Beyond ‘Best’: Belmont Village, Discovery, Garden Spot Build On US News Ratings

Of the 1,300 senior living communities in the inaugural 2022-23 “Best Senior Living,” list from U.S. News & World Report, 25 earned the distinction of being the best of the best. Those communities, managed by operators including Discovery Senior Living, Belmont Village and Garden Spot Communities, were chosen because they outperformed their peers in all […]

Inside Senior Living’s Occupancy Momentum — And How To Sustain It

After Q4 2021 occupancy data came out earlier this month, NIC Chief Economist Beth Mace described the report as “really bullish, encouraging and optimistic.” In the weeks since, my conversations with various operators have confirmed a very positive story for the senior living industry with regard to move-in trends. In this week’s exclusive, members-only SHN+ […]

Mather CEO Leary: ‘Remarkable’ Data Supports New Senior Living Wellness Paradigm

Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, independent living residents of life plan communities maintained their wellbeing to a remarkable extent last year. That’s according to Mather CEO Mary Leary, who spoke with Senior Housing News about the latest findings from the longitudinal Age Well Study, released this week. “The findings showed that residents, on average, […]

NHI Files Suit Against Welltower In Dispute Over Legacy Holiday Retirement Portfolio

A dispute over senior living properties has led one real estate investment trust (REIT) to take legal action against another. National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) has filed a lawsuit in the Delaware Court of Chancery against Welltower (NYSE: WELL) and certain of its subsidiaries. Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based NHI alleges that the Welltower entities have failed to […]

Disruption, Consolidation in Red-Hot Manufactured Housing Sector Presents Senior Living Opportunities

True Connection Communities CEO Jim Pusateri is excited about the potential synergies between traditional senior living providers and manufactured housing communities — and he is in a position to drive such innovations. That’s because True Connection is owned by private equity firm Green Courte Partners, which also owns a manufactured housing portfolio. “That’s one of […]

Five Star Targets Concierge Offerings, Younger Residents in Ongoing Business Transformation

Leaders with Five Star Senior Living (NYSE: FVE) are seeking to grow ancillary revenues as part of the company’s three-pronged strategy to “reposition, evolve and diversify” its operations. The Newton, Massachusetts-based company is about eight months into its strategic repositioning plan that was announced following the news that Diversified Healthcare Trust (Nasdaq: DHC) was transitioning […]

Expansion of Camp Margaritaville RV Parks Should Inspire, Instruct Senior Living Providers

As senior living providers look to the future, I believe they can draw inspiration and lessons from Margaritaville, the company behind Jimmy Buffett-inspired hotels, restaurants and other travel and lifestyle offerings. Most obviously, Latitude Margaritaville projects are redefining active adult living. But last week, the company announced an expansion of Camp Margaritaville RV resorts, and […]