Movers & Shakers: Healthpeak Hires Senior VP of Risk Management; Buckner Names Hospitality Director

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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 […]

Workforce Crisis Prompts Senior Living Providers to Improve Manager Training

There’s an old adage that employees tend to leave their managers, not their jobs. That’s especially relevant for the senior living industry, which has grappled with a staffing crisis in recent years, particularly among its frontline workers. And there is evidence it’s not just an old adage, either. A 2015 Gallup study of more than […]

Brightview, Acts, Cadence Join Trend of Upgrading Memory Care Offerings

Senior living operators are implementing new and innovative practices to address older adults’ rising concerns about dementia, and succeed in a challenging operating environment for memory care. These innovative approaches include Brightview Senior Living’s company-wide Bright Minds wellness initiative; a Montessori-based approach at Acts Retirement-Life Communities; and a unique horticulture focus at a community newly […]

Transactions & Financings: Welltower’s $850M JV; Acts Acquires New Corporate HQ

Welltower, Invesco Announce $850M Joint Venture Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) and global real estate manger Invesco Real Estate (“Invesco”) announced an $850 million joint venture partnership comprising a portfolio of 35 medical office buildings spanning 2.6 million square feet. The portfolio was previously wholly owned by Welltower. The properties are 100% affiliated with health systems […]

In the Pipeline: Phoenix Plans Georgia Project; Cadence, Ryan Cos. Open Arizona Community

In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards. Sign up for the SHN Architecture & Design Newsletter from SHN for updates on architecture and design trends and the annual SHN Awards Competition. Construction: Planned Phoenix, Flournoy Team Up for Georgia Project Phoenix Senior Living has announced a […]

Movers & Shakers: Watercrest Names Memory Care Leader; Acts Appoints Regional VP

Watercrest Bolsters Memory Care Programming With Promotion Watercrest Senior Living Group has promoted Sheena Jeffries to work in the newly created role of engagement specialist. Jeffries first joined Watercrest in 2016 as a community memory care director. In her new role, she will provide support, training and help implement the company’s new memory care programming […]

HumanGood, Presby’s Affiliation to Create 6th-Largest Senior Living Nonprofit

The largest non-profit senior living provider in the state of California, HumanGood, will be extending its reach to the East Coast through a planned affiliation with Presby’s Inspired Life. The combined entity will be the sixth-largest national non-profit senior living provider, the organizations stated Monday in announcing the affiliation. Pleasanton, California-based HumanGood serves nearly 10,000 […]

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 […]

Transactions and Financings: Acts Completes Integrace Affiliation; Avamere’s New Acquisition

Acts, Integrace complete affiliation Acts Retirement-Life Communities completed its affiliation with Integrace and its family of communities throughout Maryland this week. The affiliation brings together two nationally recognized names in the senior living industry under shared leadership and governance. The affiliation was first announced in January.The affiliation gives West Point, Pennsylvania-based Acts entry into the […]