Profits or Pushback: Opening Senior Living Restaurants to the Public

Senior living providers looking to make their dining venues viable revenue streams are finding themselves walking a tightrope between fostering intergenerational mingling and residents who prefer their restaurants remain an exclusive amenity. The growing pains behind this trend were discussed at Senior Housing News’ DISHED event in Chicago last month. All told, opening dining venues […]

Best Repositioning of 2018: From Endangered High School to Celebrated Senior Housing

Yesterday’s buildings can be tomorrow’s senior housing, in the right hands. As land, labor and materials costs continue to rise, senior housing developers and operators across the country are looking for opportunities to repurpose vacant, obsolete buildings into senior living communities. This allows for speed to market while meeting future demand from seniors transitioning into […]

Best Repositioning 2017: Drab, Empty Community Gets Top-Drawer Amenities

The Kingswood Senior Living Community in Kansas City, Missouri, has been around for over 35 years—and, until recently, that fact was painfully obvious to both residents and management. A couple of years ago, its occupancy was low—about 64%—and attracting new residents had begun to prove challenging, due at least in part to the community’s drab, […]

3 Hot Memory Care Design Trends

Over the past 15 days, one resident at Heritage Homes, a memory care facility in Watertown, Wisconsin, has been out of bed a lot at night. He’s opening his door at night more than he usually does, activating his emergency call pendant more, and spending more time during the day in bed. The staff knows […]

Movers & Shakers: The Asbury Group’s New President

The Asbury Group Names Michael Hollen As President Germantown, Maryland-based Asbury Communities, Inc. named Michael Hollen as president of The Asbury Group, a management, consulting and IT solutions company specializing in senior living and long-term care, on June 1. Hollen previously worked as Sodexo Seniors’ vice president of operations, and recently joined The Asbury Group as […]

Best Student Design 2016: A Futuristic But Realistic Senior Living Community

To paraphrase the late, great Whitney Houston: “Today’s architecture students are senior housing’s future.” And, if the winning Student Exhibition entry in the 2016 Senior Housing News Design Awards is any indication, the future of senior housing design is research-driven, centrally located and cutting-edge. This year’s winner was the brainchild of Willie Johnson, Kailey Smith, […]

Last Chance to Apply—Design Awards Deadline Extended

If you have yet to nominate your community for the 2016 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards, we have good news—due to overwhelming demand, we’ve extended the deadline through the weekend to Monday, November 14 5:00pm EST. Don’t miss your chance to win. Download the Hottest Architecture & Design Trends in Senior Living Report for […]

Design Experts Talk Top Trends in Senior Housing 2016

The 2016 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards are approaching this November. This year’s awards competition, exclusively sponsored by Kwalu, is setting out to find which owners, operators, designers and architects are defining the future of senior living. Nominations are now open and entries are coming in daily. Judges are gearing up to select […]