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The Capstone at Centerra names executive director

LOVELAND, Colo. (Aug. 23, 2022) – The Capstone at Centerra, an Integral Senior Living (ISL) community specializing in assisted living, respite and memory care services, recently announced Deedra Moats as its executive director.

Moats brings over 25 years of experience in the health and human services industry, providing residential care for a wide variety of people in need. Most recently, she served as the executive director of another ISL community, The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail in Lafayette, Colo.

“Deedra brings a wealth of experience and passion for quality care, which will be vital in creating a community and an environment that feels like home for our residents,” said Sherry Spacek, a regional vice president of Sales and Marketing for ISL. “I am confident in her abilities to lead The Capstone at Centerra to its full potential and to provide a senior living experience that suits the needs of each individual resident.”

Moats says her passion is helping people live their best lives in a comfortable and safe environment. In her new position, she will oversee resident care efforts for The Capstone at Centerra and ensure the quality and experiences of each of the community’s services and programs.

The Capstone at Centerra is set to open this fall and will serve Loveland and its surrounding areas. More information about the community can be found on the website.

News Coverage:
McKnights Senior Living: People in the news, Aug. 30

Integral Senior Living jumps into top 10 largest senior living operators

Argentum’s 2022 Largest Providers Report, released Wednesday, was compiled in partnership with real estate finance firm Lument. It ranks U.S. senior living operators in size by self-reported measures such as number of units and employee headcount.

According to the report, Brentwood, Tennessee-based Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) for the third consecutive year took the No. 1 ranking with 55,902 units and 679 properties, even as the senior living operator shed units from its total count between this year’s report and last year’s.

Discovery Senior Living climbed from 16th in 2021 to the No. 8 spot in 2022, while Integral/Solstice Senior Living leapt from No. 19 in 2021 to No. 9 this year. 

Read more about the report below from Senior Housing News.

Senior Housing News: New Largest Providers List Shows a Senior Living Industry in Flux

Integral Senior Living assumes management of two communities

Integral Senior Living announced it has assumed the management of two assisted living and memory care communities owned by Investcor, a privately owned real estate development firm in Austin, Texas.

The addition of the two communities, Sage Valley Senior Living in Pflugerville, Texas and Mojave Sage Senior Living in Queen Creek, Arizona are part of ISL’s growing portfolio as the company added four communities in the Mountain West earlier this year.

Media Coverage:
Senior Housing News: Transactions & Financings: Lloyd Jones Adds to Aviva Brand; SLIB Facilitates Flurry of Deals

Seven ways to stay healthy during the summer

The heat of the summer months can make it challenging to get outside, get active and stay healthy. And we understand how important it is for our residents not only to stay healthy and active, but to be able to do so in a way that is comfortable for them. That is why every Integral Senior Living community offers the Vibrant Life® program. This innovative program gives residents a plethora of fun and engaging opportunities to not only safely beat the heat, but also have fun doing it!

Our Vibrant Life® program consists of seven core components to provide well-balanced and meaningful experiences for all of our residents. Through a holistic approach, Vibrant Life® addresses what it truly means to have healthy well-being. Here are the seven fundamental pillars of our approach:

  1. Be Inspired: This area of our program focuses on mental and spiritual practices. Since this looks different for each person, we also use this as an opportunity to celebrate diversity among our residents and their various walks of life.
  • Be Well: Here we like to focus on nourishing both our minds and bodies. A key way we do this is by the food we eat to fuel our bodies. With healthy, individualized eating choices, residents can “be well” in a way that’s just right for them.
  • Be Challenged: There’s no better way to grow and foster an energized life than by stepping outside your comfort zone. We strive for our residents to challenge themselves in everyday life to achieve their personal goals and keep reaching new limits.
  • Be Adventurous: At our ISL communities, we love to take any opportunity to break our everyday routine and keep life exciting. With a long list of outdoor excursions, our residents have opportunities to take part in some lively activities.
  • Be Family: We believe meaningful relationships and community are a key part to living a Vibrant Life.® That’s why we do our best to integrate “family” into our residents’ lives. When we’re able to create meaningful moments together, our community bonds are strengthened.
  • Be Social: Of course, we love to have fun at our communities. By laughing and smiling together, our residents can create meaningful friendships to experience everyday life with.
  • Be Connected: Our residents’ sense of belonging extends even beyond their immediate homes, to the surrounding community as well. From being a part of local advocacy groups to volunteering with various organizations, our residents are able to stay active in their respective towns and cities of residence.

Whether it’s the middle of winter or the heat of summer, our communities strive to encourage adventure, wellness and so much more. As we like to say: “Be You. Be Vibrant.”

Signs that you may need senior living

Our senior living communities are designed to make you and your loved ones feel at home. We strive to attend to every need and desire our residents could require.

Determining when it’s the right time to look into senior living options can be difficult. Seniors can feel as though they are losing their independence or freedom. ISL communities can provide a helpful hand to achieving a happy and active life while providing care tailored to you or your loved one.

When do you know it is time to look into senior living?

  • Increased number of falls or injuries
  • Unable to self-administer medication correctly
  • Increased need for monitoring
  • Lack of memory or memory loss
  • Difficulty with daily activities such as bathing, preparing meals, using the bathroom, etc.
  • Unsafe behaviors such as leaving the stove on, exterior doors left open, etc.
  • Continuous malnutrition or dehydration
  • Inability to manage home or yard upkeep
  • Changes in mood or aggressive behavior
  • Medical conditions getting worse

ISL communities offer independent living, assisted living, Generations memory care and respite care to provide the perfect experience for you or your loved ones.

The decision to take this step can be difficult, but you don’t have to make the decision alone. Contact us to learn more about options near you.

Integral Senior Living CEO shares experiences, lessons from early days of COVID-19

Senior Housing News spoke with leaders in the senior living industry, including ISL CEO Collette Gray, about their experiences with the early days of the pandemic and what they’ve learned for the future.

Read about all the things they’ve learned below:
Senior Housing News: Embrace Vulnerability, Control Fear: How Covid Changed the Top Leaders of Brookdale, ISL, Merrill Gardens 

Live the life you’ve dreamed of with our Vibrant Life® program

The move to one of our senior living communities means rediscovering old passions, trying new things and spending your days your way. Looking to try a new exercise class? Maybe take on a new hobby? Or just relax at happy hour with friends? Whatever it is you want, we will make it happen with our Vibrant Life® program.

Vibrant Life® is our premier activity program designed to optimize health and well-being by passionately promoting a life filled with joyful experiences, meaningful endeavors, and abundant opportunities to connect with family, friends and the local community. The program is made up of seven core components:

  • Be Inspired – combine feelings, imagination and thoughts while enjoying deeply meaningful experiences
  • Be Well – energize both the mind and body
  • Be Challenged – take on new challenges and reach new personal heights
  • Be Adventurous – try new things in a safe setting
  • Be Family – share and continue meaningful family traditions
  • Be Social – talk, laugh and listen with good friends
  • Be Connected – remain connected to the greater community

We take care of the everyday hassles like weekly housekeeping and laundry services, cooking, and cleaning, so you can focus on spending your days doing what you love. You’ve worked hard all your life, so now let us take care of you.

This spring, say yes to new adventures, exciting opportunities and living as though you’re on vacation every day. With our Vibrant Life® program, and no chores or inconveniences, we will make sure you live the life you’ve always dreamed of.

Integral Senior Living names Zandria Stapleton regional director of sales and marketing

Integral Senior Living (ISL) has announced Zandria Stapleton as its new regional director of sales and marketing.

Stapleton comes to ISL with more than 15 years of experience in the senior living industry and has spent many of those years in management or marketing positions. In her most recent position as a regional director of Sales at Eclipse Senior Living, she was responsible for occupancy growth, developing lead generation tactics and business development.

She has experience in the senior living industry and has had success in improving the sales at five senior living companies. In her new position, Stapleton will oversee the sales and marketing efforts for several of ISL’s communities, which include independent and assisted living and memory care.

News coverage:
Senior Housing News: Movers & Shakers: Lifespace Appoints Strategy Lead; ISL Names Regional Sales and Marketing Director
McKnight’s Senior Living: People in the news, March 29