At LifeCenters we build community around community. We surround our senior projects with opportunities for the local neighborhood to connect with our residents.
Changing the way seniors live life.
Last week, memory care professionals from around the United States converged on Orlando, Florida for the 5th Annual Memory Care Summit. The conference is organized by The UMBC Management of Aging Services and this year’s theme was focusing on the experience that people are having in memory care facilities. Their goal; identify ways to “Create an Experience” that helps improve the lives of the residents who live there, their families and even the employees who care for them.
Jeff Tallman is the CEO of LifeCenters Development Group in Franklin, TN and he and his team attended the conference seeking insight. “I was surprised to see that the first speaker was a teacher from the Disney Institute, Mark Matheis. Mark started at the ground level with how we hire, how we train and the culture we set for our employees. The conference was held at a Disney Resort but I hadn’t thought about how their experience would transfer over to our industry.”
Tallman explained that Disney starts from Day One establishing the culture of the workplace and as they show their genuine care and respect for their “cast members” (employees) those efforts are inherently passed on to their customers. He sees a direct correlation to the efforts of the entertainment giant and the entire field of senior care. “If you are running an Assisted Living community your customers are the people who live there and their families. Extending that same level of focus to your employees might not be the industry norm but those actions directly contribute to the quality of life provided for the residents.”
Other sessions at the conference included, The Future of Financing Memory Care, How to Measure Impact (Resident Satisfaction), interviews with families who are dealing with Alzheimer’s and more.
Jeff said he thought it was crucial that his team attended the conference to help stay on top of industry trends. “LifeCenters brings people together to create amazing communities focused on helping seniors change the way they live life. We find the land, work with investors, community operators, builders and others to create places where people can connect and thrive in a place that feels like home. Our vision is for the residents to be surrounded by the energy and opportunities available just off campus. We buy more land than we need and include other uses such as a Medical Office Building, a restaurant or a coffee shop. This allows the people in Assisted and Independent Living to have something else to do nearby.”
I commented that this seems like a new concept and I hadn’t seen this model before. Jeff replied, “The way we care for seniors now won’t be the way we do it in just a few years. It’s up to us to anticipate those demands and be ready with beautiful communities where people can engage and thrive. Our team consists of accomplished property developers, brilliant analytic minds, Executive Directors of Assisted Living communities and people whose sole task it is to take care of our investors. We are on the leading edge of this industry and coming to conferences like this is a part of helping us stay that way.” Tallman went on to say, “Dr. Ronch and The Erickson School put this conference on every year, they help all of us stay ahead of the curve and provide the best possible care to the people who live at our communities. We are grateful to them.”
Taking care of an ever increasing senior population is a task that many experts think we are behind the curve on, it is encouraging to see a large group of professionals working hard on being out in front of those challenges.
An investment in senior housing can provide high returns AND helps provide seniors necessary services. That makes that investment both strategic and rewarding. Win-Win!
LifeCenters is out in front of Senior Living trends. We build community around our communities, surrounding our senior living places with restaurants, medical office buildings, coffee shops or even condos to help bridge the generational gap.
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LifeCenters is focused on building senior communities and surrounding them with with opportunities for residents to engage and thrive. This might mean a park, golf course, restaurant, coffee shop or all of the above! The way seniors live is changing and LifeCenters is helping accommodate that trend.
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Fountains at Gateway is a new 31-acre Class A multi-tenant office and retail development in burgeoning Rutherford County, less than 30 minutes from Nashville. Designed as a walkable corporate office campus and retail district, Fountains at Gateway also includes residential apartments and a hotel to complete the new urban landscape.
This site is part of a Master Planned Development spanning a total of 8.5 acres with compatible uses developed by Sponsor. The proposed Senior Care Development Center Master Plan has been reviewed multiple times with the planning department and the City Manager. The site plan is now on calendar to start the formal entitlement process. Full reports and unmet needs/feasibility reports are available upon request.
LifeCenters Development Group’s Chief of Staff, Jim Britt, spent over 12 years in the US Navy as a Deep Sea Diver, leaving military service as a Chief Petty Officer. His son, Eric Britt, has been serving in the navy for the last 10 years and has earned the high honor of being named Sailor of the Year (SOY) at his command. Eric was then selected from among over 44,000 military personnel from 190 commands as one of 6 finalists for SOY of the Atlantic Fleet, in the seagoing aviation community.
Since joining the navy in 2006 he has trained for and become an expert in Aviation Electronics (AE). Today 1st Class Petty Officer Eric Britt has oversight of maintenance on MH-60 Knighthawk helicopters at Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 (HSC-26) in Norfolk, Virginia. The Knighthawks are the Navy’s version of the Army’s “Black Hawk” and are used in support of combat operations and fleet support services around the world.
While Petty Officer Britt was not ultimately selected as the SOY for the Atlantic Fleet the distinction of being a finalist reflects the commitment to excellence he displays every day; the navy calls that, “sustained superior performance.” Only 1 in 7500 sailors qualify for this honor and it is an accomplishment that will follow him for the remainder of his career.
During the ceremony Eric was awarded the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal by Admiral Bruce Lindsey, Commander of Naval Air Atlantic Forces. The medal is earned when an individual distinguishes himself by heroic or meritorious achievement or service. To merit this award, the acts or services must be accomplished or performed in a manner above that normally expected and sufficient to distinguish the individual above those performing similar services.
LifeCenters salutes AE1(AW) Eric Britt and extends a well-deserved “Thank You” for his exemplary service to our country. Sustained superior performance is something the LifeCenters team is well familiar with and it seems to run in the family.