Willow Valley Retirement Communities Wins Four Best of 50+ Housing Awards from the National Association of Home Builders

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Willow Valley Retirement Communities, located in Lancaster, Pa., recently was honored with four Best of 50+ Housing Awards from the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 50+ Housing Council.

A resident exploring her passion for painting at Willow Valley Retirement Communities -- recently honored in the Best of 50+ Housing Awards in four categories including Lifestyle Program.

Willow Valley Retirement Communities (WVRC), located in Lancaster, Pa., recently was honored with four Best of 50+ Housing Awards from the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 50+ Housing Council.

WVRC received the following awards:

Best Outdoor Amenity (Silver Achievement Award for The Landing at Willow Valley) - Single exterior landscaped community amenity built for the use of residents. Submissions are evaluated for design, use by residents, creativity, and integration of landscaping elements.

Best Remodeled Project (Silver Achievement Award for The Manor Club) - Projects that involve partial demolition and/or reuse of an existing structure or portion of for the purpose of maintaining a similar use. Examples may include remodeled or renovated homes or buildings and programmatic solutions to accommodate changing resident needs and desires.

Best Lifestyle Program (Gold Achievement Award for Willow Valley Retirement Communities’ Lifestyle Program) – Since lifestyle is such a key component of the 50+ housing experience, NAHB added the Lifestyle Awards to this year’s program. These awards recognize both “soft-programming” and built environments, and judges consider how these elements come together to enhance resident satisfaction and quality of life.

Best Dining or Café Experience (Gold Achievement Award for Lakes Manor Dining Program) - The overall quality and appeal of a dining experience, blending aesthetics, place-making/ambiance, menu, and food quality.

About the 50+ Housing Awards Program

The National Association of Home Builders 50+ Housing Council’s Best of 50+ Housing Awards program is the industry's most prestigious national awards program, honoring excellence in building, design, and marketing of housing for boomers and beyond.
The Best of 50+ Housing Awards are viewed by the industry and media as a showcase for innovation, emerging trends, and quality housing for the mature demographic. The NAHB is a trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority since 1942.

About Willow Valley Retirement Communities

Willow Valley Retirement Communities, founded in 1984, is located just south of the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A not-for-profit, independently operated continuing care retirement community (CCRC), it is nationally recognized as a retirement destination welcoming residents who have relocated from 37 states. Willow Valley’s standard-setting Lifecare Agreement provides long-term care at a predictable cost, with no increase of fees for a higher level of care. Financial performance is affirmed by Standard and Poor, Fitch “A” Category ratings, and CARF-CCAC accreditation. Residences at WVRC range from 800 to 3,200 square feet. Community features include an 80,000-square-foot Cultural Center, two lakes, and expansive manicured courtyards with large outdoor fire-pit features. The National Association of Home Builders conferred Gold Achievement Awards to WVRC for Best Dining Experience and Best Lifestyle Programs in 2012. For more information, call 800.770.5445 or visit http://www.willowvalleyretirement.org or http://www.providenceparkliving.com.

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