3 Ways to Build Intergenerational Senior Living through Affinity Groups

Six trends are rocking intergenerational senior living, changing how operators deliver a lifestyle that is growing each day in popularity and product type. Last week, we looked at five of those trends, each of which are explored in deeper detail in the new Senior Housing News report, “The New Opportunity in Intergenerational Senior Living.” The […]

6 Trends Changing the Face of Intergenerational Senior Living

The demand by seniors to not be called “seniors” is not one of vanity. It is one of realism. With life expectancy rising and health levels improving, the traditional notion of a “senior” is no longer relevant. Today’s senior wants to live in a community that offers an active lifestyle, a connection to the outside […]

New ‘Memory Farm’ Offers More Active Style of Dementia Care

When Johanna Jameson began exploring memory care as a research subject for her doctoral dissertation, she returned time and again to gaps in care service, and the difference between physical needs and cognitive ones. Jameson, a care consultant at Alzheimer’s Association out of their national office in Chicago, recognized that the care industry too often […]

How Evidence-Based Dining Programs Will Drive Memory Care Move-Ins

Today’s senior living decision-maker — often the adult child of a potential resident — grew up in the 1960s and 1970s, a time when television still fell into the category of “cutting-edge technology” and “making an informed decision” meant employing a mix of anecdotal evidence and national ranking systems. That generation is now aging into […]

6 Tips for Building a Data-Driven Memory Care Dining Program

Without significant medical advances, the year 2050 will see the number of people with Alzheimer’s double from today’s level, reaching nearly 14 million. The total number of dementia patients across the globe could triple during that timeframe, hitting 152 million. And no one agrees how to feed them. In interviews for a new report from […]

3 Wellness Tech Initiatives Senior Living Providers Must Deliver

The wellness revolution in senior living is here to stay, and much of it is powered by technology. In a senior living context, wellness focuses on five main components: the emotional, mental, physical, social and spiritual. Technology touches each of these elements. To compete in the next decade and beyond, senior living providers must understand […]

What Senior Living Can Learn About Wellness from Leading Hotel Brands

Senior living providers embracing the world’s wellness revolution should look to hospitality. That’s because big-name hotel brands — including Hyatt, Hilton, Westin and Marriott — are unleashing creative offerings that are changing the face of wellness. Most of these leaders didn’t have to stretch their core competencies or risk diluting their ability to deliver a […]

Four Creative Approaches to Mixed-Use Senior Living

Mixed-use development in senior living is on the rise, and the creative thinkers are winning. Whether including senior living or not, a common template for residential mixed-use is a single building with public retail, dining or both on the building’s ground floor, and apartments and condos above. This model is popular in senior living, too. […]

Transactions & Financings: HFF, Summit Senior Living, Capital One

HFF Advises on $115 Million Financing for Seattle Senior Housing Development Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) has advised Columbia Pacific Advisors on the $114.69 million financing for a luxury, high-rise senior housing property in Seattle. The 24-story property—620 Terry—will offer 243 Class A residential units comprising 194 independent living units, 21 assisted living units and 28 […]