In the Pipeline: Sinai Residences’ $125 Million Expansion, Watercrest Starts Work in Georgia

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 Florida Life Plan Community Plots $125 Million Expansion A 366-unit not-for-profit life plan community […]

Movers & Shakers: Affinitas and New Empire Join Forces, Name CEO

Affinitas, New Empire Corp. Join Forces, Name CEO New-England-based senior living management company Affinitas Life has joined forces with New Empire Corp., a family-owned real estate group founded in 1997. Bentley Zhao, founder, chairman and CEO of New Empire Corp., will lead the new company under the banner Affinitas Life, a Division of New Empire […]

Movers & Shakers: Arbor Realty Trust, Blueprint, LeadingAge

Arbor Realty Trust Hires Executive Vice President and Chief Production Officer Arbor Realty Trust has appointed Frank Lutz as its new executive vice president and chief production officer. In his new role, Lutz will oversee all of Arbor’s agency lending platforms as it relates to business development and the firm’s national production network and originations team. […]

Movers & Shakers: Heritage Senior Living, Greystone

Heritage Senior Living Names New COO Heritage Senior Living has promoted its vice president of operations, Pierre Verger, to the title of COO, the company announced. In his new role, Verger will focus on growth and development and place a priority on creating partnerships and relationships with other health care industry leaders. Verger, who joined […]

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 […]

Erickson Living Touts Employee Health Clinics as Hiring Advantage

Many senior living providers tout creative health benefits when hiring new employees, but those benefits are normally used offsite on employees’ own time. But that’s not the case at Catonsville, Maryland-based Erickson Living, which operates health and wellness clinics for employees at 15 of its 20 communities overall. Though the clinics are aimed at keeping employees healthy, Erickson […]