5 Trends for senior living in 2021 emerge during ICAA Forum
Debra Maynard, Prime Independent Living’s Director of Operations, joined industry thought leaders to develop a future-proofed model for a new, sustainable senior living community.
The extraordinary efforts made by the staff and leadership in senior living communities were successful in keeping many older adult residents safe and healthy. While the fundamental services offered in independent living, assisted living and memory care continued to be provided, by the end of 2020, leaders in senior living were imagining the optimal community that offers the lifestyle and services current residents desire, and the quality-of-life future residents will seek.
Debra was one of the 85 thought leaders at the International Council on Active Aging Forum in November 2020 who gathered to construct a philosophy and infrastructure that would enable senior living organizations to withstand future stresses that could impact operations. The mutual goal was constructing a resilient community.
Debra joined this forum to ensure that Prime Independent Living remains at the forefront of innovation and responsible business.
Five future-proof trends recap the major themes that will direct the next normal of senior living.
Full details of these trends are found in the ICAA Forum report, “Future-proof your senior living community.“
Baseline strategies and tactics are captured in “Creating a path towards the ‘next normal’ in senior living,” the results of the ICAA COVID-19 Senior Living Task Force held in May 2020.
The ICAA Forum brings together thought leaders from many organizations—both private and public—to form a think tank that develops strategies to turn the challenges facing senior living providers into opportunities. Launched in 2005, the meetings forge connections among industry leaders while promoting understanding and cohesive action around the ultimate goal: health and quality of life as people age.
Organizer: Colin Milner, CEO, International Council on Active Aging, firstname.lastname@example.org
About International Council on Active Aging
ICAA is a professional association that leads, connects and defines the active-aging industry and supports professionals who aspire to develop wellness cultures for adults over 50. This support includes creating wellness environments, programs and services. The association is focused on active aging—an approach that helps older adults live as fully as possible within all dimensions of wellness—and provides its members with education, information, resources and tools. As an active-aging educator and advocate, ICAA has advised numerous organizations and governmental bodies.