Master Your Finances Kurt Baker with Daisy Newson

Written by on October 17, 2020

Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Daisy Newson, Director of Community Relations at Ovation at Riverwalk ( ). She visited us and talked about what Ovation does, why they are the pioneer in adult living and more.

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Transcript :

00:34 Kurt Baker: Good morning and welcome back to another edition of Master Your Finances presented by Certified Wealth Management & Investment. I am Kurt Baker, a certified financial planner professional, located in Princeton, New Jersey and I can be reached through our website, which is or you can call me directly at 609-716-4700. This week very pleased to have with us, Daisy Newson, who is the Director of Community Relations at Ovation at Riverwalk and she comes to Ovation with more than 20 years of experience working in senior services and volunteering with seniors, and a quote from Daisy is, “Exceptional customer service is my goal and building great relations is essential to achieving that.” She was born in New Jersey and raised in Brazil. Daisy speaks fluent Portuguese and Spanish, growing up in a country where elders are revered, she helped her family care for her grandparents and great-grandparents. Daisy has a degree in marketing and business administration, and has served and volunteered for organizations including the Alzheimer’s Association, Ronald McDonald House, United Way, Red Cross and Veteran’s groups.
01:52 Kurt Baker: Daisy, I really appreciate you coming on today, I know this is a very important area that we are talking about this year, especially because our seniors have been at high risk in this COVID thing, and so I know that that’s been an area we’ve been talking about it just in general from a health perspective, from a housing perspective, and can you tell us a little bit about just your background and how… I know you told us your family history here, but how you came to this particular job, and your professional experience a little bit, and then why you decided this was a great fit for you?
02:26 Daisy Newson: Yes, absolutely. Hi Kurt, thank you for having me, it’s a pleasure being here and chatting with you. Yes, I have been in this industry for a while, growing up in South America, we have a different value with our elders, it’s a little bit different, the amount of care that we provide for them. So over here, it’s a little bit different than that. I started volunteering with the different organizations with hospice and assisted-living communities and other organizations that provide care and help for seniors, and so that was always my passion, so I was fortunate enough that a few years back, I was able to make a career transition and started working in the senior living industry. I worked in assisted-living communities as a director in marketing, and I now joined SageLife, which is a parent company to Ovation at Riverwalk. They have been in the senior living industry since 1989. They have other assisted-living communities and nursing homes. However, this Ovation at Riverwalk is a little bit different, this is a 55 active adult community. So what we provide is a resort-style living for folks that are looking for something better as they age.


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