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.”
WAYNE POWELL ON BEHALF OF HIMSELF,
HIS WIFE/PARTNER MISTI,
AND THE ENTIRE CIVITAS TEAM
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.