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Integral Senior Living CEO interviewed in feature on Covid-19’s effect on senior living

By Chuck Sudo
Senior Housing News

When the novel coronavirus first swept the United States in late March and April, the pandemic raised fears about vulnerabilities for independent living, but this part of the senior housing continuum has so far proven resilient.

Sales and marketing teams have adapted to the new environment and tailored their marketing campaigns, striking a balance between the lifestyle independent living offers with the daily reality of the Covid-19 landscape, Integral Senior Living President and CEO Collette Gray told Senior Housing News.

“We’re not shying away from the fact that this is our reality right now,” she said.

Read more about how Integral Senior Living and other independent living communities are dealing with the pandemic at the link below.

Senior Housing News: Independent Living Proves Resilient to Covid-19 Pressures

Construction begins on assisted living, memory care community in Sparks, Nevada

Integral Senior Living (ISL), a premier senior living management company, has assumed management of a new assisted living and memory care community that will break ground on construction in early August.
“This milestone event marks the exciting start of construction on a new assisted living and memory care community in Sparks, Nevada,” said Justin Hobson, partner at Investcor Development. “Our dedicated team has designed a community that will provide residents with comfortable, stylish accommodations and spacious, inviting amenities both indoors and out.”
The community is being developed by Investcor Development, a privately owned real estate development company, in partnership with Bow River Capital and SMC Construction. The community, set to open in early 2022 within the Kiley Ranch Master Planned Community, will total 74,000 square feet and feature 90 units with 66 one- and two-bedroom assisted living and 24 memory care.
“Bow River Capital’s continued focus on senior housing is supported by our experience and past success in the area,” said Nicholas Koncilja, managing director at Bow River Capital. “We are excited to be partnering with ISL and Investcor Development on the new Kiley Ranch project.”
The community will be managed by ISL and have all the hallmarks of other ISL communities, including its Elevate® dining, Vibrant Life® and Generations Memory Care programs, in addition to its commitment to personalized, compassionate care.
“Breaking ground on this beautiful, new community is the result of hard work and determination by the ISL and Investcor Development teams,” said Collette Gray, ISL president and CEO. “We are proud of what we’ve accomplished so far and are excited to see this project come to life. We look forward to cultivating great relationships throughout the area while we work toward the opening date.”
Residents will enjoy several amenities designed to promote an engaging lifestyle, including restaurant-style dining, multiple courtyards, a fitness center, a putting green, a game room, a salon and media room, and so much more. The community also offers a variety of daily activities, scheduled local transportation, weekly housekeeping and a fully staffed kitchen providing three nutritious meals a day.
About Investcor Development
Founded in 2008, Investcor Development is a privately owned real estate development company located in Austin, Texas, that is dedicated to developing industry-leading real estate projects in high-growth markets. Investcor has successfully developed 19 projects with its primary focus being senior care, but also including multi-family, mixed-use, neighborhood retail and a lakefront custom home community. For more information on Investcor Development, visit its website.

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.

About Bow River Capital
Founded in 2003, Bow River Capital is a private alternative asset management company based in Denver, Colorado, with Buyout, Real Estate, and Software Growth Equity platforms. The Bow River Capital platforms focus on the lower middle market across a geographic area referred to as Bow River’s Rodeo Region®, which encompasses the Rocky Mountains and surrounding states. Collectively, Bow River Capital has deployed capital into diverse industries, asset classes and across the capital structure.

Media coverage:
MyNews4.com: Assisted living and memory care community begins construction in Sparks
FoxReno.com: Assisted living and memory care community begins construction in Sparks

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

Opening a senior living facility during a pandemic

When it comes to opening a new senior living community amid the uncertainty of COVID-19, flexibility and web-based tours are a must, according to operators who have done so.

“We faced several new challenges with the pandemic that we hadn’t when opening other communities in our portfolio,” said Jeffery Smith, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Integral Senior Living. The operator has opened three new communities since the pandemic began, including a 62-unit luxury assisted living and memory care community this month in Knoxville, TN.

Read the full story from McKnight’s Senior Living: Operators combat the challenges of opening a senior living facility during pandemic

Phoenix couple married at Mariposa Point so grandmother could attend

Originally unable to attend her granddaughter’s wedding due to the ongoing pandemic, Joyce Flaherty had a front-row view thanks to her senior living community, Mariposa Point at Algodón Center.

The community arranged for the wedding ceremony of Jen Schroeder, Flaherty’s granddaughter, and Felipe Eniguez to be held in its scenic courtyard. Out of an abundance of caution for both the residents and wedding-goers, Flaherty was seated inside and took in the ceremony through glass windows.

“I should probably cry because it means just the world to me that my granddaughter is such a loving person marrying a really special gentleman,” said Flaherty. “And I know that they’re going to be happy.”

News coverage:
Newsbreak.com: Despite COVID-19, woman finds way to get grandma to her Phoenix wedding

AZFamily: Despite COVID-19, woman finds way to get grandma to her Phoenix wedding

Phoenix couple gets married at retirement center so grandmother could safely attend

12News.com: A Phoenix grandmother couldn’t attend her granddaughter’s wedding, so they came to her instead

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.

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