MINNEAPOLIS –March 15, 2012– StuartCo, one of Minnesota’s largest apartment management firms, announced that it has hired Mike Lorenz as Housing Director of The Alton in St. Paul, MN. The Alton is a 65 bed memory care community within the StuartCo Shepard Park Senior Housing Campus. Mr. Lorenz will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the asset, the housing and activity needs of the residents, and financial goals of the owners.
Mike Lorenz has been working with people with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders for the past 30 years. His background includes: creator and director of the first dementia specific behavior household in assisted living, family consultation with the MN/ND Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, dementia care coordinator, nurse, adult day care, NAR, support group leader/facilitator and private care.
He most recently served as Regional Director of Housing and Services with Ecumen. Prior to that, he was Housing Counselor with Senior Housing Partners for Presbyterian Homes & Services. Mike is a board member for MGS – Minnesota Gerontological Society and co-chair for the 2012 MGS conference.
Mike specializes in developing successful programs for residents with dementia. He has developed individual programs for home health, adult day care, assisted living and long term care facilities and has started his own company SMILE-Success for the Memory Impaired in a Loving Environment. Mike has given lectures and taught classes throughout the US and has participated in discussion groups in Iceland.
He was the recipient of the MN Health and Home Alliance “Caregiver of the Year” in 1994 and “Commitment to Excellence” award in 2004 for his innovating programs for residents with Alzheimer’s disease.
Welcome to the team, Mike!