What is One Senior Place?
One Senior Place is the first and still only business of its kind… a one-stop resource office and shopping center that provides information, counseling, referrals, events, and direct access to independent providers of senior products and services… all under one roof.
One Senior Place opened its doors in Viera, FL in March 2006. After six successful years in Brevard County, One Senior Place began serving seniors in Greater Orlando in November 2011, with the opening of its second location in Altamonte Springs, FL. Since its inception, One Senior Place has received a great deal of recognition and media attention from the local to national level. By the end of its first year, One Senior Place had been named one of the “50 Most Influential Businesses in Brevard” by Space Coast Business Magazine and CEO Don Kramer had been singled out in Florida Trend Magazine’s Annual Economic
Year book issue as “one of the innovators who are driving Florida’s economy.” In 2007, the Space Coast Economic Development Commission nominated One Senior Place for the Governor’s Business Diversification Award in the Entrepreneurship categorylate 2007, Enterprise Florida selected One Senior Place to receive the Governor’s Business Diversification Award. One Senior Place was recognized in 2008 when Kramer was named US Small Business Administration’s Small Business Person of the Year for the state of Florida in a reception hosted by President George W. Bush at the White House.
Meet the One Senior Place Management Team
Don Kramer – CEO, Founder One Senior Place From its beginnings at his kitchen table in 1998, Don Kramer has seen the first company he founded grow into one of Central Florida’s largest providers of nonmedical in-home senior care. Today, Senior Partner Care Services is a subsidiary of One Senior Place, with caregivers delivering thousands of hours of care each week to clients across four central Florida counties. Recognizing the importance of community service, Kramer has a long record of involvement and leadership in professional and community service organizations. He is past President of Brevard Association of Human Services and has served on a number of boards including Yellow Umbrella Child Abuse Prevention Center, Alzheimer’s Association Local Leadership Council, Senior Resource Alliance of Central Florida and Founders Forum of Brevard. Kramer is a cofounder of both the Seminole Health and Human Services Network and the Brevard County Elder Abuse Task Force. Don and his wife and business partner Beth Kramer are long-time residents of Satellite Beach, Florida. They have three daughters.
Kathi Ridner, Director – One Senior Place Brevard/Space Coast Moving to Florida in 2005, Kathi Ridner sought employment that would promote her goal of helping others while making a positive impact on the community in which she lives. With more than 20 years of health care and customer service experience, Kathi joined the One Senior Place team just a few weeks after the first location opened in 2006. She was intrigued by the brilliant simplicity of connecting seniors to the services, resources and solutions that they needed and was delighted to be part of this innovative new concept. Since then, Kathi has learned all aspects of the business and has become deeply knowledgeable in the senior-focused businesses and community resources available in Brevard County. As Director of One Senior Place, Kathi oversees the day-to-day operations of One Senior Place and shares her vast working knowledge of the resources available to seniors in our community with her clients and their families. Kathi and Tim, her husband of 25 years, have two children and reside in West Melbourne. In her spare time, Kathi enjoys exercising, swimming, reading and spending time with her family and friends.
Michelle Steffano – Director of Business Development Having started a career in healthcare sales and marketing over 15 years ago, Michelle is excited to be a part of a dynamic team responsible for introducing the revolutionary concept of One Senior Place to the Central Florida market. The majority of her career has focused on senior services and she is passionate about promoting what One Senior Place has to offer to seniors and their families. As Director of Marketing for One Senior Place, she helps promote valuable resources to the community by assisting area businesses and organizations to position themselves in front of seniors and baby boomers at their time of need. She shares roots with One Senior Place Brevard having grown up in Melbourne, Florida, and currently resides in the greater Orlando area. She graduated from The University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration and a Certificate in Gerontology. In her free time she enjoys boating, traveling and being team mom for her daughter’s fastpitch softball team.
Emily Stowers – Aging Services Manager A native Floridian, Emily has a passion for serving the community and its elders and has done so both in Central Florida and the Washington, DC, area for more than 8 years. Emily has a diverse knowledge in serving the unique needs of seniors and is deeply committed to empowering them with the knowledge they need to age well. From care and service coordination, to developing community based education and service oriented programs, Emily understands both the individual and systems related perspectives of healthy aging. Emily’s role as the Aging Services Manager includes providing the free consultations, building relationships with local community businesses and resources, and providing education both inside and outside the walls of One Senior Place. Emily graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts and from The Catholic University of America with a Master of Social Work. Emily is a staunch advocate and member of several boards and community groups who serve elders in Central Florida. In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time with family, outdoor activities, and exploring new places.