Ryan Novaczyk, President of New Perspective Senior Living, Named to 50 for Next 50 by LeadingAge Minnesota

Ryan Novaczyk Named to LeadingAge Minnesota’s “50 for Next 50”

It’s inspiring to know we’re re-defining modern senior living while improving the quality of our residents’ lives.

Ryan Novaczyk, President and CFO of New Perspective Senior Living has been named to LeadingAge Minnesota’s 50 for the Next 50. 50 for the Next 50 recognizes innovative and influential leaders who are charting the course for the next wave of older adult services that will empower Minnesotans to age well and live fully.

“50 for the Next 50 are pioneers, challenging the status quo to transform and enhance the experience of aging,” said Gayle Kvenvold, President and CEO, LeadingAge Minnesota. “These leaders are making forward-looking innovations in service delivery, elevating the profession of caregiving and best preparing Minnesota for the future needs of its aging population. We are energized by what lies ahead with the mix of these experienced and next generation leaders at the helm.”

The 50 for the Next 50 represent a broad array of professionals who work on behalf of older adults in senior living, adult day services, home care and skilled nursing as well as organizations that support long term services and support throughout Minnesota.

“This honor by LeadingAge is wonderful motivation and confirmation that our mission to put residents first each day and find ways to help them Live Life on Purpose® is making a positive difference,” said Novaczyk. “It’s inspiring to know we’re re-defining modern senior living while improving the quality of our residents’ lives.”

Novaczyk has served as New Perspective Senior Living President and CFO since 2008. He guides the company’s day-to-day financing, acquisitions/development, technology and fiscal functions. Novaczyk also oversees business performance, investments, strategy and growth initiatives across New Perspective’s 22 communities in Minnesota, Illinois, North Dakota and Wisconsin.

Novaczyk is active with industry associations and is a member of the Assisted Living Federation of America, CFO Executive Roundtable, and sits on the Operator Advisory Board for the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing. He holds professional certificates from the Erickson School Seniors Housing and Care executive education program, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in the disciplines of: Seniors Housing Executive, Finance, Sales and Marketing. Novaczyk is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, with a Bachelor of Arts in finance, and a minor in economics.

The 50 for Next 50 were recognized as part of LeadingAge 50th Anniversary. Founded in 1967, LeadingAge Minnesota is the state’s largest association of organizations serving older adults. Together with more than 50,000 caregivers, our members provide quality, compassionate services and support to nearly 70,000 older adults every day in all the places they call home.

About New Perspective Senior Living:

Founded in 1998, New Perspective Senior Living (NPSL) is a family owned company that develops and operates vibrant senior living communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Illinois. Its foundational belief—that all seniors deserve to Live Life on Purpose® and age with dignity—was forged from the personal experience of caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease. Today, the company serves over 2,000 seniors through Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care options. The company, based in Eden Prairie, Minn., has won multiple awards including Top Assisted Living Facility, Best-of-the-Best Dining Experience and Top Workplaces.

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