5 questions with retirement center director Max Oppenheimer


Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Light

Max Oppenheimer, 34, recently celebrated five years as director of marketing at Brentmoor Retirement Community.

Can you briefly describe your job?

To assist seniors’ transition into a new community and to help them enhance their quality of life and to age in place.


What do you like best about your work?

I get to meet all different kinds of people. I get to help them out with a really key role, and I get to see how they grow in the community.


I know you’re married to Jerilyn and dad to Maya, 8, and Owen, 4. What are your main activities outside of work?

I’m on the board and president-elect of HOPE (Housing Options Provided for the Elderly). I also volunteer for my synagogue, Young Israel. But most of my spare time I spend with my friends and family and our new cat, Oreo.


Do you have any special talents?

I do a lot of cooking at home, mostly around the grill. I’m also kind of fearless in getting in front of a group of people and talking. I can talk to a wall! I’m also good at building relationships.


Favorite deli food?

That’s tough, but I’ll go with pastrami at Kohn’s. Their chicken nuggets are really good, too.