What is One Senior Place?

Library & CafeOne Senior Place is the first and still only business of its kind… a one-stop resource and shopping center that provides information, counseling and referrals, events and activities, 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 February 2012, 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 One Senior Place Care Management 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 23 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.


Karen Precord, Director – One Senior Place Orlando Bringing more than a decade of specialized experience in senior care and services, Karen has been the Regional Director of Operations for Senior Partner Care Services for over four years. She has been responsible for all administrative and operational functions including business development, advertising and marketing, as well as customer service and regulatory compliance for Senior Partner. Karen enjoys helping people grow in their careers, professionally and personally. She is the perfect choice to open One Senior Place Orlando and is excited to bring this valuable product to the community and businesses in Central Florida. Karen and her husband Patrick, of 15 years, live in Orlando and are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters. As a family, they enjoy watching the girls participate in activities and being a part of the community through Girl Scouts, church and soccer.


Michelle Steffano – Director of Client Relations 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 helping seniors and their families. As Director of Client Relations at One Senior Place, she promotes valuable resources to the community by assisting area businesses and organizations to position themselves in front of seniors at their time of need. She shares roots with One Senior Place Brevard having grown up in Melbourne, Florida, and currently resides in the Orlando area. She graduated from The University of Central Florida with a Bachelors of Science in Health Services Administration and a Certificate in Gerontology. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends.