Marc Vorkapich, Principal and CEO, Watercrest Senior Living

Marc Vorkapich was volunteering in residential care in 1991, when an older woman he “adored” told him: “All of my life I have been the life of the party, here I am invisible.” “My heart was broken,” Vorkapich says. “During the following weeks, declining health quieted her voice and, for a moment, my own.” But […]

Transactions & Financings: HCP’s $284M Oakmont Acquisition; Thrive Center-Innovators Alliance Partnership

HCP acquires 5 Oakmont properties for $284M HCP (NYSE: HCP) announced in its second quarter 2019 earnings report on Wednesday it acquired a portfolio of five senior housing properties in California operated by Windsor, California-based Oakmont Senior Living. The purchase price was $284 million and is part of $528 million in total acquisitions the Irvine, California-based health care real estate investment trust […]

Movers & Shakers: Watercrest Names Memory Care Leader; Acts Appoints Regional VP

Watercrest Bolsters Memory Care Programming With Promotion Watercrest Senior Living Group has promoted Sheena Jeffries to work in the newly created role of engagement specialist. Jeffries first joined Watercrest in 2016 as a community memory care director. In her new role, she will provide support, training and help implement the company’s new memory care programming […]

Movers & Shakers: Watercrest, Heritage, Sweetbay

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Movers & Shakers: Blake Management Group Names New President

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In the Pipeline: Watercrest’s Florida Plans; Aegis Opens Another Italy-Themed Property

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 Watercrest, United Properties Announce Plans for Florida Community Watercrest Senior Living Group and United […]

Movers & Shakers: LaSalle Group Names VP of Health and Wellness

LaSalle Group Names New VP of Health and Wellness The LaSalle Group has promoted Schekesia Meadough to vice president of health and wellness. In her new role, Meadough will continue to expand clinical education and quality initiatives at LaSalle’s Autumn Leaves communities, while also overseeing regulatory compliance in the nine states where the company operates. Those […]

Movers & Shakers: Lancaster Pollard, Ziegler, Argentum

Lancaster Pollard Names New Senior Managing Director Lancaster Pollard has promoted Jason Dopoulos to the role of senior managing director. Dopoulos, who has been with the firm since 2007 and has managed its health care bankers in the Southwest since 2013, will now also oversee banking efforts for Lancaster Pollard in the Northwest. In addition […]

Movers & Shakers: AHCA/NCAL, Watercrest Senior Living

AHCA/NCAL Elects New Board of Governors, Directors The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) has recently elected AHCA’s board of governors and NCAL’s board of directors for the 2017/2018 term at its annual convention in Las Vegas. Among the new officers, both boards selected new chairs for the coming year: […]