PEOPLE AND PLACES News, Sales & Developments

Louisville, Ky.-based Almost Family and LHC Group, Inc. agreed to a merger and expect to complete the agreement in the first half of 2018. The merged organization will be headquartered in Lafayette, La., and will in- clude 781 locations across 36 states with over 31,000 employees.

Atria Senior Living, based in Louisville, Ky., has introduced Atria StoryWise®, an app and a boxed set of cards featuring a collection of cu- rated topics and cues designed to spark mem- ories and encourage social connections. Sto- ryWise is the latest in the company’s series of holiday gifts for it residents and their families.

Waltham, Mass.-based Benchmark Senior Living announced the addition of The Arbors of Bedford in Bedford, N.H. to its portfolio. The community has the capacity to serve 87 memory care residents in 54 apartments. The Arbors is Benchmark’s 55th community in the region and the company’s ninth stand- alone memory care community.

Civitas Senior Living, based in Ft. Worth, Tex- as, announced the groundbreaking of a new community in Midlothian, Texas. The com- munity, expected to be completed in 2019, will offer 102 independent living, 45 assisted living, and 18 memory care residences.

Bradley, Ill.-based Gardant Management Solu- tions opened Belvedere Senior Housing for oc- cupancy in late August. The affordable assist- ed living community is located in Merrillville, Ind., and features 126 residences. Gardant will manage an additional seven communities cur- rently under construction across Indiana.

Atlanta, Ga.-based Guardian Pharmacy Services announced a new partnership with Right Dose Pharmacy. The partnership ex- pands Guardian’s presence in the Midwest region, marking its first venture in Iowa with two new locations in Cedar Rapids and An- keny. Guardian has added five new pharma- cy partners in 2017.

HHHunt, based in Blacksburg, Va., broke ground on Spring Arbor of Frederick, a new senior living community in Frederick, Md.


Five Star Senior Living, headquartered in Newton, Mass., announced the completion of reno- vations at Premier Residences of Dallas in Dallas, Texas. The renovations include three new dining venues: a formal restaurant, a coffee bar, and a classic pub. The community hosted a grand reopening celebration in late October.

The community will be developed on 10 acres and will include 110,000 square feet of space. It will be able to serve 109 assisted living and memory care residents and is ex- pected to open in early 2019.

Integral Senior Living (ISL), based in Carls- bad, Calif., and NorthStar Healthcare In- come, Inc. (NHI), announced a joint venture to be named Solstice Senior Living that will provide management and support services to 32 NHI-owned communities. Each of the 32 communities will be rebranded and will feature ISL’s VibrantLife™ activity pro- gram and culinary program, Elevate.

LCB Senior Living, headquartered in Nor- wood, Mass., opened The Residence at Orchard Grove in Shrewsbury, Mass. The community includes 60 residences for independent living, assisted living, and memory care.

Life Care Services (LCS), based in Des Moines, Iowa, opened The Delaney at Lake Waco in Waco, Texas in October. The community includes 80 independent living apartments, as well as 59 assisted living and 32 memory care residences. LCS has launched three more Delaney-branded communities in Texas. Addi- tionally, LCS is expanding its Heritage at Brent- wood community in Brentwood, Tenn. The company will add 97 new apartments and a new assisted living wing featuring 11 residences.

Pathway to Living, headquartered in Chica- go, Ill., opened Aspired Living of Westmont, an assisted living and memory care commu- nity in Westmont, Ill., featuring 107 residenc- es. The community is the first in the country to provide residents with the Spark of Life program for dementia care. Additionally, the company began pre-leasing at Heartis Village of Orland Park, an assisted living and memory care community including 96 residences.

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