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Casa Aldea at Santaluz Opens Sales Office

San Diego (August 3, 2016) Casa Aldea at Santauz, a new assisted living and memory care community currently under construction, has been receiving attention from those interested to see what the spectacular new development is offering residents. To accommodate interest, a sales office is open for viewing Monday – Sunday from 9am – 5pm.  Located in San Diego, Casa Aldea at Santaluz anticipates opening late 2016.  The community isowned by Aldea Partners and professionally managed by Integral Senior Living (ISL).

“We are making excellent progress with the construction so now is the time to begin showing the surrounding area what Santaluz has to offer,” said Dan Felger, executive director of Casa Aldea at Santaluz. “Through our sales office, we can introduce Santaluz to those who live, work and reside in San Diego and the greater metropolitan area.”

At the sales office, floor plans, building renderings, design boards and actual community finishes are available for review. In addition, information about services, features, and amenities can be answered.

Casa Aldea at Santaluz is designed with the future in mind. The beautifully designed building and apartments offer a custom home approach to the aging population in a communal environment. Upon entering the front door, you immediately feel the warmth and care of home. The two-story building is 75,000 square feet and is on a beautiful 3.3 acres. The architecture is decidedly Tuscan in design. Built with green construction techniques, it will utilize solar power, and energy-star certification to guarantee the lowest carbon footprint currently possible. And we’ll provide the latest in technology applications and platforms. This will enhance our operations and resident services to ensure quality care and performance in every aspect of the community.

Casa Aldea at Santaluz will offer 64 residences with 47 assisted living units (studios, one and two-bedroom floor plans) and 17 memory care units.  It is located at 14740 Via Fiesta, San Diego, CA 92127. For more information visit www.casaaldeaseniorliving.com

About Casa Aldea at Santaluz

Casa Aldea at Santaluz will provide the finest in assisted living and memory care options for residents. Located in San Diego, It is scheduled to open in late 2016.  It is operated by Integral Senior Living, which manages senior living communities. ISL is founded on a care philosophy that fosters dignity and respect for residents and promotes their independence and individuality. For more information visit www.casaaldeaseniorliving.com

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Daily Dining is a Highlight at Senior Living Communities

ISL communities serve up superior dining experiences that prioritize healthy, delicious foods and enjoyable occasions to socialize

At any age, we all look forward to a good meal, and our expectations for healthy, delicious, and engaging dining choices are higher than ever. Residents at today’s senior living communities expect more when it comes to dining. To meet residents’ desire for better quality and variety, communities such as those we manage making the entire culinary experience more progressive. Gone are the days of cafeteria-type offerings. Today’s residents are served freshly prepared, homemade meals in a restaurant-style setting complete with extensive healthy menu choices, flexible meal times, resident input on menu planning, tableside service, and special events.

The Culinary Directors at our ISL communities are fully engaged in providing a restaurant dining experience. This includes offering a wide variety of menu items and preparations, specials of the day, and alternative menus. Some residents want grilled fish, some baked, poached or even sushi—we offer all those choices. In addition, we look at seasonal varieties of foods. In the fall there is more squash and pumpkin on the menu; in the spring and summer, fresh fruits. Local produce is always highlighted.

Local and Regional Foods. Whenever possible local and regional foods are sourced from local and regional suppliers to provide the freshest products available. In addition, ISL participates whenever possible in the “farm to table” experience. Residents are  served regional favorites that appeal to the community, and meals incorporate in-season foods that are common to the area.

Specialty Menus and Thoughtful Preparation. To help seniors maintain healthy diets according to their needs, specialty provisions are offered, such as gluten free, allergy specific, low sodium, low sugar, low fat, low carb, low cholesterol, as well as pureed foods. Religious and cultural restrictions are also taken into account. To ensure great taste as well as freshness, authenticity, and health benefits, communities often use locally grown herbs, assorted spices, and other healthful substitutes to create delicious and nutritious offerings.

Social Dining Experiences. The dining experience does more than feed a hungry resident, it feeds the mind and soul when enjoyed in a communal setting. Many ISL communities stress the social aspect of dining and take it to another level. They offer special themed dining events that take dining to a new level, events that residents look forward to. “Our goal is to transport our residents to a destination dining place, to create an event complete with decorations, entertainment, activities, and, of course, delicious food. For example if we are doing a Hawaiian theme residents may enjoy a roasted pig, hula dancing and tropical drinks as just part of the experience,” adds Zeug.

Varied Menu Selections. Today’s residents want a variety of selections to choose from any time of day. No longer is it acceptable to only have a few menu choices. Now ISL communities provide full-service restaurant-style dining programs that rely on residents’ input on menu offerings, including food choices and preparation. Communities have culinary committees comprising groups of residents who offer advice on menus, and sometimes use residents’ recipes and food-preparation tips. Community dining staff members are innovative in menu selection and customizing offerings for their residents.

Flexible Dining Schedules. The dining experience no matter what time of day is a significant contributor to resident satisfaction in senior living communities. Many senior communities offer flexible mealtimes so that residents can choose a routine that fits their preferences and lifestyles. Those communities that don’t offer all-day dining often make fresh, well-prepared snacks throughout the day. Many communities have more than one location for dining, offering a fine dining area as well as casual dining locations within the community.

At ISL communities, we are creating new and exciting dining experiences for our residents. We strive to provide culinary experiences that residents not only look forward to but also enjoy. Our directors are present in the dining rooms, our chefs ask for residents input, and staff are always seeking new ways to improve our dining programs to best fit residents’ needs and preferences.

Bon Appetite!

Integral Senior Living Adds Regional Director

CARLSBAD, CA. (June 6, 2016) Integral Senior Living (ISL), a premier senior living management company, is pleased to announce it has hired Leslie Quintanar as a new Regional Director of Operations. In her role, Leslie is responsible for the operations of several ISL communities.

“We are pleased to have Leslie join our growing management team at ISL as we continue to expand across the country,” said Collette Valentine, CEO/COO of ISL. “Leslie brings to ISL extensive experience in senior living management, ranging from activities to operations.”

Leslie has over 16 years of experience in the senior living industry. Most recently she was a Regional Operations Director for Pacifica Senior Living. Prior to which she was an Executive Director for Pacifica, MBK Senior Living and Emeritus Senior Living. Earlier in her career she worked for UCP Central PA Homecare/Companion Services as a Program Director and as an Activity Director and Director of Resident Relations for Carlsbad by the Sea.

Leslie has consistently taken on roles that have allowed her to expand the scope of her influence while making a positive impact upon the senior living industry. From piloting a fine arts program that was launched company-wide to opening a multi-level luxury flagship property, she always delights in new ventures and welcomes opportunities to exceed expectations. Her experience in both private and publicly held senior living companies, as well as holding AL licensure in two states (PA and CA) adds further depth to her of understanding of the operations of senior living communities and gives her a keen eye for assessing operations and troubleshooting tough operational issues.

About ISL

Integral Senior Living headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, manages a progressive selection of senior residences to meet the growing needs of today’s aging population. It currently manages 59 independent, assisted living and memory care properties throughout California, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Texas, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Florida and Indiana. It is ranked the 17th largest senior living provider in the U.S. according to Senior Housing News. ISL is founded on a care philosophy that fosters dignity and respect for residents and promotes their independence and individuality. The dedicated staff at each community is 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.

Chief Executive Officer is Named to Argentum Board

We are excited to share with you news about our Chief Executive Officer/Chief Operating Officer Collette Valentine. She was recently named to the Board of Argentum. Argentum is the largest national trade association exclusively dedicated to professionally-managed, resident-centered senior living communities. Members of Argentum exemplify the principles of choice, dignity, independence, and quality of life for seniors, all values that are incorporated into ISL communities. To support these principles, Argentum influences public policy, promotes business excellence, and ensures an informed public.  Her three-year term began in May 2016.

“Argentum is pleased to have board members of such a high caliber as Integral Senior Living CEO/COO Collette Valentine,” said Argentum President & CEO James Balda. “We welcome her expertise and insight as a leader in Argentum’s efforts to increase innovation throughout the senior living industry.”

Collette has been the CEO/COO of ISL since 2014. She joined the company in 2010 as the Vice President of Operations and Marketing and in 2012 was promoted to COO. Prior to joining ISL, Collette worked for several years in senior living industry, gaining experience and expertise through a variety of management positions.

More information about Argentum can be found at www.argentum.org

Shavano Park Senior Living is Now Open

SAN ANTONIO, TX (May 25, 2016) Shavano Park Senior Living, managed by Integral Senior Living and owned by Meridian Realty Advisors, is pleased to announce it that is now open as a new assisted living and memory care boutique community provides residents with a beautiful setting, amenities and services that provide an unsurpassed quality of life for residents.

“We are so pleased to open our doors to the community of San Antonio. Our dream of providing quality senior living care in a beautiful and unique environment is now a reality,” said Kelly Schwennesen, sales and marketing director for Shavano Park Senior Living. “We welcome everyone to come by and see what makes Shavano Park Senior Living so special.”

The Spanish Mediterranean-style building takes its flair from surrounding San Antonio architecture and blends beautifully with the natural environment. The community sits on 4.6 acres of landscaped grounds, where there’s large, outdoor courtyards with walking paths. The inspiration for the interior is cool, fluid water. Each design element flows through the space – from the interior arches, to the greens, blues, and earth-toned colors, to the fabrics, to the carefully selected furniture pieces, all to promote calming and wellness.

The boutique community offers 68 apartments, including 40 assisted living and 28 memory care residences. It features beautifully finished and spacious studios, one and two-bedroom assisted living apartments plus private memory care apartments in a specially designed neighborhood.

  • Shavano Park Senior Living’s comprehensive assisted living services are for those who choose or require assistance with their daily needs, but wish to remain as independent as possible.
  • For those with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other special needs, Shavano Park Senior Living offers a fully licensed Memory Care environment with 24-hour care available and supervision.

Finally relieved of housekeeping, home repair and meal preparation, residents of Shavano Park Senior Living offers a wide range of services and activities for residents to assist in taking advantage of those senior years.  Residents enjoy stimulating activities through its engaging Vibrant Life program that provide social, educational, religious and recreational opportunities with choices like community outings, musical programs, games, cards, gardening, painting, sewing, and much more. Residents also enjoy Shavano Park Senior Living’s award-winning Dining by Design program, scheduled transportation, an extensive activities schedule and services that enhance a vibrant senior lifestyle.

The location of Shavano Park Senior Living, provides easy access to local hospitals and other healthcare providers, as well as shopping and dining. For more information visit http://www.shavanoparkseniorliving.com.

About Shavano Park Senior Living

Shavano Park Senior Living provides the finest in senior living with assisted living and memory care options for residents. Located Shavano Park, Texas, the expertly trained staff provides residents with the highest standards of senior care services. It is operated by Integral Senior Living, which manages independent living, assisted living, and memory care properties. ISL is founded on a care philosophy that fosters dignity and respect for residents and promotes their independence and individuality. For more information on Shavano Park Senior Living, call 210-492-4040 or visit http://www.shavanoparkseniorliving.com.

Integral Senior Living Chief Executive Officer Named to Argentum Board

CARLSBAD, CA. (May 11, 2016) Integral Senior Living (ISL), a premier senior living management company, is pleased to announce that Chief Executive Officer/Chief Operating Officer Collette Valentine has been named to the Board of Argentum. Her three-year term begins in May 2016.

“Argentum is pleased to have board members of such a high caliber as Integral Senior Living CEO/COO Collette Valentine,” said Argentum President & CEO James Balda. “We welcome her expertise and insight as a leader in Argentum’s efforts to increase innovation throughout the senior living industry.”

Collette has been the CEO/COO of ISL since 2014. She joined the company in 2010 as the Vice President of Operations and Marketing and in 2012 was promoted to COO. Prior to joining ISL, Collette was with Merrill Gardens for almost five years, serving as Vice President of Operations. Prior to this she was with Atria Senior Living Group as a Regional Vice President of Operations.  Throughout her eight year career at Atria, she held a variety of positions including: Divisional Operations Specialist, Regional Director of Operations, Regional Sales and Marketing Director, as well as Executive Director and Community Sales Director at an Atria/ARV community. She began her career with Harrah’s Entertainment as a Hotel Sales Manager. She is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a degree in Business Management and is RCFE certified.

About Argentum

Established in 1990, Argentum is the largest national trade association exclusively dedicated to professionally-managed, resident-centered senior living communities. Argentum’s member programs promote business and operational excellence through education, research, publications, professional networking and online tools designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurism in the field of senior living. More information at www.argentum.org

About ISL

Integral Senior Living headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, manages a progressive selection of senior residences to meet the growing needs of today’s aging population. It currently manages 59 independent, assisted living and memory care properties throughout California, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Texas, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Florida and Indiana. It is ranked the 17th largest senior living provider in the U.S. according to Senior Housing News. ISL is founded on a care philosophy that fosters dignity and respect for residents and promotes their independence and individuality. The dedicated staff at each community is 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.

The Peaks at Old Laramie Hosts an Open House

Lafayette, CO (April 2016) — The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail, a new assisted living and memory care community currently under construction has been receiving attention from those interested to see learn more about the spectacular new development. To accommodate interest, the community recently hosted its first Open House. Managed by ISL, the new community is located in Lafayette, Colorado and is expected to be complete in August 2016.

Many members of the community attended this event. Food, beverages and fun were enjoyed by everyone at the event. Visitors also enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about all that The Peaks has to offer.

The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail is located at 660 Old Laramie Trail on 8.5 acres. It represents a new standard in senior living for the area. When completed, the Mediterranean-style community will offer a total of 84 assisted living and memory care apartments. The community will feature a gracious sunset view dining room, private dining room for entertaining, a gym with senior-specialized equipment, a spa & beauty salon, a theater and chapel, 24/7 staffing, secure access, a dedicated pet area, outdoor dining and barbecue areas, individual dedicated gardening areas, and a state-of-the-art emergency call system.

The spacious studio, 1 and 2 bedroom assisted living apartments will feature zoned heating and air conditioning, walk-in closets, large well-lit bathrooms and easily-accessible showers, and an emergency call system. The memory care area will feature private units with shared or private bathrooms, a dedicated entrance, well-landscaped interior courtyards, covered porches, dedicated dining and activity areas, and a secure interior that provides residents the freedom to move around at will.

About ISL

Integral Senior Living headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, manages a progressive selection of senior residences to meet the growing needs of today’s aging population. It currently manages 58 independent, assisted living and memory care communities throughout California, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Texas, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Florida. It is ranked the 17th largest senior living provider in the U.S. according to Senior Housing News. ISL is founded on a care philosophy that fosters dignity and respect for residents and promotes their independence and individuality. The dedicated staff at each community is 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.

Integral Senior Living Embraces a “Vibrant Life”

Innovative Program Rolls Out to All Communities

We at ISL know well that living a vibrant life at any age is a life worth living. Now we are  taking the idea of vibrant living a step further by making it easier for residents to be vibrant with our new Vibrant Life® program.  Beginning in April, we are rolling out this innovative program throughout all of our communities.

Vibrant Life® is an innovative approach designed for enhancing and enriching residents’ lives across seven core components for well-rounded and meaningful experiences. These core components provide the balanced structure for implementing diversity across the Vibrant Life® program, which is embraced through several signature programs.

“Each component fosters an overall well-being of living, truly living. There is a trend in today’s society that says ‘my kids are grown, my career is complete, now what?  What purpose do I have, now?’  We are challenging our communities to answer those thoughts.  With each day, there is a purpose.  Each day brings vibrancy all on its own. It’s time to embrace life and we are here to help residents do just that with our Vibrant Life® program,” said Collette Valentine, CEO/COO of ISL.

Vibrant by definition means full of energy and enthusiasm.  Vibrancy is what separates the mundane from the brilliant.  It is the key ingredient that changes mediocrity to exceptional, and conventional to extraordinary. The key to living is to living vibrantly.

ISL’s Vibrant Life® program consists of seven core components to foster the overall well-being of its residents. In order to promote the ongoing focus of these core components, it has created four Signature Programs to ensure its residents experience a Vibrant Life®.

The 7 main components to living a Vibrant Life®:

  1. Be Inspired— Gain a deeper sense of spirituality & feed the soul!
  2. Be Well— Intellectual stimulation, get moving & stay active!
  3. Be Challenged— Ignite competitive spirit, learn, grow & motivate!
  4. Be Adventurous— Try something new every day, explore & experience the unique!
  5. Be Family— Cherish family connections, share & continue family traditions!
  6. Be Social— Embrace friendships, celebrate the moments, talk, laugh & listen!
  7. Be Connected— Engage in meaningful community involvement, share experiences & expertise!

The 4 Signature Programs include:

  • PATH TO WELLNESS is a program that encompasses all aspects of wellness with tiers of achievement to encourage participation and provide the satisfaction of personal accomplishment.
  • LIVIN’ THE DREAM is a program designed to take our residents dreams and make them a reality.
  • THIS IS YOUR LIFE encourages social connectivity. Individual residents are showcased throughout the year to share their life stories and personal accomplishments.
  • VIBRANT LIFE® INSPIRES promotes the ability to give back to the local community through charitable endeavors.

ISL is assisting residents in all its communities to find their purpose, to search out how each can better incorporate the seven components to living: Be Inspired, Be Well, Be Challenged, Be Adventurous, Be Family, Be Social and Be Connected.

“Our mission is ‘to optimize health and well-being by passionately promoting a Vibrant Life® filled with joyful experiences, meaningful endeavors, and abundant opportunities so that our residents connect with family, friends and the local community,’ adds Valentine.

Check out the Vibrant Life® at all our ISL Communities- and see what vibrant senior living is all about!

The Reserve at North Dallas Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

 

Dallas, Texas (April 4, 2016) — The Reserve at North Dallas, an independent and assisted living community managed by ISL, recently celebrated its grand re-opening. It recently changed its name from Town Village North Dallas and completed a major remodel to better serve the residents. The remodel also reflects changes the Dallas marketplace is seeking when it comes to outstanding senior living options.

At the event, guests enjoyed valet parking, signature cocktails, delicious desserts and hors d’oeuvre as well as personalized tours and music throughout the community.

“We are very excited to celebrate the completion of our remodel. Our community is simply stunning and now provides the best in senior living!” said Greg Morris, executive director of The Reserve at North Dallas.

Recently $5.5 million has been invested into the community in a major remodel. With this, both the independent living and assisted living community is filled with a vibrant lifestyle; where residents’ lives are filled with joyful experiences, meaningful endeavors, and abundant opportunities to connect with family, friends, and the local community. To enhance the new look, the community built Flo’s Café, to provide a great gathering spot for guests as well as an event venue to showcase the hospitality and sense of community. In this unique dining experience, craft bean-to-cup freshly brewed premium coffee and other delicious treats are served.

The Reserve at North Dallas is a senior living community that has both independent living and assisted living options. It has 243 independent living and 26 assisted living residences. In the next month, the multi-million dollar renovation will be complete with major enhancements to the lobby and bistro/bar area, movie theater, fitness center, expansive dining room, private dining room, outdoor area and upgraded apartment amenities, as well as an entire rebranding of the updated community.

The Reserve at North Dallas offers the best in independent living, giving residents a lifestyle that incudes the services and amenities they need while maintaining the independence they want.  For its assisted living residents, life gets easier as help with daily tasks are readily available.  It is located in the heart of Dallas, situated minutes from Interstate 635 and Highway 75, at: 12271 Coit Road, Dallas, TX 75251 (972) 866-7575.

About ISL

Integral Senior Living headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, manages a progressive selection of senior residences to meet the growing needs of today’s aging population. It currently manages 58 independent, assisted living and memory care communities throughout California, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Texas, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Florida. It is ranked the 17th largest senior living provider in the U.S. according to Senior Housing News. ISL is founded on a care philosophy that fosters dignity and respect for residents and promotes their independence and individuality. The dedicated staff at each community is 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.

Integral Senior Living to Manage Sagebrook Senior Living at Carmichael

CARLSBAD, CA (March 15, 2016)— Integral Senior Living (ISL), a premier senior living management company, is pleased to announce it has been chosen to manage Sagebrook Senior Living at Carmichael, an independent, assisted living and memory care community located in Carmichael, California.

Sagebrook Senior Living at Carmichael is an established senior living community located in the desirable suburban Carmichael neighborhood, 11 miles from downtown Sacramento. With four distinct senior living levels, Sagebrook offers a variety of compassionate care options to meet each resident’s needs.

Sagebrook Senior Living at Carmichael is located at 7125 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael, CA 95608 (916) 481-7105.

About ISL

Integral Senior Living headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, manages a progressive selection of senior residences to meet the growing needs of today’s aging population. It currently manages 58 independent, assisted living and memory care properties throughout California, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Texas, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Florida. It is ranked the 17th largest senior living provider in the U.S. according to Senior Housing News. ISL is founded on a care philosophy that fosters dignity and respect for residents and promotes their independence and individuality. The dedicated staff at each community is 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.