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Retirement Association Names 50+ Award Winners

Active Adult and CCRC communities were recognized as among the best of the best in the 50+ and senior housing industry by winning a National Active Retirement Association (NARA) Award at its annual conference Oct. 21.

 
 
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PRLog - Oct. 26, 2010 - CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte, NC  –  Brookhaven at John Creek in Johns Creek, GA, the Palace at Coral Gables at Coral Gables, FL and The Mather of Evanston, IL and operated by Mather Lifeways, were among those communities recognized as among the best of the best in the 50+ and senior housing industry by the National Active Retirement Association (NARA) at its annual conference Oct. 21 in Columbia, SC.

The Brookhaven, developed by Jim Chapman Communities of Atlanta, was named the best small Active Adult/Retirement Community. Judges cited the community’s location near country club-style amenities, access to area healthcare and interesting design features as the strengths of this 55+ age-restricted community. (http://www.jimchapmancommunities.com/brookhaven-at-johns-creek).

The Palace at Coral Gables (FL) was named the Best Proposed Active Adult/Retirement Community based on the appointments, the services and the amenities. (http://thepalace.org/palace-at-coral-gables.html).

The Mather won the Gold Award as the Best Continuing Care Retirement Community and the Best Amenities in a Retirement Community. This large community offers 24-hour concierge service, seven dining and lounge options and an extensive fitness center and day spa. (http://www.thematherevanston.com/)

“Our judges were extremely impressed with our top winners in the retirement design/build category because of their focus on enriching the lifestyle of their residents,” said NARA Director Dan Owens. “For instance, The Brookhaven is a smaller 55+ property but residents there do have access to a lifestyle director who organizes activities and events.

“The Palace is focused on luxury and being convenient to shopping and restaurants. And, Mather Lifeways has a track record of reinventing a retirement lifestyle for their residents. We are thoroughly impressed with the philosophy of active aging that this organization promotes,” Owens added.

Winners in the annual NARA awards program were:

Best Small Active Adult Community
Gold Award – Brookhaven at Johns Creek, Johns Creek, GA

Best Proposed Active Adult/Retirement Community
Gold Award – The Palace at Coral Gables, Coral Gables, FL

Best Proposed Clubhouse/Community Center
Gold Award – Bailey’s Glen, Cornelius, NC (http://baileysglen.com/)

Best Continuing Care Retirement Community
Gold Award – The Mather (Mather Lifeways), (Evanston) Chicago, IL

Best Amenities in an Active Adult/Retirement Community
Gold Award – The Mather (Mather Lifeways), (Evanston) Chicago, IL

Best Logo
Gold Award - Neptune Society/Starmark (http://www.neptunesociety.com/)

Best Community Brochure
Gold Award – Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board, Irmo, SC (http://lakemurraycountry.com/)

Best Direct Mail Piece/Overall Direct Mail Campaign
Gold Award - The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch, Sarasota, FL (http://www.theglenridge.com/)

Best TV Commercial
Gold Award - The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch, Sarasota, FL (http://www.theglenridge.com/)
Silver Award – Neptune Society/Starmark

Best Website
Gold Award – www.tributehomesusa.com

NARA is a fast-growing, ten-year-old business trade group for America’s top professionals involved in building for, marketing to and serving the “50 and beyond” age group. (www.retirementlivingnews.com).

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The National Active Retirement Association (NARA) is a 10-year old, grassroots trade organization that organizes and helps marketers, builders and professionals, businesses and organizations that provide products, housing and services to people age 55+.

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