Future Development Keys to Senior Affordable Housing

Jamboree President Joins BIA 55+ Housing Council Panel

Jamboree's President, Laura Archuleta, joins BIA 55+ Housing Council panel on affordable senior housing.

Some of the most meaningful advances in senior housing are programs that provide seniors with health-enhancing activities and opportunities for social engagement, according to Laura Archuleta, president of Jamboree. Archuleta spoke as part of a discussion panel, "Women in Building: Southern California 55+ Game-Changers," hosted by the Building Industry Association’s 55+ Housing Council. The panel discussed the future of senior housing from high-end, single-family homes to affordable multifamily properties.

In building housing for seniors, the panel examined unique differences in construction needs. Seniors generally don’t use public transportation so parking for multiple cars is a consideration. Seniors like to mix with younger populations, but also need the ability to have their own space, driving a shift towards developing intergenerational housing.

As a key “game changer” in senior housing, Archuleta highlighted Jamboree’s customization of resident services programming, allowing seniors to age in place with a sense of wellness, security, and community involvement. With nearly 1,600 seniors living at 14 affordable properties, Jamboree has considerable experience on how to best build for and provide programming for seniors.

As pictured above, the panel was moderated by Paul Johnson, senior vice president of Rancho Mission Viejo Company. Participants included Donna Kelley, community development vice president of Lennar Homes, and Joan Marcus-Colvin, sales and marketing senior vice president of The New Homes Company.

In addition to Jamboree’s senior-focused housing development and resident services, collaboration with a growing base of local organizations and senior services partners is also expanding the company’s professional capacity and programming expertise through its Community Impact Initiative.

Programming provided by Jamboree for seniors includes fitness and nutritional resources, medical support, education such as computer training, social activities, and much more that allow seniors to live in a stable, supportive environment they can afford. “We’re eager to see our seniors thrive with support that improves lifestyle, enhances positive social and cultural activities, and increases access to local healthcare and municipal senior centers,” Archuleta said.

Check out Jamboree’s newest intergenerational  housing for seniors.

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