Panel Discussion on Senior Housing Trends and Topics


Better Living for Seniors – Hillsborough has identified housing as one of the top three issues facing seniors today. Join us Tuesday, May 16 for everything you and your clients need to know about Housing for Seniors. The Communications Committee is proud to present a panel of experts discussing:

  • Available options for seniors; pricing; important   factors to consider
  • Choices in low-income housing; requirements; availability, & how to access
  • Current and future trends, urban planning challenges; future models

Michele Manzo-Lembo  Senior living expert, area representative and local owner, Always Best Care Senior Services; past president, Better Living for Seniors – Hillsborough.

Pilar Carvajal CEO of Innovation Senior Management, works with public housing
authorities, subsidized housing providers and private developers to bring affordable assisted living facilities to the market

Stephen B. Griffin  Senior Planning Manager/Team Leader of the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission, holding various leadership roles in the Commission since 1990.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Networking begins at 8:30am

Program begins at 9:00am

Children’s Board Hillsborough

1002 East Palm Avenue, Tampa

Guests are welcome to attend!



BLS Hillsborough, an initiative of the Senior Connection Center, is open to businesses, individuals and not for profits that work with or serve the senior population. Our mission is to empower members with the knowledge and resources they need to advocate for, provide guidance to and improve the quality of life for older adults and their caregivers. For a nominal membership fee, become a member and improve the lives of seniors while building valuable professional relationships.

Creating The Perfect Space For Aging In Place — ABC Senior Services of Plymouth Meeting

Today’s elderly population is blazing a new trail for seniors in many ways. Aging individuals in our world are living longer, leading more active lives and are participating more in society than any previous generation in their later years. As a result, they are shunning typical lifestyle choices and patterns of the past in favor […]

via Creating The Perfect Space For Aging In Place — ABC Senior Services of Plymouth Meeting

Two philosophies …

“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies:

know more today about the world than I knew yesterday

and lessen the suffering of others.

You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

Turn a Life Around …

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word,

a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,

all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
― Leo Buscaglia

Testimonial Excerpt …

Michele’s knowledge of the Assisted Living market was invaluable.  It saved us our time and energy to research the market, sort through their information, and arrange visits.  With Michele’s help we had placed my sister in the new facility within three weeks of engaging her.


See more testimonials here!

Where do you start?

Blue DotWith hundreds of Assisted Living Communities to choose from in the Tampa Bay area,  where do you start the search for the perfect living arrangements for your loved one?

The internet may be a reflex choice, but that can be wrought with sites that have just enough information for you to supply your name, phone and email address – in your hope to get some budgetary numbers.  That only leads to your phone and email account loading up with solicitations from people that may have no idea what you are looking for.

Using one of the drug store guides is another likely course of action.  Keep in mind that you will find only a small number of the communities listed in there, and, at best, you will find a web site address (see para. 2) or phone number for you to call.

Other options, like friends, family and co-workers, may seem like a natural choice.  But, do they have the breadth of coverage to know more than a few communities they may have visited?  Do they really know what your family needs?  Do they know what makes a great community?

Why not utilize a complimentary service brought to you by one of the most trusted names in the senior care industry, like Always Best Care Senior Services?  

Their local offices in Tampa and Brandon can provide a matching service that takes the hassle and stress off of your plate.  They have helped families in the five counties surrounding Tampa Bay, and have extensive knowledge of the market.  They will only recommend communities they have personally visited and evaluated.

They will meet with you, get to understand you specific needs for lifestyle, budget, amenities and location.  They will develop, and discuss with you, a short list of communities that meet your needs, AND arrange tours to meet your schedule.  They are there throughout the process to help with any issues that arise before, during and after the move.

Contact them today for your complimentary consultation!

See client testimonials here!


2015’s ‘Greatest Hits’

wordle 330cHere are the top five  Assisted Living Navigator      blog posts of 2015 …