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. […]

Non-Profit CCRCs Can Expect Tailwinds to Persist Into 2019

The 12-month outlook ahead for non-profit continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) looks steady, with continued demand for this type of senior living. Specifically, non-profit CCRCs are expected to benefit from favorable demographic trends and healthy residential real estate markets, both of which are pushing up demand for those communities, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. […]

Life Plan Communities and Universities ‘Want the Same Things,’ Should Strengthen Ties

As senior living providers look far and wide for ways to help solve the ongoing labor crunch and implement innovative operational strategies, stronger ties with nearby universities should be a top priority. This is no secret. Life plan communities in particular have found success in various types university partnerships, and some high-profile developments underway today —- […]

National Study Points to Wellness Benefits of Life Plan Communities

Residents of life plan communities say they have greater levels of wellness than older adults in home- and community-based settings. That’s according to newly released first-year results from the Age Well Study, a collaboration between the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging — the research arm of Evanston, Illinois-based senior housing provider Mather LifeWays — and nearby […]