Must-Read News: Staffing Tips, $5 Billion Pipeline

Happy Monday, Senior Housing News readers!

We’re happy to share that the San Diego Splash—the oldest (dare we say best?) team in the San Diego Women’s Basketball Association—has secured an official endorsement deal from Miracle Whip. 

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“I couldn’t be happier because I’ve been a Miracle Whip fan since I was 3 years old,” team member Jean Feild, now 86, told the brand. “My grandparents had it in their icebox. My mother had it in her refrigerator. And it’s been in my refrigerator and my kids’ refrigerators for years.”

Switching gears—here’s all the news you must read before you jump head-first into a new week:

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) is the target of what might be the first-ever class action lawsuit against an assisted living provider brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

New market feasibility indicators that senior housing developers should be paying attention to include seniors’ individual net worth and the labor market status, according to experts speaking at the 2017 Senior Housing News Summit in Chicago.

Westchester Plaza in Fort Worth, Texas—the largest assisted living facility for Medicaid recipients in the state—will be closing its doors after 19 years later this summer, giving residents until Aug. 10 to find new living arrangements.

The best senior living employee candidates will not be won over by salaries or vacation time—they’ll be won over by an engaging and fulfilling workplace culture, according to senior living human resource executives.

Maplewood Senior Living is planning to deploy as much as $5 billion in capital on new Inspīr communities over the next five to 10 years.

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Ringling’s Circus Tigers Finally Have a Retirement Home—As The Washington Post reports, even some tigers move into “senior living.”

Written by Mary Kate Nelson

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