Must-Read News: Dining Trends, Missing Tortoise

Happy Monday, Senior Housing News readers!

Manzano del Sol Village, a senior living community in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is missing its 115-year-old tortoise, Diablo. Nobody is more distraught about this than Delilah, a 90-year-old female tortoise and Diablo’s life partner, the Albuquerque Journal reports. Luckily, it’s unlikely that Diablo has “a wandering eye and took off looking to have an extratortal affair,” the article says.

We, naturally, wish the community the best in finding Diablo.


Here’s all of the other news you should know before this week begins: 

We explored some hot new dining trends—from finger foods to family-style dining—that are popping up in memory care programs across the country.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) struck a deal with an activist shareholder that’s given the company’s management team a bit of trouble over the last several months.


After completing its first-ever project in Mexico, Belmont Village Senior Living feels that it is poised for further growth within the country to meet the needs of an international clientele.

Former Welltower (NYSE: HCN) CIO Scott Brinker is arguing that he never once violated his separation agreement with the real estate investment trust (REIT), despite the company’s claims, and that Welltower CEO Thomas DeRosa has disparaged Brinker to many people, including equity analysts, within the industry.

Seniors and their families often discover that the price they expect to pay for assisted living varies greatly from what they actually pay, according to research conducted by A Place for Mom.

Also in the News 

Boomer parents: ‘One day, this will all be yours.’ Grown children: ‘Noooo!’—As baby boomers start to downsize or move into assisted living, some are finding that their grown children do not want their belongings. “In fact, they recoil in something close to horror at the thought of trying to find room for collections of Hummels and Thomas Kinkade paintings,” according to The Christian Science Monitor. 

Written by Mary Kate Nelson

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