‘Trends Have Changed’: Senior Living Operators Reposition Communities for the Boomer Generation 

The high cost of new development and lack of financing for big projects has pushed some operators to renovate and reposition older communities. In 2024, senior living operators and their partners are focusing on adding as much value as possible through renovations and repositioning. But as operators serving the baby boomers can attest, the incoming […]

Best Dining Innovation of 2023: Senior Living Paired With Rooftop Restaurant, Microbrewery

Friendship Village Tempe, a senior living community in Tempe, Arizona, is landlocked, with no horizontal room on which to grow. In 2023, LCS Development was looking to expand the community by replacing an outdated independent living building. Limited by the community’s ability to grow outward, the design team took the project vertical. The design that […]

In the Pipeline: LCS to Lead $90M Expansion; HDG Opens Colorado Community

In the Pipeline is part of your SHN+ subscription In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards, an annual competition that recognizes cutting-edge design, excellence, and innovation in senior living. Construction: Planned LCS Development to lead $90M expansion in North Carolina LCS Development, a Life Care Services […]

In the Pipeline: Morning Pointe Opens 25th Tennessee Community; LCS Development, Ryan Cos. Finish Arizona Renovation

In the Pipeline is part of your SHN+ subscription In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards, an annual competition that recognizes cutting-edge design, excellence, and innovation in senior living. Construction: Planned Morning Pointe Senior Living to start on new Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence Morning Pointe Senior […]

In The Pipeline: Avenida, McShane Signal Opening of Tennessee Community; Kindcare Updates Timeline for Two Projects

In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards, an annual competition that recognizes cutting-edge design, excellence, and innovation in senior living. Construction: In Progress Kindcare updates timelines for two projects Kindcare recently announced new timelines for two new middle-market senior living projects in Connecticut. The company announced […]

Best Independent Living Design of 2021: LCS Community Expansion Adds Hospitality Flair

Since its opening in 2010, LCS’ Sagewood life plan community has focused on offering resort-style senior living in Phoenix, Arizona. A recent second-phase expansion project has deepened that focus. The expansion — part of the community’s second construction phase — added a 101-unit independent living building, an underground parking garage and amenities such as activity […]

The Cost of Covid: Design Changes, Market Disruptions Pressure Senior Living Development Projects

Covid-19 is having a lasting impact on the present and future of senior housing design, and the costs associated with development. The pandemic is accelerating trends that were already in progress such as well-programmed outdoor spaces, more multipurpose rooms, and larger residential apartments. And it is forcing new tweaks to designs including well-appointed staff break […]

LCS Development Prepares for Accelerated Growth, Promotes 4 to New Roles

LCS Development is making moves to accelerate its growth. Fresh off announcing the hire of Welltower (NYSE: WELL) alum Joe Weisenburger, the development arm of the LCS Family of Companies on Thursday announced a series of personnel moves. They are intended to leverage the organization’s experience and scale, to court new business opportunities in ground-up […]