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Charlottesville, VA – Commonwealth Senior Living (“CSL”) announces that it has been certified as a Great Place to Work by the Great Place to Work Institute. The certification process considered just under 800 employee surveys from across CSL’s locations. Great Place to Work, an independent research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do.

“Since our founding 17 years ago, we have always believed in empowering our associates to do the right thing, take ownership and add value, and speak up,” said Richard Brewer, CEO of Commonwealth Senior Living. “Those traits helped define our Core Values which guide our strategic direction and make us an award-winning provider of care for our residents. This certification is a testament to the amazing contributions our associates make to providing our residents with the dignity, respect and compassion they expect and deserve.”

CSL has grown into one of the largest senior living providers in Virginia with 22 communities, over 1,550 residents, and 1,350 associates. The company has always believed in an inverted organization chart putting frontline associates, who are closest to residents and their families, at the top. This approach provides greater decision-making authority and freedom of action. The manager becomes a facilitator spearheading a team effort.

Dr. Tommy Comer, Chief Human Resources Officer, said about the award: “Commonwealth Senior Living has always been an innovator and leader in associate attraction and retention. We’ve developed a host of ground-breaking initiatives including the Center of Excellence, Commonwealth University, and Commonwealth Cares, which allow our associates to grow professionally with the support they need to succeed.”

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

About Commonwealth Senior Living
Commonwealth Senior Living provides independent, assisted, and memory care living to seniors across Virginia in 22 communities. Commonwealth Senior Living has become a leader in the senior living industry through our ground-breaking programs, such as our award-winning Sweet Memories Alzheimer’s and dementia program, our Farm to Table dining, and our interactive communication tool, SMILE™, among others. Commonwealth Senior Living continues to pioneer new services to meet our goal of enhancing resident and family experiences. For more information on Commonwealth Senior Living visit


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