Though Robert Sorenson has been a resident of Collier County since his family relocated from Milwaukee in 1991, when it comes to his work as director of wellness for Moorings Park, he still embraces the Midwest work ethic.

“I started with Moorings Park 10 years ago and have steadily worked up the ranks in the organization to the position of director of wellness,” he says. “In this role I am responsible for implementing a comprehensive wellness program for all levels of care. In addition, I also serve as an adjunct professor at Florida Gulf Coast University where I teach in the Exercise Science program.”

Sorenson proudly notes that, in 2019, his department won the International Council on Active Aging’s Pinnacle Award and Moorings Park was named the No. 1 wellness-based community in North America. More recently, his contributions to FGCU earned him a nomination for the Soaring Eagle Award and he was honored by LeadingAge Florida with the 2021 Emerging Leader Award.

What are your future aspirations?

As the industry of aging shifts from a medical model to one of health promotion and disease prevention, I hope to help people age successfully and develop a template for health and wellness that can be incorporated into retirement communities.