2908, 2022

Orange County’s Senior Homes Becoming 5-Star Resorts

By David Collins Editor’s Note: David Collins and two partners in 1980 founded ARV Assisted Living, which developed and operated more than 100 senior living communities throughout the U.S. The publicly traded company was acquired by an affiliate of Lazard Freres and is known today as Atria Senior Living. He has worked in Europe developing Spain’s first residential community designed exclusively for seniors. The London Daily Telegraph called Sensara “the best retirement development in Europe.” Collins’ firm, Newport Beach-based Active Living International provides advisory services on the business of senior living for clients worldwide. Dynamic growth in the population of seniors in Orange County is attracting ...

912, 2015

Vivante recognized as “Best of” for 2016!

We are so pleased to be recognized by as one of their Best for 2016! The Best of 2016 Awards celebrate the best of the best in American senior care and are only given to communities and agencies that have consistently received outstanding feedback from families on the website. This exclusive designation places the winners in the top one percent of senior care providers nationwide according to those who matter most – their customers. Thank you to all of our residents and visitors who take the time to submit reviews on their positive experiences with Vivante - we ...

2311, 2015

Vivante honored with a Senior Living By Design Award 2015

The November/December issue of Senior Living Executive, the flagship magazine of Argentum, highlights some of the most cutting-edge and creative architecture, interiors, and outdoor spaces found in senior living communities today. Senior living design is never static; resident preferences are constantly evolving. But through the competition’s four years, foundational themes appear, including safe and engaging spaces for contemplating and gathering, smart spaces enabling staff to offer superior service, and destination spaces such as fitness centers, libraries, or dining rooms that provide purposeful living. Twenty-nine architects and design firms shared their projects, and this year Argentum invited judges from a wide ...

1004, 2015

Forbes Feature

Start planning now because these five properties will make you want to retire today. Mention the words “retirement home” and most people under the age of 55 think of tapioca pudding and endless Bingo games. But the newest wave of luxury retirement homes are anything but typical, offering farm to table cuisine and as many activities as youth summer camp. Vi Senior Living, a developer and manger of retirement communities in La Jolla, Palo Alto and Hilton Head, caters to affluent retirees. Greg Sieman, the company’s vice president of marketing, describes the retirement communities as being “a luxury hotel and ...

1410, 2013

Retirement Living Redefined in OC

COSTA MESA, CA - Vivante on the Coast, the first new luxury retirement community to be built in the Newport Mesa area of Orange County in 20 years, is set to open tomorrow, October 15. As reported in February, the communitywon three Best of 50+ Housing awards at the National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas this year. What makes Vivante stand out in particular are the LEED-certified community’s amenities, Cory Alder, president of Vivante’s development company Nexus Cos., tells The amenities take up more than 31,000 square feet of space. “We’ve created an ...

910, 2013

Luxury Retirement Community Gearing Up for Debut

A new, luxury senior living community opened its doors for a sneak peek Tuesday in preparation of its grand-opening next week. Located in Costa near Newport Beach, Vivante on the Coast boasts a long list of amenities including a fitness center, indoor saltwater pool, hair salon, theater, dog park, upscale restaurant, putting green, cocktail lounge, library and even a fun zone for the grand kids. There is also a 24 hours a day,7 days a week concierge service, chauffeur service, pet care, personal shopping, technical support and each resident is given an iPad. “It’s not just a building, but a ...