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Best Hospice Design 2019: Progressive Campus Merges Nature, Care

About 10 miles north of downtown Dallas sits a campus of buildings, walking paths and impeccable landscaping anchored around a five-acre pond. The connection of the buildings to the natural elements of the campus evokes a sense of tranquility and respite from the bustling Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. This is the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and […]

Best Repositioning of 2019: Dated 1980s Office Building Becomes Modern Senior Living

Originally opened in 1923, today Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri is recognized as a landmark shopping and office district in the City of Fountains — its architecture and design inspired by Moorish and Spanish influences. Walking distance from the plaza stands a five-story building. For years, it was a relic of 1980s office […]

Senior Living Innovators Zero In On Small Homes, Pocket Neighborhoods

When it comes to senior living communities, bigger is sometimes better. But as senior care innovator Dr. Bill Thomas remarked last year, the so-called “big box” model of senior living is no longer the only option for residents. Architects, capital providers, operators and entrepreneurs are exploring new concepts for smaller, more intimate styles of senior […]

Best Affordable Senior Housing Design 2019: Sustainable, Mixed-Use Project Transforms a Downtown Core

A senior housing community has become a linchpin in the revitalization plan for downtown South San Francisco, California — but the project almost did not come to pass. Rotary Terrace is an innovative public-private partnership led by HumanGood Affordable Housing on an urban infill site which connects residents to services and jobs, built with sustainability […]

Best Assisted Living Design of 2019: Vertical Mainstreet in a Micro-Urban Market

The trend of innovative senior housing communities being built in urban, mixed-use settings is not limited to the nation’s major metropolitan areas, as proven by an assisted living community that opened its doors last year in the town of White River Junction, Vermont. The Village at White River Junction brought 80 senior living units to […]

Best Independent Living Design of 2019: A Community That Emulates a Small Town

Just a stone’s throw away from downtown Lititz, Pennsylvania, lies a compact independent living campus. But, one might not realize it at first glance. That’s because the campus —- an offshoot of local senior housing nonprofit Moravian Manor called Warwick Woodlands — was designed with the same small-town feel as the surrounding area. Its design […]

Brookdale Offers Glimpse of $330 Million in Renovations, Expansions

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) is offering a new glimpse of its recent renovations, redesigns and expansions — including an effort to meet the growing demand for memory care services. The Brentwood, Tennessee-based company has completed more than 650 such projects since January, 2018, representing an investment of about $330 million in almost 300 U.S. […]

Winners Announced for the 2019 Senior Housing News Architecture and Design Awards

Senior Housing News, an Aging Media Network publication, is pleased to announce the winners of the 6th annual Senior Housing News (SHN) Architecture & Design Awards, sponsored exclusively by senior living furniture provider Kwalu. (http://www.shnawards.com). More than 100 communities across the country and globe submitted new construction and renovation projects, vying for top honors across […]

Announcing the Nominees for the 2019 SHN Architecture & Design Awards

Senior Housing News, an Aging Media Network publication, is pleased to announce that over 100 entries have been submitted to the 6th annual Senior Housing News (SHN) Architecture & Design Awards, sponsored exclusively by senior living furniture provider Kwalu. (http://www.shnawards.com). Communities across the country and globe submitted new construction and renovation projects, vying for top […]