‘Getting Personal’ in the New Year

Owner Chris Skiff is an 11x marathon finisher   

Owner Chris Skiff is an 11x marathon finisher


The Manse on Marsh wants to “get personal,” in 2016. What does this mean? Well for us here at The Manse, that means engaging with staff and residents on our website, through social media, and of course through one on one interactions with our residents and their families.


The Manse is dedicated to providing care that is above and beyond the normal expectations of, “the old folks home.” We want our residents to feel at home, taken care of by a close network of caregivers and staff that are friendly, personable and highly trained.


Getting to know you, getting to know all about you 

There was a time not that long ago, when ‘personal’ was not considered ‘professional,’” writes Susan Saldibar in her recent article published with the Senior Housing Forum titled, “Can We Get Personal?”

“Those were the days when the most personal a company would get would be to add the marital status and favorite hobbies to the end of their corporate bios… Today the tables have turned.”

What’s behind the shift? “Certainly social media, driven by advances in digital technology are providing much of the fuel,” writes Saldibar. “We are also seeing a generational shift,” she explained.


Meet the Owner: Chris Skiff

Chris Skiff has dedicated his life to serving seniors and is passionate about what he does –his entire career has been focused on developing outstanding senior communities.

A UCLA honors graduate, Chris began developing senior apartments when he was just 23 with the largest developer of its kind on the West Coast. Since then he has been involved in developing over 20 different senior communities. “I feel truly blessed to have served hundreds of seniors, and probably thousands of family-members over our 15 years,” he said. 

Chris has been happily married to his college sweetheart for over 28 years. The two have been blessed with 5 wonderful children, two of which were adopted from Russia.

Chris is a devout Christian, seeking to, “honor The Lord through his business and to compassionately serve others every day.”

Some of his achievements include:


·      Cancer survivor

·      11x marathon finisher

·      Married 28 years

·      Proud father of 5 great kids, two adopted from Russia

·      Developed all or portions of over 20 seniors communities in career

·      Central Coast Builder of the Year — 2000

·      40 under Forty, Pacific Coast Business Times — 2002

·      Home Builder's Association, Lifetime Director — 2010

·      The Master's Program — graduate 2013

·      Multiple International Christian Missions


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We invite you to take a tour today at the Manse San Luis Obispo assisted living facility, take a tour, talk to our wonderful residents and staff and see if we are the right for your loved one. Call us today at (805) 541-4222.