Video: 10 Ideas From The Greystone Event 2016

The Greystone Event 2016 featured speakers from across the senior living industry sharing messages relevant and helpful to today’s providers. We pulled out some of the ideas shared at this year’s Event and edited them into a brief highlight video.

See the highlights using the video player below:


  1. The Senior Living Landscape is Shifting (Mark Andrews, Greystone)
  2. We Must Change the Perception of Senior Living (John Spooner, Greystone)
  3. Demand is Skyrocketing Across Levels of Care (Stuart Jackson, Greystone)
  4. Non-Profits Must Accelerate Their Pace (Mary Munoz, Ziegler and Diane Hood, Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst)
  5. Mission Drives Affiliation (John Cochrane, Cornerstone Affiliates)
  6. Strength, Balance and Proximity Make Affiliation Work (Randy Stamper, ABHOW)
  7. Serving the Middle Market Requires Discipline (Bud Green, Greystone)
  8. Design Supports Culture (Sue Plasterr, Greystone)
  9. Celebrate With Prospects (Mary Jane Fitts, Greystone)
  10. We’re in This Together (Diane Hood, Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst)


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Photos: Recapping The Greystone Event 2016

Another summer, another Greystone Event that included education sessions, networking and a chance for attendees to mingle with other senior living professionals from around the country. This year’s theme of “Lead, Plan, Act: Become a Growing Provider in a Growing Industry” guided our two days of education sessions, including sessions that addressed:

  • Rising Trends in Senior Housing
  • Merging Organizations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Serving the Middle Market
  • For-Profit Competition
  • Delivering Resident-Centered Care
  • Strategic Pricing
  • Marketing Strategies for Communities New and Old
  • Community Management Success Factors

Thanks to all who attended and helped make this another successful gathering. See photos from The Event in the gallery below, and save the date to join us for next year’s Event — July 12–14, 2017 in Irving, Texas.

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Gulf Coast Village’s Expansion Pushes Toward Completion

Work continues on an expansion project at Gulf Coast Village, a Volunteers of America-sponsored continuing care retirement community in Cape Coral, Fla. The expansion includes a new health center that will include 80 assisted living units and 48 memory support units. A second phase will include redevelopment of the existing skilled nursing center, resulting in a total of 105 beds.

Gulf Coast Village first opened in 1989. Greystone is serving as development consultant on this expansion project in addition to its duties as management consultant.

See photos of Gulf Coast Village’s expansion take this month in the gallery below. Learn more about Gulf Coast Village.














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Baptist Life Communities Finances New Project in Alexandria (Ky.)

Plans will now accelerate into high gear for The Seasons at Alexandria, a new senior living project sponsored by Baptist Life Communities (BLC) and planned for Alexandria, Ky. Ziegler closed this month on the $64.420 million bond financing.

The Seasons will replace BLC’s existing Baptist Convalescent Center, located just eight miles north of where The Seasons will be developed. Phase I of The Seasons will include 117 skilled nursing beds and 66 personal care beds. Phase II will add 60 independent living units and a number of amenities.

BLC also owns and operates Baptist Village in Erlanger (Ky.) and Griesser Farm in Burlington (Ky.).

See renderings of The Seasons in the gallery below. Learn more about BLC and its communities.



Announcing the 2016 Greystone Diamond Awards

Successful senior living management requires excellence across a number of dimensions. Each year, Greystone tracks the achievement of the communities it manages across these dimensions, including:

  • Resident Satisfaction
  • Employee Satisfaction
  • First Impressions
  • Financial Performance
  • Hospitality
  • Task Force Participation
  • Leadership Development
  • Community Involvement
  • Passing of Health Care Surveys

Communities that perform at an exceptional level on a consistent basis are honored through Greystone’s Diamond Awards, given each summer at The Greystone Event. This year, five communities earned single diamond awards and one community earned a two-diamond award. Here’s a look at this year’s winners:

Two-Diamond Recognition

Santa Marta
Sponsor: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Location: Olathe, Kan.
ED: Chet Surmaczewicz

One-Diamond Recognition

Aberdeen Heights
Sponsor: Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America
Location: Kirkwood, Mo.
ED: Jamie Kneen

The Buckingham
Sponsor: Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation
Location: Houston, Texas
ED: Julie Fenske

Sponsor: Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation
Location: Dallas, Texas
ED: John Falldine

Edgewood Summit
Sponsor: ABH, Inc.
Location: Charleston, W.Va.
ED: Diane Gouhin

Querencia at Barton Creek
Sponsor: Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation
Location: Austin, Texas
ED: Nate Weyand

See photos from the Diamond Award presentation in the gallery below.

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