In the Pipeline: Wolff’s Revel Scottsdale; Watercrest, Titan Unveil Florida Project

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, the annual SHN Awards Competition. Construction: Planned Wolff Plans Independent Living Apartments in Arizona Private equity firm and developer The Wolff Company […]

How Amazon, Jimmy Buffett Are Trending in Active Adult Housing

More and more, active adult housing developers are embracing forward-thinking concepts in order to prepare for the incoming wave of baby boomer residents. Two companies leading the way are Florida-based Minto Communities USA, which is behind the popular Latitude Margaritaville properties, and Miami-based homebuilder Lennar (NYSE: LEN), which last year announced home designs with integrated automation and voice control powered by […]

In the Pipeline: CCRC Highrise Groundbreaking, Solvere’s New Florida 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, the annual SHN Awards Competition. Construction: Planned Community in Texas Plans 101-Unit Expansion An Integrated Property Management senior living community in Kingwood, […]

In the Pipeline: Ascent Living to Open in Denver, CA Senior Living Breaks Ground Near Pittsburgh

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, the annual SHN Awards Competition. Construction: Planned Focus Property Group, Ascent Living Planning Denver Community Property investor and developer Focus Property Group […]

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, […]

Fast Casual Dining Could Be Senior Living’s Next Big Food Trend

To glimpse the future of dining in senior living communities, one might only need to step inside a Chipotle. More and more senior living providers are opening “fast casual” eateries with customized food orders, stylish menus, kitchens that are visible from the dining area and modern decor. The idea of incorporating fast casual dining a […]

Senior Living Design Trends to Leave Behind in 2018

In senior living, it’s inevitable that some architecture and design features go from hot to not. Resident preferences change, care practices evolve, technology advances, and the way senior housing buildings look and feel has to keep up. So, heading into 2018, providers might want to reconsider if they think that having a bistro will set […]

CCRCs Gain Luster as Standalone SNFs Fade

Skilled nursing isn’t dying, but the standalone skilled nursing facility — or SNF — just might be. And that could be good news for the future of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and similar full-continuum offerings. While skilled nursing is perhaps more needed than ever, the service offering is evolving toward greater integration along the […]