Announcing the Winners of the 2018 SHN Architecture & Design Awards

New development and rehabilitation of senior living projects continues in earnest as evidenced by the entries for the 2018 Senior Housing News (SHN) Architecture & Design Awards. With more than 90 communities participating, SHN is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s awards. Senior living communities nationwide submitted their communities for consideration in the […]

Demand Grows, Challenges Increase for Senior Housing in Low-Density Markets

The coming wave of aging baby boomers will present several challenges to a senior living industry already struggling to meet the demand of seniors who cannot afford market rate independent living, assisted living or memory care. In particular, the population of older adults is quickly growing in low-density areas where it’s especially difficult to build affordable senior living projects. […]

Providers Rise to New Standards for LGBT Senior Living

Head north on Halsted Street in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood—just one block of Wrigley Field—and you’ll see it: a modern, multi-unit residence decked in green and blue hues. No, this isn’t a new condominium for the city’s young, urban professionals, but rather an affordable housing unit that has become a haven for the city’s low-income older […]

Growing Senior Living Operator Sees Benefits in Skilled Care

Operating a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) generally requires the full continuum of senior living services, from independent living to long-term senior care. But amid troubles in the skilled nursing marketplace, some senior housing operators have moved away from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) entirely. Others, meanwhile, have said that if they could go back in time, they […]

Sunrise Introduces New ‘Sunrise Villa’ Branded Communities

(Sunrise Villa Bradford, photo via Sunrise Senior Living) Sunrise Senior Living is positioning seven newly acquired properties in California under a different brand name. “Sunrise Villa” now adorns communities in Santa Rosa, San Jose, San Ramon, Salinas, Sonoma, Placentia and Los Angeles, the McLean, Virginia-based company said in a July 31 press release. Currently, Sunrise operates 320 […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (2/2/17)

(Rendering of formal dining room at Edgemere, located in Dallas, Texas — photo courtesy of Edgemere) Construction: Planned Independent Living Building Planned in Hingham, Massachusetts Erickson Senior Living is planning a new independent living community in Hingham, Massachusetts. The 156,378-square-foot, seven-story building will add 104 independent living homes to the already-established Linden Ponds. Willard Square will also […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (11/10/16)

Construction: Planned Civitas Community Planned in Texas Civitas Senior Living is developing a new senior living community for people ages 55 and up, located in Azle, Texas. The community will be Civitas’ fourth community in Tarrant County and its 25th location, nationwide. Legacy Oaks at Azle will have 123 independent living apartments and 77 assisted […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (10/20/16)

(Photo of The Georgian Lakeside Assisted Living and Memory Care, located in Roswell, Georgia —Photo courtesy of KTGY Architecture + Planning)  Construction: Planned Updates to Wisconsin Senior Living Community Planned Located in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Tallgrass Senior Living (formerly KindredHearts) is planning to start a $2.5 million renovation to the community, if the plans are […]

Homebuilder Enters Senior Living With $1.2 Billion Michigan Pipeline

As a well-known, family-owned custom home builder in Southeast Michigan, Moceri Companies have built a reputation for high-end projects. Describing themselves as a luxury dream builder, Moceri is taking its 60 years of homebuilding experience and applying it to the senior living market to start a planned senior living portfolio, Blossom Collection, anticipated to cost $1.2 billion. […]

Developer with Multifamily Know-How Launches Senior Living Company

Another multifamily developer is taking the dive into the senior housing business and is developing a small but focused pipeline of independent living, assisted living and memory care communities with an established operator. Ian Guttman, vice president of Hills Properties and newly-founded Guttman Properties in Cincinnati, has seen first-hand the demand for senior housing as […]