Greystone Hosts MRC Marketing Team Members

Nine members of Methodist Retirement Communities’ marketing team visited Greystone last month for a full day of focused training. The curriculum included Greystone’s  Mary Jane Fitts speaking about “Great by Choice,” Kathy DeLeon and Nicki Slanker of Arbor Oaks at Crestview speaking about the value of Life Care, Greystone’s Mary Krantz on leads, Greystone’s Mindy Cheek on creating a positive health care sales culture and a roundtable discussion on how to attract more interest from age- and income-qualified prospects.

“This gathering served as a customized sales training for MRC’s marketing team,” said Mary Krantz. “We covered marketing subjects related to all levels of care, and the participants reported ‘takeaways’ that they were able to successfully implement at their communities.”

Learn more about Methodist Retirement Communities.


Couple Finds Peace of Mind at The Terraces at Bonita Springs

Southwest Florida’s News-Press features Bunny and Lamar Oxford, residents of The Terraces at Bonita Springs, a new continuing care retirement community in Bonita Springs, Fla. Motivated by peace of mind, Life Care and other factors, they sold their 4,000-square-foot home in Naples and chose the CCRC lifestyle. On July 1 at 7:30 a.m., the Oxfords became the first residents to move into The Terraces.

Read the Oxfords’ story at the News-Press website.

The Terraces at Bonita Springs is sponsored by SantaFe Senior Living. According to the story, 72 of the community’s 144 independent living units are now filled. Greystone is serving as development consultant. Learn more about The Terraces at Bonita Springs.


Greystone’s Mary Jane Fitts Moderates SLBI Webcast

In August, Senior Living Business Interactive played host to a webcast titled “International Development: Senior Care Opportunities Overseas.” This webcast addressed the growing worldwide senior population and the relative shortfall of senior housing to accommodate it. Greystone’s Mary Jane Fitts served as moderator for the webcast. She was joined by panelists Jim Moore of Moore Diversified Services, Brad Perkins of Perkins Eastman and Bill Petit of Merrill Gardens.

Read a recap of this webcast at the Senior Living Business Interactive website.


Watch New Buildings Take Shape at San Joaquin Gardens

New photos show progress on two new buildings at The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens, a continuing care retirement community in Fresno, Calif. Sponsored by American Baptist Homes of the West, San Joaquin Gardens is in the middle of a $120 million campus redevelopment. This redevelopment includes the new Milano building, which adds 86 independent living units to the campus. It also includes The Valencia, which adds new administrative and commons areas.

See time-lapsed construction of these two buildings in the video player below. Learn more about The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens.


Redstone Village Earns Phase V Certificate of Occupancy

Redstone Village has announced receipt of the certificate of occupancy for its Phase V expansion. Located in Huntsville, Ala., Redstone Village is a continuing care retirement community sponsored by the Redstone Military Retirement Residence Association. This new phase includes 20 private skilled nursing beds, four of which were converted from semi-private rooms. Residents will begin moving into the new units Sept. 16. At that time, Fite Construction will begin renovating the existing dining rooms, nursing stations, corridors and salon. Greystone has served as Redstone’s development consultant throughout the community’s history.

See photos of Redstone’s Phase V below. Learn more about Redstone Village.

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Presbyterian Manors Announces Bond Financing, Plans for Growth

Presbyterian Manors, Inc. has announced an $85,055,000 bond financing underwritten by Ziegler. The Series 2013 Bonds will go in part toward the two-phase repositioning of Wichita Presbyterian Manor. Proceeds will also go toward capital improvements at other campuses.

Phase I of the Wichita repositioning includes new assisted living and health centers. The assisted living center will include 48 traditional assisted living units and 24 memory support units. The health center will include 50 skilled nursing beds, 20 of which will serve as part of the community’s post-acute-to-home (PATH) program. Phase I is scheduled to open in July 2014.

The second phase of repositioning will include a 90-unit independent living community called The Westerly Residences. Phase II is scheduled to open in late 2015. Greystone is serving as development consultant on the Wichita project.

Learn more about Wichita Presbyterian Manor.