Philip Anderson previously served as Director of Maintenance at The Cottages and with the Shawano County Office of Emergency Management

Green Bay, Wis. The Cottages Senior Living & Memory Care is pleased to announce Philip Anderson will assume a new position as Director of Safety and Security. Anderson will manage safety protocols, training, and oversee all building security. He will conduct routine risk assessments, review safety policy, and ensure staff are informed, trained, and prepared in the event of an emergency.

“The well-being of our residents and staff is always our top priority,” said Tom Kosman, The Cottages’ Executive Director. “We also believe that continual improvement in our safety practices is key to providing the best possible care. Philip Anderson assuming the role of Director of Safety and Security is an important step to further enhance our safety protocols and procedures. We are confident his extensive experience in emergency management and health care will help us provide a secure environment, and we look forward to the valuable contributions he will continue to make within our community.”

Anderson’s wealth of knowledge includes time with AmeriCorps in the office of Emergency Management for Shawano County. He participated in public outreach and training, as well as the planning and implementation of county-wide drills, such as active shooter and mass casualty drills.

During his eight years with The Cottages, Anderson served as the Director of Maintenance, in which he trained staff in emergency procedures and preparedness. He was also a part of the COVID Response Team, helping develop protocols to deal with a major pandemic and ensuring the facility adhered to DHS and CDC regulations.

“My priority is to give our staff the information they need to keep our residents safe and to feel confident that they can calmly follow the correct path to safety in case of an emergency,” said Anderson. “I look forward to providing more one-on-one training to our staff and dedicating building-specific instruction to ensure that our care staff and management team can address any situation together.”

Anderson started in his new position Sunday, April 9.

About The Cottages: The Cottages offers residents the confidence of knowing they can age in place with consistent caregivers, unlike many home health services. The care offered at the community changes as an individual’s needs change. The Cottages offers basic care all the way to hospice care onsite and in the privacy of one’s own apartment. Should the safety of living alone become jeopardized due to changes in cognitive ability, the resident will be offered the opportunity to live at The Cottages Memory Care, which is adjacent to the Senior Living complex. Families can have peace of mind knowing regardless of how their loved ones age, The Cottages will do its best to accommodate and meet their needs.