Dahlin Group Noted for Seniors Housing Design

Dahlin Group Architecture Planning announces top honors for innovative senior housing design in The Green House(R) Design Charrette, sponsored by the Ideas Institute of Kirtland, Ohio. The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) hosted the awards as part of its annual conference, held in mid October in Philadelphia. The Green House […]

EPA Awards Smart Growth Achievement Award to Northern California Senior Housing Project

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently recognized Mercy Housing California and the San Francisco Housing Authority for innovative approaches to development that expand economic opportunity and protect public health and the environment. Mercy Housing California and the San Francisco Housing Authority received the 2008 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement for the category of Equitable […]

Ecumen Expands in Minnesota with Alzheimer’s Care Center

Aging services provider Ecumen, one of the country’s largest non-profit senior housing companies, has broken ground on a new senior living development in Apple Valley for people living with the challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. The $3.7 million memory care expansion at The Centennial House of Apple Valley, located at 14625 Pennock Avenue, is […]

New England Retirement Community Makes Moves to Solar Energy

The residents of Essex Meadows in Connecticut are making a bold ‘green’ statement by planning on installing solar panels in their facility to offset the costs of rising energy besides being a environmentally friendly retirement community.  Essex Meadows’ list of environmental amenities includes geothermal heating and cooling, native-plant meadows instead of lawns, and an environmental […]

Aspen Colorado Senior Property Tax Deferral

One of the pleasures of traveling is reading local papers in the towns on my visits and saw something relevant while I was in Aspen, Colorado recently. After seeing some of the homes in the area listed in the multi-million dollar range and seeing that the qualifications of 60 years of age or older and […]

Colorado Senior Housing Project Gets Help from Wal-mart

For those of you tree huggers out there, Wal-mart has donated over 2,200 Compact Florescent Light-bulbs (CFLs) to outfit 200 senior housing units in Englewood, Colorado. The CFL bulbs last up to 10 times longer than traditional bulbs and a quarter of the energy. The donation of the bulbs was in conjunction with Wal-mart’s “Sustainability […]

SF Gay Seniors Get Affordable Housing Support

AF Evans, the Mayor’s Office on Housing in San Francisco, and Openhouse announced plans to build a new affordable, senior housing project at the former UC Extension site at Laguna.  Openhouse is a non-profit community-based organization founded ten years ago to provide housing, services and community programs for the city’s large and growing LGBT senior population. Based upon […]

Eagle/Vail Colorado Senior Housing Project comes online

The Seniors on Broadway, an expansion of a current senior housing project in Eagle, CO, is on track to be completed in the spring of 2008.  The $2.7 million project is financed in part by Eagle County, which kicked in $800,000; and in larger part by tax credits of approximatley $1.9 million.  The project complements […]