Must Reads: Virtual Reality to Support Seniors, No More ‘Mush’ in Dining

Top news organizations around the country recently ran these must-read stories related to senior housing.

Back to School: College Towns Woo Retirees—Davidson College in North Carolina allows residents of a nearby senior housing community to audit classes, and this is just one example of how college towns are emerging as retiree hotspots.

Virtual Home Intended to Break Down Walls in Health Care—To gain more insight into how home layouts impact people’s ability to age in place, researchers in Wisconsin have turned to virtual reality technology.


The Seniors Housing and Care Market Finds a Sweet Spot—The market fundamentals for senior housing are strong, but there are some trouble spots to watch out for, including slipping assisted living occupancy rates, NIC’s Beth Burnham Mace writes in her first column for National Real Estate Investor.

ALF Real Estate Investment – Assisted Living Facilities—Flipping private residences into small assisted living facilities could be lucrative for certain real estate investors, according to TV personality Scott Yancey of A&E’s Flipping Vegas.

Mush No More: Retirement Home Food Gets Fresh and Local—Companies such as Unidine are bringing mouth-watering dishes like tilapia with caper butter to senior living communities around the country.


Fund Managers Are Boosting their Bets on Health Care—With prices of biotech and pharmaceutical stocks zooming up—and chatter of a bubble growing—some fund managers are sticking with health care but diversifying into senior housing.

Written by Tim Mullaney

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