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Brian Miller
Real Estate Editor
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April 22, 2021

On the Block: Could senior housing be a post-pandemic winner?

In February of 2020, a nursing home or senior community was the last place you wanted to be. Or visit. Or move to, if you were nearing a certain age. Just to recall the outbreak at Kirkland's Life Care Center is to shudder.

Things look much different now, thanks to widespread vaccination within most if not all senior communities. The pandemic actually looks worse outside those doors than inside. If age was a risk factor before the vaccine(s), the demographics and economic clout of an aging baby boom may prove more powerful than coronavirus-related fears about moving into senior housing.

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