Community Involvement


Frontier Attends NIC Fall Conference

September 2016

Frontier Management's Greg Roderick, President and CEO, and Pat Brown, CFO, recently attended the National Investment Center's (NIC) Fall Conference in Washington DC. The NIC Fall Conference provided an opportunity for senior housing operators, owners, and capital providers to network and discuss industry trends and future opportunities. Greg and Pat attended insightful breakout sessions and networking events that were designed to connect key industry players, capital providers and thought leaders from across the nation. Pat Brown describes the event as, "an excellent opportunity to meet face-to-face with existing and potential clients and capital providers. We used every minute productively!"

Walk to End Alzheimer's

September 2016

Frontier Management is the proud statewide presenting sponsor of the Alheimer's Association - Oregon Chapter's Walk to End Alzheimer's. Our Home Office staff, as well as our Portland area-based communities, had a blast not only spreading #FrontierCulture but also awareness to Alzheimer's disease. Check out some of our favorite photos captured at yesterday's powerful and inspiring event! https://www.facebook.com/frontiermanagement/

ESI's 'Build A Better Business' Webinar Series

September 2016

Evan's Senior Investments (ESI) hosted a series of webinars this summer on Management & Operations. The organization influences senior housing industry owners to make better business decisions.

This morning, Greg Roderick was privileged to present on the topic of "Manage Like a Pro: Three Improvements to Daily Operations."

The content was spot on and delivery was well received. "Attendees were very responsive, and helped contribute to dialog" commented Greg Roderick. "In the short time we shared together we were able to examine, in great detail, what it means to 'Create a Culture, Manage with Transparency, and Take Care of What You've Created.'" Roderick underlined how these three items could change, for the better, businesses operation, team, and the overall niche of their company.

A total of 71 registered senior housing and skilled nursing owners joined the meeting. Post-webinar, Frontier was approached by 2 potential portfolios. Thank you ESI for simplifying these new relationships.

Bridgetown Bash

June 2016

Members of Frontier's Executive Team attended Bridgetown Bash 2016 last Friday, June 24th. This annual fundraising event benefits the Vital Life Foundation, and is an occasion we look forward to every year! Frontier Management is proud to be a Vital Life sponsor. Attendees at the event enjoyed a sports-themed atmosphere, and witnessed celebrity appearances by local sports mascots, including Blaze, of the Portland Trail Blazers and Benny the Beaver, from Oregon State. The Portland Trail Breakers, a Portland-based breakdancing squad, entertained guests with a "halftime" show that left us in awe. Pat Brown, our Chief Financial Officer, even participated in a human bowling game! This action-packed night put the FUN in a FUNdraiser, and we are already counting down to next year's bash!

Senior Housing Summit

June 2016

America's population aged 65 and over, is expected to double in the next 30 years, creating explosive growth in the senior housing market. At TREC Dallas's most recent event, Industry Insights: Senior Housing Summit, industry leaders discussed the type of living baby boomers demand and more. We are pleased to announce that our very own President and CEO, Greg Roderick, was one of the experts selected as a panelist for this event. “It was a pleasure to participate in this event, to share viewpoints on trends and future industry demand expectations is valuable time spent” stated Greg Roderick.

The Senior Housing Summit took place June 22nd in Dallas, Texas. Visit: http://recouncil.com/programs-and-events/events/2016-industry-insights-3 for more information!

Susan G. Komen Fundraising Luncheon

April 2016

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes. Luckily, there are a number of ways to support those affected by breast cancer. Lunch for the Cure is one event that brought the Portland community together. For those who recognize the importance of investing in saving lives and ending breast cancer, this luncheon was the perfect way to help fundraise for a cure. Frontier Management is a proud advocate of this event.

Keynote speaker Nelson Farris shared his very personal story about breast cancer, and the loss of his wife to the disease. Farris’s presentation was compelling. “It’s not easy to jump back and forth between tragedy and comedy,” mentioned Pat Brown, Frontier Management’s Chief Financial Officer, “but he did a great job keeping us all invested in what he had to share. The message will resonate with us for a long time.”

The Komen foundation supports survivors, honors loved ones, spreads advocacy, and raises funds to help end breast cancer forever. This remarkable event broke records, and raised more than $334,000 for the cause. The foundation will use these assets to build an even stronger organization geared towards finding a cure.

Frontier looks forward to a continued partnership with Komen.

New Venture Championship

April 2016

The New Venture Championship (NVC) is presented annually by the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business. Graduate students from around the world and United States gather in Portland, Oregon to present and defend their business plans; it's where creativity meets strategy and brilliant businesses get the footing to take off.

Greg Roderick, a third-generation senior housing member in an owner/operator capacity, participated in the judging panel. The judges served a vital role in the success of this competition. In each round, judges had to familiarize themselves with a written business case, probe the presenters via Q&A, evaluate the analysis and recommended solutions, and provide feedback to the teams.

“The competition represents a wonderful opportunity for participants to develop many competencies that are essential for business leaders,” mentioned Greg Roderick. As a returning judge, he said he's found, “each experience rewarding and enriching.”

Edison High School Benefit Event

March 2016

Edison High School hosts many student-centered events throughout the year. One of those events, the Brilliance Benefit, event is geared toward funding tuition cost to students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend Edison.

Located at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland, Oregon the school hosted 350 guests for the Brilliance Benefit. The evening provided ample time to mix and mingle among friends and colleagues, as well as network with new sponsors. The main event featured a live auction which included weekend vacations; a personalized golf bag and clubs; a handcrafted kayak finished by the students; and hundreds of other items.

In total, the celebration generated over $310,00 and will enable Edison to pursue its mission, thereby empowering students with learning difference to experience academic success and personal growth, while preparing them for the future.

NIC 2016 Spring Conference

March 2016

The National Investment Center for Senior Housing & Care (NIC) is an organization whose mission is to advance the quality and availability of seniors housing and care for America’s elders. The 2016 NIC Spring Investment Forum kicked off Wednesday March 9th, welcoming over 1,450 attendees to Dallas.

In attendance from the Frontier Management team were; Greg Roderick, President & CEO; Patricia Brown, Chief Financial Officer; Colleen Papp, Vice President of Operations; and William Swearingen, VP of Marketing and Sales.

Seniors housing and care is changing at a rapid pace. Over a span of 3 days our Executive Management team learned how to survive and thrive in an industry that continues to change.

Day 1 opened with Capital Connections; connecting capital seekers with select capital providers. There was a golf theme, and advisors served as “caddies” offering sound advice to help capital seekers; partnering with them so they can make informed decisions and create the right goals in order to excel.

Frontier found great value in the conference, given the networking opportunity with current and potential clients, lenders and other senior housing professionals. “[Frontier] received numerous request for future information, that will ultimately lead to new management contracts” pointed out CFO, Pat Brown. “The forum was a great opportunity to connect and discuss key issues.” Frontier looks forward to the Fall Conference held in Washington, DC this September.

Chef's Dinner Extraordinaire

October 2015

Representatives from Frontier Management were honored to attend the Chef’s Dinner Extraordinaire benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The night featured a delectable dinner, musical accompaniment, and a live auction.

Frontier Management was recognized as a “Make a Difference” Sponsor. We are proud to support making a difference in the lives of those with cystic fibrosis.

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Three Days Toward a Cure

July 2015

To advance Alzheimer’s research, Frontier Management and Qdoba Mexican Grill are partnering for “Three Days Toward a Cure.”

Donate your meal receipt between Wednesday, July 29th – Friday, July 31st, and 20% of the total receipts collected will be donated to the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s.”

Your support will provide the Alzheimer's Association with an opportunity to increase awareness of Alzheimer's disease and to raise much needed funds to further their mission - to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

The end of Alzheimer’s starts with you!

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BridgeTown Bash 2015

June 2015

Frontier Management has supported BridgeTown Bash, a fundraising event benefiting the Vital Life Foundation, since 2011 and has been proud to help Vital Life field opportunities and services that reintroduce meaning and vitality to the lives of long-term residents and the employees who provide them with care. As a proud sponsor of BridgeTown Bash, Vital Life has been instrumental in supporting local causes such as Meals on Wheels, The American Heart Association, Friends of the Children, and Ronald McDonald House. This year, we celebrated Portland in 80’s but with a modern twist. The event included new food, beverages, and performances. Frontier had a great time at the BridgeTown Bash event, we were happy to have been part of it.



A Better Tomorrow

April 2015

The Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship is under the umbrella of the Business Innovation Institute at the Lundquist College of Business. The center was founded in 1989 through a $1 million endowment from Charles H. Lundquist.

Twenty-five years ago, Lundquist began with an idea to provide a link between business education and real-world experience. It was their mission to provide driven students with the educational tools to fulfill their entrepreneurship goals. Today, they continue to support the University of Oregon students as they begin to launch their own ventures, develop business plans, and create a professional standing in the business world.

Greg Roderick, President & CEO of Frontier Management, is a Lundquist mentor. With an entrepreneurial background he believes “that there’s just not enough emphasis placed on the entrepreneur spirt. The Lundquist center will definitely change that, one person at a time, and that’s all we need.”

Frontier Management is invested in the future of entrepreneurs.

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Lake Oswego Jr. High School

November 2014

Frontier Management is a proud sponsor of the November 2014 annual Lake Oswego Jr. High School (LOJHS) Auction. These funds will enhance learning at all grade levels. More specifically the proceeds will transform the schools computer lab, add additional mobile tech carts, supply band equipment, upgrade the gym, and make library improvements. Frontier is building an extraordinary partnership with LOJHS, it is our privilege to contribute $4,000 to their worthy fundraising efforts. Additionally, Greg Roderick, President & CEO, is an assistant coach for the LOJHS 7th Grade girls soccer team this fall.

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CARMEL VILLAGE AT CLOVIS

October 2014

The Carmel Village at Clovis Grand Opening event was a smashing hit! The day started at 10am showcasing local artistry and complimentary mimosas.

Carmel Village surrounding grounds include mature olive trees and raised herb garden beds for residents to harvest. The community has their own olive press and will soon press their own olive oil. In addition to the landscape bounty, the community will partner with 559 Brew Master Rhett Williams to get their own beer brewing off and running. Williams will share recipes and educate the residents on the ins and outs of home brewing.

As part of the grand opening event Carmel Village gave back to the Clovis community who has welcomed them so generously. They donated $500 to the Clovis Police Explorer Post #355, $250 to the Clovis High Cougar Foundation for Art and Orchestra, and $500 to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation on behalf of the Clovis Fire Department. Greg Roderick, President & CEO, added $2,000 to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation donation and $1,000 to Break the Barriers, a local charity for children with disabilities.

The all-day festivities brought in close to 900 people over the course of the day.

Finally, the closing event was led by the local Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony, an amazing performance from the Fresno State Bulldog Beat Band on the patio and a choreographed gymnastic dance routine from Break the Barriers on the back lawn. It was a remarkable day of celebration and giving with donations to local charities and welcoming Carmel Village at Clovis as an integral member of the Clovis community.

Brian Grant Foundation

October 2014

Greg Roderick, President & CEO, donated $1,000 toward the Brian Grant Foundation. This meaningful and important foundation works diligently for those with Parkinson’s disease.

We have the power to make a big difference for the Brian Grant Foundation by being and active contributor to this organization. Frontier is not only helping to raise critical funds to fuel this mission, we are also working to change the level of awareness in our community.

Black Tie Brawl

September 2014

Frontier Management is a proud sponsor of the Black Tie Brawl. This special event raises awareness and fundraising dollars for children with Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities. These funds directly impact the children at The Rise School of Dallas, Texas. “We are a ‘Strength Sponsor’ for the event and we are happy to be a sponsor and partner of such a meaningful program; one that provides help to the youth of Dallas,” stated Greg Roderick, Frontier’s CEO. The event is on November 20, 2014 and more information may be found at www.blacktiebrawl.com.

Santa Rosa…Here We Come!

September 2014

Frontier Management has announced The Vineyard at Fountain Grove Memory Care, a 64-unit memory care community that will begin construction before the end of 2014, at 200 Fountaingrove Parkway in Santa Rosa. “We are so excited to bring our programs and services to Santa Rosa. Our thoughtfully crafted community, our farm to table menus, low carbon footprint, along with family member appreciation programs will be accentuated” stated Greg Roderick, CEO of Frontier. Local art, wines, cheeses, carpooling, recycling and a campaign to promote local culture and help local charities will all be found at The Vineyard at Fountain Grove. “Our first donation was to the Ceres Community Project (www.ceresproject.org) which serves the Sonoma & Marin counties, bringing together health and community” explained Roderick. “The members of the team that operate Ceres are so passionate, their programs align with ours and we immediately identified with their concepts.” Watch for the 2015 opening! Visit us at www.vineyardatfountaingrove.com.

Ice Bucket Challenge……Accepted!

August 2014

Frontier Management has experienced the Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon that’s spreading awareness across the country for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the lethal neurodegenerative disorder, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The challenge dares participants to give $100 or dump a bucket of ice water over their heads. Most people seemed to be opting to both donate and get soaked! Thanks to this dare the ALS foundation has pulled in nearly twice as much money in a day as it used to in a month and now has a $100 million more to fund research! What is incredible about the Ice Bucket Challenge is that it made a disease that was previously distant a viral movement.

“I witnessed a young family go through a great deal of pain and suffering because of ALS” noted Colleen Papp, Vice President of Operations. “I took the challenge on behalf of them. It also speaks to the commitment of Frontier to the prevention of disease.” Over 50% of our communities accepted this challenge. We raised thousands of dollars in honor of the ALS foundation, spread awareness and built stronger community teams along the way. Our core values unite us in striving towards a common fundamental objective; a cure.

Craft Brewery at a Senior Living Community?

August 2014

Frontier Management is not your typical senior housing operator. At many of the Frontier communities, residents have become brew masters, label artists, bottlers, and generally knowledgeable about brewing craft micro beers. In fact, Aspen Ridge Retirement & Assisted Living in Bend, Oregon have been awarded 13 First, Second and Third Place ribbons at County and State Fairs. Princeton Village Assisted Living in Clackamas, Oregon has also earned awards. “It is a signature program at nearly a dozen of our communities and the residents run the entire program,” stated Greg Roderick, Frontier’s CEO.

Not only do residents at Frontier communities craft beer, but they also craft Ice Cream (Grande Ronde Retirement & Assisted Living, La Grande, Oregon,) Spa Salts (Sunol Creek Memory Care, Pleasanton, CA,) and flavored Vodka (Mt. Bachelor Memory Care, Bend, OR.) If you’re looking for crafts, we have come up with a whole new meaning to “craft.”

Young Entrepreneurs Business Week

August 2014

Frontier Management’s CEO, Greg Roderick, enjoys watching shows like Shark Tank and the Profit—business related networks. When he was introduced to the Young Entrepreneurs Business Week program, YEBW, an organization dedicated to building the next generation of business leaders, he was immediately interested in becoming more involved. “I love the idea, the concept and the promotion of building future leaders and business owners…” stated Roderick. Frontier has made an ongoing commitment to sponsor three teens each year to participate in their week-long program, and Roderick is also donating his personal time to work with the participants. “I had a great time [this year,] met some amazing high school students. I cannot wait to read about them in the future!” For more information, visit www.yebw.org.

Frontier Continues its Support of the Vital Life Foundation

June 2014

For several years, Frontier Management has supported the Vital Life Foundation, and this year was no exception. “What a fun, worthwhile and heartwarming event,” stated Greg Roderick. The Vital Life Foundation is a Portland, Oregon based not-for-profit organization that raises money dozens of charities benefitting senior citizens and youth alike. “The 2014 Bridgetown Bash was as grand as ever with fundraising, games, food and some of the best people whom care deeply about the causes,” continued Roderick. For more information, visit www.vitalifefoundation.org.

Portland’s annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Frontier Management strives every day to demonstrate our commitment, compassion and caring to our residents at each and every one of our communities. Our mission is to enrich the lives of our residents, staff and associates through our programs, communications, environments and true commitment. One of those ways is our community involvement with The Alzheimer’s Association and its Portland’s annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Along with our eleven local Portland-metro senior communities, we are pleased to announce we are the STATEWIDE PRESENTING SPONSOR for the annual walk. The annual walk is the national signature event for the Alzheimer's Association. It brings together family, friends, caregivers and concerned community members. Since 1989, the National Walk has raised more than $200 million to help those battling Alzheimer's disease. Frontier Management is proud to be an advocate and member. Since so many of our residents face the challenge of living with Alzheimer's disease, our company wants to take every proactive step to help fight this disease. “It has been an honor to not only participate in, but to also sponsor the Walk for the past 13 years” stated Greg Roderick, Frontier’s CEO. This is the single largest unaddressed public health threat facing the nation today. As we participate in the Walk, we are not only helping raise critical funds to fuel this mission, we are also working to change the level of awareness in our community. We have to unite now to help end Alzheimer’s.

Shake It Till We Make It

Established in 2010, the Brian Grant Foundation helps those affected by Parkinson’s disease to live active and fulfilling lives.
Brian Grant, Founder and President, is a retired professional athlete who played 12 years in the NBA as a Power Forward. While he was with the Portland Trail Blazers, Brian served as the Oregon and Southwest Washington spokesperson for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Brian was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease in 2008 at the age of 36. Fortunately, nobody has to deal with Parkinson’s disease all by themselves. In an effort to provide hope, support and advice to those affected by the disease Brian started his own aid organization. Today, Brian serves as both an advocate and an inspiration for those living with Parkinson’s.
Frontier Management is a proud sponsor of the Brian Grant Foundation. Our donations help fund education and awareness for families affected by the disease. Most importantly, our contributions benefit those affected by Parkinson’s so they may obtain the best quality of life.
Brian Grant Foundation


Liberty Mutual Insurance Alumni Cup

The 5th Annual School of Business Administration Golf Tournament teed off Wednesday, September 18th.
The tournament was organized by former PSU Graduates, and put on by Landon Farms Golf Club. Frontier Management was a Silver Sponsor whose contribution helped make the tournament possible.
The tournament was played as a four man scramble and consisted of 18 four player teams. On each hole, every player had the opportunity to drive the ball. The teams kept track of only their best hits. “It was the best way to play the tournament” said Chuck Hall, Frontier Controller, “because it allowed inexperienced golfers, like me, to compete.” Frontier was privileged to have Dan Hill, one of our most valued lenders from Red Hill Capital Group, join our company team.
Frontier took 4th place, and each of our golfers was awarded a Taylor Made golf bag at the post game dinner.
Nathan Emge, Executive Director of Princeton Village, said “the tournament had a lot to offer. The course conditions were pristine, and it turned out to be a nice afternoon to golf with friends.”