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Mather CEO: We Adapted $475M Highrise Project to Pandemic, Are 70% Pre-Sold

Mather was not planning for a global pandemic when the organization embarked on the creation of a $475 million-plus life plan community near Washington, D.C. But after Covid-19 struck, Mather listened to consumers, adapted the project design and reached the 70% pre-sold mark in September. That’s three months ahead of the schedule that was set […]

Nonprofit Senior Living Model of the Future Emerges As Providers Expand, Diversify

While for-profit senior living providers are still expanding at a much more rapid pace, nonprofits are continuing to gain scale and sophistication in the midst of Covid-19, and are strategizing about how best to compete and command market share coming out of the pandemic. The “optimum” nonprofit senior living system of the future likely will […]

Christian Living Communities Taps Eden Alternative Leader Vitale-Aussem as New CEO

Christian Living Communities (CLC) has tapped Jill Vitale-Aussem as its next president and CEO. Vitale-Aussem is an industry veteran who served for the last two years as president and CEO of The Eden Alternative, the organization founded by Dr. Bill Thomas to drive culture-change and create more person-centered approaches in senior living and care. Prior […]

‘This Isn’t Sustainable’: Covid-19 Testing Pushes Senior Living Providers Closer to Financial Crises

The financial burdens of the coronavirus pandemic have squeezed senior living margins for months — but some providers are now openly wondering how much longer they can operate normally without an even greater level of federal support. The federal government has pledged to offer some support to the private-pay sector, both in the form of […]

Front Porch and Covia to Affiliate, Creating 54-Community Organization

Two California-based senior housing nonprofits, Front Porch and Covia, have agreed to affiliate with one another. The two organizations’ boards of directors voted to affiliate on June 1. The affiliation would create a combined organization with 54 senior housing communities. Front Porch was ranked no. 22 in total unit count in the latest LeadingAge Ziegler […]

Christian Living Communities Leads Nonprofit Innovation Charge with Minka, Medicare Advantage

Not-for-profit and for-profit senior living providers are sometimes seen as oil and water — but this is not the case for Christian Living Communities (CLC) President and CEO Terry Rogers. Instead, Rogers sees a world where for-profits and not-for-profits can work together, with the latter leading the way in finding creative new ways to partner […]

United Church Homes Targets Senior Living, Middle Market in Rapid Growth Push

A sizable regional player in non-profit senior housing is taking steps to grow its independent and assisted living offerings, including for the middle market — and it’s brought an industry veteran on board to help with that push. Marion, Ohio-based United Church Homes (UCH) in December hired Teresa “Terry” Spitznagel to serve as its chief […]

Acts Names New President, CFO in Executive Team Shuffle

Acts Retirement-Life Communities has shuffled its executive team. The Fort Washington, Pennsylvania-based nonprofit senior living provider appointed Karen Christiansen president. Christiansen, who has been with Acts since 1996 and was most recently the operator’s CFO, succeeds Gerald Grant, who will remain as CEO. Succeeding Christiansen as CFO is Richard Winter, who has been with Acts […]

Asbury Makes Pharmacy, PACE Inroads With Albright Affiliation

Asbury Communities has welcomed a new partner into the fold — and, in the process, it’s made strides toward diversifying the services it offers. The Frederick, Maryland-based senior housing and care nonprofit on Monday announced an affiliation with Albright Care Services, an organization that operates two continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) servicing a total of […]