Connected Living® Names Technology Veteran Tom Racca as President and COO

Racca Assumes Instrumental Role in the National Expansion of the Connected Living Network

Sep 11, 2012, 09:00 ET from Connected Living

QUINCY, Mass., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Connected Living, a mission-based organization helping senior citizens live richer, more connected lives through the use of technology, today announced that Tom Racca has been named president and chief operating officer.

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"Tom's proven leadership, along with his strategic and innovative accomplishments over 25 years  will be invaluable in helping Connected Living transform the senior living industry by providing technology  solutions that not only dramatically improve the quality of life for seniors, but also creates better health outcomes at a lower cost," Sarah Hoit, CEO and co-founder of Connected Living. "Tom is the ideal person to fill this role, and strongly positions us to further build on our growth as we expand the company nationally."

Racca has a wealth of experience in the technology industry and recently served as president and CEO of BurstPoint Networks. Prior to BurstPoint, he held several executive positions, including at Hewlett-Packard's ProCurve division, which he joined as part of the acquisition of Colubris Networks. He also held key executive positions at Chantry Networks (acquired by Siemens), Digital Equipment Corporation, Avid Technology, Proteon, and Prime Computer.  

"Connected Living's innovative combination of technology and services is breaking new ground by transforming the experience of aging for seniors," said Racca. "Senior living providers are rapidly adopting our solutions to provide programming and health services for their residents, and Connected Living has proven that with our solution, we can help them achieve ROI through operational cost savings and revenue enhancement," he added.

About Connected Living
Founded in 2007, Connected Living® is helping senior citizens live richer, more connected lives by combining simplified technology with high-touch personal support. Through its unique Connected Living Network, an award-winning Web-based social platform designed specifically for the senior living industry, the company brings together seniors, their families, and community administrators in a secure, private online community. Coupled with the company's unique approach to training and support, it integrates social networking, distance learning, community menus and calendars, and an extensive administrator dashboard to help get entire communities online and connected. Connected Living has been adopted by the most recognized thought-leaders in both the private senior living industry, as well as the public housing authorities across the country.

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SOURCE Connected Living