More Nonprofit Senior Living Providers Partner Up to Survive and Thrive

As headwinds continue to batter the senior housing industry, some not-for-profit providers are looking to partnerships or mergers as a way to grow scale in order to thrive — or in some cases, simply survive. “In the last three years, a number of organizations are saying, we could go on independently … but where do […]

Nonprofits Must Adapt Faster to Senior Living Disruption

Senior living nonprofits must learn to cope with industry disruption soon — or communities could become places that people would prefer to avoid. “If we’re not able to move forward, we risk becoming sort of like the outhouse: functional, workable, but not your first choice,” said Steve Jeffrey, chief strategy and innovation officer for Garden […]

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 […]

Acts Gains Regional Scale, Memory Care Expertise with Integrace Affiliation

One of the nation’s largest not-for-profit senior living providers, Acts Retirement-Life Communities, will be extending its reach into a new region through an affiliation with another not-for-profit provider, Integrace. The two organizations announced the planned affiliation on Monday. The affiliation is set to close on May 1, 2019. Based in West Point, Pennsylvania, Acts operated […]

Ecumen Names Shelley Kendrick as New President and CEO

Ecumen, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit senior housing and services providers, has named Shelley Kendrick as CEO and president, effective Feb. 4. Kendrick joined Ecumen in 2012 as vice president of operations and currently is COO. She succeeds Kathryn Roberts, who has been CEO since 2003. Roberts indicated to Ecumen’s board last year that […]

Asbury Communities COO: We Are Pushing To Do Business In a Different Way

Asbury Communities, one of the largest non-profit senior housing providers in the nation, has been making headlines recently—and the news has been good. A July 8 Washington Post article highlighted that Asbury Methodist Village, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, has become the first retirement community in the Washington, D.C.-area to be […]

CCRC Commits $500,000 to Launch Institute on Aging

A nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is hoping to soon provide services to the approximately 60,000 local seniors who live outside of its walls, through a new Institute on Aging. Saint John’s on the Lake in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is establishing the institute, spurred by an initial commitment of $500,000 from the Saint John’s Foundation. The goal of […]

Kendal Corp. Expands ‘At Home’ Program Under New Strategic Plan

As part of a recently devised strategic plan, Kendal at Home is starting to become more integrated into the continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) of Kendal Corp., one of the largest non-profit senior housing operators in the nation. Founded in 2003, Kendal at Home was an early example of a “CCRC Without Walls” program, in […]

Potential Lifespace, SQLC Affiliation Would Create Fifth-Largest Senior Living Nonprofit

Iowa-based Lifespace Communities, Inc. and Texas-based Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC) may soon join forces to become the fifth-largest not-for-profit senior housing provider in the United States. The two nonprofit senior housing providers announced on Wednesday that they have entered into a non-binding letter of intent for a proposed affiliation. The companies expect that the […]

Transforming Age Still Expanding After Four Big Years

Hot off the heels of a years-long, company-wide growth spurt, senior services nonprofit Transforming Age isn’t done growing and changing—not by a long shot, according to President and CEO Torsten Hirche. “We want to change the world. We want to continue to make a huge impact,” Hirche told Senior Housing News. Transforming Age—formerly known as Presbyterian […]