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Senior Housing News Announces 2020 Architecture & Design Awards Nominees

Senior Housing News, an Aging Media Network publication, is pleased to announce that more than 90 entries have been submitted to the 7th 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 10 categories: 55+, […]

Inside the $200 Million Senior Living Highrise Reshaping Norfolk’s Skyline

While highrise senior living projects are grabbing headlines in major metropolitan areas such as New York City and Washington, D.C., the trend is also playing out in smaller cities around the country. One case in point is a 24-story continuing care retirement community (CCRC) expansion that recently topped out in Norfolk, becoming the tallest residential […]

Atria Unveils ‘Community of the Future,’ Flexes Operations as Covid-19 Surges

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Atria Senior Living CEO John Moore has said that the company will be stronger in the future thanks to lessons learned and innovations developed during this challenging period. Now, the company is unveiling Atria Newport Beach — touting the community as its “most pandemic-ready” to date and a glimpse of what […]

Architecture Firm Behind Dallas Cowboys’ Stadium Makes Senior Living Play with D2

Senior housing architecture and design specialists D2 Architecture announced that the firm is joining HKS, a global architecture and design firm headquartered in Dallas. D2 is also based in Dallas. The deal is one more signal that the future of senior housing will be shaped by companies with worldwide reach and significant resources. HKS’ most […]

Mather CEO: We Adapted $475M Highrise Project to Pandemic, Are 70% Pre-Sold

Mather was not planning for a global pandemic when the organization embarked on the creation of a $475 million-plus life plan community near Washington, D.C. But after Covid-19 struck, Mather listened to consumers, adapted the project design and reached the 70% pre-sold mark in September. That’s three months ahead of the schedule that was set […]

Why Innovations in Co-Housing Create Threats, Opportunities for Senior Living Providers

Co-living is not a new concept as an option for older adults — the classic series The Golden Girls brought a co-living arrangement to life on people’s television sets in the 1980s and 1990s. But innovations in co-living are dovetailing with the Covid-19 pandemic, which has aging baby boomers looking for alternatives to traditional, communal […]

How Household Model of Design Could Meet Senior Living’s New Care Paradigm

The debate over whether senior housing is a hospitality or health care model has raged for years. In higher care segments, however, a growing number of providers are embracing a model that puts hospitality at the forefront while blending the clinical component to the background. This prioritizes the needs, comfort and attitude of residents, without […]

New Senior Living Brand Elevate Blends Neighborhood, Middle-Market Concepts

A new senior living brand is marrying small-neighborhood concepts with more compact designs to make assisted living and memory care more affordable for residents. American Healthcare Management Group is forging ahead with the new assisted living and memory care brand called Elevate. At its core, the concept is meant to be significantly smaller in size […]

Pandemic Accelerates Wellness-Related Senior Living Design Trends

Covid-19 is accelerating several trends in senior living architecture and design, which could make development projects more costly going forward — but, future residents very well might pay a premium to live in these next-generation, wellness-focused communities. That’s according to Manny Gonzalez, managing principal for the 55-plus practice group at architecture firm KTGY. In this […]