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Rosemann Completes New Senior Living Community in Kansas City

Earlier this month, architectural and interior design firm Rosemann & Associates, PC announced that construction of the 42 unit, independent senior living community in Kansas City, Mo. known as D.A. Holmes II Senior Apartments has been completed and 100 percent occupied. The owner, D.A. Holmes Senior Housing II, L.P. developed the $4.9 million, affordable senior […]

Australian Senior Housing Company Shares US Housing Pains

Not only is the economy affecting seniors selling their homes in the United States, it is affecting seniors around the world. The Australian ran an article in it’s business section on retirement living company Aevum, a publicly traded stock in Australia, that discussed the troubles it is facing with respect to the asset values of […]

Tour Boston Area Senior Housing Facilities at Environments of Aging 2009

This year’s Environments for Aging 2009 Facility Tours, set to take place Sunday, March 29 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM, will give attendees the opportunity to tour some of Massachusetts’ finest state-of-the-art senior facilities. These tours are part of Environments for Aging 2009,, offers a comprehensive three-day experience, during which attendees and presenters will explore […]

Serena Senior Care Announces Consulting Services for Development of Senior Housing Projects In Mexico

Serena Senior Care recently announced its new consulting services for new Senior Living developments in Mexico that focuses on providing advice to investors looking to server the retirement living market in Mexico. With an estimated 1.1 million US retirees and estimates showing over 10 million migrating to retire in Mexico over the next 10 years, […]

Canadian Affordable Seniors’ Housing Ideas Design Competition Announced

The Atlantic Seniors Housing Research Alliance recently announced its Affordable Seniors’ Housing Ideas Design Competition in conjunction with its ASHRA Seniors Housing Needs Conference scheduled for May 2009 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The competition is designed to study the housing needs of aging Atlantic Canadians over the next 20 years and what kinds of housing […]

Environments for Aging 2009 Conference – Boston

Environments for Aging 2009,, offers a comprehensive three-day experience, during which attendees and presenters will explore and share new ideas for creating attractive and functional living environments that meet the unique needs of our aging population. The conference will provide an opportunity to share common goals, innovations, and building, architecture, and design best-practices and […]

Senior Housing Design Trends For 2009

Bradford Perkins, founder of Perkins Eastman, wrote “10 top design trends in senior living facilities” for Building Design and Construction last week and discusses design trends that affect the senior housing market not only here in the United States but internationally. While the US population’s aging is discussed frequently, many of the concepts for retirement […]

San Gabriel Valley Senior Living Community Announces Redevelopment Plans

California P.E.O. Home recently announced it plans to transform its existing campus into a brand new community called Redstone. The planned community will be constructed on the organization’s existing senior living community, Marguerite Gardens in Alhambra, California. The development of Redstone will be a progressive senior living community that includes 184 one- and two- bedroom […]

Architects Predict Steep Decline For Nonresidential Construction in 2009 & Propose Plan For Economic Stimulus

Last week The American Institute of Architects (AIA) semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast projected an 11 percent decline in design and construction activity in 2009. The AIA notes that commercial projects that have been put on hold include office buildings and retail establishments but says that prices for construction commodities have fallen in recent months as […]

New Twist on Nursing Home Care Model

Kay J. Miller, M.S.W. of Life Care Retirement Communities (LCRC) in Des Moines, IA, recently returned from Kyoto, Japan where she presented the Green House® Project to a global audience. This innovative long-term care potion emphasizes cultural change for residents and staff. Green Houses are part of a broadening movement to humanize care for elderly […]