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History of Encore Senior Living
The management team at Encore Senior Living has been positively shaping the senior living industry since 1971. Originally as part of Brim Senior Living, we built senior care communities across the country — communities that set the standard for independent living, assisted living and Alzheimer’s care.

In 1996, after many incarnations, Encore Senior Living was officially formed. Today, Encore manages senior living communities with international and domestic financial backers. Encore currently manages a portfolio of 10 communities in four states.

Nearly 1,500 seniors across the country have chosen to call an Encore community their home. The reason for their choice is twofold: caring professional staff that sets service standards unmatched in the industry and exceptional value. Encore’s “Residents First” approach is committed to meeting the needs of its residents by providing superior services that allow each resident to live his or her life to the fullest through an individualized support program.

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Encore in the News

Senior News from the NCOA

  • Why not the Older Americans Act? In the Huffington Post, NCOA board member Bob Blancato points out the small glimmers of bipartisanship during the 113th Congress and rightly asks: “Why Not the Older Americans Act?” It’s time to urge your Senators and Representatives to finally reauthorize the OAA, before time runs out this year!
  • Deadline Friday: Falls Free® Photo Contest Send us photos of older adults participating in evidence-based falls prevention programs—and you could win an Amazon gift card! Winning photos will be used to promote Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) on Sept. 23.
  • Is a reverse mortgage the best choice? If you know older adults who are considering a reverse mortgage, they must get counseling from a government-approved agency to see if it's the right option for them. Our Reverse Mortgage Counseling Services Network is one of nine national counseling groups approved by the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development. Please spread the word by sharing our toll-free number: 855-899-3778.
  • NISC welcomes new leadership The Executive Committee of our National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) has welcomed Sue Getman, executive director at Wilmington Senior Center, as the new NISC Chair. Other new leaders include Lynn Fields Harris, Nicole Gorman, and Elizabeth Biggers Barnat.
  • Educate Congress in August August is around the corner and that means members of Congress will be in their home districts. Introduce them to the seniors you serve and programs you offer! Since federal funding decisions for next year are still on hold, this is a great chance to educate legislators about investments they can make in key programs.