3 Wellness Tech Initiatives Senior Living Providers Must Deliver

The wellness revolution in senior living is here to stay, and much of it is powered by technology. In a senior living context, wellness focuses on five main components: the emotional, mental, physical, social and spiritual. Technology touches each of these elements. To compete in the next decade and beyond, senior living providers must understand […]

‘Iconic Eyesore’ to Become $70 Million Independent Living Community in Atlanta

A company new to the senior housing space is set to bring a 400-unit independent living community to the historically busy Atlanta market—and to transform a building that’s publicly been called both “iconic” and an “eyesore” in the process. Atlanta-based Peacock Partnership—a holding company for architectural design, construction and development firms specializing in health care […]

Ecumen Bets on New Co-op Brand to Attract Younger Seniors

One non-profit senior living provider is building a line of co-op housing, hoping to attract younger residents and expand its portfolio while escaping labor market pressures. Shoreview, Minnesota-based Ecumen is steadily rolling out a plan to build three senior co-ops annually under its new “Zvago” brand, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal first reported. The provider’s first such […]

How to Create ‘Ratatouille Moments’ in Memory Care Dining

A surly restaurant critic takes a bite of the French vegetable dish called ratatouille and his heart melts, as he is transported back to eating his mother’s version in his childhood. This is a climactic moment of the animated film “Ratatouille,” and it’s the kind of dining experience that chefs around the world aspire to […]

Avamere to Build ‘Micro CCRCs’ With No Skilled Nursing

A major regional senior care provider in the Pacific Northwest is looking to reinvent the continuing care retirement community (CCRC) model by taking skilled nursing out of the picture. Wilsonville, Oregon-based Avamere Family of Companies recently announced it plans to open a “micro CCRC” in St. George, Utah. The development, which is part of the Sienna Hills […]

Fast Casual Dining Could Be Senior Living’s Next Big Food Trend

To glimpse the future of dining in senior living communities, one might only need to step inside a Chipotle. More and more senior living providers are opening “fast casual” eateries with customized food orders, stylish menus, kitchens that are visible from the dining area and modern decor. The idea of incorporating fast casual dining a […]