How Generations, Maxwell Group, Autumn Glen Are Building New Wellness-Focused Business Models

Senior living operators are using new operating models and technology to attract the next generation of residents. At the center of some of those efforts are business models built on enriching and supporting resident wellbeing. The industry at large is full of new ideas in this regard, from developing health monitoring programs and drafting personalized […]

Wellness, Dining Innovations Show Senior Living Industry Can Go Bolder

The senior living consumer base is evolving, and the historically sluggish pace of senior living innovation must speed up to meet new expectations and desires. Luxury is being redefined, palates are becoming more discerning, and coveted younger residents are more sophisticated about what “wellness” means and how their living environment is involved. These were among […]

Blue Zones, Generations LLC Initiative Could Bring ‘Future of Health Care’ to Senior Living

Generations, LLC is bringing Blue Zones to one of their locations to explore the vision and opportunity* for a Blue Zones transformation in their senior living communities. The collaboration could help drive several industry trends, including a heightened focus on wellness as well as value-based payment models. The concept of “blue zones” rose to prominence […]

An Urgent Choice for Senior Living Providers: ‘Self-Disrupt’ or Be Disrupted

Two senior living leaders have spoken of “self-disruption” in recent weeks. Bickford Senior Living Executive Vice President Alan Fairbanks used the term during his appearance on the SHN podcast, Transform. And HumanGood CEO John Cochrane gave an entire keynote presentation on the concept at the LeadingAge Illinois conference on May 17. Cochrane summed up the […]

Disney Offers Vision for Future of Senior Living with Storyliving Plans

Disney has become the latest high-wattage brand to make a senior living play, announcing its intentions to include 55+ housing in forthcoming Storyliving by Disney residential developments. Just as Latitude Margaritaville communities have attracted large numbers of aging Parrotheads, I expect there will be robust demand among Disney fans for Storyliving’s 55+ options. And just […]

Generations Exec Chairman: Future of Mid-Market Senior Living Depends on New Health Care Model

While battling through the immediate challenges of omicron and the larger labor crisis, Generations LLC Executive Chairman Chip Gabriel is also focused on creating a senior living model for the future. That model aims to do away with the “moat” that too often surrounds senior living communities, in order to create more vibrant, intergenerational environments, […]

10 Most-Read Senior Housing News Stories of 2021

While senior living operators continued to battle the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021, the industry was being reshaped by blockbuster deals. It’s no surprise that Atria Senior Living’s acquisition of Holiday Retirement — with Welltower (NYSE: WELL) investing in 86 Holiday properties — led to the most-read story on Senior Housing News in the last 12 […]

10 Quotes that Capture 2021 and Suggest What’s Next for Senior Living

One year ago, vaccine clinics were just getting underway in senior living communities, raising hopes for a better year ahead after the devastating toll exacted by Covid-19 in 2020. While Covid-19 vaccines have been a gamechanger for senior living providers, the quotes below reflect that 2021 presented plenty of daunting challenges, including unprecedented labor pressures. […]

Expansion of Camp Margaritaville RV Parks Should Inspire, Instruct Senior Living Providers

As senior living providers look to the future, I believe they can draw inspiration and lessons from Margaritaville, the company behind Jimmy Buffett-inspired hotels, restaurants and other travel and lifestyle offerings. Most obviously, Latitude Margaritaville projects are redefining active adult living. But last week, the company announced an expansion of Camp Margaritaville RV resorts, and […]

Strength of Luxury Senior Living Market Holds Lessons for Industry’s Future

Middle-market senior living has commanded a lot of attention recently, with demand set to rapidly expand in the coming years. But luxury senior living continues to hold great appeal for developers, investors, operators and — most encouragingly — consumers. Watermark Retirement is certainly not shying away from the luxury market. The Tucson-based company’s development pipeline […]