Sunrise Senior Living
Sahar Edalati earned his Bachelor’s degree in aging and a Master’s degree in gerontology from the University of Southern California. During his practicum, he lived in an assisted living community where he was known as “the youngest resident.” Now, as one of the youngest executive directors at Sunrise Senior Living, Edalati has led Sunrise Villa Culver City, Calif., in attaining high employee engagement scores, as well as the Silver—Commitment to Quality Award through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program.
Beyond improving the residents’ quality of life, Edalati contributes to the community’s social activities with a monthly poetry class for residents. He also expanded Sunrise Villa Culver City’s efforts to offer affordable housing to eligible seniors in the larger community as part of a joint partnership with the Culver City Housing Division. He was named NCAL Administrator of the Year in 2018.
Tuesday, October 15
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM