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Member Spotlight - Ken and Judy Riener

Ken Riener was born in Idaho and attended University of Idaho and Purdue University. He was stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio and taught Financial Management at Texas A&M, Concordia University in Montreal, and Cal Poly. He loves family activities, traveling, playing bridge, scuba diving, sailing, and being involved in assisting those interested in starting businesses through SCORE.

Judy Long Riener was raised in Arcadia, graduated from Cal Poly, and has lived in SLO for almost 55 years. She raised 3 children, was a substitute teacher, a Lamaze Childbirth teacher, a Guidance Counselor at SLO High, and supervised student teachers at Chapman University. She loves family activities, traveling with her children and grandchildren, playing tennis, bridge, her PEO Sisterhood, and being involved in organizations that offer scholarships to deserving students locally.

They were introduced to CCRC’s (Life Plan Communities) by Judy’s parents, who looked at several in Santa Barbara, but ultimately decided to move to SLO to be closer to the family. As they aged, and their needs increased, they ended up living in different facilities, miles apart. Over time, Judy and the family’s responsibilities for managing her parents’ care increased. She and Ken decided that they would NOT end up in a situation where they would be a worry and burden to the children and extended family. They are excited to begin living a carefree, active lifestyle, surrounded by others who will appreciate all the amenities that Villaggio will have to keep us physically, mentally, and socially active for many years together.