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How We Became Civitas Senior Living

The Story Begins

“I was fortunate enough to be raised by my grandparents. Through them, I was inspired to give seniors the best care and provide them with a place to call home. That’s why every piece of Civitas has parents and grandparents in mind.”


A Passion for Senior Living

It’s been more than 30 years since Wayne Powell began his career in senior living operations—and, with a nationally respected reputation of transforming failing facilities into thriving, successful communities—our entire industry has benefited.

Currently, Civitas owns an ever-expanding portfolio as shown under Our Communities. This success started back in 2003, when Wayne took over operations of a Skilled Nursing Facility, a 210-unit, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Leveraging thoughtful strategies and forward-thinking instincts for senior care, Wayne transformed the Skilled Nursing Facility to one of the top-rated facilities in Tarrant County. Similar challenges faced him in 2005, where Wayne and his team took the opportunity to transform The Courtyards at River Park into 97% occupancy, finally selling the property in 2012 at a significant return.

It was during this time, while simultaneously serving as a consultant for other senior living groups, Wayne realized that he would make a greater impact if he embraced the wider, long-term benefits of ownership. Civitas Senior Living was born.

Today, Civitas owns and operates its own properties while also providing third-party management services to those who recognize the unparalleled quality and opportunity that the Civitas philosophy delivers.

For Wayne, it’s a story that’s come full circle. And we know his grandparents would be proud.

Passionate service. Passionate cleanliness. Passionate care.

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