Florida’s Fox 4 covered the official opening of The Terraces at Bonita Springs this month. Sponsored by SantaFe Senior Living, The Terraces includes 144 independent living units, 48 assisted living units, 40 memory support units and 40 skilled nursing beds. Greystone is serving as development consultant on the project.
Each year’s Greystone Event includes the presentation of Distinctive Service Recognition Program (DSRP) honors and the Greystone Diamond Awards. Diamond Awards are earned only by excelling across a number of community management dimensions. The 2013 Diamond Award winners are The Buckingham (two diamonds), Edgemere (two), Edgewood Summit (two) and Querencia (one).
Watch the Diamond Award presentation in the video player below. Scroll down to see a full list of DSRP and Diamond Award winners.
Diamond Award Winners
The Buckingham, Houston, Texas (2 diamonds)
Edgemere, Dallas, Texas (2)
Edgewood Summit, Charleston, W.Va. (2)
Querencia at Barton Creek, Austin, Texas (1)
Distinctive Service Recognition Program
First Impressions: Santa Marta, Olathe, Kan.
Hospitality: Aberdeen Heights, Kirkwood, Mo.; Redstone Village, Huntsville, Ala.; Santa Marta, Olathe, Kan.; The Stayton at Museum Way, Fort Worth, Texas; The Woodlands at Furman, Greenville, S.C.
Leadership Development Implementation: Aberdeen Heights, Kirkwood, Mo.; Gulf Coast Village, Cape Coral, Fla.; The Stayton at Museum Way, Fort Worth, Texas
Most Improved Financial Performance: Gulf Coast Village, Cape Coral, Fla.
Miralea, a new independent living community in Louisville, Ky., achieved stabilized occupancy in June, more than two years ahead of projections. Located on an 11-acre portion of Masonic Homes of Kentucky’s Louisville campus, Miralea includes 90 independent living apartments and 12 independent living cottages. Together with the Sam Swope Care Center, also on MHKY’s Louisville campus, Miralea provides residents a full continuum of care.Opened in fall 2012, projections called for Miralea to reach the 90 percent stabilization point in September 2015. In June 2013, more than two years ahead of schedule, Miralea achieved 96 percent occupancy. By the end of July, residents will occupy all 90 apartments and 11 of 12 cottages. Forty-four prospective residents have signed up for Miralea’s waitlist.Miralea’s success can be attributed to the community’s high regard for Masonic Homes of Kentucky and to the efforts of the community’s marketing team, including Marketing Director Kristy Hubert, Senior Living Counselor Tammy Norkiewicz, Personalization and Move-In Coordinator Allison Garrett, and Marketing Assistant Lindsay Koch.
At The Greystone Event 2013, held last week in Irving, Texas, Stuart Jackson and Pat Gleason addressed the idea of increasingly expectant seniors and how to design for their current and future needs. At the end of their presentation, Stuart and Pat asked audience members to share how they are innovating at senior living communities and organizations across the country.
Do you have a big idea? If so, please text it to 214-952-1029. We will collect all the “innovations” submitted and share them in our next e-newsletter.
On June 17, Concordia Life Care Community held its First Annual Hand in Hand Luncheon & Fashion Show at the Express Event Center in Oklahoma City. Residents, resident families, staff and sponsors attended. A nearby Christopher & Banks donated the clothing worn by volunteer models ranging in age from 21 to 91.US Foods donated the food served to 85 guests. World-renowned violin player Kyle Dillingham and The Pulse Quartet provided entertainment. All funds raised by the event go toward Concordia’s Good Samaritan Fund, which provides assistance to pastors or church workers who wish to move to Concordia but may lack the resources.
Concordia is a continuing care retirement community in Oklahoma City. Its mission is to uphold Christian values while meeting the current and continuing needs of seniors of all beliefs in a safe, secure and caring environment. Greystone serves as management consultant at Concordia.
In continuance of more than 40 years of service, John Knox Village’s community leadership is outlining a seven-year plan to reposition the Village and continue to meet the needs of a changing marketplace. This seven-year plan will address attracting and serving residents in ways consistent with John Knox Village’s mission and strategy.
Founded in 1970, John Knox Village is a continuing care retirement community located on 400 acres in Lee’s Summit, Mo. John Knox Village serves about 1,800 residents and 3,000 community members annually. Greystone is working with John Knox Village as it develops this vision for the community’s future. Below, see a photo from one of John Knox Village and Greystone’s preliminary meetings.