SWFL’s Number One Senior Living Destination: Moorings Park Communities

March 20, 2024


Successful aging is more than just a concept at Moorings Park Communities; it is a lifestyle that is fully integrated, encouraged, and supported at every level across each Naples-based neighborhood: Moorings Park, Moorings Park at Grey Oaks, and Moorings Park Grande Lake. Whether through the thoughtful design, state-of-the-art amenities, or innovative spaces, Moorings Park Communities is an industry leader when it comes to senior living, and this care and attention to detail contributed to Moorings Park being recognized as the number one-ranked Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), or Life Plan Community, in SWFL. 

National Senior Living Leaders

This ranking is based on three data sources: national online surveys from medical professionals, staff, acquaintances of residents, and residents living in Moorings Park, a quality dimension score based on participants’ ratings of accommodation, commercial services, community services, financial factors, food, safety, staffing, and overall quality of care at Moorings Park, and whether or not Moorings Park has been recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Moorings Park Communities has been accredited by CARF for four consecutive terms, or the last 15 years and counting. Based on this data, Moorings Park ranked as the number one CCRC in Southwest Florida and the eighth best in America out of thousands of communities. 

If you think that’s impressive, you should know that all three of the Moorings Park communities have won the International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA) NuStep Beacon Award for “Best in Wellness,” an award only given to the top 25 senior living communities in North America, and Moorings Park Grande Lake has previously won the Pinnacle Award for “Best in Wellness,” an acknowledgment of the top five communities in the same category. But the winnings don’t stop there. 

Designed for the Future of Wellness 

The most recent award comes from Senior Housing News (SHN), who named Moorings Park Grande Lake the winner of their SHN Architecture and Design Best Independent Living Award for the incredible look and feel of the community clubhouse designed by the Wegman Design Group and constructed by London Bay. 

This energetic and lively hub was designed to seamlessly integrate the surroundings, both inside and out, especially that of the stunning lake which is the community’s namesake. The curvilinear walls, rippling surfaces, and water features that can be found throughout the cultivated spaces mimic organic textures, and the expansive southern-facing windows flood in natural light and break the barrier between the interior comforts and exterior grandeur. This integration of nature into the design, however, was not just intended for aesthetics. Everything about the building’s concept and layout was chosen to evoke wellness, healing, and connection.

The clubhouse is more than an attractive space: it’s an active, engaging mecca where residents make connections and find amenities that contribute to a successful aging initiative. These amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center that features a TrackMan Golf Simulator, an incredible theatre where seminars, screenings, and other events are held, an invigorating salon and spa, an advanced cognitive zone, and a resort-style swimming pool and spa that overlooks Grande Lake. 

“Our mission is all about successful aging and the clubhouse is the latest development to aid in that vision,” said Moorings Park Communities CEO Dan Lavender. “When I see residents working out in the fitness center, participating in organized classes, or flexing their creativity in the art studio, it’s clear that the way we have designed our communities around our successful aging mission is benefiting our residents.”

However, it's not just Moorings Park Grande Lake that offers exceptional design, craftsmanship, and amenities that come together to inspire and assist in successful aging. Throughout each of Moorings Park Communities’ luxury neighborhoods, healthy, uplifting settings have been intentionally crafted to contribute to every resident’s happiness and well-being, and each community attracts a different type of person depending on their personality and habits. 

Don’t Just Live, Thrive at a Moorings Park Community

Moorings Park boasts the largest campus, with 83-acres of pristine garden-covered grounds overlooking lakes and the neighboring Country Club of Naples golf course. With so much space to explore, this neighborhood is ideal for nature lovers and gardeners; people who enjoy talking long walks and discovering blooming plants and visiting wildlife along the way. 

With a close partnership with Grey Oaks Country Club, Moorings Park at Grey Oaks was designed for the golf lover. With a host of amenities found just across the street, along with their own state-of-the-art amenities, it’s so easy to enjoy the best of both worlds: a luxurious, Mediterranean-inspired lifestyle paired with country club comforts. 

Moorings Park Grande Lake, with its remarkable clubhouse designed for connection, attracts the accomplished boomer who fancies lakefront living, and although each campus has its unique appeal, there is definitely one thing that every Moorings Park Communities’ resident has in common. 

"The people who come to Naples are captains of industry and leaders in their fields. Moorings Park Communities attracts that same kind of person. I call them thoughtful achievers,” Mr. Lavender continues. “They're usually future-oriented and looking at the latest and greatest way to successfully age. That’s why they ended up choosing to live at a Moorings Park community.”

Residents Tom and Carol McCann moved into a Moorings Park community in 2014 for this exact reason. They define their Naples-haven as a place where they can not only live but thrive.

"We've always been very social people," says Carol. "When you come to [Moorings Park Communities], you've got such a wonderful social advantage. Meeting so many people, we've made so many dear friends, which is sort of unusual at this stage of life, [being] far from our family."

Discover a Lifestyle Beyond Compare

Each award-winning Moorings Park community provides you with the freedom to grow and connect; to successfully age with like-minded individuals across beautiful spaces that were specifically and exclusively designed with your wants, needs, and desires in mind. For Moorings Park Communities, being the number one senior living destination in Southwest Florida is not just a title; it is a by-product of a culture of wellness that has enhanced the lives of so many individuals who are fortunate enough to call Moorings Park home. 

See for yourself! Moorings Park Communities invites you to discover this, and more, by attending an event, scheduling a private tour, or calling 239-451-5509. 

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