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Celebrating 10 Years of Doing Good & Doing Well!

RALAcademy Students Hitting Home Runs

Donald and Talinda Kelly Success Story

Donald and Talinda Kelly hit a home run with their new custom-designed senior housing, after attending the Residential Assisted Living Academy. “God was leading me,” Don said. “And then (Gene) came up.”

After attending the RALA 3-day fast track course, Don insisted that his wife sign up to see what it was all about. She suggested the online classes, but Don was determined to get Talinda in the 3-day course. “Gene offers virtual tours of his level 3, 4 and 5 homes,” Donald said, “you get to see, touch and feel,” along with engaging class interaction – “you really need to go.”

In March, Talinda registered for the 3-day RALAcademy course. “I get it now.” She said. “Let’s do this.” Also in March, they were approved and started their business. “It was a God-send,” Don said. “Once I left the class I was empowered.” This is the right time to sign up.

Today, there’s a silver tsunami of seniors, estimated at 77 million baby boomers, with 10,000 people turning age 65 everyday, and 4,000 turning age 85.

The Kelly’s Kansas City assisted living home is a heart-wrenching success for the RAL industry nationwide.

The Good News

The must-read story is spreading fast.

Recently, KCTV Channel 5 News reporter, Betsy Webster, featured RALA student Don Kelly in an article titled, Senior home in Johnson County is a landmark first.

Assisted living homes are generating media attention across the country, but this success story is quite unique.

Don’s childhood is marked by humble beginnings, growing up across the street from Municipal Stadium.

It was Christmas day 1971 when the Chiefs vs. Dolphins playoff game was the longest in NFL history at Municipal Stadium.

Jackie Robinson, the first black Major League Baseball player, broke the baseball color line when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Robinson’s journey started at Municipal Stadium playing for the Kansas City Monarchs in 1945.

During Kelly’s childhood, he was not able to step foot into the legendary stadium, because his family couldn’t afford tickets.

That didn’t stop him from capturing clips in his conscious while watching from their third-story window.

Municipal Stadium to Senior Living Home

Thirty years later, they purchased the entire vacant block where the stadium once stood.

The couple built Our Home Senior Care, an assisted living residential home with 12 bedrooms and luxury touches throughout.

A black kid raised across the street from a stadium that he couldn’t afford admission, now owns the land and the first senior home in Johnson County.

They named it Monarch Manor, honoring the legendary Negro Leagues team that once played baseball there.

The Monarch Manor is not a big box nursing facility. It offers a much greater level of care, more independence, and a family-style feel.

Don is also a church pastor that says his entrepreneurial enthusiasm comes from God, and his fearless confidence is inspired by faith and family.

His vision is to combine construction with connection – the power couple plans to build more assisted living homes.

Doing Good and Doing Well

Residential Assisted Living is the largest market growth opportunity in a generation.

The 3-Day RALAcademy course is putting people on a fast track to support and success. Students are learning how to capitalize on this mega-trend.

Step-by-step students are learning A-Z how to secure a RAL business. Some students say the courses are inspired by God.

RALAcademy owner, Gene Guarino, is determined to do good and do well, while sharing his success secrets with others.

Visit to learn more about how Donald and Talinda Kelly hit a homerun their first time in the ball park of residential assisted living.

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