Vi’s 2 Scottsdale, AZ, Retirement Communities Voted Among State’s Top Independent/Assisted Living Communities in ‘Best of Arizona’ Business Poll

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Arizona’s largest business opinion poll ranks Vi at Grayhawk and Vi at Silverstone, both in Scottsdale, as among the best independent/assisted living communities in the state in its latest survey.

Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business

This is a very special recognition for our Vi communities because these rankings are based on the quality of our product and service.

Arizona’s largest business opinion poll ranks Vi at Grayhawk and Vi at Silverstone, both in Scottsdale, as among the best independent/assisted living communities in the state in its latest survey for 2012. Vi’s communities were the only retirement communities located in Scottsdale to be named in the poll.

Vi at Grayhawk, a Vi and Plaza Companies community, ranked No. 1 in the category for the 11th executive year, according to this year's “Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business.” Vi at Silverstone, a Vi and Plaza Companies community, made the prestigious list for the first time this year, having just opened in 2010, ranking No. 8.

Staff of Arizona Business Magazine selects categories for the rankings. The categories are chosen based upon the business and leisure experiences of Arizona’s business professionals, who then vote for their favorites in a variety of industries. Winners were honored at a special reception held in April.

“This is a very special recognition for our Vi communities because these rankings are based on the quality of our product and service,” said Bill Sciortino, Vi’s Senior Vice President of Operations. “Clearly, the members of Arizona’s business and professional community have recognized our high standards of service and care distinguish Vi as the best.”

This “Best of Arizona” recognition comes as the Care Center at Vi at Grayhawk has received the highest ranking of five stars overall in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 Best Nursing Homes report, and was named to the publication’s “Honor Roll.”

Also recently, Vi announced it had paid in full its construction loan for Vi at Silverstone well ahead of schedule. This makes Vi’s continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) across the country, including Vi at Silverstone and Vi at Grayhawk, 100 percent free of third-party debt.
CCRCs offer independent living with a combination of a private residence, services, amenities and care (for example, assisted living, memory support care and skilled nursing care). In addition to Vi at Grayhawk and Vi at Silverstone, Vi operates eight CCRCs and one rental community under a family of brands nationwide.

Late last year, Vi commissioned a report by Ken Dychtwald Ph.D., renowned gerontologist, psychologist, best-selling author, and CEO of Age Wave that challenges the “prevailing myths and misperceptions” about CCRC living. The report, “The Five Myths and Realities of Continuing Care Retirement Communities,” is available in its entirety at Vi's website.

About Vi
Vi, formerly Classic Residence by Hyatt, was founded in 1987 as a developer, owner and operator of older adult living communities. The company is dedicated to enriching the lives of older adults by providing quality environments, services and care. For more information about Vi communities, visit http://www.viliving.com.

About Plaza Companies
Plaza Companies, based in Peoria, Arizona, is an award-winning leader in the development and management of medical office properties, technology and bioscience facilities, and senior housing communities. Founded in 1982, Plaza Companies is a full-service firm with a portfolio of more than 5.5 million square feet valued at more than $1 billion. For more information about Plaza Companies, visit http://www.theplazaco.com.

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