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Pandemic upending university-based retirement communities: Barron’s

A growing number of seniors have been opting to live in university-based retirement communities in an effort to age in place along with the cultural offerings and vibrancy often associated with college campuses. But with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing these communities to close their doors to visitors and colleges sending students home for virtual learning, many older adults are questioning what the future might look like for them in a college town.

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Seattle life plan community shifts from communal dining to food court model

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Seattle-based nonprofit life plan community Bayview — like many other seniors housing operators — quickly went from vibrant hustling and bustling dining rooms to delivering meals to residents’ apartments. But with no clear end to the pandemic in sight, Bayview’s CEO, Nancy Weinbeck, challenged the community – both residents and staff – to find innovative and creative ways to bring back some social elements of the dining experience while also keeping residents safe.

Pandemic causing less disruption in occupancy rates among CCRCs compared with non-CCRCs: report

Although the pandemic has slowed the pace of move-ins for all seniors housing and care communities, continuing care retirement communities seem to be outliers. These settings generally have been experiencing less disruption to move-in rates and have seen greater stability in occupancy rates, according to a report released Thursday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care, using a subset of the firm’s Executive Survey findings.

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