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2021 State of Senior Living Presentation slide

State of senior living reveals resilience, opportunity, strength

Opportunity called, and it’s time for change. Tom Meyers, senior managing director of specialty investment bank Ziegler, used that phrase during a “State of Senior Living 2021” webinar Tuesday with representatives from consulting firm Plante Moran and architecture firm Perkins Eastman to characterize the perfect timing for life plan communities to seize on pandemic lessons learned and redefine the future.

Treasury Department building

Senior living making case for piece of latest $350B federal pandemic relief pie

Senior living is looking for a piece of the latest $350 billion pandemic relief pie that was announced Monday for state and local governments. The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the launch of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. The plan permits state and local governments to distribute relief funding through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and extend “support for industries hardest hit by the crisis.”

CDC COVID-19 vigilance map

CDC: Senior living COVID-19 guidance remains unchanged; ‘We’re not there yet’

“We’re not there yet.” That’s the message from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to operators of independent living, assisted living, continuing care retirement and affordable senior housing communities, as well as adult day centers. During a virtual session Monday about challenges and strategies for managing COVID-19, the agency said that its guidance is not yet changing for those types of providers.

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