Coming Together: Senior Living Community Partnerships

The senior living industry will continue to be defined by increasing partnerships as owners, operators and providers strive for better ways to enhance their residents’ experience and improve their health, differentiate themselves from others, and sustain, strengthen and potentially expand their missions.

Assisted living communities are already developing partnerships with home healthcare providers, hospitals and physician practices to provide integrated services or solve specific problems. Technology will continue to revolutionize aging and medical care. Partnerships with local organizations offer opportunities for social, cultural, educational, spiritual and personal fulfillment for residents. Here’s a look at some of the partnerships making news recently:

Belmont Village recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest community in Albany, CA—the culmination of a collaboration begun in 2011 with the University of California, Berkeley and the City of Albany to provide a unique housing experience for older adults in the Bay Area. Providing 175 independent living, assisted living and memory care residences, Belmont Village Albany allows residents to stay in the area they love with the support they need to continue to live life on their terms. University affiliation is not required for residency.

“We relish being a part of this dynamic partnership, embracing Albany’s community-oriented character and sharing the benefits of our University affiliation, with its myriad of opportunities to create intellectually enriching programs and thought-provoking research on quality aging,” said Patricia Will, co-founder and CEO of Houston, TX-based Belmont Village Senior Living.

Belmont Village Albany is the organization’s second university affiliated community. Its first was Belmont Village Westwood, which opened in 2009 and is affiliated with UCLA.

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Pictured above: Belmont Village Albany planning committee consisting of UC Berkeley faculty, alumni and retirees, the mayor of Albany and Belmont Village representatives.