Moorings Park Communities Marks 40 Years

November 16, 2020

MPClubhouseToday-2Moorings Park Clubhouse circa 1982 and Moorings Park Clubhouse today.

What started out as a plan to provide local area seniors with superior healthcare and a comfortable place to spend their retirement years has grown from one tiny retirement community into the area’s premier provider of luxury retirement living.

Unique Communities Designed for Those Who Demand the Best

Moorings Park Communities has become one of the nation’s biggest employers, and the well-heeled Baby Boomers and seniors its three communities serve have become a key driver to Naples’ economic engine. Its residential options, concierge physicians and personalized healthcare, as well as its active, vibrant lifestyle has become the benchmark for other retirement communities around the country.


For Those Who Seek the Very Best

“From our very inception in 1980, our unique communities were designed for those who demand excellence and who are searching for something other than the typical retirement community offering,” said Tom Mann, Vice President of Moorings Park Communities. “Our residents are some of the most affluent, educated people in the world, who have spent their lives looking for any edge that can make them better. And that doesn’t change as they age. They are now looking for the proverbial Fountain of Youth and they are finding it here.”

The company’s tagline, “Simply the Best®” is a brand promise that over 1,000 staff members bring to life at Moorings Park, Moorings Park at Grey Oaks and Moorings Park Grande Lake. On-site restaurants and the executive chef’s creations easily stand up against some of the finest restaurants in downtown Naples. But what has really set the organization apart has been its holistic approach to wellness. Residents of the communities practice proactive healthcare rather than reactive healthcare. 


#1 In Wellness in North America

Dr. John Little, a retired neurosurgeon, and his wife Veora, have lived in Naples for decades and are prototypical of the type of educated consumer that moves into a Moorings Park community. 

They understand the importance of having a robust wellness and healthcare plan included in their contract, unlike what fee-for-service communities are offering. 

“I’ve had the benefit of being involved with Moorings Park for 15 years and during that time I’ve learned a lot about the aging process, health, wellness and housing,” said Dr. Little, a Moorings Park Communities board member. “My conclusion is, the ideal way to age is in a Life Plan Community like the communities Moorings Park has created.”

“We are constantly focused on finding ways to improve offerings to enhance the seven dimensions of wellness that foster successful aging… physical, social, spiritual, vocational, emotional, environmental and intellectual,” adds Dan Lavender, CEO and President of Moorings Park Communities. “I can’t wait to see what the next 40 years brings to our team and senior living.”

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