Senior Housing News is an independent source for breaking news and up-to-date information on the senior living industry. Our podcast, Transform, will highlight the individuals making a difference in the senior housing industry.
Paul Griffin III, Founder, CEO, and President of Griffin Living
Paul Griffin III, Founder, CEO, and President of Griffin Living by Senior Housing News
Revera CEO Tom Wellner
Revera is one of the biggest names in North American senior housing, serving 20,000 older adults in long term care homes and retirement residences in Canada, and as the majority shareholder in Sunrise Senior Living.
Like senior living providers of all sizes, Revera was affected by the Covid-19 in myriad ways. In an effort to understand what happened in the pandemic’s first months, and to be better prepared for what is in store during the rest of this crisis, the company worked with a panel of medical experts to create a 90-page report.
In this episode of Transform, hear from Revera CEO Tom Wellner about:
— Key takeaways from Revera’s pandemic report
— His take on the multi-brand strategy in senior living
— An update on the search for a new Sunrise CEO
John Atkinson, Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Willis Towers Watson
John Atkinson, Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Willis Towers Watson by Senior Housing News
Rob Leinbach, Principal at Cadence Living
Cadence Living entered 2020 thinking it would pursue some interesting acquisition opportunities. That was before the pandemic.
But Cadence managed to grow last year in other ways, such as by inking new third-party management agreements, according to Principal Rob Leinbach. Today, the Scottsdale, Arizona-based company has 26 communities in its portfolio and six more coming down the pike. Cadence is also piloting an innovative infection control technology that could act as an alarm system for Covid-19 outbreaks or other diseases.
In this episode of Transform, learn:
- What Cadence Living is preparing for in 2021 and beyond
- Whether the pandemic will make offering wellness harder in the future
- How Cadence Living plans to use its new outflow testing technology to detect Covid-19
Chris Guay, Founder of Vitality Living
When Chris Guay founded Vitality Living, he was frustrated at the industry’s slowness to innovate. Now, he believes that more operators have started “think differently” — and he anticipates that the next 10 years will bring significant, positive change.
Vitality itself is changing, by opening its first active adult project. The company is also taking stock of lessons learned during the pandemic to refine its operating model.
Listen to this episode of Transform to learn:
— Why Vitality is bullish on active adult and its plans in the space
— How the company leverages digital communication platforms
— Why smaller markets are appealing for new development
Chip Gabriel, Executive Chairman of Generations LLC
Like other senior living providers, Generations LLC has faced lower occupancy rates and higher expenses due to Covid-19.
But Executive Chairman Chip Gabriel is optimistic about what is in store for the Clackamas, Oregon-based provider. In particular, he is bullish on its slate of intergenerational and middle-market projects. And he believes that future operating models shouldn't focus solely on Covid-19, but instead address the unique needs and desires of the incoming baby boomer generation.
In this episode of Transform, learn about:
- Why Generations is bullish on intergenerational and middle-market senior living
- How the company is preparing for a return to growth, and when that might occur
- The mental fatigue of Covid-19, and how Generations is combating it