In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/27/17)

Construction: Announced Traditions Senior Living and Southern Group Announce New Tennessee Community Operator Traditions Senior Living and developer Southern Group have plans to open a new senior living community in Smyrna, Tennessee. As planned, the 111-unit senior housing community will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care services, according to a press release. Amenities will […]

Walkability May Be Key for Future Senior Living Developments

Baby boomers are bringing new expectations to senior living—including a distaste for isolated, rural communities. Nowadays, walkable, urban neighborhoods and proximity to transportation are high priorities for prospective senior living residents, according to a recent survey report from A Place for Mom. The Seattle-based senior care referral service asked nearly 1,000 senior living consumers about their living preferences […]

Merrill Gardens Residents Sound Off on Trump Health Care Plans

U.S. President Donald J. Trump has officially taken the oath of office, and with that has come increasing uncertainty around many sweeping promises he made on the campaign trail and following the election, particularly in regard to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Residents at one West Coast senior living community have since expressed their concerns […]

Merrill Gardens to Keep Expanding After $145 Million JV Acquisition

Merrill Gardens retirement communities has acquired the real estate of four West Coast properties as part of a joint venture for $145 million. The recently completed properties were already operated by Seattle-based Merrill Gardens and were financed by Cushman & Wakefield. The properties—Merrill Gardens of Huntington Beach, Merrill Gardens at Lafayette, Merrill Gardens at Campbell […]

Editor’s Picks: Huge Changes at HCP

This week, Senior Housing News readers heard all about industry leaders, for one reason or another. News broke about HCP Inc.’s quest to find a new CEO, we sat down one-on-one with Brookdale Senior Living’s CEO Andy Smith, and Blue Harbor Senior Living found its first CEO in Tana Gall. Readers were also intrigued by […]

Blue Harbor Taps Former Merrill Gardens President as CEO

In picking its first CEO, Blue Harbor Senior Living has found a leader with deep industry experience to take the reins as the company grows in new directions. Tana Gall became CEO of the Portland, Oregon-based management company effective July 1. In the past, Gall served as president both of Merrill Gardens and Leisure Care, […]

Editor’s Picks: 4th of July Edition

Dazzling fireworks displays will light up the skies this 4th of July weekend, but you might have caught a glimpse of a different sight recently if you looked skyward in the Cleveland area: Residents of the Parker Place Senior Center riding in a 1946 Steerman biplane. Check out the video below for some inspiration. SHN […]