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Masonic Homes of Kentucky Marks 150 Years With Growth

Masonic Homes of Kentucky (MHKY) has been serving the Bluegrass State since the close of the Civil War. That’s many decades of service and many lives touched. Today, the MHKY campus in Louisville is home to a variety of senior living and care options — and those options are expanding in 2017.

MHKY is in the process of adding two new communities to its campus — The Meadow and Grove Pointe. The Meadow will be a 122-unit independent living center that also includes an 80-seat movie theater, a 300-seat performance space, a café and other amenities. The Grove will be a 48-unit assisted living center.

Early this year, crews were working on framing for The Meadow and foundation placement for Grove Pointe. The full project is expected to be complete in summer 2018.

As construction proceeded, the MHKY family was celebrating its significant anniversary with a gala on the 82-acre Louisville campus. Louisville’s WLKY-TV was on hand to capture highlights from the celebration. See those highlights in the video player below, as well as aerial photos of construction on MHKY’s Louisville campus in the gallery at the bottom of this page. Greystone is proud to be a sponsor of MHKY’s 150th anniversary, as well as development consultant for its expansion.

Learn more about Masonic Homes of Kentucky and its history by visiting its special 150th Anniversary website.

Here are the aerial photos showing construction of The Meadow and Grove Pointe:

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Gulf Coast Village Accepting Reservations for Expansion

A $31 million, 128-unit expansion is close to opening at Gulf Coast Village’s continuing care campus in Cape Coral, Fla. Sponsored by Volunteers of America, Gulf Coast Village spent nearly three years planning this expansion, which includes both assisted living and memory support units. And construction of the expansion, called Palmview, has been taking place on the 36 acres adjacent to the existing Gulf Coast Village community for the past 18 months.

Now, in preparation for a March opening, the community is accepting reservations from those interested in living at Palmview. Once the Palmview project is complete and fully operating, Gulf Coast Village will take on a second phase that includes the $5.9 million transformation and renovation of existing assisted living units into skilled nursing units.

The Cape Coral Daily Breeze recently shared an update on progress at Gulf Coast Village. Executive Director Kevin Ahmadi said: “I couldn’t be more pleased to bring a state-of-the-art assisted living product to the Cape Coral market. Palmview will set the standard for all assisted living facilities.”

Greystone is serving as development consultant on the Palmview project, in addition to its role as management consultant at Gulf Coast Village.

See recent aerial photos of the Palmview expansion in the gallery below. Learn more about Gulf Coast Village.

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Greystone Will Lead Strategic Planning Zone at PEAK Summit

LeadingAge’s PEAK Leadership Summit is an event that caters to senior living executives and agenda-setters. This Summit is a place where non-profit leaders can talk strategy, address industry challenges and share ideas about seizing future opportunities.

During the BaseCamp portion of PEAK, Greystone will serve as the leader of Zone 3: Strategic Planning and Partnerships. This Zone will feature video interviews with non-profit senior living CEOs who share their thoughts on a wide range of issues that are relevant and urgent today. After each video segment, Greystone team members will facilitate a discussion among attendees as we share ideas and best practices for moving organizations forward and growing their missions.

Here’s a look at our agenda for the 2017 LeadingAge PEAK Leadership Summit, taking place March 19–22 in Washington, DC:


Monday, March 20

10 a.m. — Making Your Mission Come Alive: Your organization’s mission should make your communities distinct and uniquely attractive in their markets. Non-profit providers have traditionally promised to deliver social, spiritual and physical security and peace of mind to residents and their families. When those promises are fulfilled, missions catch fire and allow for growth. Are your communities in a position to deliver on their mission-based promises?

10:45 a.m. — The Non-Profit Advantage: People want to be associated with organizations that create meaning. That goes for your residents and their families, as well as your staff and employees. As a non-profit provider, you have a tremendous story to tell, but getting all members of your organization to consistently and effectively communicate that story is incredibly challenging. Are you sharing your story in a way that articulates the benefits and advantages of choosing a non-profit provider?

11:30 a.m. — Growth: Your Defined Strategic Target: Why grow with a laser-focus on your organization’s mission-driven objectives? Because growth delivers more opportunities to your organization and the people it employees. Because growth helps protect your market from competition. And because growth gives you the scale needed to maximize your impact on senior lives. If non-profits choose to pass on today’s growth opportunities, they are choosing to cede that opportunity to other providers. What’s your plan for growth?

12:15 p.m. — Leadership: Driving Your Team to a Common Goal: Non-profit senior living teams are full of smart people who see their work as a true calling. Our industry needs sacrificial leaders who are willing and able to harness this intelligent and motivated workforce in moving our industry forward. Today’s effective senior living leaders are creating and sharing mission-based visions, acquiring the talent needed to achieve those visions, and promoting the idea that all team members have a voice — and that the best idea, answer or solution always wins the day. Are your people empowered to move your organization forward?


Tuesday, March 21

10 a.m. — Competition: Thriving in Your Markets: The influx of for-profit senior living providers in markets across the country is unmistakable. Not only are these for-profit providers competing for non-profit market share, they are also competing for non-profit messaging — consumers are having an increasingly difficult time differentiating between non-profit and for-profit providers. How will your organization stand out in the markets it serves?

10:45 a.m. — Mission AND Margin: Non-profit senior living communities are simultaneously businesses and missions. Rather than competing, these two roles work best in tandem. That is, it’s mission and margin rather than mission versus margin. The stronger a business model and the stronger an organization’s bottom line, the greater the impact that organization can make through execution and expansion of its mission. Are you strengthening your organization’s mission through stronger margin?

11:30 a.m. — Workforce and Talent Development: The future of senior living rests in the hands of all of us — the types of leaders who gather for PEAK. If you could wave a magic wand and create any type of future you want for your organization and the senior living industry at large, what type of future would you create?


This is Greystone’s second year to serve as Zone Champion for Strategic Planning and Partnerships. See photos from last year in the gallery below. Learn more about the 2017 LeadingAge PEAK Leadership Summit.

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Photos: See Repositioning Results at The Terraces at Los Altos

The end of a long-term repositioning project at ABHOW’s The Terraces at Los Altos has arrived, and the final results are spectacular. The three-phase project’s construction first started in the summer of 2012 when ABHOW chose to move forward with revitalization plans at one of its oldest communities.

The first phase of repositioning included new memory support and skilled nursing units. A second phase added assisted living and commons areas. And a third phase created 87 independent living units, more commons areas and a parking garage at the campus in Los Altos, Calif.

The campus now features a total of 105 independent living units, 30 assisted living units, 16 memory support suites and 30 skilled nursing beds. The repositioning kept the community’s buildings small by intention in order to reflect the location of the campus within a large-yet-intimate residential area.

The impact of repositioning at The Terraces at Los Altos was evident even before the project’s completion. It earned recognition as the Best Repositioning of 2015, according to Senior Housing News. Now that the project is fully complete, The Terraces at Los Altos will move forward as one of California’s premier Life Plan Communities.

Greystone served as development consultant throughout repositioning at The Terraces at Los Altos. See photos of the completed community in the gallery below. Learn more about The Terraces at Los Altos.

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UCF Secures BANs Financing for Legacy Pointe Project

The University of Central Florida has secured nearly $14 million in financing for Legacy Pointe at UCF, a Life Plan Community proposed for 43.52 acres just a mile northeast of campus in Oviedo. The financing arrived in December 2016 via bond anticipation notes (BANs) underwritten by Ziegler.

Legacy Pointe at UCF is expected to include 126 independent living units, 30 independent living cottages, 48 assisted living units, 32 memory support suites and 48 skilled nursing beds. Construction should begin in early 2019 with the project scheduled for completion and opening in summer of 2020.

Greystone is serving as development consultant on the Legacy Pointe project. See renderings of the planned community in the gallery below.

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