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Senior Living is a growing, dynamic industry where residents 55+ make their homes in independent, assisted living, or memory care communities. This residential model promotes active, social interaction among residents and their families, while providing a safe and caring environment. Managers and professional staff make a positive difference for residents and enhance the quality of their lives on a daily basis.
Granger Cobb, who WSU's Granger Cobb Institue for Senior Living is named after, was a pioneer of senior living and always put people first. From owning one community in 1989 through becoming the CEO of Emeritus and a Brookdale board member, Granger was always gracious and grounded. He shared his passion for seniors and their families as a board member of industry groups such as Argentum, NIC, and ASHA as well as by teaching students in the senior living program at Washington State University. He touched countless lives, and his legacy will live on through the Granger Cobb Institute for Senior Living.
- Industry-driven courses and program of study focused on operational performance
- Partner with industry leaders to maintain curricular relevance and increase the number of professionals and students studying Senior Living Management
- Courses led by full-time, industry experienced clinical assistant professor, Scott Eckstein, who connects real-world operations with best-in-class education
- Provide undergraduate students with immersive learning every semester at senior living communities
- Students gain real-world industry experience through the school’s 1,000 hour industry/internship graduation requirement