Biz Briefs: Signature, Creating Results, Mather LifeWays, REES

Signature Senior Lifestyle Forms UK Senior Housing Development Partnership

Signature Senior Lifestyle has announced that it has formed a development partnership with UK institutional investors to develop and operate residential senior care communities in London and the south east of England. Institutional investors, including clients of CBRE Investors, are committing equity to the Partnership alongside Signature.  The development partnership acquired from Signature the ‘”Moorlands Lodge” property currently under development in Hindhead, Surrey which is expected to be completed in 2011 and includes 97 apartments.  Signature will act as development manager, venture manager and operate the assets under long term operating agreements.

“We are delighted to have closed this new Partnership with a group of high quality institutional investors who are backing our development growth plan for London and the Southeast. Signature Wellbeing Homes offer senior citizens a place to feel at home, in specially designed suites, where they can enjoy quality meals and a full range of activities. We offer personalised care as and when needed through bespoke care plans, all in a fully registered care home with nursing environment,”said Thomas B. Newell, Chief Executive Officer of Signature.



Creating Results Gets Wins For Retirement Community Programs

Creating Results, a marketing agency for senior living properties, has announced that it has received awards for its recent work for continuing care retirement communities in Pennsylvania and Virginia.  The firm received the following four awards for senior community marketing:

Platinum in Publications – Club Brochure for Willow Valley Retirement Communities, Lancaster, PA
Gold Award in Publications –Brochure for Willow Valley Retirement Communities
Gold Award in Design – “Smart Retirement Decision” Integrated Direct Mail, Print Advertising, and Online Landing Pages Campaign for Westminster at Lake Ridge, Occoquan, VA
Gold Award in Design –Welcome Center for Willow Valley Retirement Communities

“These marketing materials were relevant and spoke directly to the concerns of today’s seniors,” noted Todd Harff, President of Creating Results. “We’re honored by the recognition from the Generations Awards but are most pleased that a strategic focus, engaging photography and dynamic, honest copy created positive results for our clients.”



Mather LifeWays Ranked 16th on Chicago Tribune 100 Top Workplace List

Mather LifeWays was named one of the Top 100 Places to Work in the Chicago area based on an employee survey conducted by an independent organization. Mather LifeWays is a not-for-profit organization that has enhanced the lives of older adults for nearly 60 years and  is ranked 16th among mid-size companies (250-999 employees).

“It is a privilege to work with people who are so passionate about and dedicated to our mission of creating Ways to Age Well. This team consistently succeeds in eliminating impossibilities for themselves, co-workers, and the older adults we serve,”  said Mary Leary, CEO and President of Mather LifeWays

REES Gets $40 Million Investment For China Senior Living Center

REES Star Continuing Care Group (RSCCG), an affiliate of ATLANTA based Rees Associates, Inc. announced that it has executed an agreement for an investment of $40 million in the Zhangjiagang district for the development of a retirement community.  RSCCG also signed a joint venture agreement with the Aoyang Group in the Zhangjiagang district, to work to develop a separate retirement community.