M id A tlantic M id A tlantic R eal E state J ournal ’ s H ealthcare /M edical P roperties S potlight By Robert Reeves, Kinsley Construction, Inc. Mixing Senior Living with Hospitality Design and Construction

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loved one: 1. An out- dated facility with limited a m e n i t i e s a n d s p a c e w h i c h o f - ten confines residents to their shared rooms? W

ing aging in place. 4. Entertainment space In addition to incorporating spaces for exercise, more senior living communities are being designed to offer entertain- ment areas. These range from theaters and technology cen- ters to outside patios and pools. While it was once normal for residents to be confined to their rooms, design and construction of new senior living communi- ties is encouraging the opposite – allowing residents to con- tinue to lead an active lifestyle and “breaking down the walls” to invite community members to spend time with residents. 5. Prime location Where senior living spaces are being built is even shift- ing. More and more providers are seeking locations closer to mixed-use developments – al- lowing residents to visit nearby businesses and encouraging the community to also engage with Care Services’ proven world- class lifestyle and healthcare services with our distinct cul- ture built on our traditional Quaker values.” Laurel Circle is a true life plan community in a con- venient, accessible location offering a wellness-focused, engaged lifestyle with a wel- coming culture of acceptance – all backed by stable, experi- enced ownership. The property is nestled on 23 wooded acres and has 299 total units consist- ing of 183 independent living apartments, 19 independent living villas, 23 assisted living units, 10 memory care units, and 64 beds of skilled nursing. “Arbor Glen is a strong com- munity with great potential,” said Joel Nelson, president and CEO of LCS. “We look forward to watching Laurel Circle prosper supported by its new fiscally strong ownership

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more and more over the years. A lot of the current and future trends come from a change in the consumer’s expectation. A facility consisting mostly of shared resident rooms was once common for senior liv- ing communities – but today, this layout no longer meets the residents’ needs. Instead, we’ve seen senior living spaces become active communities that offer residents the oppor- tunity to pursue an engaging and social lifestyle with on- site amenities. To deliver this new type of space, design and construction teams are blend- ing elements of hospitality, such as: 1. Dining options Many of the forward-think- ing communities have created a variety of exquisite dining experiences. Much like hospi- tality, senior living spaces are including restaurant-like areas throughout the building to offer

a wide variety of food options. 2. Wellness centers Active living and wellness are more important than ever, and senior living community providers are beginning to incorporate additional space dedicated to exercise. Fitness and wellness centers, yoga studios and group exercise space are being added into the building to encourage seniors to keep active. 3. State-of-the-art technol- ogy The pace at which technol- ogy is changing is accelerating. Senior living communities have already begun to incorporate more technology to monitor residents’ health records, but they’re also looking to include technology throughout each room. Senior living communi- ties must leverage technology to attract residents and em- power providers to deliver the highest quality of care, includ-

the residents. A prime location can allow residents to venture further than their bedroom and continue to lead an active lifestyle. Over the next 25+ years, senior living communities will continue to transform, but one thing will remain constant – residents’ needs will continue to influence design and construc- tion of these spaces. Today, residents are seeking active and social environments and to meet their needs, providers are turning to the hospitality mar- ket for design and construction inspiration with the goal of cre- ating a senior living community that feels like home. Rob Reeves is senior liv- ing business development executive with over 18 years of experience in the con- struction industry, Reeves leads Kinsley’s Philadelphia region efforts with a focus on the senior living market. 

Robert Reeves

2. A state-of-the-art commu- nity that encourages residents to lead an active lifestyle and move throughout the building? For the last 25+ years, I’ve watched senior living com- munities transform as my own grandparents lived in a continuing care community. Through their insight and my experience in construction, I’ve witnessed residents’ needs in- fluence design and construction of senior living communities

Arbor Glen senior living community announces its acquisition BRIDGEWATER, NJ —Ar- bor Glen, a Bridgewater-based full service, non-profit senior living community, announced its acquisition by LCS, one of the leading providers of high- quality senior lifestyle products and services – marking its offi- cial re-launch as the newLaurel Circle. Offering the community newfound financial security, LCS and its partners will also invest $8 million, over several years, for capital improvements to significantly enhance the experience of its residents through an array of improved lifestyle programming and healthcare services and major property renovations. LCS Real Estate facilitated the transac- tion and Life Care Services, an LCS Company, will provide management services. for the community. Life Care Services, the third largest manager of full-service senior living communities in the coun- try managing more than 130 communities nationwide, will take Laurel Circle to an even higher level for its residents. Beginning immediately, Laurel Circle leadership and the LCS development team will collabo- rate to build a strategic plan and execution timeline that will be rolled out over the next few years to offer its residents unparalleled advantages in all aspects of their quality of life. “Becoming part of Life Care Services will enable us to of- fer residents the benefit of its proven track record as one of the country’s premier senior living management partners,” said Felix Rosenwasser, CEO of Laurel Circle. “The new Laurel Circle will combine Life that will enable it to optimally serve its current and future residents, alike.” Life Care Services, estab- lished in 1971, provides man- agement services to over 130 communities serving more than 35,000 seniors. The community will soon implement several program enhancements, including HealthyLife Services, and the LifeSTYLE Promise fo- cusing on wellness as well as choice, flexibility and control for residents. The shorter- term health care service pro- gram enhancements will be kicked off by the addition of the LCS signature Heartfelt CONNECTIONS – A Memory Care Program that is an indi- vidualized program created to reduce anxiety and increase safety and well-being by focus- ing on social interactions and familiar daily activities.  Laurel Circle The transition from Arbor Glen to Laurel Circle repre- sents the start of a new chapter

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