Embrace Living Communities Named #6 Best Workplace for Aging Services by Fortune Magazine

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OAK BROOK, IL (October 12, 2022) – For the fifth year in a row, Great Place to Work® named Embrace Living Communities as one of the best workplaces in the country. We have now been further recognized as the #6 best workplace in aging services (Sm-Med) by Fortune Magazine. This is based on a survey taken by Embrace Living employees in which 85% said that Embrace Living was a great place to work, compared to 57% at the “typical company.”

“It’s a special culture that dedicates itself every day to a mission that ensures a life of dignity and community for very low-income seniors and people with disabilities,” says Chief Executive Officer Ralph Gaines. 

96% of employees said that they feel a sense of pride when they look at what they accomplish through Embrace Living, 94% feel they make a difference and 94% said their work is more than “just a job” but has special meaning to them.

One employee had this to say about working at Embrace Living: “I was immediately welcomed by the building manager and staff from other sites. The support from corporate and other staff in the same position helped create a feeling of inclusion, building confidence, acceptance and an overall feeling of belonging. There’s also an enthusiasm to learn more, so I can be and do more.”

Among the other responses employees gave regarding Embrace Living as a workplace, the words “people” and “team” were among the most used words, reflecting a commitment to not only the residents but also their fellow teammates, who also work toward accomplishing Embrace Living’s mission to help residents age with dignity.

“We’re honored that Fortune has recognized our efforts and named us on the list and thank all of our team members for their commitment and dedication,” says Gaines.


About Embrace Living Communities

As a nonprofit, faith-based organization, Embrace Living Communities operates 30 communities across Illinois, Missouri and Florida. Founded in 1895, the organization’s mission is to provide actively aging adults and people with disabilities affordable, welcoming homes in communities that embrace living. Embrace Living Communities is a full service management organization and partners with public and private entities in the development and management of sustainable affordable housing that strengthens communities.  


About Great Place to WorkGreat Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.


Contact: Alina Serban (630) 521-8061 x8061, aserban@embraceliving.org