About Us

What We Do and Why

The mission of Senior Hospitality International is “to serve Seniors by guiding them to communities where they can enjoy Retirement Living at its Healthiest®.”

We do this by recognizing communities doing an exceptional job providing their residents healthy lifestyle options for body, mind, soul and spirit, and certifying those communities as Retirement Resorts.

What We Look For

Each community listed on this site and featured on RetirementResorts.com has been recognized by Senior Hospitality International for its excellence in 3 criteria:

  • Healthy Campus Amenities (Facilities, Staffing & Programming)
  • Healthy Resident Activities (for Body, Mind, Soul & Spirit)
  • Healthy Community Involvement (Resident Clubs & Groups)

J. Keesey Hayward
CEO Senior Hospitality International

Serving Seniors Never Grows OldTM

I’ve had the privilege on spending most of my first 18 years in South Africa where my parents served as missionaries. This laid the foundation of a unique perspective on the world and a desire to serve God by serving people, especially the older generation. It is written of Jesus that “he came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mt. 20:28). What better example could we have to follow?

For almost thirty years, I have been involved in the Senior Hospitality industry – serving Seniors and Senior-oriented Communities. Our motto, Serving Seniors Never Grows Old™ is so true because “buyers remorse” is almost non-existent – if Retirement Resort residents have any regrets, it’s that they didn’t move in sooner! What other product or industry can you say that about?

If you represent one or more Senior-oriented communities (Continuing Care, Active Adult, Life Care or Life Plan) where residents enjoy a comprehensively healthy lifestyle and that deserve to join the Retirement Resorts listed here, please let us know. There is no charge for our certification.