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Channing House Exterior“I’d like to welcome Channing House and CEO Rhonda Bekkedahl to the Caring Communities family. Founded in 1961, in beautiful Palo Alto California, Channing House has a long history of providing high quality care for seniors. We look forward to a long-term partnership with the dedicated team at Channing House.” – Randy Renn, CEO of Caring Communities

As a continuing care retirement community, Channing House offers residents a tiered approach to the aging process, including access to independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing care. Channing House also holds memberships in the American Society on Aging and LeadingAge California, National LeadingAge, and the California Assisted Living Association.

“Channing House is delighted to join our many non-profit senior living community colleagues in partnership with Caring Communities. We have always taken our responsibility for providing engaging and safe spaces for our residents and employees very seriously. By joining forces with Caring Communities, we are taking critical steps that take that commitment to the next level. We are stronger together,” commented Rhonda Bekkedahl, CEO & Executive Director at Channing House.


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​​​​​​Channing House was established in 1961 as a premier Life Care/Continuing Care Community located in Palo Alto, California. Channing House was founded by Dr. Russell V. Lee, one of the creators of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and it’s first president. Dr. Lee recognized, through his practice of medicine, the need to find new approaches to providing care for the nation’s aging population. He believed retirees ought to have the opportunity to enjoy life-time care in comfort, dignity, and beautiful surroundings. He even authored a book on the subject, “No Gravy on the Vest: The Art of Growing Old in Style.” Read More​​

Caring Communities

A.M. Best Rated A Excellent, Caring Communities, a Reciprocal Risk Retention Group is the leading member-owned provider of professional, general, and excess liability insurance protection, education, and risk management services for the country’s preeminent not-for-profit providers of senior care and housing. Membership in Caring Communities represents a long-term strategic opportunity for mission-based providers to work with the industry’s innovators and leaders – to further their mission in creating the safest environments and best risk management practices for their residents and employees. Caring Communities is owned and governed exclusively by its Members.


For more information please contact:


Caring Communities
Ashur Odishoo
Chief Growth Officer


Channing House
Kim Krebs
Marketing Director

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