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Senior Living Conglomerate Names New VP Of Risk Management

CARLSBAD, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2021)Integral Senior Living (ISL), a premier provider of senior living management services, and Solstice Senior Living (SSL), a joint venture of Integral Senior Living and NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc., has named Kris Morimoto to the position of vice president of Risk Management. Morimoto comes to ISL after more than eight years at Propel Insurance.

In her new role, Morimoto will lead strategic initiatives to manage the group’s insurance programs to optimize coverage options, in addition to developing, implementing and maintaining the company’s Risk Management Program for all community and corporate locations.

“Kris’ experience and leadership skills will make her a fantastic addition to the Integral and Solstice Senior Living family,” said Collette Gray, ISL and SSL president and CEO. “Having someone of her caliber in this position will ensure that we continue providing the very best senior living experience at all of our communities across the country.”  

Throughout her career, Morimoto has held several positions in risk management. She began her career as vice president at Marsh Services, and she recently worked at the Partners Group and then Propel Insurance. Her duties included attracting and retaining clients, while also providing risk management consulting.

About Integral Senior Living

Integral Senior Living (ISL), headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., manages a progressive selection of over 45 senior residences to meet the growing needs of today’s aging population. It manages independent, assisted living and memory care properties throughout 18 states. Ranked among the nation’s largest senior living providers, according to Senior Living Executive, ISL is founded on a care philosophy that fosters dignity and respect for residents and promotes their independence and individuality. The dedicated associates at each community are trained to maintain the highest standards of senior care services. For more information about ISL, visit Integral Senior Living’s website, blog and Facebook page.

About Solstice Senior Living

Solstice Senior Living is a joint venture of Integral Senior Living and NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc., created to benefit senior living community residents by combining industry-leading senior living management and best practices with community-specific social, lifestyle and culinary experiences. Solstice manages 32 communities nationally. www.solsticeseniorliving.com

ISL president, CEO share a message about the importance of getting COVID-19 vaccine

For this month’s blog, we want to put an emphasis on the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Check out this video of Sue Farrow, Integral Senior Living’s founder and owner, and Collette Gray, ISL’s president and CEO, talking about their vaccination experience. Or simply read through the transcript below!

Transcript:

Sue: Hi, I’m Sue Farrow, and I’m the founder and owner of Integral Senior Living and Solstice Senior Living. 

Collette: And I’m Collette Gray. I’m the president and CEO of Integral Senior Living and Solstice Senior Living. 

Sue: This coronavirus has so drastically changed the way we work, the way we communicate and the way we engage with each other. 

Collette: We’re so thankful that you have been a part of this journey with us and have remained positive advocates for change during this entire pandemic. 

Sue: We are so excited to see the light at the end of this very long, very dark tunnel. And we’re here today in Marin to, well, we already have, we’ve gotten our first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Collette: So along with the WindChime of Marin family, we’re here today to tell you a little bit about our stories. I am 50 years old, I have a compromised immune system as I have multiple sclerosis, and I chose to get vaccinated after speaking with my neurologist and understanding that it is much better to be vaccinated than to get COVID. 

Sue: And because of my advanced age, I’m also in a high-risk category. And so, we really, today, wanted to relay to you how incredibly safe and easy it is to get this vaccination. 

Collette: We ask all of you to take the opportunity to get vaccinated at the first available opportunity you have in your community. 

Sue: And again, we are so thankful and eternally grateful to all of you who have been working tirelessly to get us to this point, and we humbly ask you to join us in this next, very important step, so that we can continue to keep our residents and fellow associates safe. Thank you. 

MedCore Partners and The National Realty Group Announce the Construction of Sooner Station at University North Park

Dallas-based MedCore Partners, together with The National Reality Group (TNRG) in Houston, are bringing a state-of-the-art senior living community to the Norman market. This 188-apartment development will feature 100 independent living residences, 64 assisted living apartments, and 24 memory support suites as a needed offering to the residents of Norman and surrounding areas. The campus is located at Radius Way in University North Park.

Learn more: https://editions.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?m=58467&i=674618&p=20

ISL Ranks No. 19 in Argentum’s 2020 Largest Providers List

We are pleased to announce that Integral Senior Living has been ranked No. 19 in Argentum’s list of 150 largest providers in senior living. Additional highlights for ISL include: ranking No. 9 in the list of the 30 largest independent living providers, ranking No. 24 in the list of the 30 largest memory care providers, and ranking No. 13 in the list of the 50 largest providers by operation resident capacity. 

Despite all the difficulties stemming from COVID-19, the senior living industry as a whole continues to prosper. As Argentum editor Sara Wildberger wrote, “New and renewed commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion measures clear the paths to new systems, new talent, and new markets. Among all the disruption, the greatest value in this industry remains our values.”

To read the full report, click here: https://www.argentum.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020-Largest-Provider-Report_Final.pdf

Integral Senior Living associates named to Argentum leadership program

CARLSBAD, Calif. (June 11, 2020) – Three associates of Integral Senior Living, a premier provider of senior living management services, have been named to Argentum’s inaugural leadership development program for those working in the senior living industry. The program, called LEAD, will allow participants to engage in a series of networking events and training opportunities.

Cassondra Blair, Director of Organizational Services; Heather Haley, Regional Director of Sales and Marketing; and Erin Rohrbacher, Senior Regional Director of Human Resources, have been selected to participate in the program after a review from a committee of Argentum’s senior leaders based on their background, experience, personal statement and letter of recommendation.

“Cassondra, Heather and Erin exemplify the passion and leadership skills we are so proud to have in our associates,” said Collette Gray, CEO of Integral Senior Living. “I know that participating in the LEAD cohort will allow these three women to continue to excel as leaders in our company.”

Once they finish the LEAD program, Blair, Haley and Rohrbacher, along with their colleagues in the cohort, will share proposals and discoveries at the 2021 Senior Living Executive Conference. They will also have access to a one-day “Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence” program delivered by the Disney Institute.

About ISL
Integral Senior Living (ISL), headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., manages a progressive selection of over 45 senior residences to meet the growing needs of today’s aging population. It manages independent, assisted living and memory care properties throughout 18 states. Ranked among the nation’s largest senior living providers, according to Senior Living Executive, ISL is founded on a care philosophy that fosters dignity and respect for residents and promotes their independence and individuality. The dedicated associates at each community are trained to maintain the highest standards of senior care services. For more information about ISL, visit Integral Senior Living’s website, blog and Facebook page.

About Argentum
Argentum is the leading national association exclusively dedicated to supporting companies operating professionally managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the older adults and families they serve. Argentum member companies operate senior living communities offering assisted living, independent living, continuing care and memory care services. For more information about joining Argentum, please visit argentum.org/membership. Learn more at argentum.org.

How to have a fun summer while staying safe from coronavirus

As the weather begins to turn warmer and we move into summer, we’re thinking about new ways to have fun while staying safe. With COVID-19 sticking around, we must still follow recommendations by the CDC to stay safe while living a vibrant life.

Our first priority is keeping our residents and associates safe, but we also believe in the importance of allowing and encouraging our residents to engage with their friends and families. So, we’ve compiled a few things to think about when you’re making plans to visit your loved one this summer.

  1. Hold visits with your loved one outdoors while social distancing and wearing proper PPE. Recent studies show that transmission of COVID-19 may be less likely to occur outdoors than indoors.
  2. Bring along activities that can be done while social distancing, or while on different sides of a window. Some examples of this could be a window marker to play tic-tac-toe, a game of horseshoes or making art together!
  3. Continue to visit your loved one over Skype, FaceTime or Zoom. We encourage our residents’ friends and families to continue helping us keep our community safe, and this is one of the main ways you can help!
  4. Pack a picnic and enjoy it with family or friends while maintaining social distance. Sharing a meal is a great way to connect with people while staying safe.
  5. Get moving! Get outside! Enjoy a nice walk or a round of golf. Keep in mind your limitations, wear sunscreen, and drinks lots of water. The heat can be brutal in some areas, so limiting your time outdoors may be necessary.

Don’t see anything on this list that excites you? No worries – our amazing Vibrant Life® directors have tons of ideas and ways to keep you entertained and engaged. You can even make your own suggestions to bring the fun to you.

Thank you to everyone who has helped us keep our residents and associates safe over the past few months. We’re excited to continue ensuring that our residents live a vibrant life.

Integral Senior Living to manage Sooner Station in Norman, OK

Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care Residences Open in Fall of 2021

CARLSBAD, Calif. (June 29, 2020) – Integral Senior Living has been selected to provide management services for Sooner Station, a 188-unit first-class senior living community in Norman, Okla. The community is owned by a partnership between MedCore Partners of Dallas–Fort Worth and Houston-based The National Realty Group (TNRG).

The community, which sits on an 8-acre site purchased from the OU Foundation, will offer 100 independent living residences, 64 assisted living apartments and 24 memory care suites. The community will also provide residents with the full suite of programs that have made ISL a national leader in premier senior care. Sooner Station is scheduled to open in the fall of 2021.

“We are really looking forward to adding this vibrant, first-class community to our management portfolio,” said Collette Gray, Integral Senior Living’s CEO and COO. “By combining our tested, state-of-the-art programs with this beautiful, brand-new community, we will continue to provide all our residents with the expert level of care ISL communities are known for.”

The new community will have full access to ISL’s nationally recognized programs that have been enriching the lives of seniors across the country for decades. Amenities like Vibrant Life®, Generations Memory Care and Elevate® dining will be added to the new community to enhance the experience expected of an ISL community.

News coverage:
Senior Housing News: Integral Senior Living Announces Management New Community in Norman, Oklahoma

About Integral Senior Living
Integral Senior Living (ISL), headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., manages a progressive selection of senior residences to meet the growing needs of today’s aging population. It manages independent, assisted living and memory care properties throughout 18 states. Ranked among the nation’s largest senior living providers, according to Senior Living Executive, ISL is founded on a care philosophy that fosters dignity and respect for residents and promotes their independence and individuality. The dedicated associates at each community are trained to maintain the highest standards of senior care services. For more information about ISL, visit Integral Senior Living’s website, blog and Facebook page.

MedCore Partners, LLC
MedCore Partners is a Dallas-based real estate firm that is dedicated entirely to serving the health care industry. In-house capabilities include brokerage advisory services, development, construction management, finance and investments, and health care research and analytics.
In 2016, MedCore launched its senior living division with the objective of developing full-service senior living communities in strategic markets across the country. The MedCore Partners Senior Living team has more than 80 years’ combined experience in health care development, construction and operations leadership. MedCore currently owns five senior living properties in Texas, Arizona and Utah and has four other Texas-based properties under development.

Legendary Living, Integral Senior Living to partner on resort-style properties

Developer Legendary Living and Integral Senior Living (ISL) — one of the nation’s largest operators — have forged a strategic partnership and are embarking on a pipeline of resort-style projects.

“The relationship started out with a phone call,” Steve Griggs, EVP, director of real estate development for the Legendary Family of Companies, told Senior Housing News.

The first project for ISL and Legendary is a senior living campus in Montgomery, Alabama.

While a continuum-of-care campus is a well-established approach to senior living, Legendary Living Montgomery will be on a rental model and will not charge entrance fees or have a skilled nursing component, which are typical of traditional continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs).

Read more about Legendary Living and ISL’s first project together and more details about the partnership at SeniorHousingNews.com: Integral Senior Living, Legendary Partner to Create Campus-Style Communities

Legendary Living, Integral Senior Living to build new Montgomery senior living campus

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Legendary Living and Integral Senior Living today unveiled a new strategic partnership to develop multiple best-in-class senior living projects, with the first being Legendary Living Montgomery, a resort-style, for-rent senior living campus located on Vaughn Road in East Montgomery.

Legendary Living Montgomery will be the second senior housing project for the Destin, Fla.-based developer. “Our mission is to provide for those who provided for us,” said Steve Griggs, EVP of Real Estate Development for Legendary. “We couldn’t have asked for better partners that are like-minded and have the desire, as we do, to create senior living environments that truly serve seniors and their families.”

Located off Vaughn Road in eastern Montgomery, the for-rent campus will offer 50 age-restricted cottages, 64 units for independent living and 73 units for assisted living, 24 of which will be dedicated to those with memory impairment. The community will be second to none in the Montgomery area in terms of luxury, security, safety and resort-caliber amenities, including cabanas and outdoor pool, multiple dining and bistro areas, art studio, library, internet cafe, auditorium and theater, game room, and chapel. Other outdoor amenities will feature an event lawn, fire pit, resident gardening area, water features, walking trails, putting green, bocce ball court, pickle ball court, yoga lawn, dog park and generously landscaped courtyards.

“Cementing our relationship with Legendary and bringing ISL’s culture to Montgomery and its terrific people was an extremely exciting opportunity for us,” said Collette Gray, Integral Senior Living’s president and CEO. “We’ll be offering a full slate of living options coupled with a stunning community to ensure our Montgomery residents truly are living their best lives.”

By partnering with the ISL family, Legendary Living Montgomery will offer its residents the full suite of industry-leading programs that ISL has crafted, including Elevate® dining, Vibrant Life® activities and Generations Memory Care.
Construction on Legendary Living Montgomery will begin this year. The community is anticipated to open its doors to Montgomery residents in late 2022.

About Legendary
As part of the Legendary Companies family, Legendary Living’s goal is to provide quality developments that are pursued responsibly and with integrity in order to benefit the community, customers, employees and investors. For five decades, Legendary Companies has lived up to this mission, and has created over $3 billion in real estate development comprising millions of square feet of retail, restaurants, resorts, hotels, condominiums, active adult and mixed-use.

About Integral Senior Living
Integral Senior Living (ISL), headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., manages a progressive selection of senior residences to meet the growing needs of today’s aging population. It manages independent, assisted living and memory care properties throughout 22 states. Ranked among the nation’s 20 largest senior living providers by American Seniors Housing Association, ISL is founded on a care philosophy that fosters dignity and respect for residents and promotes their independence and individuality. The dedicated associates at each community are trained to maintain the highest standards of senior care services. For more information about ISL, visit Integral Senior Living’s website, blog and Facebook page.

Media Contact:
Andrea Lindsey
MP&F Strategic Communications
(615) 259-4000
alindsey@mpf.com

Integral Senior Living featured in Senior Housing News’ look at the future of assisted living

Assisted living communities have been in lock-down mode since the Covid-19 pandemic struck the United States in mid-March — but this situation is slowly beginning to change.

Over the next weeks and months, assisted living buildings will adapt again in order to facilitate certain visitors and restart some activities. To regain a semblance of normalcy while still protecting the health and wellbeing of residents and staff, they must rely on creative and flexible operational approaches and new technologies.

Carlsbad, California-based Integral Senior Living (ISL) is examining “every policy and procedure and how we structured things before and changing to adapt to our new norm,” President and CEO Collette Gray told Senior Housing News.

Read the full story and more about how ISL is adapting to the new normal at the link below.

Senior Housing News: The Assisted Living Community of the Future Takes Shape This Summer