Senior Living Communities CEO: Oversupply Will Last Longer Than Many Expect

Workforce and occupancy are the top 2019 priorities for Senior Living Communities (SLC) CEO Donald Thompson, but he’s also taking a longer view. He foresees that current market pressures will last longer than many in the industry expect, and that there will be fruitful investment opportunities on the horizon. “I don’t think this overbuilding is […]

Avamere Forges Ahead with Ovation Micro-CCRC Projects

In an effort to win over the next generation of senior living residents, providers are beginning to rethink traditional models such as the entrance-fee continuing care retirement community (CCRC). One new alternative — the “micro-CCRC” concept being developed by Wilsonville, Oregon-based Avamere Companies — has encountered some construction delays but is on track to hit […]

Acts Communities Become Living Labs to Drive Better Brain Health

Acts Retirement-Life Communities is conducting a two-year study in its communities, tracking the changes in residents’ brain health habits as a result of participating in Total Brain Health classes offered across the portfolio. The results of the study may serve as a blueprint for maintaining brain health as seniors age. The study, conducted by Acts […]

Pacific Retirement Pushes to Open More Mirabella CCRCs in Urban Markets

One non-profit developer, owner and operator of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) is betting that more seniors will flock to the urban high-rise model of senior living, especially if there’s a university affiliation involved. Medford, Oregon-based Pacific Retirement Services (PRS) is moving full steam ahead with its plan to open Mirabella-branded senior living high-rises in […]

CCRC Lasell Village Helps Propel Age-Friendly University Movement

Lasell Village is a Boston-area continuing care retirement community (CCRC) that is on the leading edge of several senior housing trends, notably intergenerational living and university partnerships. The CCRC is located right on the campus of Lasell College — a leader of the “age-friendly university” movement — and showcases the positive results that senior living […]

Life Plan Communities Excel at Promoting Wellness Among Residents

Residents of life plan communities across the United States are generally experiencing higher levels of wellbeing than older adults living in the general population. That’s according to newly released findings from The Age Well Study, conducted by Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging in partnership with Northwestern University and a variety of senior living industry organizations. […]