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2019 ASHA 50

Click here for the 2019 ASHA 50, the definitive annual ranking of the nation's largest 50 seniors housing real estate owners and operators. 

The five largest owners as of June 1, 2019 are: Welltower Inc. (72,881 units), Ventas Inc. (58,903 units), Brookdale (55,236 units), Boston Capital (29,987 units) and Senior...

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Senior Living Hall Of Fame 2019 Inductees

Washington, DC -- The American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) announces the Senior Living Hall of Fame's 2019 class of inductees who will be inaugurated during the association's 2019 annual meeting in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA on January 31st.

The following inductees will be honored: Debra A. Cafaro, Paul Klaassen, and Tony Mullen.


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Senior Living Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees

Washington, DC -- The American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) announced the formation of the Senior Living Hall of Fame and welcomed the inaugural class of inductees during the association's 2018 annual meeting in Orlando, FL.

The following inductees were honored: Granger Cobb, Bill Colson, Bill Kaplan, Jim Moore, Bill Sheriff and Stan...

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Arnie Whitman Honored at 2017 Alzheimer's Association Brain Ball

Longtime ASHA Executive Board member, Arnie Whitman, was the National Honoree at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Brain Ball on May 5, 2017 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC.  Whitman is the Founder and Chairman of Formation Capital, a leading equity investor in the seniors housing and care industry, and...

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William Kaplan Receives ASHA Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Seniors Housing Association presented William Kaplan, Co-Founder and Chairman of Senior Lifestyle, with the ASHA Lifetime Achievement Award at the association’s 2017 Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, CA.  Click here to read the comments recognizing Bill Kaplan’s tremendous range...

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ASHA Celebrates 25 Years

Look back at when seniors housing began to emerge and come into its own, when multi-family developers, long-term care operators, hospitality groups and others saw an opportunity to fill a gap inserving seniors, and that's when the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) was formed, during the industry's earliest days.

Today, 25 years...

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ASHA Elects New Executive Committee

The American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) announces that its Executive Board has elected the following individuals to serve a two-year term as members of the Executive Committee:

  • Lawrence A. Cohen of Capital Senior Living Corporation (Chairman)
  • Michael S. Grust of Senior Resource Group (Vice Chairman)
  • David J. Freshwater of Watermark Retirement Communities (Treasurer)
  • Bradley E....
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SH Guide to Fair Housing & ADA Compliance

The American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) has released a wholly revised, fifth edition of Seniors Housing Guide to Fair Housing and ADA Compliance. This 50-page resource for owners and operators was prepared for ASHA by Paul Gordon, Esq., of the San Francisco, CA-based law firm Hanson Bridgett.   

According to ASHA’s president,...

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ASHA Recognized by Retirement Housing Foundation

David Schless, president of ASHA, recently accepted the Friend of the Elderly Award on behalf of the Association at Retirement Housing Foundation's (RHF's) 55th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Dinner in Long Beach, CA.  The award is RHF's highest honor presented annually to an individual or organization making a substantial and/or unique...

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ASHA Announces Partnership with Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures


 Inspiring Innovations Across Hospitality, Health and Design

The American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) is extremely pleased to announce an exciting new partnership as a Founding Member of the new Cornell Institute...

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The American Seniors Housing Association has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to help in the fight against Alzheimer’s.  ASHA has created a National Team in the  Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to help end Alzheimer’s disease.   In 2014...

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ASHA unveils ambitious five-year strategic plan

Matt Valley of Seniors Housing Business interviews David Schless on ASHA's Strategic Plan 

What began as a daunting, seven month strategic planning process for David Schless, president of the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), turned out to be a rewarding experience for him. More importantly, the newly unveiled five-year strategic...

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Seniors Housing Business Interviews David Schless

David Schless oversees new chapter in ASHA’s 23-year history

The association responsible for giving a voice to seniors housing is going to great lengths to map out its next strategic moves.

David Schless is the first and only president of the American Seniors Housing Association...

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