Transactions & Financings: Ziegler Takes Lead on Locust Point Fund, NHI’s $300M Loan

Ziegler Is Anchor Investor In Locust Point Private Credit Fund Ziegler announced it was an anchor investor in Locust Point Capital’s debut private fund, which closed earlier this month oversubscribed at $312 million. Ziegler and Locust Point have a relationship dating back to the mid-1990s, Managing Director and co-head of Ziegler’s Proprietary Senior Living Practice Don […]

Wall Street Journal: Aging Boomers Divided on Being Called ‘Perennials’

Some aging baby boomers are rejecting the term “senior citizen,” but potential replacements like “perennial” are not yet gaining widespread traction. Other potential new terms, such as “vintage” and “golden ager,” also aren’t catching on widely, according to an article published Thursday in The Wall Street Journal. Observing that some boomers do not respond well […]

Dished: Senior Living Providers Feed a Growing Appetite for Farm-Fresh Fare

The senior living industry is increasingly looking to local farms to help feed residents, and while the practice isn’t always cheaper, many providers agree it is the wave of the future. Chicago-based senior living provider Pathway to Living launched a farm-to-table dining program in May to bring fresh produce to its residents. Similarly, Vero Beach, Florida-based […]

In the Pipeline: Koelsch Plans $70 Million Community, Pathway to Living Breaks Ground in Illinois

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 Koelsch Communities to Open $70 Million Community in 2020 Koelsch Communities intends to break […]

As Some Senior Housing Developments Stall, Opportunity Awaits

It’s no secret that many developers without senior living experience have entered the sector in recent years, seeing that demographics are set to drive demand. Established operators have anticipated that some of these projects will sputter out of the gate, presenting acquisition opportunities—and that is already coming to pass, faster than some expected. That was one of the […]

Life Coaches and Grey’s Anatomy: Senior Living Gets Creative to Attract Workers

With unemployment hovering around 4% nationally, senior living providers are getting creative as competition for workers heats up, experimenting with new ways of supporting employees and attracting applicants. For example, St. Louis-based Provision Living has hired life coaches to be available in its buildings, to help staff “break through different obstacles in their life,” Provision […]

Trump Tariffs Could Worsen Senior Housing Construction Woes

New tariffs on steel and aluminum could throw a wrench into some senior living development plans and drive prices higher in an already costly construction landscape. The measure, which U.S. President Donald Trump unexpectedly announced earlier this month, is slated to go into effect on March 23. It would impose a 25% tariff on steel imports and […]

Senior Living Tries to Capture Magic of Brands Like Virgin

In rebranding, a number of senior living organizations are beginning to employ a strategy used by iconic brands like Virgin. Specifically, it’s very on-trend for companies, no matter their industry, to choose a new name that’s aspirational as opposed to descriptive, Geoff Cook, partner at international strategy, design and branding firm Base Design, told Senior Housing News. […]

Transactions & Financings: Welltower’s New NYSE Ticker Symbol

Welltower to Change NYSE Ticker Symbol to “WELL” Health care infrastructure company Welltower, Inc. has announced a change to its New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) ticker symbol, from “HCN” to “WELL.” The Toledo, Ohio-based company will begin trading under “WELL” on February 28. “Welltower owns, manages and has developed the largest network of premium residential senior care […]