Western Michigan University

Senior Living Campuses

For boomers and GenX’ers, interest in environmental sustainability is increasing. Senior living facilities with LEED certified buildings, geothermal heating and cooling systems, resident-initiated recycling programs, community gardens, and innovative storm management systems that benefit the surrounding community are drawing seniors and their families. According to AARP surveys, such measures are important to a large segment of older Americans, although many traditional retirement communities have high maintenance landscapes and manicured lawns that use chemical fertilizers and herbicides, and water — an increasingly scarce resource. That’s why forward-thinking retirement communities are offering residents greener buildings, natural outdoor areas, and a focus on walkability to promote a high quality of life.

OCBA can work with you to create beautiful, environmentally responsive design solutions for your senior living campus that preserve and enhance our unique southwest Michigan landscape; provide environmentally responsible stormwater management systems; and offer walkable open space areas that have positive health impacts and can be enjoyed by residents and guests alike.

We’d love to discuss your project. Call us at (269) 381-3357 or email us at ocba@ocba.com.