LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. — Holiday Retirement has hired Dr. Bill Thomas to the newly created position of chief wellness officer. Thomas will work to improve programs and quality of life for both residents and staff at Holiday’s communities.
Thomas is an author, entrepreneur, musician, teacher, farmer and authority on geriatric medicine. He is also the founder of The Eden Alternative, an international nonprofit organization that seeks to improve quality of life for seniors.
Thomas was named a “top 10 innovator” by The Wall Street Journal and one of “America’s best leaders” by US News and World Report.
Based in the Portland suburb of Lake Oswego, Holiday Retirement is the largest operator of independent living properties in the United States with more than 300 communities and 37,000 units.