New Home For Hanson Services Inc.

An empty building on Madison Avenue in Lakewood caught the attention of Maryann Hanson, founder and president of Hanson Services Inc. The building sat empty for years, but in an instant, Maryann knew it would be the perfect home for her 16-year-old home healthcare agency.

“I had been looking for a freestanding building that looked like a home. I wanted a place where I could hang our apple (Hanson’s Logo) and invite clients and other guests.”

Maryann’s vision became a reality this September when 17017 Madison Avenue became the new home office of Hanson Services Inc. “The paint was barely dry and the renovations not quite complete, but we moved in and opened our doors”  Maryann said.

Lakewood Mayor Michael Summers made it “official” when he and Maryann cut a red ribbon at the front door. The ribbon-cutting ceremony kicked off a daylong celebration, broadcast live on WCLV Radio with Robert Conrad. WCLV listeners heard from Hanson Services caregivers and clients about the benefits of in-home care. Robert Conrad also interviewed Nancy Udelson, president of the Cleveland Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and Dr. Steve Landers, Gerontologist and Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Homecare program. Roughly, 300 guests sampled food from “Italian Creations” and enjoyed European chocolate from “Sweet Designs.” Both are companies based in Lakewood.

Maryann Hanson is a strong supporter of Lakewood businesses, having founded Hanson Services from her dining room table in her Lakewood home. Hanson now has five offices in Northeast Ohio and Florida.

Eileen McShea

Eileen is the Director of Public Relations and Communications for Hanson Services Inc. Hanson Services provides in-home assisted living for Northeast Ohio, and Florida.

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Volume 7, Issue 21, Posted 7:12 PM, 10.19.2011