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 […]

Movers & Shakers: Senior Lifestyle’s New COO

Senior Lifestyle Announces New COO Chicago-based owner, operator and developer Senior Lifestyle Corp. announced the appointment of Lisa A. Fordyce as COO, where she will be responsible for leading the company’s operational business strategies and care initiatives. Before joining Senior Lifestyle, Fordyce served as a vice president of operations at Emeritus Senior Living, leading its […]

Senior Housing Finance Activity: Cushman & Wakefield, Ziegler

Cushman & Wakefield Arranges $53.4 Million in Construction Financing for LCB Senior Living Developments in Massachusetts Cushman & Wakefield Senior Housing Capital Markets, a global real estate services firm, has arranged $53.4 million loan in construction financing and joint venture equity for LCB Senior Living’s two senior housing developments in Massachusetts. The Residence at Vinnin Square […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (10/1/15)

(Bader House in San Antonio, Texas – Built by Uncommon Care with interior design by studioSIX5) Construction: Planned O’Reilly Development Plans Two Senior Living Projects for Mo. Springfield, Mo.-based O’Reilly Development Company is planning two new senior living projects: an $18.4 million development in Nixa, Mo., and a $35.8 million development in St. Charles, Mo., […]

How National Senior Living Brands Tap Into the ‘Local’ Craze

Senior living providers with communities across the country don’t necessarily have to develop an assembly-line model in order to maintain a national brand. In fact, many are finding that tapping into local trends, cultures and traditions proves a competitive tactic. “‘Local’ is almost a buzzword today—locally sourced, local small businesses,” Meg Sutton, senior lead interior designer at […]

Senior Housing Investments & Transactions: NHI, LTC, Ziegler

NHI Acquires Ohio Assisted Living and Memory Care Community for $21 Million National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) announced on Aug. 3 that its NHI-Bickford Senior Living joint venture has acquired Fairfield Village, an assisted living and memory care community in Lancaster, Ohio, for $21 million in cash. The 92-unit Fairfield Village was built in 2006 […]