Must-Read Stories: Jimmy Buffett and NIC Data

Hello, Senior Housing News readers!

Though summer doesn’t officially start until June 20, we’re feeling pretty summery here in Chicago. Hopefully the weather, wherever you are, has been just as nice.

Here are your must-read stories on this fine Monday:

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Hilton Head, South Carolina, will soon be home to a Latitude Margaritaville community, featuring more than 3,000 homes for people who are at least 55 years old and are seeking a lifestyle inspired by the iconic tunes of Jimmy Buffett.

Occupancy rates for assisted and independent living communities are either red hot or freezing cold, depending on where you look, according to a new analysis of data on 31 primary markets from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC).

Some older Americans are opting to move to Mexico rather than to assisted living in the United States. Why? Care is dramatically cheaper south of the border, according to 93-year-old Peter Fowler, a resident at the Serena Senior Care assisted living community in Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico.

Sélection Panorama, a 30-story senior housing project currently under construction near Montreal, Quebec, is noteworthy for being the tallest senior housing tower in Canada—but that’s not all. Similar could be in the cards for China—a country that has rolled out the welcome mat to Sélection Panorama’s developer, eager to learn from and adopt the firm’s approach to senior housing.

At a time when some providers are rushing to open sprawling and luxurious senior living communities, Texas-based owner-operator Mustang Creek Estates is thinking small.

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Meet A Home Contractor Who Helps Older People Age In Place—Leon Watts III, a 66-year-old contractor in California, is helping other Californians age in place, NPR reports.

Written by Mary Kate Nelson

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