Watermark, Affinity Launch Company-Wide LGBTQ Initiatives

Watermark Retirement Communities CEO David Barnes remembers the first time he recognized his company could be more inclusive for all. About seven or eight years ago, two gay men visited Watermark’s central office in Tucson, Arizona for advice on conducting market research for building a senior housing community exclusively for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and […]

Providers Rise to New Standards for LGBT Senior Living

Head north on Halsted Street in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood—just one block of Wrigley Field—and you’ll see it: a modern, multi-unit residence decked in green and blue hues. No, this isn’t a new condominium for the city’s young, urban professionals, but rather an affordable housing unit that has become a haven for the city’s low-income older […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (8/31/17)

Construction: Planned Smith/Packett Planning $15 Million Community in Virginia Smith/Packett has plans to build a $15 million assisted living community in Roanoke, Virginia. The community, Pheasant Ridge Assisted Living, will open with 90 units, an on-site chef, round-the-clock concierge service and a variety of recreational activities, reports TV news station WDBJ7. Senior Housing Planned in South Carolina CR […]

Senior Housing Jobs in High Demand – Apply Today

Senior Housing News offers Job Listings for the Senior Living and Senior Housing Industry for companies seeking skilled professionals to fill a variety of available positions. Lancaster Pollard & Co., LLC, Ziegler and Mather LifeWays are just a few companies now hiring senior housing positions in human resources, investment banking, marketing and more. Check out the […]

Senior Housing Investments & Transactions: Blueprint, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III

Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors Arranges Sale of Six Neb. SNFs Chicago-based Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors recently announced it has arranged the sale of six skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) located in Nebraska for $15 million.  While the details regarding buyer and seller were not disclosed, Blueprint indicated that the buyer was a partnership between […]

HUD Makes Big Push For LGBT Seniors Housing Initiative

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy groups are joining forces with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to create a new campaign to address the housing needs of LGBT seniors nationwide. The initiative includes plans to maximize housing opportunities, improve policy and cultural awareness and strengthen anti-discrimination protection for older LGBT people. Additional details […]

High Levels of Same-Sex Discrimination in Senior Living Searches

Older same-sex couples face high levels of discrimination when seeking senior living accommodations compared to their heterosexual counterparts, finds a new investigation.  National nonprofit civil rights organization the Equal Rights Center recently released a report, “Opening Doors: An Investigation of Barriers to Senior Housing for Same-Sex Couples,” that documents the results of 200 matched-pair telephone […]

SAGE Releases Guide for Improving Aging Services to Older LGBT Adults

The aging lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender cohort is expanding along with the rest of the older population, increasing the importance for aging services providers to know how to best serve and support them, according to SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders). The organization recently released a guide created to answer questions from older […]