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What Makes Commonwealth Different?

We improve the lives of seniors, their families, and each other.

We Listen at Commonwealth Senior Living

We Listen

We Love at Commonwealth Senior Living

We Love

We Care at Commonwealth Senior Living

We Care

We Serve at Commonwealth Senior Living

We Serve

Our History at Commonwealth Senior Living

Our History

Founded in 2002, Commonwealth Senior Living began operations with the acquisition of three communities in southeastern Virginia. Together we saw an opportunity to add value by providing extensive on-site support from our home office team, investing in the physical plants, adding Memory Care services to address an unmet need in an expanding market, and increasing the size of the communities to achieve economies of scale.

With our Home Office located in Charlottesville, Virginia, our leadership team is centrally located between every one of our senior living communities. Our entire team provides high-quality housing, personal care, and comprehensive services that are responsive to the needs and preferences of residents and their families. With more than 35 communities across Virginia, Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee, more than 2,000 associates, and a capacity for over 2,700 residents, we have grown to become one of the largest operators on the east coast.

Our Core Values

Our communities proudly display Commonwealth's Core Values, outlining the key elements and actions that will attribute to resident satisfaction and the success of our communities as well as our organization. They read: "We CARE about people. We DO the right thing. We are passionate, have fun, and CELEBRATE success. We SPEAK UP! It's our responsibility. We take OWNERSHIP and ADD value in all we do. We are RESPECTFUL." At Commonwealth Senior Living, we care about our residents and their families in the same way we care about each other.

We care about people at Commonwealth Senior Living

We care about people.

I know every person’s name and something about them that matters.
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We do the right thing at Commonwealth Senior Living

We do the right thing.

I hold myself accountable for making the right decisions.
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We speak up at Commonwealth Senior Living

We speak up! It’s our responsibility.

I speak my mind with respect and genuinely listen to others.
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We take ownership at Commonwealth Senior Living

We take ownership and add value.

I make it my job to improve something every day.
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We are respectful at Commonwealth Senior Living

We are respectful.

I always treat my colleagues and our residents with dignity, compassion and respect.
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Leadership

Flipping the organizational chart upside down, we firmly believe that all home office and regional management positions exist to support the services that are being provided at the communities, and that ultimately the people who are providing the care to our residents are the most important asset.

Richard Brewer - Founder & Chairman

Richard Brewer

Founder & Chairman

Earl Parker - President & Chief Executive Officer

Earl Parker

President & Chief Executive Officer

Michelle Hamilton - Chief Operating Officer

Michelle Hamilton

Chief Operating Officer

Mark Miyasaki - Chief Financial Officer

Mark Miyasaki

Chief Financial Officer

Tommy Comer - Chief Human Resource Officer

Tommy Comer

Chief Human Resource Officer

Kristy Ruppe Craddock - Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Kristy Ruppe Craddock

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Stephanie Pfingsten BSN, RN, CPD

Stephanie Pfingsten BSN, RN, CPD

Senior Vice President of Resident Care

CSL People Podcast

Get to know the people behind our communities with our CSL People Podcast! Listen to the episodes here:

Awards

Virginia Assisted Living Association - Award

2009
Best Practice Award for CSL Sweet Memories Program

2015
Best Practice Award for CSL Farm-to-Table Dining

2021
Best Practice Award for CSL Microfarm Program

Great Place to Work Certified - Award

2019
Earned first certification as a Great Place to Work

2020
Earned certification as a Great Place to Work

2021
Earned certification as a Great Place to Work

2022
Earned certification as a Great Place to Work

2023
Earned certification as a Great Place to Work

Argentum Expanding Senior Living - Award

2020
Best Practice Award for CSL Microfarm Program

Best in Senior Living - Award
2023
Best in Senior Living
Best Senior Living US News - Award

2022
1 Community named Best Independent Living

2022
10 Communities named Best Assisted Living

2022
9 Communities named Best Memory Care

2023
3 Community named Best Independent Living

2023
1 Communities named Best Assisted Living

2023
7 Communities named Best Memory Care

Top Retirement Comm 2022 - Award
2022
12 Communities named Top Retirement Community
VID-Employer-Badge - Award
2023
Top Virginia Employers for Interns Award