Silver Key open house to feature Decker, Kraushaar
Public invited to Sept. 14 event

       Former Silver Key Senior Services CEO Mikki Kraushaar will join current CEO Michael Decker at an open house Friday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. Michael Decker Mikki Kraushaar
       The event will be at the Silver Key offices, 2250 Bott Ave. The public is invited. Refreshments will be available, tours of the facility will be offered, and Decker and Kraushaar are scheduled to speak at 2 p.m.
       “It will be pretty informal,” said Decker, who was named CEO last May. “We're not making any big announcement.”
       The main reason for the open house is that “there's been a change in the CEO, we've done a little bit of remodeling, and I want the opportunity to meet folks,” he said.
       Plus, Decker hopes people who knew Kraushaar during her 33 years with the agency - shaping it from its very beginning as a regional non-profit to support elderly people living in their homes - will enjoy seeing her again. It will be the first time she has publicly appeared at Silver Key since she stepped down as CEO in 2004.
       “With Mikki there, I want to reestablish rapport with folks,” said Decker, who has previously said he hopes to bring back her management style, which had the goal of combining charity with client dignity.
       According to a press release, Silver Key has 50 employees and 400 volunteers, providing food, transportation, residential services, social services and supportive services to about 10,000 seniors annually.

Westside Pioneer/press release