Atlanta, GA – May 4, 2011 – zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm, is presenting an educational session at the North Carolina Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging (NCANPHA) 2011 Spring Conference and Trade Show being held May 9-12 at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa in Asheville, NC.  John zumBrunnen, Founder and President of the firm, will present the session. zumBrunnen is a respected speaker and national expert in senior living construction and facility asset management issues.

zumBrunnen’s session is categorized under the CFO track and is titled “Ensure Mission – Lower Operating Costs: New Solutions for Managers, Executives and Board Members” and will be held on Wednesday, May 11 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.  Attendees will earn 1 CEU for the course. The session will review how Executives and Board Members alike are responsible for ensuring the mission of the communities they serve and explain how long-term financial stability serves as the foundation to achieve overall objectives. zumBrunnen will cover how and why Executives and Boards need accurate and comprehensive reporting on the physical condition of their assets, how to ensure they have the program, staff and tools necessary to maintain their communities while being as efficient and green as practical, and that they have the funds to act strategically when physical changes are necessary. This session provides insight into the actions Board Members and Executives should implement to assure long-term preservation and performance of their physical assets.

About NCANPHA:

The North Carolina Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging (NCANPHA) is a state association of not-for-profit providers dedicated to providing quality care, housing, health, community and related services to the elderly. As the only Association in North Carolina exclusively representing not-for-profit long-term care facilities, a primary goal is to support members in maintaining their 501 (c)(3) status and promoting the not-for-profit philosophy of quality long-term care and services for the elderly. NCANPHA member facilities serve over 20,000 older people and meet the needs of thousands more through facility outreach programs such as home health care, congregate meals, respite care, day care and other supportive services. For more information, please visit www.ncanpha.org.

About zumBrunnen:

zumBrunnen, Inc. was founded in 1989. The Atlanta-based firm specializes in construction consulting, facility assessments, property condition assessments and long-range capital reserve planning services for a diverse list of national clients. The firm is also recognized for their proprietary FacilityForecast® Software System, a unique facilities condition assessment and budgeting tool designed to forecast and manage long-term capital replacement expenses and to provide custom reserve funding plans designed to their client’s business model.

The firm has completed notable projects in a variety of market sectors including senior living, healthcare, multi-family, educational, institutional, mixed use, retail, office, warehouse, industrial, hospitality and public assembly. In addition to involvement with the North Carolina Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging (NCANPHA), the firm is also active in LeadingAge (formerly known as the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging or AAHSA) and various other state chapters. The firm is also involved with the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services (CLAS), Life Services Network (LSN), National Multi Housing Council (NMHC), Association of Professional Reserve Analysts (APRA), Community Associations Institute (CAI), Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).

For more information about zumBrunnen, please call 404-601-4050 or email info@zumbrunnen.com.

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