Monday Jump-Start: First ‘Dementia Village’ in the U.S.

Happy Monday!

This past week was a busy one for the senior housing industry. Catch up on our most-read news before this week’s news starts piling up:

Holiday Retirement announced it is moving its headquarters from Lake Oswego, Oregon, to Winter Park, Florida—and impacting about 200 jobs in the process.


A Georgia-based senior living provider’s “Price for Life” discounting model resembles Chick-fil-A’s free-food policy.

Senior living costs are rising at a slower rate than health insurance premiums, hospital service costs and recent home sale prices, according to the 2017 National Senior Living Cost Index from Seattle-based senior living referral service A Place for Mom.

A new food program is on the menu at Erickson Living’s retirement communities throughout the U.S., and it is very popular among residents.


Dallas, Minneapolis, and Atlanta were busiest places for senior housing development over the last year, according to a recent analysis.

Also in the News

First U.S. ‘Dementia Village’ Recreates A Happier Time—The first “dementia village” in the United States is scheduled to open in 2018 in San Diego, Forbes reports. The $3 million, 8,500-square-foot, 24-building “town”—called Glenner Town Square—will have a Post Office, diner, pet store, barbershop, museum, library and a movie theater. At Glenner, seniors with dementia can go about their days, interacting with dementia care professionals who operate the “storefronts and other businesses,” the article says.

Baked Fish, Chair Yoga, and Life Lessons: To Learn to Care for Elderly, Students Move into Retirement Home—Kingsley Manor Retirement Community in Los Angeles, California, is home to a number of seniors, as well as two gerontology students from the University of Southern California, who are in their 20s.

Written by Mary Kate Nelson

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