Real Estate / High-Rises

New Luxury Senior Living Community Brings Next Level Amenities and Care to River Oaks — The MorningStar Difference

Luxury Living Brought to Life By Hines


Offering features more reminiscent of a luxury resort than a retirement community, MorningStar at River Oaks will open December 2021 in Houston. Located at 2315 Richmond Avenue, the residential mid-rise provides elevated amenities and maintenance-free living, with housekeeping, security, wellness programs, scheduled transportation and a dedicated 24/7 team of care managers to serve its residents.

To bring this vision to life in Texas, the MorningStar Senior Living team partnered with Hines, the renowned international real estate firm.

“We’re pleased to open our first community in the state through our partnership with Hines,” MorningStar Founder and CEO Ken Jaeger says. “This project will reflect each company’s vast experience in the housing space, taking senior living design and innovation to the next level.”

Offering independent living, assisted living, and memory care, MorningStar aspires to elevate lifestyle options for older adults. In the River Oaks community, 85 suites for assisted or independent living will be available — with 27 secure suites devoted to the individualized care of residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. MorningStar’s range of service options allows residents to extend their stay until a diagnosis or condition calls for 24-hour nursing.

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The Club Room located on the sixth floor features magnificent views of downtown Houston

Elevated Amenities

MorningStar at River Oaks resort-style amenities include all-day, restaurant-style dining with an executive chef who is tasked with curating each menu.

The culinary team even puts together cooking classes and live chef demonstrations in the lounge, which is also where residents can enjoy happy hour with friends and family.

Another popular gathering spot for socializing is the sky terrace and lounge – which feature views of downtown and a landscaped interior courtyard with a fireplace and outdoor kitchen.

Other popular amenities include a salon, spa, fitness center, massage room and art studio.

The bistro offers a variety of fresh fare to MorningStar residents.

Approach to Care

As to its approach to memory care, MorningStar offers Lavender Sky, its own reimagined philosophy and programming for those walking the journey of dementia. The tenets of Lavender Sky are anchored in training for the entire team coupled with a comprehensive set of care standards that reflect a more insightful and intentional way to support the memory-impaired and their families.  Through this comprehensive program, the team holistically supports all involved on this unexpected journey. The ambition under a Lavender Sky is to thoughtfully enter, embrace and explore possibilities within the world of dementia.

“We step into their ‘purple world,’ crossing over the physical, emotional and relational boundaries that would otherwise separate us,” explains Rebecca Martin, VP of Memory Care. “This act of entering, in loving support of residents and their families, takes courage, insight and intentionality. The goal is to heal and hope again.”

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