Bluestem Communities recently had two employees graduate from the LeadingAge Kansas Center for Leadership.

Bluestem Communities recently had two employees graduate from the LeadingAge Kansas Center for Leadership.

The year-long leadership-development program is administered by LeadingAge Kansas, a group of 160 aging services providers.

Tom Basore, Executive Chef for Bluestem Communities, and Amy Wedel, Social Services and Community Liason at Schowalter Villa in Hesston, attended the training, where they were equipped with the knowledge to become better leaders and advocates for the not-for- profit senior health care industry.

“Going forward, I will use the information and skills I learned to be a better leader in my department and a better advocate for Bluestem Communities and the larger not-for-profit industry,” Basore said.

The graduates not only learned how to be leaders within Bluestem, but also how to better serve the surrounding community.

“Learning more about social accountability and the importance of giving back to the community was one of my favorite discussions relating to my passion of helping others achieve their lifelong dreams,” said Wedel.

Bluestem Communities is a family of progressive retirement communities dedicated to improving quality of life and providing residential choices, community services and personalized care with Christian compassion. To learn more, visit www.bluestemcommunities.org.