National Study Points to Wellness Benefits of Life Plan Communities

Residents of life plan communities say they have greater levels of wellness than older adults in home- and community-based settings. That’s according to newly released first-year results from the Age Well Study, a collaboration between the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging — the research arm of Evanston, Illinois-based senior housing provider Mather LifeWays — and nearby […]

In the Pipeline: Wolff’s Revel Scottsdale; Watercrest, Titan Unveil Florida Project

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 Wolff Plans Independent Living Apartments in Arizona Private equity firm and developer The Wolff Company […]

Watermark, Mather Improve Resident Experiences with THRIVE Approach

Watermark Retirement Communities, Mather LifeWays and the University of Arizona recently teamed up on a project to improve the quality of life for senior housing residents, with promising early results. The effort was several years in the making, and involved funding from the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA). “I was on the executive board of […]

Mather, JLL Engage with Universities to Draw Students to Senior Living

With the senior living industry facing a workforce crisis, it’s becoming increasingly urgent to draw talented students to the sector. Two different projects, one involving non-profit provider Mather Lifeways and the other involving commercial real estate firm JLL, showcase the potential payoffs if senior living professionals and residents can engage with college students. The projects […]

Senior Housing Crystal Ball: Top Execs’ 2018 Predictions

Now that 2017 has officially come to a close, the senior housing industry is looking ahead to what 2018 may bring. Here’s what some top industry executives are predicting when it comes to staffing, regulations, resident preferences and more in the new year: Chris Winkle, CEO of Sunrise Senior Living: “2018 will bring continued opportunities to […]

Mather, Watermark Hammer Out Plans for New Highrise Senior Living

Aging baby boomers are attracted to urban centers, but meeting the demand for downtown senior living is not easy. Two operators, Mather LifeWays and Watermark Retirement Communities, are getting in on the action but taking different approaches to offering senior housing in the city. Evanston, Illinois-based Mather LifeWays is making its first foray on the […]

Mather Plans High-Rise Life Plan Community Near Washington, D.C.

Urban, high-rise senior housing communities are becoming all the rage once again, with several examples recently popping up in places like New York City, Dallas and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Now, Mather LifeWays is getting in on the action. The Evanston, Illinois-based company is planning to build a 668,435-square-foot life plan community in Tysons, Virginia, according to a […]

Life Plan Communities Seek to Increase Engagement, Manage Rogue Residents

People living in life plan communities desire more transparency about business and operational matters, putting pressure on providers to meet these rising expectations while managing pitfalls, including “rogue” residents. That’s according to Evanston, Illinois-based senior housing provider Mather LifeWays and its research arm, the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, which partnered with Ziegler, Life Care Services and […]