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Reshaping Senior Living Post-Pandemic: 3 Areas of Focus

With vaccination rates high and occupancy starting to tick up, now is the time for senior living providers to reevaluate their plans for the future in light of Covid-19. “If you haven’t focused on strategic planning because you’ve been in the middle of Covid, we totally understand that — but now is the time to […]

Harrison Street, Fitwel Put Senior Housing on Leading Edge of Healthy Building Movement

The Covid-19 pandemic raised the stakes for senior housing design, making it more important than ever for these buildings to promote the health and wellness of residents, staff and visitors. Private equity firm Harrison Street is seeking to be in the vanguard of healthy senior housing buildings, through a partnership with the Center for Active […]

Ryan Cos. Dives Deep Into Market Study Data, Finds New Clues to Senior Living Success

Ryan Companies recently did a deep dive into the market study data that the firm has accumulated since entering the senior living sector about eight years ago — and the Minneapolis-based development, architecture and construction company discovered some surprising findings. Those findings and a new approach to data analysis will help drive the company’s growth […]

Best 55+ Design of 2020: Senior Housing Meets High-End Club at Isakson Community

Peachtree Hills Place doesn’t just resemble a high-end, exclusive club — it also includes one. Located on the campus of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in the Atlanta neighborhood of Buckhead, Peachtree Hills Place caters to older adults who want to downsize and desire the security of senior housing, but still want to own […]

Best Memory Care Design of 2020: Small House Principles with Regional Flair

Standing at two stories with latticed windows and clad in shingles, Duxbury House at the Village might fit in on any residential street in New England. Part of the Village at Duxbury continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Duxbury, Massachusetts, the memory care center gives residents a homelike environment with sunny common spaces, an open-plan […]

Best Affordable Design of 2020: $16M Casa Indiana Brings Neighborhood Culture Into Eco-Friendly Building

The Fairhill neighborhood of Philadelphia dates back to the City of Brotherly Love’s founding, but it has changed a lot over the years — and a recently opened senior living community reflects the neighborhood’s culture while also meeting its current needs. In the 1950s, Fairhill became home to African Americans and Hispanic Americans, mainly Puerto […]

Best Repositioning of 2020: Space Needle Architect’s CCRC Design Gets $57M Modernization

Nestled in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood is a 10-story continuing care retirement community that, until a couple years ago, was on the brink of obsolescence. Built in 1960, Bayview’s interior and exterior looked extremely dated, compared to newer senior housing communities that opened in recent years. Eventually, the community’s board of directors recognized that a […]