The National Football League’s Alumni Association recently announced an alignment with senior living developers to provide assisted living and memory care to former NFL players.
Learn more about the partnership, the development and the NFL’s mission for senior care across the United States.
NFL Alumni Association and Assisted Living
The NFL Alumni Association’s commercial marketing name and logo, Pro Football Legends, announced a partnership with a senior living developer that will provide assisted living and memory care to aging former football players.
Validus Senior Living, based in Tampa, Florida, will spend $1.1 billion building 33 assisted living and memory care communities in the U.S. over the next five years. According to NFL Alumni, the communities will be located in major cities with high concentrations of retired NFL players.
Joe Pisarcik, President and CEO of the NFLAA, states, “The strategic alliance focuses on providing a better lifestyle for retired NFL players who need assisted living and memory care services.” He adds:
“With an aging population and more and more Americans needing memory care services, including some former NFL players, we want to give our members an option that we can stand behind.”
The first NFLAA assisted living community will feature swimming pools, dog parks, boardwalks, tiki huts, putting greens, fine dining and exclusive technology. The community will reportedly open outside of Orlando, Florida in 2016.
Steve Benjamin, CEO of Validus Senior Living, says, “With the support of the NFLAA, we will be able to serve the care needs of retired football players and the local communities in which there is a NFL franchise.”
NFL, Alzheimer’s and Finding Memory Care
According to the NFL Players’ Association, 30% of former NFL players will develop Alzheimer’s disease or other debilitating brain conditions in their lifetime, as a result of being professional athletes.
The NFLAA’s focus on providing assisted living and memory care to these retired NFL players is extremely important, given those odds and the CDC’s report that one in eight adults over 60 experience some form of memory loss.
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