center, with Redwoods and local officials at the February 2014 groundbreaking ceremony for the $32 million revitalization campaign.

“We are excited to have someone of Hunter’s caliber as our new leader,” says Claire McAuliffe, The Redwood’s board chair. “He brings an extraordinary wealth of experience and a vision and perspective that will serve us well. This, coupled with his long-time commitment to enhancing the quality of life of older adults, made him absolutely the right choice for us.”

“I am honored to be leading this wonderful organization,” adds Moore. “The Redwoods is known as being ‘leading edge’ in senior housing, and I look forward to further enhancing its already tremendous work – for both current and future residents.”

Moore says he saw the benefits of a senior community first-hand at a young age, when one of his grandparents “needed a more protective environment.” He also saw “what a challenge it can be for families to find an acceptable place for their older relatives. For me, working in the field was a natural choice. And right now, I am personally living these issues, since my parents are in a continuing care community.”

Moore, who is married and has two grown children, was born and raised in Massachusetts and has a family member who lives in Marin. He lives in Sausalito.
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