After a Year of Talks, Lifespace and SQLC Execute Affiliation Agreement

Iowa-based Lifespace Communities and Texas-based Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC) have executed on the affiliation agreement they first proposed about a year ago. Under the agreement, Lifespace is slated to become the owner and operator of three SQLC communities in Dallas, Austin and Fort Worth, Texas, once regulatory hurdles are cleared. Lifespace will also bring […]

Possible Presbyterian Senior Living, Westminster Merger Would Create Fifth-Largest Nonprofit Provider

Presbyterian Senior Living and Westminster Communities of Florida are considering a merger that would result in a combined not-for-profit organization with 54 communities, serving about 13,000 seniors across the full continuum. With a unit count over 7,100, the merged entity would rank as the fifth-largest not-for-profit senior housing and care organization in the nation, going […]

Asbury Doubles Technology Expenditures, Could Soon Pilot a Robot

Asbury Communities, one of the largest senior living nonprofits in the U.S. has ramped up its technology investments in an effort to attract the incoming wave of baby boomers over the next decade. If all goes according to plan, visitors to an Asbury community may soon be greeted by a robot named Pepper. Frederick, Maryland-based […]

New Competition Drives Senior Living Nonprofits to Mull Unconventional Ideas

Senior housing and care nonprofits simply can’t do things the same-old way — especially as for-profit providers ratchet up the pressure in many markets across the U.S. That was among the top takeaways during a Tuesday afternoon session at this year’s LeadingAge Illinois Meeting & Expo in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois. The discussion […]

Memory Care Pioneer Beatitudes Launches $260 Million Redevelopment

Beatitudes Campus, well known for its Comfort Matters memory care approach, has embarked on a $260 million, eight-year repositioning to transform and expand its presence in Phoenix. “We created a plan that will touch virtually all of our 27-acre campus,” Beatitudes President and CEO Michelle Just told Senior Housing News. Beatitudes first opened in 1965, […]

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 […]