Interview: Why Innovation is the Future of Senior Living

While senior living rides a growth wave into an innovative new era, one provider has quietly expanded its portfolio of properties to provide housing and care for seniors while keeping costs to residents low. At its helm is John Goodman, chairman of The Goodman Group, which counts 30 senior living and health care properties in eight states […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (5/7/15)

Construction: Planned Avanti Senior Living Plans Two New Luxury Communities for La.  Avanti Senior Living, a development, operations and management company, is planning to expand into Louisiana’s Baton Rouge and Lafayette markets later this year with two new luxury assisted living communities. In Baton Rouge, the Woodlands, Texas-based company plans to break ground on a […]

Movers & Shakers — Merrill Gardens Names New President

David Eskenazy Named President of Merrill Gardens David Eskenazy has been named the president of Merrill Gardens, the company announced today. He replaces Tana Gall, who announced earlier this year that she was leaving the company to pursue other interests. Eskenazy will assume his new role effective immediately. Eskenazy brings to the position more than […]

Movers & Shakers — People and Positions for October, Part I

Lifespace Communities CCRC Hires New Executive Chef Urbandale, Iowa-based Deerfield, a Lifespace Communities CCRC, has welcomed Justin Comer as its new executive chef.  Comer brings to the position more than 20 years of culinary experience, serving in top roles at several area restaurants. He has worked as an executive chef at Centro and as the […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (6/19/14)

Construction: Planned CarDon & Associates Planning $17.6M Assisted Living Expansion Bloomington, Indiana-based CarDon & Associates is planning a $17.6 million expansion of its assisted living community in Fishers, IN, reports Indianapolis Business Journal. Plans call for CarDon & Associates to add a second phase of assisted living apartments and 18 cottages to The Reserve at […]

Goodman Group Reopens Women-Only Memory Care Community

The memory care portion of a larger assisted living community in Florida managed by The Goodman Group has officially reopened after a multi-million dollar renovation and expansion. Pearl Essence, which opened in 2009, is designed exclusively for women with memory impairments and is part of Cypress Palms, an enhanced assisted living community that opened in […]

For Online Senior Living Leads, Follow Up or Forget About It

Senior living providers have tended to discount online-sourced leads as less likely to be qualified, but marketers say a lead tracking strategy that includes building relationships with each and every inquiry can help boost conversion rates for tours and, eventually, move-ins.  Many providers tend to view online leads as inferior quality, says Todd Walrath, president […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (1/16/14)

Construction: Planned Benchmark Senior Living Proposes Pleasantville Community Benchmark Senior Living has proposed an 87-unit assisted living community in Pleasantville, N.Y., reports the Pleasantville Daily Voice. The community would be on a 3.5 acre plot of land next to a local church, which has agreed to sell the land to Benchmark pending the project’s approval.  […]