How an Intern-Turned-Executive is Helping Steer Senior Lifestyle Corp.

Attracting potential workers early in their careers hasn’t always been senior living’s strong suit, and operators are in competition with hospitality and other industries sometimes viewed as more appealing. This has prompted further focus on providing different entry-points to the business—including a greater emphasis on internships—and converting introductory roles to positions of greater magnitude. As providers […]

Movers & Shakers: NCAL’s New Board Member

Senior Lifestyle Announces New EVP, Chief Administrative Officer Senior Lifestyle, an owner, operator and developer of senior living communities, announced the promotion of Justin Robins to executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Robins has served in various roles at Senior Lifestyle, including financial analyst, director of development, director of hospitality, vice president of capital and […]

Editor’s Picks: Another Brookdale Exec Stepping Down

Spring is in full swing, with another new senior living company blooming onto the scene. This week, the news that Adam Kaplan, a former Senior Lifestyle Corp. executive, is launching Solera Senior Living captured our readers’ attention. We also kept our readers in the know about another executive shakeup at Brookdale, why REITs may be […]

Senior Living CEOs: ‘Bringing Sexy Back’ Is Industry Imperative

There are few things people may consider “sexy” about the senior housing industry, or for that matter, any business dedicated to serving the country’s aging and most frail population. But cue the Justin Timberlake: When it comes to attracting new expertise to work in this sector, enhancing the appeal of senior living is critical to […]

New Provider Launches, Helmed By Former Senior Lifestyle COO

There’s another new entrant in senior living, and the recently launched owner, operator and developer has set out to become an employer of choice in the sector. And its leader—the former COO of Senior Lifestyle Corp.—plans to remain unusually visible within his communities. Naperville, Illinois-based Charter Senior Living is initially targeting new developments and acquisitions […]

From Caregiver to Senior Lifestyle COO: Lessons from Climbing the Ladder

An impending labor shortage has prompted senior living providers to take new approaches to attracting and retaining workers, with one major strategy involving establishing career paths that allow employees to move from caregiver roles to leadership positions and anywhere in between. Lisa Fordyce, the new COO for Chicago-based owner, operator and developer Senior Lifestyle Corp., […]

Dished: Top-Tier Dining Built From the Ground Up

Dining in senior living as of late has been revolutionized by celebrity chefs and $10,000 gelato machines. So when senior living providers take more of a grassroots approach to developing a dining program—from staffing to acclaimed chocolate cake recipes—and still deliver a premium experience for its residents, it becomes clear that a celebrity chef isn’t […]