As a trusted advisor to seniors and their families, Oasis Senior Advisors is dedicated to the challenging task of navigating senior housing and resources. Each year, Oasis Senior Advisors franchise owners gather at the company’s annual convention to learn, share ideas, and celebrate the Bonita Springs, Florida-based franchise system’s top performers. This year, more than 175 franchisees, employees, sponsors and supporters from around the country gathered for the two-day event, its largest ever, March 25-26 in Jacksonville, Fla.
The event culminated in the Oasis Senior Advisors annual awards dinner, where Frederick, Md. franchise owner Kriste Kidd, CSA was named 2021 Franchisee of the Year for her support of the Oasis mission and vision, positive contributions to the Oasis network, stewardship of the Oasis brand, and high annual revenue. Kidd, who was the 2018 Rookie of the Year and a 2020 Brand Champion winner, accepted the award from Tim Evankovich, CEO of Oasis Senior Advisors.
“Kriste is an amazing entrepreneur and dedicated advisor,” said Evankovich. “We were thrilled to award our Franchisee of the Year to a truly exceptional Oasis business owner. Her award was so well deserved!”
Vickie Jozefiak, CSA, owner of Oasis Senior Advisors Macomb (Mich.) earned the 2021 Rookie of the Year honor, which is presented annually to the top-performing franchisee open between six and 18 months at the close of the previous calendar year. Jozefiak opened her franchise location in August 2020.
The 2020 Rookie of the Year, Troy Williams, CSA of Oasis Senior Advisors NW Houston, was honored as the franchise system’s 2021 Rising Star. Williams earned the award for demonstrated revenue growth within the calendar year, a strong understanding of the Oasis value proposition, and support of the Oasis Senior Advisors mission and vision.
Two Brand Champion awards were presented to Lauren O’Desky, CSA, of Oasis Senior Advisors Milwaukee, and Alan Hoffman, CSA of Oasis Senior Advisors Naperville. This award is presented to one or more franchise owners whose contributions significantly add to the overall strength of the Oasis network by helping fellow franchisees, improving the franchise model, and expanding the brand.
O’Desky and her Milwaukee team were also honored as the Top Territory, with the North Milwaukee territory producing the highest gross revenue of any territory across the franchise system in 2021. O’Desky was previously honored as the 2017 Rookie of the Year and 2018 Franchisee of the Year.
“These franchisees are exemplary models of the Oasis Senior Advisors vision, and we are proud of their accomplishments and their commitment to serve seniors and their families through an important and challenging transition in their lives,” Evankovich said. “Our advisors form a trusted partnership with each client and work as advocates to best serve their interests and ensure they find housing that truly meets the needs of each senior and their family.”
In addition to the annual awards dinner, the 2021 convention also featured keynote addresses by leading experts in senior resources, business development and more. Presenters included Adele Lund, founder and CEO of Adele Lund Consulting; Larry Beuer, CEO of Direct Access Counseling and Supportive Services, and national speaker, podcaster, wellbeing advocate and author Christin Collins.
“Convention is a franchisee favorite, as we all come together and focus on learning and networking and having fun together,” Oasis Senior Advisors CEO Tim Evankovich said. “We consider our clients family and everything we do revolves around helping them find housing solutions and other needed resources that are a perfect fit. Our franchisees have personal reasons for wanting to help seniors, many of them having experienced the challenges within their own families and seeing a need they have been called to help others.”
Oasis Senior Advisors, founded in 2014, was placed on the GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch list for its rapid development, economic contributions and potential for further expansion. The national franchisor offers free, personalized referrals for senior housing and other resources to older adults and their families. Oasis advisors combine their compassionate one-on-one approach with the power of technology to help older adults navigate difficult senior living decisions. Since its inception, Oasis Senior Advisors has helped tens of thousands of seniors find the right resources and housing options to address their needs.
For more information about Oasis Senior Advisors, franchise opportunities, or to connect with an advisor, visit oasissenioradvisors.com.
About Oasis Senior Advisors
Founded in 2014 by Tim Evankovich, Oasis Senior Advisors provides free, personalized assistance in finding senior living solutions for seniors and their families that best fit their needs. This includes independent living, assisted living, memory care, residential care homes, respite and more. The company, based in Bonita Springs, Florida, services a growing number of franchises across the United States. Their personalized and caring approach has built a dynamic network of partners such as hospital discharge planners, elder law attorneys, home care and more. Through client satisfaction and strong partnerships throughout the country, Oasis Senior Advisors is positioned for continued growth. Franchise opportunities are available nationwide. Visit oasissenioradvisors.com or call 888-455-5838 to learn more.