Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH) today announced that it has scheduled its 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders for May 9, 2013. The record date for determination of shareholders entitled to vote at the meeting is February 19, 2013. Senior Housing Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which owns independent and assisted living communities, nursing homes, rehabilitation hospitals, wellness centers and medical office buildings throughout the United States. SNH is headquartered in Newton, MA. A Maryland Real Estate Investment Trust with transferable shares of beneficial interest listed on the New York Stock Exchange. No shareholder, Trustee or officer is personally liable for any act or obligation of the Trust.