RiverWoods Durham sets record: Before the first shovel even broke ground, RiverWoods Durham (NH) sold out in 29 days, which is a national record, says Cathleen Toomey, vice president of marketing for RiverWoods Group. Featuring 150 open floor plan apartment-style residences, the independent living community opened in January. Since then, Toomey says, the waiting list of 100 is still growing.

Atria eyes summer opening: As of press time, Atria Highland Park planned to begin offering assisted living in Highland Park, IL, this summer. The community will offer studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with flexible leases and no buy-in fees. Among the on-site amenities are an art studio, full-service salon and spa, movie theater and restaurant with table service. The service portfolio includes chef-prepared meals, scheduled transportation and discrete care available 24/7.

The Springs opens doors: The Springs at Lake Oswego (OR) held a ribbon-cutting in January to celebrate its opening for more than 250 residents aged 62 or more years. The community features independent living, assisted living and memory care.

The new community has a full range of amenities designed to encourage social interaction as appropriate.