Our Story


Discover the Generations Story

About Generations

Generations is a unique, holistic network of senior living communities focused on innovation, exceptional care, and vitality for every resident and family. We thoughtfully steward every part of our business including design and architecture, development, construction, management, and community ownership. We’re a family caring for families and believe a focus on intergenerational social interaction, healthy living, and feeling at home are key for every stage of life.

Our Mission

Our Mission is our reason for being, our purpose. It’s the touchstone we can come back to for inspiration again and again.


From facing challenges to embracing opportunities, our Mission helps ground us in the change we want to be in the world.


Meet Our Founder, Wendell White

Many decades ago, Wendell White had a revolutionary idea for senior living—to put family at the center of the experience. With his family partners, Wendell brought his vision to life: Happy, beautiful communities where thriving, dynamic people could participate in a wide array of indoor and outdoor activities, with the support they need to stay or become healthy and genuinely feel a sense of home.


Building on that radical tradition of service excellence and innovative design, we continue a storied family legacy that began with Wendell’s grandparents in 1943—offering a flourishing alternative to traditional senior care with living options that are devoted to family and an unrelenting drive to be the best at what we do.


Wendell White remains the company’s chairman and visionary, along with his daughter Melody, who is now CEO and runs the day-to-day operations. Wendell and his wife Betsy now reside at a Generations Community.  Moving to the community, Wendell now enjoys the independence and vitality he helped create for all of our residents.