Dr. Sara Kyle joins Holiday Retirement as director of resident experience as company refreshes its efforts to help older people live better
ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 6, 2018) – Sara Kyle, Ph.D., has joined Holiday Retirement as director of resident experience to improve the well-being and engagement of the company’s residents. Dr. Kyle has more than 10 years of experience creating wellness programs and initiatives to help older people live better.
Before joining Holiday, she was employed by Senior Care Centers in Dallas where she oversaw resident wellness activities and developed programs to improve quality of life for older adults as director of resident wellness. Dr. Kyle also served on the faculty for more than a decade at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas where she taught kinesiology and education.
“Sara is an experienced leader who is passionate about improving the lives of older adults and working with them as individuals,” said Mark Prince, Holiday Retirement’s chief operating officer. “She is committed to ensuring our residents are engaged and active and lead fulfilling lives. Her focus will be on guiding teammates to understand the importance of facilitating connections among residents in the community to build even stronger bonds.
Dr. Kyle will work with Bill Thomas, M.D., Holiday’s chief wellness officer, to develop resident programs rooted in the Eden Alternative where residents will continue to grow and thrive as older adults. She will play a key role in helping to educate Holiday’s associates on how to help our residents through strength, purpose and belonging.”
“Senior living is moving away from its historic focus on leisure and toward a greater commitment to more active lifestyles with an emphasis on wellness and well-being,” said Dr. Thomas. “With the addition of Sara Kyle as its director of resident experience, Holiday takes another big step toward fulfilling its industry-leading mission of helping every resident find strength, purpose and belonging everyday. I look forward to working with her.”
“I am very excited to join Holiday because of its fresh and different approach to helping older people live better and thrive,” said Dr. Kyle. “My life’s work is about creating a culture where older adults can grow and continue to contribute to society, while we listen and learn, resulting in a collaborative partnership where both young and old benefit.”
Dr. Kyle received a doctorate in kinesiology from Texas Woman’s University; and a master’s in sport and recreation management, and a bachelor’s in exercise science, both from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX.
About Holiday Retirement
Based in Winter Park, Fla., Holiday Retirement invented the concept of independent senior living in 1971, and is the largest provider in North America today with more than 260 retirement communities throughout the United States. Holiday Retirement is in the business of providing security, comfort, and value to independent seniors seeking a fulfilling lifestyle in a welcoming environment. For more information about Holiday Retirement, please call 800-322-0999 or visit www.holidaytouch.com.