Movers & Shakers: Welltower Foundation Launches to Promote Wellness

Welltower Foundation Launches to Promote Wellness Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN) launched the Welltower Foundation, an organization aimed at promoting wellness, encouraging a high quality of life for aging populations and supporting other groups and innovations that do the same. Erin Ibele has been named president of the foundation. The foundation’s first course of action is […]

Movers & Shakers: Ventas’ Senior Vice Presidents

Ventas Announces Senior Vice President Promotions Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR) on Aug. 27 announced two senior vice president promotions within its asset management business. Christian N. Cummings has been appointed as senior vice president of asset management, focusing on Ventas’ senior housing operating portfolio and enterprise wide dispositions. Cummings joined Ventas in 2002 as an analyst, […]

Senior Housing Design Takes New Cues from 20-Somethings

Gone are the days of senior housing designed with grandparents in mind. Today, architects in the space are actually looking at the wants and needs of much younger residents—as young as 20-something—to get some of their newest design cues. They’re finding in order to stay competitive among residents in their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond, […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/11/2012)

Construction: In the Process Nor-Son Breaks Ground on New $3.65 million Minn. Assisted Living Facility Bridges Care, part of the Benedictine Health System, recently broke ground on a $3.65 million assisted living facility in Ada, Minn., with construction firm Nor-Sun as general contractor.  The new, 26,000-square-foot assisted living community will be attached to the current […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (6/27/2012)

Construction: Planned Developer to Turn Former Michigan School Into Senior Housing Facility A developer is planning on buying a former elementary school in Grand Rapids, Michigan for $510,000 and turning it into an assisted living facility, reports Officials from the city of Grand Rapids signed off on the property getting rezoned for conversion; plans include […]

SHN Awards Corner: Leisureworld, Erickson, Atria, & More

Stop the presses! Wait….we don’t have presses but we are starting a new feature called SHN Awards Corner. We get a number of submissions from senior living companies in a variety of fields—from design and architecture to construction to management—who have gotten national recognition for their achievements. Here’s a roundup of some of the companies […]