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Plum Landing Announces Retirement of Executive Director Don Mangers 

Aurora, IL, Release: July 16, 2021. For Immediate Release

Plum Landing announced today that Don Mangers is retiring from Plum Landing as Executive Director for no other reason than he feels like it is the right time for him, effective on or about August 31, 2021. Plum Landing is a local not-for-profit Retirement Community in Aurora, IL in operation since 1962. Plum Landing offers independent rental apartments for active seniors 55 and better.

Mangers joined Plum Landing in March 2000, and his contributions to Plum Landing have been significant and meaningful. His compassion for the senior community, residents and families of the residents has been an instrumental part of the community. Mangers has contributed 21 years of experience to Plum Landing, and his achievements will not be forgotten. Prior to Plum Landing he spent 18 years in the hospitality industry with Hyatt, Kapalua Bay, and Wyndham hotels. Mangers work ethic, devotion and compassion has been exemplary at Plum Landing.

On any given day, Mangers could be found personally calling a family member of a resident, helping a resident, participating in Plum’s monthly cook out, driving a resident to a doctor’s appointment, or working on fulfilling projects with his staff. His dedication to keep Plum Landing safe of Covid throughout the Pandemic was impeccable. The safety of his residents and staff was one that he did not take lightly. Mangers monthly newsletters reported that Plum remained Covid free through it all.

“It has been my honor and privilege to work with hundreds of residents and their families, an awesome staff, and a dedicated and supportive Board of Directors all these years. I’m happy I’ve been able to be a part of Plum Landing’s history, and I look forward to its bright future.”

We are thankful for his service to Plum Landing and wish Don and his family all the best in his retirement.

The Plum Landing Board of Directors Search Team is now accepting resumes for the Executive Director position. Visit PLUMLANDING.ORG for additional information.


If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Arelis Flores at Plum Landing, 630-896-5031 or send an email to