Best Independent Living Design of 2019: A Community That Emulates a Small Town

Just a stone’s throw away from downtown Lititz, Pennsylvania, lies a compact independent living campus. But, one might not realize it at first glance. That’s because the campus —- an offshoot of local senior housing nonprofit Moravian Manor called Warwick Woodlands — was designed with the same small-town feel as the surrounding area. Its design […]

Best Memory Care Design of 2018: Homelike Residences Integrate with Adult Day Services

One of the most promising advancements in memory care treatment in recent years is the rise of “small home” communities. A growing number of providers recognize these communities allow for a more person-centered care model that reduces the frequency of agitation, aggression or other dementia-related behaviors. The smaller scale of these communities, meanwhile, can allow […]

Best Independent Living Design 2017: Picturesque Pennsylvania Views

When Willow Valley Communities, a non-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, finished work on a sizable independent living project last summer, it added an array of upscale amenities for its roughly 2,300 residents. But one of the most celebrated amenities was also one that stood far above the rest—literally. As part of the new development—which includes […]

Senior Housing Finance Activity: Welltower, CBRE

Welltower Completes $700 Million Senior Unsecured Note Offering Toledo, Ohio-based Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN) has successfully completed its offering of $700 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.25% senior unsecured notes due April 1, 2026. The notes were priced at 99.227% of their face amount to yield 4.345%. “This transaction demonstrates Welltower’s disciplined approach to […]