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How to Navigate the ‘Flaming Hoops’ of Urban Senior Living Development

The senior housing industry has long contemplated the “urban opportunity,” as large cities appear to be in-demand markets for retirement communities.

Plenty of developers are testing this hypothesis and breaking ground in high-barrier-to-entry cities such as New York City, Atlanta and Dallas.

To do this successfully, though, “it takes a willingness to jump through flaming hoops,” Dana Wollschlager, principal at senior living consulting firm Plante Moran Living Forward, said during a June 28 webinar hosted by Senior Housing News. Continue reading “How to Navigate the ‘Flaming Hoops’ of Urban Senior Living Development”


On the Town: Dance event welcomes year’s longest day

If it’s going to be the longest day of the year, why not make the most of it.

That is exactly what the staff and residents at Belmont Village Senior Living in Burbank did during last week’s summer solstice as they shook, rattled and rolled by staging a day-long dance-a-thon to raise funds for the Longest Day Alzheimer’s Assn. program.

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Belmont Village Opens 28th Community in Lakeway

Houston-based Belmont Village Senior Living celebrated the launch of its 28th community this month in Greater Austin. Belmont Village Lakeway, located at 107 Bella Montagna Circle in Lakeway, Texas, is opening its doors with 151 private apartments for Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. It is the company’s second community to open in the Greater Austin area in the past four years. Belmont Village West Lake Hills, which provides Assisted Living and Memory Care, opened in 2014.

“We’re excited to be expanding our footprint in Austin. The growth in demand for seniors housing here has been tremendous in recent years – Austin now has the second fastest growing senior population in the US,” said Patricia Will, Belmont Village Founder and CEO. “We’re very pleased to be able to provide another much-needed, top-quality option for area residents.”

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The Longest Day: Dance event at Belmont Village in Oak Park raises funds in fight against Alzheimer’s

In the early afternoon of June 21, the lobby of Belmont Village of Oak Park featured a few rows of chairs that formed a circle, leaving the middle of the entryway empty.

One by one, residents from the senior living community and staff members gathered all around.

Music boomed from a stereo, and the Tender Loving Dancers marched in front of the audience and began their nearly two-hour set of world dances. From the American waltz to the Argentine tango, instructor Roberto Munoz and student Tom Doukas shared the histories of the popular dance styles.

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How Technology Will Soon Change Urban Senior Living Design

Developing and rehabbing urban senior living continues to be a hot trend for owners, operators and developers. In order to make these communities more attractive to potential consumers, providers are leveraging technology—and they’re realizing that all of this technology may someday change the way urban senior housing communities are designed, affecting everything from parking to security features and even dining spaces.

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Belmont Village Lakeway Residents Look Forward to Making the Move

Belmont Village celebrated the grand opening of its 28th community in Lakeway, Texas on June 23 and 24, 2018. Future residents Mr. and Mrs. Nichols attended the opening and spoke to KXAN about making the move and their new home at Belmont Village Lakeway. Belmont Village Chief Operating Officer Doug Lessard also spoke to KXAN about the rapidly rising population of seniors in Central Texas. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Austin metropolitan area is home to the second fastest-growing senior population, and between 2010 and 2017, Texas experienced the largest increase in the senior population in the U.S. with an increase of 12.6 percent to 3.1 million seniors.

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Virtual Dementia Tour provides insight for staff, family members

The impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia is affecting more than 47 million people worldwide with an estimated increase to 75 million by 2030.

Gaining a deeper understanding is how caregivers and families can see how this overwhelming disease comes to change the life of the person living with it. Second Wind Dreams, an award-winning Dreams Program, came to shed the light on this particular aspect with their Virtual Dementia Tour at Belmont Village Hunters Creek.

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