Colorado Senior Living Provider Has High Hopes for Cannabis Classes

One forward-thinking senior living provider is taking an extra step to clear the air around marijuana use by educating its residents about the green, leafy plant—and by permitting its employees to use the drug recreationally. Colorado-based Balfour Senior Living plans to kick off a new “Cannabis 101” lecture series on August 8. The lectures, which […]

Senior Living and the City: Hottest Urban Design Trends

Senior living projects in city centers are not for the faint of heart. Between high land and construction costs, site scarcity, lengthy entitlement processes and sticker shock for lenders, taking on this type of development is no easy endeavor—and that’s not to mention design constraints. But given the unique strategies the majority of senior living […]

Under Pressure, Providers Go Big on Ancillary Services

Amid pressing business challenges and a changing resident demographic, the senior living industry is increasingly seeking out additional avenues to come out on top, with ancillary services playing an ever-larger role. These additional amenities and clinical services encompass everything from massage therapy and salons to dermatology and X-rays, administered on site at senior living communities […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (8/11/16)

(Rendering of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus, located in Bridgeport, Conn. — Photo courtesy of  Perkins Eastman) Construction: Planned Omega Communities Plans New Senior Living Community A partnership between Greenbrier Development, Omega Communities and Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church has sparked plans for a new senior living community in south Atlanta, Lake Vista. The community will […]

New Senior Living Developer Makes First Foray in Denver

Two years, dozens of site visits and several operator interviews later, Northstar Commercial Partners revealed its first senior housing foray with a development in Denver, making the privately held commercial real estate investment company the latest new entrant in the senior living industry. Northstar on Monday announced its acquisition of a 1.56-acre parcel of land […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (2/11/16)

(The Healthcare Resort of Plano developed by Mainstreet and operated by The Ensign Group in Plano, Texas — Photo courtesy of Mainstreet) Construction: Planned Omega Communities Plans $45 Million Community for Ga. Birmingham, Ala.-based Omega Communities plans to begin construction later this year on a new $45 million continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Stockbridge, […]

Now Announcing: Senior Housing Design Awards Winners 2015

From reclaimed urban property to blurring the lines between market rate and affordable housing, designers and architects are taking their senior living community plans to new heights. Dozens of communities stacked up in the 2015 Senior Housing News Design Awards, with new construction and renovation projects vying for the titles in each of seven categories: […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (10/1/15)

(Bader House in San Antonio, Texas – Built by Uncommon Care with interior design by studioSIX5) Construction: Planned O’Reilly Development Plans Two Senior Living Projects for Mo. Springfield, Mo.-based O’Reilly Development Company is planning two new senior living projects: an $18.4 million development in Nixa, Mo., and a $35.8 million development in St. Charles, Mo., […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (2/12/15)

Construction: Planned NHI, Bickford Senior Living Breaking Ground on Five New Projects National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE: NHI) last week announced that its joint venture with Olathe, Kan.-based operator Bickford Senior Living will develop five senior housing communities in Illinois and Virginia.  Each community will consist of 60 private-pay assisted living and memory care units […]