How a Massachusetts Retirement Community Recycles Responsibly

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George Zahka is a resident at North Hill, a retirement community in Needham, Massachusetts. He and his grandson, also George Zahka, partnered with North Hill’s Executive ...

Golf Courses to Help Seniors Stay Home?

Yes, staying active keeps you healthy and independent, but it’s more than just playing golf that may help keep seniors at home.

This recent article from the DC Streets Blog outlines a proposal for transforming massive golf courses throughout ...

If You Build It, Will Seniors Come?

A recent article from Senior Housing News reports that occupancy rates for senior living are at a four-year high (in the fourth quarter, they rose to 89.1%, up one percentage point from the year prior, says the piece). Clearly, there is ...

School, or Senior Housing?

Creating a senior housing community out of a former school building: this has been a top trend in the industry throughout 2012. Renovation and retrofitting of landmark buildings that have stood vacant for years -- from schools, hotels, hospitals, churches and ...

More Senior Living Communities Seeking LEED Certification

Minnesota, California, Maryland, Pennsylvania. Senior living communities in these states have received the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification and are setting the stage for new construction (or perhaps renovations) of the ...

A Truly Unique Senior Living Renovation

Retrofitting is one of the hottest trends in senior living these days, and this California project may top them all.

We have covered stories about similar projects here on the blog: old schoolhouses converted to assisted living, abandoned churches transformed ...

Senior Living Providers Find Potential in Troubled Properties

The economy has been the common denominator for many of the housing market’s woes in recent years. But after years of shouldering the majority of the blame, things may finally be turning around – at least in a small corner ...

Senior Living Communities Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle with Retrofitting

Back to school at age 88? On the East Coast, Academy Point at Mystic is an assisted living community situated in the former Mystic Academy School Building in Connecticut. Head west to Everett, Washington, where residents at Washington Oakes independent living ...