New Active Adult Communities Adopt Modern, Flexible Designs

Active adult communities with a range of unit types, flexible common spaces and a range of services or convenience offerings are finding appeal among prospective residents. The age-restricted and rental active adult sectors are seeing a surge of interest from prospective residents and investors alike. This has helped spur new development of the product type […]

How Active Adult Communities Can Attract Boomers Sooner

While active adult isn’t a property type every senior living provider considers for new development, it’s one the baby boomers are increasingly interested in. That’s partly because the age cohort looks at senior housing not just as real estate, but also as a platform to access wellness and lifestyle offerings, according to Dana Wollschlager, a […]

Best Affordable Housing Design of 2018: An Experiment in Communal Living

The affordable housing crisis in America may be most acute in senior living. As a result, developers are looking at avenues to build affordable senior housing without government subsidies that bring a sense of luxury and comfort to residents, while instilling a renewed sense of dignity. The challenge is likely to become even more acute […]

Senior Living Interior Design Evolves to Meet Boomers’ Tastes

Over the past decade, designing for the senior living industry has changed a great deal. Much of the senior living industry has moved away from institutional features, and instead embraced upscale concepts such as destination fast casual eateries or larger living units. That evolution in design and services has forced many interior designers to start thinking outside of the […]

In the Pipeline: Ascent Living to Open in Denver, CA Senior Living Breaks Ground Near Pittsburgh

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 Focus Property Group, Ascent Living Planning Denver Community Property investor and developer Focus Property Group […]

‘Exact Opposite Now’: How Senior Living Design Has Changed Over 20 Years

Pictured above: Dean Maddalena, president of studioSIX5 America’s aging demographic is ushering in a new style of senior housing community—one that looks remarkably different from those that gained popularity 20 years ago. In fact, in some key respects the industry has done done a 180-degree about-face, and what once was “taboo” now is in demand. Senior Housing […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (2/2/17)

(Rendering of formal dining room at Edgemere, located in Dallas, Texas — photo courtesy of Edgemere) Construction: Planned Independent Living Building Planned in Hingham, Massachusetts Erickson Senior Living is planning a new independent living community in Hingham, Massachusetts. The 156,378-square-foot, seven-story building will add 104 independent living homes to the already-established Linden Ponds. Willard Square will also […]

Best of Independent Living Design 2016: Creating an Urban ‘Wow’ Factor

Overture Plano isn’t your grandma’s senior housing community. “Hip,” “young” and “actually really livable” are all apt ways to describe the 2016 Senior Housing News Design Award winner for Best Independent Living, according to people close to the project. The 169-unit community in Plano, Texas, was designed to attract active adults 55 years old and older—and […]

Editor’s Picks: Brookdale for Sale?

As confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet took place on Capitol Hill, we brought readers the most recent news in the senior housing world. Namely, private equity giant Blackstone Group is rumored to be in talks to acquire Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD); assisted living occupancy fell to its lowest level since 2010; and […]