A theme emerging this year was design for well-being, a trend strong in senior living even before 2020. Designs had a variety of options in outdoor spaces, seamless indoor-outdoor transitions, and flexible gathering places that could adapt to the changing needs of residents and the times. In addition, art, water features, natural materials and landscaping, and spa-like touches abounded. Overall, the impression was one of communities where vitality and serenity co-exist.
In total this year, Argentum received 25 nominations, including one winning entry from South Africa. Winners were selected by an independent panel of four judges from the architecture, design, and senior living fields.
“As the judges note, these designs are focused on bringing the best of senior living forward,” said James Balda, Argentum president & CEO. “The wide variety of types of communities as well as the breadth of locations represented among the recipients showcases the choice and quality offered in senior living today.”
The 2020 Senior Living by Design award winners and the list of nominees are featured in the November/December issue of Senior Living Executive magazine.
Argentum is the leading national association exclusively dedicated to supporting companies operating professionally managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the older adults and families they serve. Since 1990, Argentum has advocated for choice, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all older adults.
Argentum member companies operate senior living communities offering assisted living, independent living, continuing care, and memory care services. Along with its state partners, Argentum’s membership represents approximately 75 percent of the senior living industry—an industry with a national economic impact of nearly a quarter of a trillion dollars and responsible for providing over 1.6 million jobs. These numbers will continue to grow as the U.S. population ages.
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