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  • October 14, 2018
    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 of achievements and contributions to the senior living profession throughout a career spanning 30 years were made by David Schless, President of the American Seniors Housing Association.

  • September 7, 2016
    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 after ASHA was founded in 1991, the association and its 400-plus members are at the forefront of senior living, continuing to lead what’s become a diverse, dynamic and thriving collection of enterprises with one overriding mission: Helping seniors live longer better.

    Click here to read the stories and to share in commemorating ASHA’s 25 years in service to the seniors housing industry.

  • August 31, 2016
    2016 ASHA 50

    Click here for the 2016 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, 2016 are: Brookdale (78,595 units), Welltower Inc. (65,042 units), Ventas Inc. (61,969 units), HCP Inc. (49,000 units), and Senior Housing Properties Trust (34,687 units). The largest five operators in the U.S. include: Brookdale (104,878 units), Holiday Retirement (37,659 units), LCS (32,832 units), Five Star Senior Living (31,202 units), and Sunrise Senior Living (22,991 units).

    The ASHA 50 has been produced annually since 1994, and is considered to be the authoritative source for market-rate senior living ownership and management.

  • March 9, 2016
    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. Dubin of Bloom Senior Living/ Kandu Capital (Secretary)

    Mercedes Kerr of Welltower, Inc. (Seniors Housing Political Action Committee Chair)

    David S. Schless of ASHA (President)

  • March 8, 2016
    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, David Schless, the updated and expanded Guide to Fair Housing and ADA Compliance “is part of ASHA’s long-standing effort to provide the industry with timely information about evolving issues regarding fair housing and ADA rules, court decisions and interpretations.”

    Since publication of the previous edition of the Guide, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and other fair housing enforcement agencies and advocacy groups have stepped up the level of challenges directly targeting seniors housing properties for allegations of disability discrimination.

    The Seniors Housing Guide to Fair Housing and ADA Compliance covers a wide range of pertinent topics for owners and operators, including: The Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, managing seniors housing discrimination issues, advertising, occupancy criteria, access to facilities and services, and much more.

    Copies of the new Guide to Fair Housing and ADA Compliance can be purchased from ASHA’s Bookstore.