CEO Fresh Take: Why CCRCs Need to Turn Competitors Into Allies

It’ll take more than a name change to keep continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) successful—or even in existence—in the future. At least, that’s the impression one gets from speaking with a leader in the industry—Doug Leidig, who became president and CEO of Asbury Communities Inc. in June 2015. Asbury’s six communities—in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma—together […]

Top Reasons for Moving to a Senior Living Community

Changes to a senior’s health status are more likely to prompt a move to a senior living community than any other deciding factor, according to survey findings recently released by Varsity Branding and Asbury Communities. The study, titled “Project Looking Glass III: From The Outside In,” explores the decision-making process behind selecting a senior living […]

Is the New Name for CCRCs a Winner?

From here on out, continuing care retirement communities may be called “Life Plan Communities” — or not. The new term emerged out of a lengthy process spearheaded by LeadingAge and Mather LifeWays, which revealed shortcomings in the “CCRC” terminology. Still, even leaders of the project admit that there’s no telling whether the newly proposed alternative will have staying power. The […]

Movers & Shakers — Asbury Communities Names COO

Chaplain Appointed at Covenant Village of Golden Valley Rev. Paul R. Anderson was appointed chaplain at Covenant Village of Golden Valley, a Covenant Retirement Community in Minnesota. Serving with existing Campus Chaplain Rev. John Satterberg, Anderson will provide pastoral care and counseling to Covenant Village of Golden Valley’s residents and staff.  In addition to leading […]

Movers & Shakers — People and Positions for May, Part III

Riderwood Appoints Jeff Kimbell as Director of Dining Services Silver Spring, Maryland-based Riderwood, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) managed by Erickson Living, has appointed Jeff Kimbell as director of dining services. Kimbell brings more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry to this leadership position, 14 of which are with Erickson Living. He […]

Most Read: The Next 50 Years of Senior Living

In case you missed them, here are the top headlines grabbing Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week. LCS Growth Fuels $1 Billion Pipeline of Senior Living Development — In the largest pipeline the company has had in the past six or seven years, LCS is focusing on continuing care retirement communities, repositioning efforts and the […]