Pickleball Mania Makes It a Must-Have Amenity in Senior Living

As the sport’s popularity surges, adding pickleball facilities  could be a competitive advantage for senior living providers courting tenants. Pickleball combines elements of tennis, ping pong and badminton, and is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. Nearly 3.1 million Americans play pickleball, according to the USA Pickleball Association’s 2019 pickleball fact sheet. […]

Inside Kisco’s Rollout of Alexa-Enabled Smart Home Technology

Kisco Senior Living is bringing voice-enabled smart home technology to its communities, in a bid to gain operational and financial efficiencies while enhancing resident and family satisfaction. Carlsbad, California-based Kisco joins a few other senior living providers that are implementing smart home technology and introducing Amazon Echo devices into units — and the trend is […]

Senior Living Must Scrap Old Playbooks as Change Sweeps Industry

Senior living is in a period of tremendous change and upheaval. Providers must accept this and get creative if they are to survive and thrive, five senior living executives said this week at the Argentum conference in San Antonio.   “I think the common theme is change — change in how we operate, change in […]

Transactions & Financings: Lutheran Senior Services’ $92M Bond Financing; CBRE’s $61M Loan

HJ Sims arranges $92 million bond financing package for Lutheran Senior Services HJ Sims completed a $92.4 million refinancing package for Lutheran Senior Services (LSS). The proceeds will fund an expansion to LSS’ Mason Pointe community in Chesterton, Missouri, as well additional planned capital improvements at other communities within its portfolio.HJ Sims identified bonds that […]

Capital Senior Living Shareholder Protests Lack of Board Changes

A vocal shareholder of Capital Senior Living (NYSE: CSU) is once again expressing dissatisfaction with the Dallas-based senior housing operator’s board of directors. The shareholder, Cove Street Capital, in January called for “commensurate change” within the company’s board of directors, after Capital Senior Living named a new CEO, Kimberly Lody. At that time, Cove Street […]

Acts Communities Become Living Labs to Drive Better Brain Health

Acts Retirement-Life Communities is conducting a two-year study in its communities, tracking the changes in residents’ brain health habits as a result of participating in Total Brain Health classes offered across the portfolio. The results of the study may serve as a blueprint for maintaining brain health as seniors age. The study, conducted by Acts […]

Lessons Learned from 3 Decades of Memory Care Dining at Presbyterian SeniorCare Network

Everyone wants to be catered to. Memory care residents don’t just want it – they need it. For close to 30 years, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, has been developing its person-centered care model. In many regards, these person-centred practices reach their peak in memory care dining. “Presbyterian SeniorCare Network lives a person-centered culture […]

Chicago Pacific Sees Upside in Owning Both Senior Housing, Medicare Advantage Companies

Chicago Pacific Founders (CPF) has begun acquiring Medicare Advantage companies, and leaders with the private investment fund are seeing synergies with the senior housing communities in their portfolio — with much greater integration likely in the future. “The plan is for it to grow exponentially,” CPF Founding Operating Partner John Rijos [pictured above] told Senior […]

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, […]

3 Reality Checks for Active Adult Development

Active adult is one of the most in-demand real estate product types at the moment, but investors and developers need to do their due diligence if they want these to be successful investments. Active adult is growing in popularity with investors because it does not have a health care component found in other senior housing […]