What is One Senior Place?
One Senior Place is a one-stop resource office and shopping center for all types of senior products and services. Completely unique, One Senior Place provides information, counseling, referrals, educational events and direct access to independent senior-focused businesses– all under one roof.
One Senior Place opened its doors in Viera, Florida in March 2006. After six successful years in Brevard County, One Senior Place began serving Greater Orlando seniors with the opening of its Altamonte Springs location in 2011. Since opening, One Senior Place has received considerable local and national recognition and media attention.
• By the end of its first year, One Senior Place was named one of the “50 Most Influential Businesses in Brevard” by Space Coast Business magazine.
• CEO Don Kramer was singled out in Florida Trend magazine as “one of the innovators who are driving Florida’s economy.”
• In late 2007, One Senior Place was selected by Enterprise Florida to receive the Governor’s Business Diversification Award.
• In 2008, CEO Don Kramer was named the US Small Business Administration’s “Small Business Person of the Year” for the state of Florida and subsequently honored at a reception hosted by President George W. Bush at the White House.
• One Senior Place in Altamonte Springs was recognized for its positive impact on the community and named “Business of the Year” by the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Meet the One Senior Place Management Team
Don Kramer – CEO, Founder One Senior Place
After conceiving One Senior Place at his kitchen table, Don Kramer has watched the 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 numerous 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 co-founder of both the Seminole Health and Human Services Network and the Brevard County Elder Abuse Task Force. Don’s wife and business partner Beth is a Registered Nurse. The Kramers are long-time residents of Satellite Beach, Florida and have raised three daughters.
Michelle Steffano, BS – Director of Business Development
With an extensive background in healthcare sales and marketing, Michelle is an integral part of the One Senior Place team and responsible for introducing its revolutionary concept to the Central Florida market. The majority of her career has focused on senior services and she is passionate about sharing all that One Senior Place has to offer to seniors and their families. As Director of Business Development, she helps area businesses position themselves at the forefront of the senior services sector through affiliation with One Senior Place. She resides in the greater Orlando area, but shares her roots with One Senior Place Brevard, having grown up in Melbourne, Florida. Michelle is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services Administration and a Certificate in Gerontology. In her free time, she’s a softball mom.
Barbara Fradkin, BSW – Director
One Senior Place Brevard/Space Coast
Originally from Waukesha, Wisconsin, social work is Barbara’s second career and passion, particularly helping seniors with their life’s journey. Joining the One Senior Place team has allowed Barbara to continue her life’s work. Barbara provides free consultations to aging seniors and their family members to help them navigate and evaluate complex choices. She is always appreciative when senior clients report that her referral to a Brevard business or service turned out to be “just right.” Barbara brings more than 35 years of experience in the healthcare field to One Senior Place. She graduated from Carroll University in Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and has a Certificate in Mental Health with Older Adults from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She and husband Steve have been married for over four decades, with two grown children and three grandchildren. In her free time, Barbara enjoys being with family, gardening, cooking and just relaxing in the Florida sunshine.
Susan Lisa Conway, RN, VP of Care Services
Senior Partner Care Services
With more than 23 years of nursing experience, Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge of resources that are available in Brevard County. Her background in emergency services, hospital administration, a nursing supervisor for an in-patient mental health unit, hospice, senior living, and now professional care management give Lisa an ability to speak to the challenges facing many of today’s seniors and caregivers. Her own personal experience with the devastation of Alzheimer’s allows her to provide invaluable support and insight for those going through the same thing. Lisa’s role as VP of Care Services allows her the opportunity to provide direct assistance to those needing care management and in-home senior care services.
Karen Rowland, LPN, Nurse Care Manager
Senior Partner Care Services
Karen has worked professionally with seniors for over 26 years. She is a wife and mother of 2 boys. She has been affiliated with One Senior Place since 2014. Her passion is caring for others and their families. After working as a CNA for many years she returned to school to further her education. In 1999 she attended Eli Whitney Vocational Technical School in Hamden, Connecticut for Practical Nursing. She successfully completed the course and graduated in the top 3 of her graduating class. In 2004 she and her family relocated to Brevard County Florida. She has professional background in Skilled Nursing Facilities, MDS Coordinator, Assisted Living facilities and Memory Care Centers and Units throughout the course of her career- In Connecticut, Texas and Florida. She enjoys spending time with her family and animals.
Brenda Lyle, BS, CMC – Care Manager
One Senior Place Greater Orlando
Brenda discovered her passion for working with seniors as a private duty caregiver in Chicago, Illinois. As a military wife for 21 years, she has lived in six states and three different countries! Brenda settled in Orlando in 2009 and has served seniors in a variety of positions since her arrival, including opening One Senior Place with the team in 2012. She graduated from The University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science. She also is a Certified Care Manager from the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. Brenda holds the position of Secretary for the Community Education and Resource Affiliation and is a board member for the Creative Care Association. A mother of four and grandmother of five, Brenda fills her free time with travel, reading, kayaking, and cheering for the Alabama Crimson Tide.