Atlanta, GA – April 29, 2011 – zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm, is presenting an educational seminar at the Aging Services of California’s Annual Conference and Exposition being held May 2-4, 2011 in Monterey, CA. Tom Doyen, Director of Business Development for zumBrunnen, will present the session. Doyen is a dynamic speaker and an expert in senior living issues.

zumBrunnen’s session is categorized under the Financial Management track and is titled “Strategic Capital Replacement Planning: Real Answers to Real Problems” and will be held on Tuesday, May 3 from 2:15 – 4:15 pm.  As the senior living field matures, the composite age of facilities and communities is also increasing. Many older communities (whether they are a HUD project, independent living, healthcare or a CCRC) are discovering they do not have adequate capital replacement reserves to remain competitive. This session will focus on why and how to execute a strategic financial and capital replacement program to ensure an aging community is reserving the appropriate amount of capital replacement funds for the future. Doyen will identify the specific roles of the community assessment consultants in answering the “4R’s” questions: do we repair, renovate, reposition or replace? In addition, the session will examine methodologies for long-term capital replacement planning including integrated community assessments to evaluate future capital needs.

About Aging Services of California:

Aging Services of California is the state’s largest and most progressive senior living and healthcare association. The public-interest association represents more than 400 nonprofit providers of aging services – including affordable housing, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living, skilled nursing, and home and community-based care – that collectively serve more than 100,000 seniors. 2011 marks their 50th year of service to California’s seniors. Aging Services of California is a partner of LeadingAge (formerly AAHSA). For more information, please visit

About zumBrunnen:

zumBrunnen, Inc. was founded in 1989. The Atlanta-based firm specializes in construction consulting, facility assessments, property condition assessments and long-range capital reserve planning services for a diverse list of national clients. The firm is also recognized for their proprietary FacilityForecast® Software System, a unique facilities condition assessment and budgeting tool designed to forecast and manage long-term capital replacement expenses and to provide custom reserve funding plans designed to their client’s business model.

The firm has completed notable projects in a variety of market sectors including senior living, healthcare, multi-family, educational, institutional, mixed use, retail, office, warehouse, industrial, hospitality and public assembly. In addition to involvement with Aging Services of California, the firm is also active in LeadingAge (formerly known as the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging or AAHSA) and various other state chapters. The firm is also involved with the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services (CLAS), Life Services Network (LSN), National Multi Housing Council (NMHC), Association of Professional Reserve Analysts (APRA), Community Associations Institute (CAI), Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).

For more information about zumBrunnen, please call 404.601.4050 or email

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