To Attract Baby Boomers, Senior Living Providers Must Give Them Purpose

Over the next decade, when baby boomers finally start to age into senior housing en masse, they’ll bring with them a host of new needs and desires—and if senior living providers don’t take heed, they’re at risk of becoming obsolete. That’s because, unlike some of their predecessors, many baby boomers simply won’t be happy with “three […]

Senior Communities Win Resident Buy-In Through the Arts

Some senior living providers are generating community buzz—and simultaneously engaging residents—by carving out a niche in the arts. Meta Housing Corporation’s developments include three senior arts colonies along with a focus on arts programming throughout its senior housing portfolio, while a Sunrise Senior Living community recently kicked off its first-ever playwriting residency through a partnership […]

Developer Looks to Expand on Success of Artist Niche Senior Living

The success of several niche senior living communities in and around Los Angeles is leading its developer and nonprofit partner to seek expansion opportunities beyond California.  The Developer, Meta Housing, and its nonprofit partner, EngAGE, have successfully launched three California artist colonies for retirees in addition to  Meta’s dozens of traditional communities, most recently with […]

USA Today: Artist Colony As Retirement Community is Huge Success

As an alternative to traditional options, some Los Angeles-based retirees are finding their fit in a senior artists’ colony, reports USA Today.  Citing the experience of one aging couple who was not interested in the “old fashioned traditional senior citizens living,” USA Today details the Burbank Senior Artists Colony, developed by LA-based Meta Housing, as […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (1/9/13)

Construction: Planned Lutheran Senior Services Plans $7 Million Expansion Project Lutheran Senior Services is planning a $7 million expansion to its Meramec Bluffs senior living community in Ballwin, Mo. and has hired St. Louis-based general contractor Paric for the project.  The expansion will add 31 skilled nursing beds to bring the community’s total to 119 […]

LA Senior Living Community Puts Alternative Funding Model To Work

A Los Angeles-based senior living community is working to help Americans in the low-income bracket by offering a few outside-the-box solutions in senior housing.  The program, the subject of a Fast Company article this week, is coined “EngAGE,” and is centered around a non-profit led by Tim Carpenter, which focuses on arts and wellness for […]