Transform Podcast #65: Jay Woolford of Transforming Age

Nine months ago, Transforming Age and Sustainable Housing for Ageless Generations (SHAG) announced plans to affiliate. Now with 39 communities, the nonprofit is on the cusp of some big changes.   Helping to lead that charge is Senior Vice President of Development Jay Woolford. Looking ahead, he sees the national senior housing nonprofit putting an […]

Announcing the Nominees for the 2021 Architecture & Design Awards

Senior Housing News, an Aging Media Network publication, is excited to announce more than 90 entries have been submitted to the 9th annual Senior Housing News (SHN) Architecture & Design Awards ( Communities across the country and globe submitted new construction and renovation projects this year, vying for top honors across 12 categories: Active Adult, […]

Transform Podcast #64: Chris Belford of Sinceri Senior Living

With a new name and a significantly larger portfolio in recent months, Sinceri Senior Living has had a big year in 2021. The Vancouver, Washington-based operator rebranded from JEA Senior Living to reflect a new and growing focus on product types beyond memory care, and recently the company grew even further by taking over 21 […]

Transform Podcast #63: Tod Petty of Lloyd Jones

The middle market represents an “opportunity of a lifetime” — if you can make it pencil out.   Vertical integration and having the right project team are key to the middle-market equation, according to Lloyd Jones COO and EVP of Senior Housing Tod Petty. The company is putting that strategy into practice to create new middle-market […]

Transform Podcast #62: Frank Vedder of LCS

This episode of Transform is sponsored by CDW Healthcare. The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a wider adoption of technology in the senior living industry. While that could lead to new disruption from tech giants like Google or Amazon, LCS Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Frank Vedder believes it could bring new opportunities […]

Transform Podcast #61: Glenn Barclay of QSL Management

Staffing is currently among the senior living industry’s biggest challenges — but Glenn Barclay, CEO of QSL Management and principal of its parent company, QSL, has a plan. Barclay and his team are rolling out a new position called “retention specialist” aimed at keeping more workers past the 90-day mark. The position significantly reduced turnover […]

Transform Podcast #60: Amy Schectman of 2Life Communities

2Life Communities President and CEO Amy Schectman knows too well how easy it is for middle-income older adults to fall between the cracks.   That’s why she and 2Life have come up with a new senior housing concept aimed at filling the middle-market “abyss.” The concept, called Opus, is meant to reduce senior housing rates […]

Transform Podcast #59: Andrew Carle of Georgetown University and The Virginian

Andrew Carle has spent a long time in senior living, from working alongside Granger Cobb at Summerville Senior Living in the 1990s to now working as an adjunct lecturer at Georgetown University and as executive director of The Virginian, a CCRC in Fairfax, Virginia, managed by Life Care Services. From Carle’s perspective, the industry is […]

Transform Podcast #58: Westminster Communities of Florida CEO Terry Rogers

Florida is the current epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., but that has not translated into a lingering occupancy loss for Westminster Communities of Florida. In fact, the organization is maintaining an occupancy rate at around 91% amid those challenges. CEO Terry Rogers says the key to the organization’s ability to maintain stable […]

Enter Now: The Architecture & Design Awards Returns in 2021

The Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards are back in 2021 to celebrate cutting-edge design, architectural excellence and all-around innovation in senior living. Nominations are now open for this year’s competition. Submit an entry to take advantage of this unique opportunity to showcase your best work to an audience of senior living executives, developers […]