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Bethesda CEO Dana Rasic Reflects on Values, Community

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Bethesda CEO Dana Rasic Reflects on Values, Community

Dana Rasic understands the value of community. Growing up in small-town Colorado, he feels right at home with the relaxed pace of life and the connection to his neighbors that he feels today in Monument, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

“It’s been a great place to raise a family,” he said in a recent interview. “We’re close to Bethesda’s corporate offices in Colorado Springs, but Monument has a distinct identity of its own here in the Colorado foothills.”

Because he calls Monument home, he’s particularly proud of Bethesda Senior Living Communities’ newest senior living community. Bethesda Gardens Monument opens in July and will offer an unparalleled sense of connection and service, as well as an active lifestyle for area seniors.

“Bethesda Gardens Monument harkens back to our company’s history,” he said. “We were founded to provide senior living in small towns and rural communities. While we’ve moved into larger metropolitan areas over the past 58 years, we’re very proud of our roots and are glad to be able to serve seniors in places like Monument.”

While there are many senior living communities in Colorado Springs and other nearby cities, Monument itself has been underserved when it comes to senior care. This matters because, as Rasic noted, “Moving into an assisted living community can be disruptive, especially if you have to move to an entirely different town. Bethesda Gardens Monument gives seniors and their loved ones a local opportunity.”

One thing that makes Bethesda Gardens Monument unique is that it is the first community Bethesda has had a hand in designing, and the organization made a number of decisions with residents in mind.

First, several integrated courtyards give residents greater access to secure outdoor spaces as well as a local trail system. Secondly, the single-story building offers easier mobility and more of a neighborhood feel. Finally, apartments feature over-sized windows to bring more natural light into the living, dining and activity areas.

“These features will all enhance the lives of our residents,” he said. “Caring for seniors is a genuine calling, and we’re always thinking about how we are serving our residents, and how we can do it better. We’re working hard to make their time with us special, and that’s why I’m so proud of what we’re offering with Bethesda Gardens Monument.”