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  • 1. A Championship SeasonAt The Belvedere of WestlakeHow hosting a minor leaguebaseball player helped Ohio’spremier assisted living facilityscore big with residents
  • 2. Rae-Ann Skilled Nursing& Rehabilitation Centers• Family-owned and operated since 1974• Nationally and regionally recognized for excellence in skilled nursing and rehabilitation• Located in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 3. Rae-Ann Skilled Nursing& Rehabilitation Centers Suburban Geneva Westlake West Park The Belvedere
  • 4. The Belvedere of Westlake • 33 suites • Exterior/Interior design • Town Centre setting
  • 5. The Belvedere of Westlake • Breakfast in our café • Lunch and dinner in our restaurant style dining room
  • 6. The Belvedere of Westlake• Studio and 1 bedroom suites feature private baths, kitchenettes, an d in-suite laundry
  • 7. The Lake Erie Crushers• Professional baseball team in the independent Frontier League• 2009 Inaugural Season• Games played at new All Pro Freight Stadium in neighboring Avon, Ohio
  • 8. The Lake Erie Crushers
  • 9. The Idea:Connecting the Belvedereand the Team• News story about the Crushers seeking host families for players• Considered personal hosting, decided to consider The Belvedere• Asked residents and staff and received an enthusiastic “yes!” +
  • 10. Josh Faiola• Starting pitcher (right-handed)• Graduate of Dartmouth College• Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 2005 and 2006• Signed with the Orioles in 2006 after graduation• Career Orioles minor league record of 3-1 with a 2.35 ERA• Signed with the Crushers in 2009, at age 26, after 1 ½ years off due to shoulder injury
  • 11. The Experience
  • 12. The Experience
  • 13. The Experience
  • 14. The Experience
  • 15. The Experience
  • 16. The Experience The Lake Erie Crushers Win the 2009 League Championship!
  • 17. The Experience
  • 18. The Experience
  • 19. Media CoverageMay 11 – Josh’s story runs inMay 13 – reports on “Meet and Greet” eventMay 14 – features story about Josh’s new living arrangementMay 17 – runs in-depth story on cover of “Friends & Neighbors” sectionMay 20 – visits The Belvedere for a live interview with JoshMay 21 – shares story with readers in Northeast OhioJune 8 – Cindy meets with ESPN producer to discuss “Glory Days”documentaryJuly 15 – begins filming Belvedere residents and Josh’s storySeptember 6 – attends Josh’s farewell party at The BelvedereOctober 27 – broadcasts Glory Days documentary to a national audience of millions of viewers
  • 20. Media Coverage
  • 21. Media Coverage
  • 22. Media Coverage
  • 23. Benefits and Results• Bridging generations, with benefits for both• Engaging residents with the community• Increase in community awareness• Local, regional, and national media coverage about The Belvedere, Rae-Ann, and the Crushers• Creating a partnership between Rae-Ann and the team
  • 24. An Enduring PartnershipJosh Faiola, 2009, Pitcher• Married to Allison• 2 Kids: Carsyn and Cody• Living in Houston, TX• Inside Account Executive for Alert Logic “You gave us a beautiful home, have been great friends, and welcomed us like family. This has been an amazing experience.”
  • 25. An Enduring PartnershipJoel Collins, 2010-2011, Catcher• 10th round draft pick for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2007• Married to Sierra, son Brody• Living in Lynchburg, VA• District store manager for Sprint “The Belvedere played an enormous role in making this season one that we and our family will look back on with great memories.”
  • 26. An Enduring Partnership
  • 27. An Enduring Partnership
  • 28. An Enduring PartnershipTravis Risser, 2012, Pitcher• 2010 Frontier League All Star Team• Living in Hershey, PA• Working for his dad’s business• Coaching high school pitching• Taking a year off from playing baseball “[Residents] always wanted to know how the team was doing. The way they truly cared about me was something very special. From having one resident tell me I looked awful with facial hair to throwing out candy in parades, I really enjoyed interacting with the residents and will miss all of them.”
  • 29. An Enduring PartnershipJeff Isom, 2013, Manager• New Crushers Manager in 2013• Previously managed minor league teams for the Milwaukee Brewers• Played for Purdue University and San Diego Padres & Pittsburgh Pirates minor league teams• Relocating to Cleveland “I am thankful for the opportunity to be living in The Belvedere for the summer of 2013. I am looking forward to meeting my new neighbors.”
  • 30. An Enduring Partnership
  • 31. Lessons Learned• “The game isn’t over until it’s over.” - Yogi Berra, NY Yankees Catcher• “Good is not good when better is expected.” - Vin Scully, LA Dodgers Broadcaster• “Think outside the batter’s box.” - Cindy Griffiths-Novak, The Belvedere of Westlake Owner/Operator
  • 32. For more information: Cindy Griffiths-Novak cgnovak@rae-ann.net Josh Faiola joshfaiola@gmail.com