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Happy Healthy Aging Month from ISL!

September is Healthy Aging Month! Our team members and associates are committed to making sure each of our residents is feeling their very best, all day every day.  

Here are just a few tips to help you age your very best.  

  1. Move your body and try new things!  

Whether you want to do yoga, try a new exercise class or just take a walk, our Vibrant Life program has scheduled daily activities to make it easy to get moving and have fun doing it.  

  1. Eat healthy!  

Our in-house chefs prepare fresh, delicious meals from scratch, so you can trust you are having a healthy, balanced diet. With our Elevate dining program, you won’t have to worry about grocery shopping, cooking or cleaning again.  

  1. Be social!  

This is one of the seven core components of our Vibrant Life program. We think it is important to develop meaningful connections and friendships and celebrate moments in life worth sharing.  

  1. Support your mind!  

Make sure you are taking time for yourself. Want to garden? Watch a movie? Or enjoy a happy hour? Do it! Enjoy independence while knowing care associates are always around to help if you need them.  

  1. Get regular checkups! 

As you get older, it is important not to forget about your regular checkups. Make sure you are making appointments for your eyes, hearing and blood pressure, and stay up to date on immunizations and health screenings. Need help? No worries! Our care associates are more than happy to help with remembering and scheduling these appointments for you.  

  1. Sleep well!  

A good night of rest is important! Nightly medication, nighttime snack, fluffy pillow – whatever you may need for a good night sleep, we will make sure you have it.  

We celebrate healthy aging this month and every month at our communities. We hope you will consider us for your next chapter!  

Argentum’s Women in Leadership group launches mentor program

(Alexandria, Va.) – Argentum, the leading advocacy group for professionally managed assisted living and other senior living care settings, has launched an innovative new empowerment program under its Women in Leadership (WIL) committee called the Mentor Match Initiative. 

WIL, led by some of the most dynamic women in senior living, have taken the industry by storm with its efforts to disrupt the status quo and ensure more opportunities for women seeking executive positions.

“The numbers don’t lie – while women make up the majority of the frontlines caregivers in the senior living industry, very few are at the senior/executive leadership table. We are working to provide women who are interested in advancing the opportunity for growth and success. WIL is constantly exploring innovative new ways to engage and support women in senior living. And this new mentoring program is the latest example of how we are seeking to give women a clearer path to the top of senior living’s corporate ladder,” said Collette Gray, Chairwoman of the Women in Leadership Committee and President and CEO, Integral Senior Living and Solstice Senior Living.

The goal of WIL’s Mentor Match is to connect women in leadership roles within the senior living industry to other female counterparts who are interested in professional growth and career advancement. This program is designed to provide support and meaningful guidance for women in the senior living space and ensure they are aware of the significant opportunities that exist to move into leadership roles and to create a lifelong career within senior living.

Argentum’s Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy, Maggie Elehwany, announced the launch of this critical program is already underway and senior living communities are currently being surveyed to ensure the groundbreaking effort is best positioned for success.

“This outstanding initiative is critical to our industry. We know that women are the backbone of senior living; much of the overall success of the industry and our ability to overcome the great challenges of the pandemic are because of the hard work and dedication of women. WIL’s Mentor Match will foster meaningful relationships and lifelong connections, which will only make us stronger and better at what we do, and seniors in our care will greatly benefit, too,” she said.

Elehwany added, “Argentum is proud to launch this landmark effort. My hope is several years from now when we have more women CEOs and top executives, we will look back to the Mentor Match Initiative launch and credit it’s success.” 

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. Since 1990, Argentum has advocated for choice, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all older adults.
 
Argentum’s programs and initiatives are driven by its membership. For more information about joining Argentum, please visit www.argentum.org

Cloverland Park takes guests back to the Roaring ’20s at ribbon-cutting event

Cloverland Park Senior Living threw a Roaring ‘20s party Thursday to celebrate the grand opening of its new community at 630 Cloverland Drive in Brentwood.

Jeffrey Smith, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Integral Senior Living, thanked the regional team that flew in from around the country for the grand opening that was 3.5 years in the making. 

“This is an amazing community,” he said. “I would like to recognize our absolutely wonderful residents, as without them, we don’t exist. Our company is in the business to change lives for the better.” 

Read more coverage about Cloverland Park’s grand opening from the Williamson Herald below:
Williamson Herald: Cloverland Park takes guests back to the Roaring ’20s at ribbon-cutting event

ISL CEO discusses importance of business intelligence, more with Senior Housing News

By Tim Regan
Senior Living News

Integral Senior Living (ISL) has grown and evolved throughout the pandemic — and CEO Collette Gray said that is in part due to the companyʼs business intelligence platform.

The Carslbad, California-based operator kicked its business intelligence operations into high gear during the pandemic, and today it gives the companyʼs leaders insight into metrics such as length of stay, vaccination status or usage of agency labor.

Implementing it has given the Integralʼs leaders much better visibility into the inner-workings of the companyʼs 113 communities. In fact, it is the operatorʼs “number-one” technology, according to Gray.

“Thereʼs so much data available, and it allows us to understand the company as a whole, who we are serving and how weʼre serving them,” Gray said during a recent appearance on SHN+ TALKS.
“Truly, our business intelligence has been a game-changer.”

CEO Collette Gray discusses the following with Senior Housing News:

  • How Integral is using its business intelligence and what impact it has had on operations
  • What the industry can do to expand the senior living labor pool
  • Integral’s growth plans and what Gray sees on the horizon for 2022

Read more at Senior Housing News: Integral Senior Living CEO: Weʼre Using Game-Changing Business Intelligence, Workforce Efforts Paying Off

Brentwood senior living community to celebrate grand opening

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (June 14, 2022) Cloverland Park Senior Living, an Integral Senior Living (ISL) community, is celebrating its official grand opening at its community on Thursday, June 23, at 4 p.m.

Located in Brentwood, Tenn., Cloverland Park offers both assisted living and memory care services with spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment options along with resort-style amenities, including an in-house beauty salon, bistro, fitness center, putting green, dog park and more.

The grand opening celebration will feature Great Gatsby-themed decorations and a performance by Nashville-based Jazz band “The Willies.” Guests are encouraged to dress up. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.

WHAT: Cloverland Park Senior Living Grand Opening

WHEN: Thursday, June 23, at 4 p.m.

WHO: Cloverland Park Senior Living staff and residents, and Brentwood community leaders

WHERE: 6030 Cloverland Drive, Brentwood, TN 37027

“We are thrilled to celebrate the grand opening of Cloverland Park and ISL’s introduction to Nashville and Brentwood,” said Brent Brewer, Cloverland Park executive director. “The community has been thoughtfully designed to accommodate every resident’s wants and needs, and we know the amazing team will create a welcoming environment that encourages residents to focus on things that bring them happiness.”

In addition to the community’s beautiful spaces and amenities, Cloverland Park will also offer ISL’s industry-leading signature programs: Vibrant Life®, Elevate® dining and Generations memory care.

About Cloverland Park Senior Living

Located in Brentwood, Tenn., Cloverland Park Senior Living will create a caring environment with resort-like amenities and personalized activities where our residents can feel inspired and appreciated. The 116-unit community will include 62,000 square feet of assisted living use and 22,000 square feet of memory care use. It will also feature a second-story porch, screened-in patio on the first floor, outdoor dining for residents, bocce court, fire pit and unobstructed views of a newly developed park. For more information, visit Cloverland Park’s website and Facebook page.

About Integral Senior Living
Integral Senior Living (ISL), headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., manages a progressive selection of more than 100 senior living communities to meet the growing needs of today’s aging population. It manages independent, assisted living and memory care communities throughout 25 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

New luxury senior community to open in Sparks area

SPARKS, Nev. (June 13, 2022) – Kiley Ranch, an Integral Senior Living (ISL) community specializing in assisted living and memory care services, is set to open this summer in Sparks, Nev.

Located amid attractions like a local golf resort and convenient food options, Kiley Ranch Senior Living will become the newest senior living community for the cities of Sparks and Reno.

The community will offer a new level of care and elevated lifestyle options for seniors in the area. Residents will have access to a full suite of community amenities, such as a salon and spa, fitness center, library, movie theater, restaurant-style dining, and more, as well as living amenities that include kitchenettes, daily living assistance, weekly housekeeping and more.

“It is of the utmost importance to our team that we deliver top-of-the-line amenities and services to our residents,” said Sherry Spacek, regional director of Sales and Marketing for Integral Senior Living. “We know from experience that providing comfortable spaces that allow for socializing, relaxing, dining and exercising allows for seniors to truly thrive in this stage of life — and that’s what we intend to do at Kiley Ranch.”

The community will offer ISL’s signature programs, like Vibrant Life®,Generations Memory Care and Elevate® dining, to enhance the senior living experience for residents.   

“We are confident that Kiley Ranch will be a highly desired senior living option in the area because of its ability to adapt to each individual’s needs and lifestyle,” Spacek said. “From top-of-the-line amenities to community-building events, we’re confident our residents will take joy in calling Kiley Ranch home.” 

Kiley Ranch is now open for tours, which are available by appointment on its website.  



Media Coverage:
Senior Living News: New Luxury Senior Community To Open in Sparks Area

About Integral Senior Living 
Integral Senior Living (ISL), headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., manages a progressive selection of more than 100 senior living communities to meet the growing needs of today’s aging population. It manages independent, assisted living and memory care communities throughout 25 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

New luxury senior living community now open in Atlanta area

ATLANTA (June 6, 2022) – Heartis Buckhead, a luxury Integral Senior Living community specializing in independent living, assisted living and memory care services, is now open in Atlanta. The community, which opened its doors at the beginning of the month, offers the Atlanta Buckhead & Midtown areas a new level of care and elevated lifestyle option for seniors.

“Our team has put a lot of thought and hard work into this community, and we can’t wait to share these premier services with the residents of Atlanta,” said Brooke Munson, Executive Director of Heartis Buckhead. “Residents will have access to a full complement of luxury amenities and top-of-the-line independent, assisting living and memory care services.”

The community will offer signature programs like Vibrant Life®, Generations Memory Care and Elevate® dining to enhance the senior living experience for residents.

“With all that Heartis Buckhead has to offer, it will be a highly desired senior living option in Atlanta,” said Tina Schachter, regional vice president of Sales and Marketing at ISL. “The community has abundant options to create personalized care and lifestyle for each of our resident’s preferred lifestyles and needs. We can’t wait to make this community ‘home’ for all of our new residents.”

Heartis Buckhead is open for tours and is now accepting new residents.

About Integral Senior Living
Integral Senior Living (ISL), headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., manages a progressive selection of more than 100 senior living communities to meet the growing needs of today’s aging population. It manages independent, assisted living and memory care communities throughout 25 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 Heartis
Launched in 2013, Heartis® is an award-winning senior living brand. Heartis uses thorough analytics and strong marketing to bring a unique product to market. With over 2,000 beds, Heartis is rapidly expanding across the U.S. with its mission of helping seniors live life to the fullest. To learn more, visit www.heartis.com.

Steppingstones on your path to wellness

According to the National Institute of Wellness, wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.

At Integral Senior Living, we meet residents where they are in their health and wellness journeys to become their healthiest selves. Our Path to Wellness program focuses on enhancing the wellness of each resident’s mind, body and spirit through activities that interest them. Residents may choose to participate in individual or group wellness programming, including on-site physical therapy services, to stay fit, happy and healthy.

Our health and wellness programming encompasses three steppingstones to assist residents on their Path to Wellness:

Mind – one challenge at a time
Daily mental exercises are just as critical to wellness as physical exercise. Just like muscles need strengthening, the more you exercise your brain, the stronger it will become. Exercising and engaging the brain can improve sleep, boost mood and self-confidence, promote new cell growth, strengthen brain functioning, and even prevent memory loss.

Through this steppingstone, Integral Senior Living residents can complete daily challenges, including word puzzles, reading, trivia contests and more to enhance their mental health.

Body – one step at a time
Physical fitness for seniors can help increase metabolism, build muscle mass, reduce the impact of chronic illness and disease, and enhance mobility, flexibility, and balance. Exercising the body can also improve the connections among brain cells.

For older adults, regular exercise is especially important. We recommend seniors exercise 30 minutes each day and incorporate at least 3,000 steps into their daily routine. Highly active seniors may set a goal for 10,000 steps each day. We provide our residents with step trackers, walking paths in and around our communities, certificates of achievement, and a variety of individual and group exercise options to assist residents in achieving their goals.

From walking groups to group exercise classes and fitness challenges, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Spirit – one reflection at a time
Spiritual health is beneficial to people of all ages. Caring for the spirit can help prevent feelings of loneliness and depression, inspire hope and positivity, boost immunity, lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, and help with concentration and clear thinking.

At Integral Senior Living, we understand every individual holds their own beliefs. Whether spiritual strengthening happens through prayer, meditation, relationships, affirmations, poetry, music, nature, yoga or breathing exercises, we believe making time each day for reflection is good for the soul.

Sometimes, it’s not the steps we take, but the energy we put into our wellness that keeps us on the path. At Integral Senior Living, there are no limits to how far residents can go. Interested in learning more about how to take the first step toward your Path to Wellness at Integral Senior Living? Click here to learn more.

Integral Senior Living assumes management of Utah, Nevada assisted living and memory care communities


 Integral Senior Living, a premier senior living community management company, has announced it will be adding a new slate of communities to its management portfolio effective May 1. The new communities include:

  • Escalante at Willow Creek, in Sandy, Utah
  • Escalante at Coventry, in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • The Meadows at Escalante, in Saint George, Utah
  • Escalante at The Lakes, in Las Vegas, Nev.

All four communities are owned by, MedCore Partners

“Each new community is an opportunity for ISL to reach a new audience of seniors and introduce them to an inviting community complete with the personalized care they need and the active, engaging lifestyle they want,” said Collette Gray, president and CEO of Integral Senior Living. “It is a pleasure to further expand our portfolio in Utah and Nevada and to continue our relationship with MedCore Partners.”

By joining the ISL family, all four communities will have access to the full suite of programs ISL has refined from years of offering the utmost levels of care for its seniors. The Vibrant Life®,Generations Memory Care and Elevate programs will be added to these new communities to enhance the experience expected of an ISL community. 

About Integral Senior Living
Integral Senior Living (ISL), headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., manages a progressive selection of more than 100 senior living communities to meet the growing needs of today’s aging population. It manages independent, assisted living and memory care communities throughout 25 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, Nevada and has four other Texas-based properties under development.