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
One Senior Place
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.
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. In 2014, Brenda earned the title of Certified Care Manager through the Aging Life Care Association and is now designated an Aging Life Care Professional™. Also known as a geriatric care manager, she is certified to acts as a guide and advocate for families who are caring for older relatives or disabled adults. Brenda is also a past 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.
Barbara Fradkin, BSW – Director
One Senior Place Brevard/Space Coast
Social work is Barbara’s passion, particularly helping seniors with their life’s journey. Originally from Waukesha, Wisconsin, Barbara joined the One Senior Place team in Brevard in 2014 to continue her life’s work. She was named Director in 2019. Barbara provides free consultations to aging seniors and their family members and helps 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, including a background in skilled nursing. 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. In 2020, Barbara earned the title of Certified Care Manager through the Aging Life Care Association and is now designated an Aging Life Care Professional™. Also known as a geriatric care manager, she is certified to acts as a guide and advocate for families who are caring for older relatives or disabled adults. 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.
Audrey Chow-Jones, Client Relations Manager
One Senior Place Brevard/Space Coast
Audrey is the youngest of 10 children born & raised in Newark, New Jersey. She moved to Viera, Florida in 2004 when her husband Gregg retired from the federal government. They have a blended family of four adult children, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and two fur babies. Audrey joined the One Senior Place team in February 2010 for a change from the retail industry. As Client Relations Manager, she is responsible for the day to day functions of the front desk by welcoming and guiding visitors to One Senior Place. She also works with the Resident Businesses to schedule events and seminars that provide information and education to our community, especially focusing on the senior and soon-to-be senior clientele.
Susan Lisa Conway, RN, CCM, 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. In 2019, Lisa earned the title of Certified Care Manager through the Aging Life Care Association and is now designated an Aging Life Care Professional™. Also known as a geriatric care manager, she is certified to acts as a guide and advocate for families who are caring for older relatives or disabled adults. 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.
Carolyn Orlik, Finance & Operations Manager
One Senior Place / Senior Partner Care Services
Originally from Plymouth Massachusetts, Carolyn Orlik has been working with One Senior Place and Senior Partner Care Services in finance and office management since 2010. She is a graduate of Eastern Florida State College, where she excelled in Accounting Operations. A wife of 30 years, and a mother of three adult sons, Carolyn has lived in Florida for most of her life. She enjoys being out in the Florida sunshine with her family; camping and gardening are her two favorite pastimes.
Karen Rowland, LPN, Nurse Care Manager
Senior Partner Care Services
Karen has worked professionally with seniors for over 26 years. A wife and mother to two boys, she has been part of the One Senior Place family since 2014. Karen is committed to caring for others and their families. After working as a Certified Nursing Assistant for many years, Karen returned to school in 1999– obtaining her credentials in Practical Nursing and excelling as one of the top three in her class. She and her family have called Brevard County home since 2004. Karen has enjoyed a professional career in Connecticut, Texas and Florida, with experience as a Nurse Assessment Coordinator and related positions in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living facilities and Memory Care Centers. She enjoys spending time with her family and animals.