Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

A Conversation with the Founder, Bob Roskamp, and Jai Larman, Executive Director

Freedom Plaza Peoria was designed, built and originally operated by Robert Roskamp, senior living pioneer and philanthropist.  He formed Freedom Plaza Limited Partnership (FPLP) in 1987 and teamed up with Sun Health, an Arizona senior living and community health non-profit organization in a joint venture that strengthened the ownership group.

“Freedom Plaza was the first Life Plan community of its kind,” said Mr. Roskamp.  “I’m proud to have led the development of such a strong and vibrant sector of the senior living market.”

FPLP has retained continuous ownership of the Freedom Plaza campus, including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing.  In March, 2018, the Arizona Department of Insurance granted FPLP’s wholly-owned subsidiary a permit to manage the Freedom Plaza campus, previously managed by Brookdale.

More about Freedom Plaza Limited Partnership (FPLP)

  • The partners and affiliates of Robert Roskamp and Sun Health have developed and managed over 16 large-scale senior living communities across the nation for a total of over 4,500 independent apartment homes and 2,200 health care center accommodations.  FPLP is guided by a focus on quality of operations steered by caring principles and longevity in the market.
  • Long term goals include supporting the charitable purposes of Roskamp Institute and  Sun Health Foundation.

Roskamp Institute

Roskamp Institute, the world renowned research facility established in 2003 in Sarasota, has made important discoveries with profound clinical implications for the millions of Americans with neurological disorders.  Roskamp Institute was established with the goal of becoming a primary international site for leading-edge research on neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.  Today, Roskamp Institute is recognized as a leader in the global effort to better understand and ultimately cure debilitating diseases of the mind.  In 2010, the Foundation’s governing board determined that the growth of Roskamp Institute could be accommodated by a change in status from a private operating foundation to an independent public charity.  With this change in structure Roskamp Foundation’s two principals, Bob and Diane Roskamp, made an important gift to the world health community, providing substantial resources to aid the discovery in new drugs and treatments for depilating diseases of the brain.

Sun Health Foundation

Sun Health Foundation is an Arizona nonprofit charitable foundation supporting superior health for nearly 50 years.  Sun Health Foundation’s extensive history is marked by a commitment to bring excellent health care to the Northwest Valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area  Today,  Sun Health Foundation is honored to continue its role as the philanthropic link between the community and Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center and the Banner Sun Health Research Institute.  The Sun Health Foundation and its philanthropic partners are the driving force behind the Sun Health Community Wellness programs operated through the Center for Health & Wellbeing.  Through stewarding charitable contributions of its generous donors and utilizing the skills of more than 4,000 volunteers, Sun Health Foundation has enabled the multi-million dollar, award-winning Banner facilities and programs they support to advance in quality and volume of service provided to the community.  Sun Health Foundation is focused on helping people live healthier, longer lives.