In the Pipeline: New Margaritaville Plans Finalized; Leisure Care Enters North Carolina

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 Cadence Living Plans Arizona Community Cadence Living has purchased 7.7 acres of land in Chandler, Arizona, […]

Transactions & Financings: Welltower’s San Antonio Portfolio Buy; SunTrust’s $69M Financing

Welltower acquires San Antonio senior living portfolio Toledo, Ohio-based health care real estate investment trust (REIT) Welltower (NYSE: WELL) acquired a two-building senior housing portfolio in San Antonio, Texas, totaling 335 units. The seller was Dallas-based senior housing developer, South Bay Partners.The two adjacent buildings, Watercrest at Dominion (230 units) and Isle at Watercrest Dominion […]

Transactions & Financings: Charter Senior Living, Grandbridge Seniors Housing

KeyBank Originates Financing for Chicago Pacific Founders Acquisition KeyBank Real Estate Capital recently originated the $14.4 million Fannie Mae financing for Chicago Pacific Founders’ purchase of Parkrose Estates Retirement Community, a 100-unit senior housing community in Liverpool, New York. Charlie Shoop of Key’s Commercial Mortgage Group arranged the financing, which provided a low-cost, floating-rate loan with […]

How to Create ‘Ratatouille Moments’ in Memory Care Dining

A surly restaurant critic takes a bite of the French vegetable dish called ratatouille and his heart melts, as he is transported back to eating his mother’s version in his childhood. This is a climactic moment of the animated film “Ratatouille,” and it’s the kind of dining experience that chefs around the world aspire to […]

Movers & Shakers: Springpoint Senior Living, Sagora Senior Living

SHN’s Movers & Shakers Column is sponsored by the SHN Job Board. To look for a new job for yourself or a friend, visit https://jobs.seniorhousingnews.com. If you’re an employer, post your senior living jobs with us and attract the industry’s best-read professionals today. Have hiring/staffing announcements? Send them to [email protected] Springpoint Senior Living Promotes Woodward […]

New COO Joins MorningStar in ‘High-Energy Growth Mode’

Though it’s just his second week on the job, MorningStar Senior Living’s new COO, Jim Parker, is already thinking about the next decade of growth and development. MorningStar currently is in expansion mode, and Parker is focused on keeping the company’s culture and mission strong while adding scale. Parker, who last served as senior vice […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (12/7/17)

This week’s 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 & design trends, the annual SHN Awards Competition. Construction: Planned Apartment Complex Near Orlando to Include Assisted Living and Memory Care A […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (11/9/17)

Construction: Announced New Community Planned in Arizona Investment Property Associates (IPA) and Ryan Companies have announced a senior living community in Scottsdale, Arizona. The community, Generations at Pinnacle Peak, is will have 90 independent and assisted living units and 20 memory care units, according to a release on AZ Big Media. IPA will operate the community […]

Dished: Hot New Trends in Memory Care Dining

(Thrive Dining photo courtesy of Watermark Retirement Communities) The way some memory care programs feed their residents is rapidly changing. At many senior living communities, the standard mealtime practice for seniors with dementia is for caregivers to feed them things like chicken nuggets, fish sticks, french fries and purees. Those foods are easily identifiable and don’t require utensils to […]