Rev. Dr. J. Michael Ripski

Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Lebanon, TN

“Larry Blaker is literally a ‘God-send.’ His Senior Life Options is the way his ministerial calling is expressing itself. Frederick Buechner has defined our calling as ‘where our deep gladness and the world’s deep need meet.’ Without a doubt one of the world’s deep needs is for help negotiating the myriad of issues related to our own later years and the later years of those we love. Spend any time with Larry and you’ll sense both his wealth of knowledge and wisdom regarding these often intimidating issues and his deep gladness in helping people navigate through them. And, as they say, ‘The best things in life are free.’ The counsel of Senior Life Options is both the best and free. I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s true.”

 Shannon White  Shannon White

    Pastor, Wilton Presbyterian Church

“Larry Blaker is a skilled, trusted and sought-after guide to families going through challenging circumstances. I interviewed Larry for my new book, The Invisible Conversations with Your Aging Parents, because of his expertise in this field. He is easy to work with and is a compassionate resource. I recommend him highly.”

May 30, 2012, Shannon worked with Larry at Blaker Consulting LTD



Debbie King   Debbie King

    Director of Operations, Issaquah Emergency and Free-standing Emergency Depts/ACCs at Swedish Medical Center

“Larry served as a consultant for the Assisted Living facility I was part of several years ago. It did not take long to experience and appreciate Larry’s knowledge of the senior industry. He is extremely skilled in the business aspect as well as the human component of health care. Larry successfully builds positive relationships and motivates others to perform at their very best. He encourages growth of team members as he guides them to deliver the best service to clients and families. Larry is honest, and those he conducts business with understand that he adheres to the highest ethical standards.”



Dennis Gould   Dennis Gould

    Commercial Real Estate Agent

“Larry is an expert in the assisted living field and is incredibly honest in his dealings with everyone he is involved with. He is a calming force in any situation or transaction you are lucky enough to be involved in with him. I look forward to the opportunity to work with him again in the near future. His experience and knowledge in his field is amazing.”

January 20, 2011, Dennis was with another company when working with Larry at Blaker Consulting LTD



Marti Bailey

Payroll Manager at Tommy Bahama

“Larry Blaker is an asset to the Long-Term Care industry. Larry understands the needs of the facilities as well as the needs of families as they search for the right place for their loved ones. Larry is both positive and creative, he seeks to provide solutions for all. We have been very fortunate to have Larry as a liaison in our industry!”

December 7, 2010, Marti was Larry’s client



Vera Taylor

President at Vera Taylor Associates, LLC

“Larry Blaker is one of the most versatile professionals I’ve worked with in the senior housing industry. His considerable talents extend from marketing to operations, development and management. His ethics and willingness to serve are in a class of their own. I would recommend him without reservation.”

December 4, 2010, Vera worked with Larry at Blaker Consulting LTD



Joseph Spada, LPN, CGCP   Joseph Spada, LPN, CGCP

    Founder at Adult Family Homes Central, LLC

“Larry was instrumental in referring and facilitating an admission at Spada Care Homes. His attention to detail and great follow up made the client’s transition smooth. Larry knows his business. He is not only very professional but personable and thorough which made it a real pleasure working with him. Thanks Larry!”

February 7, 2011, Joseph was Larry’s client



Della Ethington   Della Ethington

    Owner of Summer Breeze Haven Inc.

“Larry goes out and visits facilities before recommending them to his clients. He takes the time to talk with the owner and get a feel for what the place is really like before bringing clients for a visit. As the owner of a care home, I appreciate this because it is better for everyone involved if a good fit is found the first time. Larry is also willing to take time to share his expert advice with me when I need it. This was a tremendous help to me years ago when I was brand new in the industry!”

December 7, 2010, Della was Larry’s client



Randy Osborne

Consulting Chaplain at Berea College

“Larry was a bright and engaged student when he was attending Berea College. I know because I worked with him closely in classes and in the PreMinisterial club. He has continued this profile of creativity and active engagement in his professional life. His commitment to excellence, fairness, goodness and high ethical living has been amply demonstrated in his life. I recommend him highly.”

May 16, 2012, Randy taught Larry at Berea College


 Senior Life Options

Seattle Area (425) 508-1901

E-MAIL: wecare@seniorlifeoptions.net

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