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“Taking care of our seniors is the right thing to do. I believe it’s my calling and I hope to leave a legacy of value to my family and others in the next generation. Living in Morgan Hill I’ve seen how, when one person is willing to take the fi rst step in a worth- while endeavor, others step in to help.” Kenneth Tak Owner / President Home Instead Senior Care of Morgan Hill Kenneth Tak believes quality of life is as important in our fi nal years as it is in our formative years. This inspired him to take the helm as President and Owner of Home Instead Senior Care of Morgan Hill in 2016. After caring for his elders in their fi nal years, Ken wanted to shift his career focus to have a stronger, more direct social impact. Home Instead gave him a way to do that. The company’s services are delivered with a level of independence, dignity and respect that he believes is vital to the health and well-being of seniors. Equally important to Ken, who is a Christian, is the fact that Home Instead has as one of its founding principles “to honor God in all we do.” Along with a passion for senior services, Ken brings over 25 years of fi nance, business management, IT and health care management 36 experience to his leadership of Home Instead. Previously he was Director of Finance and Operations for Pacifi c Reproductive Services, a nationally -recognized fertility center in San Francisco. Ken helped establish the Morgan Hill Aging Council to support the City of Morgan Hill’s Older Adult Services with ideas, volunteers, and other resources when needed. He’s an active member of the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce and Morgan Hill Rotary Club. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Finance and in Computer Information Systems from USC, and a Master’s degree in Health Administration from Ohio University. Ken’s parents immigrated from Seoul, Korea, to the US in 1973 when he was three months old. Today, he lives in Morgan Hill with his wife, Sun Kyoung, a professional pianist, and their sons, Teddy and Freddy.