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What Kind of Housing Do Baby Boomers Want? Ask Millennials.

While the industry scratches its collective heads trying to figure out what baby boomers want in a senior living community, millennials are pointing the way.   The two groups have a lot in common. Baby boomers and millennials currently represent the largest cohorts in the American population, 74 million and 71 million respectively.   Baby boomers are the parents of millennials and share many of the same […]

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Health Affairs launches “The Forgotten Middle”

As Alan Weil, Health Affairs Editor-in-chief stated, “This is a pretty scary reality that’s coming towards us.” It was an appropriate sentiment, as the nation’s leading peer-reviewed health policy journal released a groundbreaking new study, commissioned and funded by NIC, and shared with the world its unsettling findings. Addressing a room full of media and policy […]

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Hackathon Recap – Giving Boomers What They Want 

One of the most talked-about sessions at the recent 2019 NIC Spring Conference was the “Boomer Hackathon,” in which three teams – and those in attendance – brainstormed innovations in seniors housing appropriate for incoming Baby Boomers. A standing-room-only crowd participated in the event, forming small groups to attack the same problem as three teams of experts, […]

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How to Boost Market Performance and Penetration Rates

As 2018 continues to unfold, construction pipelines are expected to remain full.  Near-record low occupancy levels in assisted living will remain tested, while occupancy pressures will grow in independent living as well. In markets today with an unfavorable supply/demand imbalance, growing demand penetration rates could help offset supply pressures. So, how can operators grow their […]

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