Welcome from the President and CEO

As Parker’s President and CEO since 1998, I am so proud of our rich history of providing exceptional, affordable, personalized care to elders in a unique home-like setting for over a century. I invite you to explore our website and learn more about Parker’s history and mission, our various residences and programs, and our extensive services and amenities. I hope you will discover how Parker honors its past while embracing its future where everyone, young and old, joins together to make aging part of life.

Roberto Muñiz, President and CEO
Blog Posts Written By Roberto Muñiz
Parker Strives for 100% Vaccination for All

Finding New and Innovative Ways to Serve Those Most Vulnerable in Our Local Community
Infection Control Technologies
A Successful COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
Before We Say Goodbye to 2020...Let's Recognize the Good
Why Bringing COVID Testing to Minority Groups at a Disadvantage is Crucial for NJ
Technology Tools to Minimize COVID's Impact
Parker Rehab at Home Creates Seamless Transition in Aging Services During COVID
Remembering our Elders and Care Workers Who Lost their Battle to COVID
A Response to Senseless Acts of Discrimination in our Nation
Let's Give Credit Where Credit's Due-Managing COVID-19
Shining Moments During These Difficult Times
Aging on a Global Scale
Bringing Aging Services into a New Decade
Happy Holidays from Parker
It Starts at the Top: Leader to Leader, Are You #WithIt?
#WithIt Movement One Year In: New Announcements
Major Changes Coming to Parker at Somerset
How the Journey to Gold Helped Bring Positive Change
Your Summer Assignment: Make a Difference
Reversing Ageism Takes You to be a Driver of Change
Thinking About Innovation
Parker's Perspective on Caring for the Caregiver

Are You Still Learning?
A Critical Look at Aging in Puerto Rico
Parker Spreads Cheer in Latest Holiday Video
#WithIt Movement Launches at the National LeadingAge Expo
A Deeper Look at #WithIt
#WithIt: Introducing a New Movement
Creating the Right Culture Takes Humility
Sharing a Small Perspective to Make a Big Change
Perceptions of Aging are Changing in America
Research for the Greater Good
My Trip Home
The Hispanic Paradox: Roberto Muñiz Talks About Latinos Aging in America
Do the Math: Big Data Brings Good News About Aging!
A Personal Note
Ageism - Moving the Conversation Forward
The Value of Recognition - Pass It On
Strategic Planning is a Verb
Whom Have You Impacted Today?
Making Sense of Person-Directed Care
Look Ahead and Plan the Future You Prefer
Building a Talented and Diverse Aging Services Workforce

The Parker Difference

More than 110 years ago, Parker was founded as a place where people could age in a home-like setting. Since then, Parker has led the way in aging services and has been committed to challenging, changing, and expanding the idea of what it means to grow older in America. Parker looks and feels different from other senior living and care communities because we are different.
The difference is something you notice when you first set foot into one of our residences or programs. From our fantastic recreation programs, to our manicured gardens, to the sounds of children racing through the halls, you will feel the Parker difference in every service, program, and activity we provide.

We offer a variety of continuum of care services, including residential assisted living, long-term and memory care, post-acute care, plus home- and community-based services. All our programs include medical, social, personal, emotional, and physical support, which empower personal choice and enrich the lives of every resident, participant, and family member whom we serve. In all of our work, Parker takes a positive and bold outlook on aging. Instead of focusing on what some might tell us we can’t do as we grow older, Parker focuses on what we want to do more of.

Parker prides itself on being an inspiring and joyful place to work for over 850 employees. We are proud of our staff—often described as kind, resilient, and dedicated. They embody our values of being vibrant, creative and enriching, which make all the difference as we enhance the lives of the people we serve. Parker provides our employees with a supportive environment, varied and rewarding job opportunities, a comprehensive benefits package, competitive compensation, as well as professional skills development and personal growth programs. As a result, Parker enjoys one of the highest employee retention rates in the aging services field. We're attracting new employees each year to Parker's talented ranks and invite them to engage in our legacy, our unique company culture, and our evolution as an aging services system. Parker welcomes people of all ages who are excited about making a difference and finding a career in aging services. Check out our employee testimonials on our Careers page.
Along with our staff members, another shining gem of our workforce is our volunteers. More than 300 volunteers selflessly share their skills, talents, and time to benefit everyone within the larger Parker family. It is the tirelessness, professionalism, and compassion of our staff and volunteers that put a smile on the faces of our residents, participants, and their families.
As a teacher and researcher, Parker is proud to partner with academic institutions including Rutgers University, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Kean University, and Seton Hall University, as well as various county and vocational schools. We are also developing partnerships with well-known technology organizations about solutions that make aging manageable, relatable, and enriching for all of society.

Whether you’re considering senior living and care services for yourself or a loved one, or seeking employment, please know that you have an open invitation to visit. It would be our pleasure to show you firsthand what makes our extended Parker family so special and what we do each and every day to help make aging part of life.

All the best,
Roberto Muñiz