Eden 2.0 Continues
by Julian Flores, CMO
Since the appointment of Patrick Bultema as CEO in 2021, Eden has quietly and quickly modernized into a nimble, future-leaning leader in the Aging Services industry. Today, we are proud to announce the appointment of Sarah Thomas to the Board of Directors; another step on the path towards an Eden 2.0.
International Leader & Innovator
Sarah joins the Board of Directors as an accomplished leader of innovation and as an expert in aging. She has spent more than 20 years dedicated to transforming the aging experience. As CEO of multiple enterprises - including consulting firm Delight by Design - Sarah helps create age-inclusive products, brands, spaces and experiences that delight the consumer at every age. She has held key leadership positions across the US and Asia with a career spanning high-tech robotics, change management, post-acute care and as an accomplished speaker and author. She combines her Occupational Therapy expertise with her operational, clinical and entrepreneurial experience to inspire global improvements in design and systems innovation worldwide.
Sarah joins the Board at an important time in our evolution as an organization: we are nearly two years into a process of modernizing our services and tools to meet the needs of practitioners and communities. So many people and organizations have been deeply impacted by the global pandemic, staffing shortages and the slow pace of technology innovation in the industry. We have worked hard to refresh our offerings to better meet their needs.
"I could not be more thrilled to have Sarah join us, as we continue to transform Eldercare for the better, in a landscape that is sure to be disrupted by major innovations and tech advances.” - Patrick Bultema, CEO
Under the leadership of CEO Patrick Bultema, we have refactored much of our core intellectual property and services to be delivered with flexibility and speed. Adding experts like Sarah to our Board is a natural next step.
“Sarah is recognized as a thought leader, and major innovator in the aging services arena,” said Bultema, “Her insights into age tech, and the emerging longevity economy, coupled with a passion for doing right by elders is an invaluable addition to the Eden Board of Directors. I could not be more thrilled to have Sarah join us, as we continue to transform Eldercare for the better, in a landscape that is sure to be disrupted by major innovations and tech advances.”
What's Next for Eden?
As we round the corner on a banner year of growth, we are excited for some major announcements. One of the most important is the launch of a totally reimagined Registry. The new platform will offer more value to members, will make it easier to implement Eden practices, and will have a much greater return on investment for communities and individuals who join. Stay tuned for the roll out of the new platform soon!
Keep an eye out for updates on new courses, new team members and a continued whole new Eden as we move forward. Onwards!