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PORTLAND, Ore, (Aug 11, 2020) – Industry-leading senior living companies Link Senior Development and Insight Senior Living are proud to introduce their newest brand: Ativo Senior Living.

The first property, Ativo Senior Living of Yuma, is currently under construction and is now taking reservations for an early 2021 opening. Additional communities are planned to break ground in Prescott Valley, Arizona; Buckeye, Arizona; Albuquerque, New Mexico, with more projects in various design phases throughout the Southwest.

Designed to embrace and nurture an individual’s personal interests, these state-of-the-art communities will feature the latest in desirable amenities. Influenced by local culture, interests, and needs, each community will vary in design elements. Community amenities often include robust safety features, such as smart home technology and safety kiosks with hands-free temperature checks at entrances; multiple dining venues, including al fresco dining, farm-to-table-influenced menus featuring local produce, and sky lounges with local beer and wine on tap; and outdoor amenity spaces, with private pet parks, surrey bikes and more.

The intent of Ativo Senior Living is to create an environment with rich and diverse opportunities, activities, and experiences. Communities that encourage physical, intellectual, creative, and social independence while cultivating social interaction and emotional support. Ativo Senior Living embraces local traditions, interests, and intergenerational relationships in contemporary environments that focus on engaging in purposeful living for the residents.

 “This relationship between Insight Senior Living and Link Senior Development was forged based on our mutual enthusiasm for the health, well-being, and happiness of our vibrant senior population,” said Ron Ziebart, President & CEO Link Senior Development. “We are looking forward to introducing these properties that will hopefully bring to life our values and commitment to the senior population” Said LisaAnn Shelton, President, and CEO Insight Senior Living.

Visit AtivoSeniorLiving.com to learn more about this partnership and future communities.

About Insight Senior Living 

Insight Senior Living based out of West Linn, Oregon, specializes in new development senior living communities. Providing consulting during development and pre-opening and management services post opening. Led by CEO, LisaAnn Shelton, Insight Senior Living delivers over 30 years of senior living experience in initial development, pre-opening, acquisitions, new management services, and general operations.

Insight Senior Living believes that positive, meaningful relationships can bring positive results; that’s why their mission “Making a difference by cultivating purposeful connections-bringing joy and opportunity.” applies to all they serve, including residents, families, employees, vendors, and others.

For more information about Insight Senior Living, visit www.insightseniorliving.com.

About Link Senior Development

Link Senior Development focuses exclusively on the development and management of senior housing.   With comprehensive industry expertise, Link is uniquely positioned to handle the design, development, licensing, and operational challenges of this unique market.  Focused on Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care, Link has more than one million square feet of new development in various phases of design or construction throughout the Southwestern US.  

For more information about Link Senior Development, visit www.LinkSeniorDevelopment.com 

Link Senior Development announces the sale of The Lodge at North Ogden, a 122-unit independent living, assisted living, and memory care property in North Ogden, Utah to MedCore Partners of Dallas, TX. Construction on The Lodge at North Ogden ended in May 2019 and the community opened its doors to new residents in June. Offering 18 independent living, 82 assisted living apartment with 30 memory care beds. The Lodge at North Ogden is the fifth and final property in a portfolio sale to MedCore this year that consisted of five properties with a total of 531 apartments.

MedCore completed the initial four asset acquisition, including three assisted living and memory care assets in Arizona and one in Utah in February of this year. Immediately upon closing on the assets, Watermark Retirement Communities, a national leader in senior living design, programs and operations, took over the management of the properties. Based in Tucson, Arizona, Watermark has substantial knowledge in the Arizona and Utah markets, and in total, owns and/or operates 56 communities in 21 states with 4 additional communities under development.

Ankrom Moisian Associates of Portland, OR provided all architectural and oversight, Gerding Construction of Corvallis, OR provided General Contractor services, and UMB of Phoenix, AZ provided construction loan financing.

Kayne Anderson Real Estate bought the Watermark at Continental Ranch Assisted Living, Memory Care Facility for $29.5 million ($273,148 per unit) from Link Senior Development and Watermark Retirement Communities in a joint venture and one that Watermark will continue to manage the operations.

Developed this year, the 96,000-square-foot asset features 78 assisted living and 30 memory care beds situated on four acres in the Silverbell Corridor, at 8689 North Silverbell Road in Marana.

The Watermark at Continental Ranch gets its name from Continental Ranch, a master planned community in the heart of Marana at the base of the Tucson Mountains. The area is home to several other master planned communities, including Sunflower, a nearly 1,000 home 55+ active adult community.

Assisted Living apartments at Watermark feature kitchenettes, comfortable floor plans with large windows, many with mountain views. The community is of good size so that residents will have abundant social opportunities with neighbors – planned or spontaneous – but not so large that there is a sense of anonymity. The community also features a theatre, billiards room, craft room and card rooms for the active seniors.

The community’s Memory Care neighborhood features family-style dining (where the family is welcome to join in meals), care by universal caregivers called Nayas, personalized programming and an environment designed to evoke the warm communal comfort of family homes, dude ranches or bed and breakfast.

The two wings of the main two-story structure are connected by an interior landscaped courtyard. In addition, a large terrace and four acres of landscaped grounds provide ample opportunities for the indoor-outdoor living and dining that Tucson is renowned for.

Lenity Architecture of Salem, OR provided architectural design and oversight while Seabold Construction of Beaverton, OR served as General Contractor.

Link Senior Development, successfully completed the sale of a 409-unit assisted living and memory care portfolio in four markets across Arizona and Utah to Medcore Partners of Dallas, TX. With a total acquisition cost of $98 million, this transaction represents the first tranche of a $130 million portfolio acquisition of five properties and 531 total apartments. The fifth and final property is currently under construction, and MedCore is slated to close on this community in May of this year when construction is expected to be completed.

The communities involved in this initial acquisition include three assisted living and memory care assets in Arizona: Caliche Senior Living in Casa Grande with 83 Assisted apartments with 33 Memory Care beds; Joshua Springs Senior Living in Bullhead City with 75 Assisted apartments with 30 Memory Care beds and White Cliffs Senior Living in Kingman with 87 Assisted apartments with 30 Memory Care beds. In addition, the 75 Assisted apartments with 30 Memory Care beds Summit Senior Living in Kearns, Utah, completes the first tranche of the portfolio acquisition.

The projects are being managed by Watermark Retirement Communities, a national leader in senior living design, programs and operations. Based in Tucson, Arizona, Watermark has substantial knowledge in the Arizona and Utah markets, and in total, Watermark owns or operates 56 communities in 21 states around the country.

The Link Senior Development group looks forward to continued partnership with Medcore Partners and Watermark Communities on developments in the future.