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• Assisted Living Communities• Independent Senior Living Communities• Nursing Facilities

• Conceptual Development• Project Development• Management• Consulting
• Speaking Engagements• Boutique Retirement Communities• Iseemom.com (videoconferencing)
• The Vibrant Community (culture change philosophy)



Dean Solden is the President and Co-owner of Vibrant Life Communities, a senior health care Management Company, and Solden Development Company, a senior health care Development company. He has been involved as either an owner, developer, manager, nursing home administrator or assisted living administer in 14 senior communities since 1990.  He is known nationally for his work in the last twenty years as an innovator in the senior health care industry, especially assisted living.


Solden Development has created four unique communities from the ground up, University Living, Ann Arbor, Michigan, a 75 unit AL/MC,  My Doctor’s Inn, a 100 unit AL/MC in Sterling Heights, Michigan,  Hope Landing, a 20 unit rural assisted living community in Charlotte, Michigan, Michigan and New Friends Dementia Community, a 60 unit memory care community in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In 2006, AARP announced University Living as one of the ten most innovative AL communities in the United States, with its participation in a life long learning program with a unique partnership with the University of Michigan.


Vibrant Life Communities currently owns and manages 3 properties in Michigan, New Friends Memory Care, Kalamazoo, a 60 unit memory care community with three Lodges (buildings); The Lodge of Durand, Durand, Michigan, a 52 unit AL/MC community with two Lodges, and Vibrant Life Senior Living, Temperance, Michigan, a 79 unit AL/MC with three Lodges.

Mr. Solden has created a culture change philosophy entitled, “Living with Assistance ” which focuses on providing resident’s a meaningful and fulfilling life, while any care needed is professionally done in the background.  

Mr. Solden has been active in the state and national assisted living industry. He was a former Board Member of NCAL, the National Center for Assisted Living, and for four years and sat on the national Regulatory and Policy Sub-committee. He was a Board Member of the Michigan Center for Assisted Living from 2003 until 2010, and was its Chair from 2005-2007. In 2003 Mr. Solden was awarded the President’s Award from the Michigan Center for Assisted Living, for outstanding work in the field of assisted living. He was awarded the “Top Gun” award from the Vigilan Company for excellence in assisted living development.   Mr. Solden has testified for the Michigan State Senate and Legislature on senior health care issues. Mr. Solden has spoken throughout the country and frequently writes on senior health care issues.