Cappella Living Solutions, the management and consulting division of Denver-based Christian Living Communities, has begun managing 12 senior living properties across Texas, the Midwest and Colorado, the company announced Wednesday. Through its latest moves, the division now is supporting two additional ownership groups in communities that serve a collective resident population of more than 800 older adults.

The announcement marks only the second time since last fall, when Cappella began managing two communities in Utah, that the company has expanded beyond Colorado, a spokeswoman told McKnight’s Senior Living. But it won’t be the last; the company soon will add a Kansas City, MO, area community to its management responsibilities, she said.

“This expansion is a strategic opportunity to share our unique culture and create communities where aging is honored and celebrated,” CLC / Cappella CEO Terry Rogers said in a statement. “With this milestone, we have met our goal of providing support to more than 20 communities before the end of this year.”

CLC / Cappella now manages 26 communities (including five that it owns) across seven states, serving a total of more than 3,000 older adults as well as their families and employees.

In the 12 communities for which it recently assumed management, Cappella plans to implement new sales and marketing, operational and financial systems and processes. Cappella teams also will work to further enhance service and program offerings with the division’s Rhythms Service lines, which include holistic approaches to dementia and life enrichment as well as adaptation to the natural rhythm of each older adult’s life. Cappella also will implement its Duet Hospitality dining program, through which residents help create their dining experiences.

The communities new to Cappella include seven Villagio communities offering a mix of independent living, assisted living and memory care — four in Texas, two in Oklahoma and one in Colorado. Cappella also began managing four communities owned by NexCore in Indiana and Ohio. The company began managing all 12 communities in August.

Additionally, CLC purchased the operations of Legacy Commons in Pueblo West, CO, in July, with National Health Investors as the real estate investment trust partner.