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Building on 100% Occupancy for Consistent Senior Housing Success

Though the accomplishment of achieving an occupancy rate of 95% or higher may have lost its luster for some industry analysts, the distinction still carries weight for many senior housing providers, and has become an integral component for many communities in their marketing and sales strategies.

This is certainly true at Houston-based Belmont Village Senior Living, according to Carlene Motto, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Belmont Village. Its Westwood community in Los Angeles has maintained 100% occupancy for 37 consecutive months.

“It creates a sense of urgency with consumers when they [discover] that you have limited availability. That builds a natural sense of urgency within itself,” Motto told Senior Housing News. “I feel very proud of the communities that have achieved 100% occupancy, especially today when there is so much new supply and entry within the marketplace, and also so many options that exist.” Continue reading “Building on 100% Occupancy for Consistent Senior Housing Success”

Belmont Village “tops out” at Lakeway Location

 Belmont Village Senior Living, with its structure now erected at 107 Bella Montagna Circle in Lakeway, joins four other senior living facilities existing in Lakeway, not including the Tuscan Village age-restricted housing. Belmont Village will be open for residents sometime in the summer of 2018, after construction is completed on the exterior, the roof and the interior of the building, Belmont Village representatives said.

“One of the things we really like about Lakeway is that retirees have felt they wanted to be able to stay there,” Belmont Village Chief Investment Officer Margaret Scott said. “They want to stay close to their families and community … in dealing with the city of Lakeway, they have a very thoughtful and measured approach to land use.”

Longtime Astros fans honored before Game 2

Local 101-year-olds Williams, Peine throw out ceremonial first pitch

HOUSTON — The first game for Houston’s baseball franchise was more than 55 years ago, but they have fans to this day who are nearly twice that age.

On Saturday, the Astros honored two centenarians who have been loyal fans from the very beginning, going back as far as the days of the Houston Buffaloes and continuing right up to Saturday’s Game 2 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World.
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Belmont Village Hosts Retreat Event for Empowered Women to Find their ‘Inner Warrior’

Abigail Aguilera, the award winning motivational speaker, life coach and Quantum Healer, is conducting a retreat event, ‘Re-Igniting Women To Find Their Inner Warrior’. To be held and sponsored on October 21, 2017 by Belmont Village Hollywood Hills. The event will donate fifty percent of the proceeds to the Belmont Village team for their participation in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

There is a warrior in all of us, and one woman has taken up the challenge to bring it out. The FUN-draising retreat is for empowered women, mom-preneurs, and women who are on a quest to reach the pinnacle of their success or overcoming hurdles and passing through their transitional stages. This is the event that will prepare them to become re-ignited, re-plenished, and re-energized, or simply go through a life changing experience for wellness, career change and more. Continue reading “Belmont Village Hosts Retreat Event for Empowered Women to Find their ‘Inner Warrior’”

101-year-old Astros fan wants to see Houston in the World Series

With the MLB playoffs underway, casual fans are clambering on to whichever bandwagon happens to be nearest them, but it would be tough to find a team that has a more experienced fan than the Astros.
Walter Peine, who was born and raised in Houston, will turn 102 years old on Oct. 20 and his only birthday wish is to see the Astros in the World Series.

He has been watching professional baseball in Houston since way before the Astros existed, attending Houston Buffs games as a child when they were a minor league affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Peine often would go to West End Park and Buff Stadium with his brother Leon, but he can’t remember anything too specific about those games, other than that his favorite player was Dizzy Dean, who pitched for the Buffs in 1930 and 1931 when Peine was a teenager. Continue reading “101-year-old Astros fan wants to see Houston in the World Series”

Belmont Village Senior Living Tops Out on Lakeway Community

White Construction Co. completed the concrete structure for Belmont Village Lakeway community in early September. The property is slated for completion in the summer of 2018.

Belmont Village Senior Living’s 28th community—Belmont Village Lakeway—topped out. In early September, contractor White Construction Co. finalized the concrete structure of the three-story building. Belmont Village Lakeway is the company’s second Austin facility.

The property flaunts a rustic, Mediterranean style and will encompass about 130,000 square feet. Upon completion, anticipated for the summer of 2018, the facility will consist of 156 private apartments for independent living, assisted living and memory care. Continue reading “Belmont Village Senior Living Tops Out on Lakeway Community”

Belmont Village Green Hills Artist Market on October 7 to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association

Residents at Belmont Village Green Hills are hosting an Artist Market benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association on Saturday, October 7 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. The market will feature more than 100 art pieces created by the residents including jewelry, sculptures, framed art, stationary and canvas painting. Many of the residents who created the pieces are suffering from memory loss or Alzheimer’s themselves and have been working on the items for months. This is the second year Belmont Village is hosting the event. Continue reading “Belmont Village Green Hills Artist Market on October 7 to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association”

Belmont Village Breaks Ground On Senior Center At Lincoln Common

On the heels of launching the central part of the ambitious Lincoln Common development, construction crews have now broken ground on the Belmont Village senior center that will be part of the project.

Groundbreaking began last week on Belmont Village, which will replace the old Nellie Black building at 700 W. Fullerton Ave., just across the street from the Lincoln Common development on the triangular lot formerly occupied by Children’s Memorial Hospital.

Belmont Village Senior Living has concentrated on the Chicago area since being founded 20 years ago, but this will be its first senior center within the city limits.

“There’s a huge need” for senior housing in Chicago, said Belmont Village founder and Chief Executive Officer Patricia Will. “We can’t think of a better place for housing and care for elderly seniors in an urban environment.” Continue reading “Belmont Village Breaks Ground On Senior Center At Lincoln Common”

Fashionable fun: Belmont Village Oak Park show benefits Alzheimer’s Association

The residents, along with some pets, of Belmont Village in Oak Park took to the runway Thursday afternoon to strut their stuff for a worthy cause.

During its third annual fashion show fundraiser, Belmont Village staff, residents and family members again raised money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Belmont Village is a senior living facility on Madison Street in Oak Park. Continue reading “Fashionable fun: Belmont Village Oak Park show benefits Alzheimer’s Association”