Moorings Park Communities | Special to Naples Daily News
Moorings Park Grande Lake, SWFL’s newest and hottest-selling Life Plan Community, recently won the 2021 International Council on Active Aging’s (ICAA) NuStep Beacon Award. What does that mean? The community has been recognized as one of the Top 25 “Best in Wellness” boomer communities in North America.
“By growing and sustaining a culture of wellness that not only serves but also engages, their entire community, the 2021 award winners truly exemplify what it means to be a beacon, lighting the way for other communities,” says Jane Benskey of NuStep.
“Aging well involves more than simply programs and special events, but requires an intentional, ongoing pursuit of potential and possibilities,” says Colin Milner, ICAA founder and CEO. “We’re pleased to recognize senior living communities that excel at fostering a mindset and environment that emphasizes promise and opportunities.”
As the boomer and senior population continue to expand, Life Plan Communities can have a significant effect on health, longevity and quality of life through their wellness culture. Beyond simply classes or programs, wellness ideally must permeate the environment as a mindset and daily pursuit for residents and all levels of staff from fitness to dining, from staying social to spiritual opportunities. Moorings Park Grande Lake is helping to lead the way.
How, might you ask? Well, one building, in particular, stands out. The community’s new Clubhouse, which serves as the social hub of SWFL’s sexiest new community, boasts life-enriching amenities and delicious 5-star restaurants that help members live their best, healthiest life. In addition, members have the added comfort of knowing that their concierge physician and personalized healthcare team are included within the onsite Center for Healthy Living®, should they ever need them.
“Part of the reason we were drawn to Moorings Park Grande Lake was the Clubhouse. It really feels like you are at a resort. The three restaurants, the swimming pool, the fitness center, the salon and spa, the theatre … just everything. It’s spectacular!” said Marvin Easton who recently moved from Port Royal.
“This Clubhouse is truly special. Aside from being absolutely striking from floor to ceiling, the services found inside are everything one would ever need. Since our October opening, I’ve been watching members’ faces light up from and enjoy its many offerings. So much hard work and love have been poured into this spectacular space,” reports Moorings Park Grande Lake Executive Director, Katy Kurili.
A Location Nothing Short of Impressive.
At Moorings Park Grande Lake, everything is conveniently accessible. Whether you need some retail therapy or just want to spend the day at the remarkable Southwest Florida beaches, it’s a short distance to do so. In fact, Grande Lake is only five miles to the popular 5th Avenue shopping center and four miles to the renowned Gulf of Mexico beaches. The perfect way to experience more.
The UN-Retirement Community.
Boasting 223,053 square feet of resort-style amenities and residential living, the Grande Lake Clubhouse is unlike any other in North America. “I have had several residents and tours tell me that the Clubhouse feels like they have arrived at The Ritz. I take that as a compliment, but I always tell them that it’s more than just the architecture. It’s the services here, like the concierge physicians, that you won’t find anywhere that allow us to serve our members on an unprecedented level,” states Moorings Park Vice President and successful aging expert, Tom Mann.
Step inside the Clubhouse and you’ll restaurants to please every palate: the casual Zest Café and Bistro; Savor 26, an upscale, yet casual “go-to” with a playful menu; and BlueStone, the fine dining restaurant with an emphasis on prime meats, seafood, and overall cuisine.
“The restaurant views, the perfect décor, the exclusive selections of china, glassware and silverware, the soft music, amazing culinary options prepared from our chef have all been received with great appreciation from all our residents. We wanted to ‘wow’ our members and I feel that we have done so and exceeded,” says Kurili.
With its resort-style feel, the Clubhouse features a top-of-the-line TrackMan Golf Simulator, a fitness center equipped with modern pneumatic machines and personal trainers, and a theatre for movie nights, special performances, and guest speakers.
Chat with friends in the lounge. Deal the next hand in the card room. Create a new masterpiece in the art studio. Or, make every day a vacation; sunbathe poolside or read the latest best-seller in the shade of our cabanas.
“We are overwhelmed by the reaction to the tours we have been giving of our community. Everyone is blown away to see the size and the scope of our amenities and state that it’s like living in a resort,” says Moorings Park Grande Lake Director of Sales, Gina Paris.
Curated Living and Sunset Views Bound to Awe.
This 55-acre community fronting the gorgeous 28-acre lake is equipped with arguably some of the best views in Naples, having already created a buzz throughout Southwest Florida.
“What’s really special about our lake and golf course views lies in the fact that there are no homes built around the course, which is a rarity in Naples. The views not only from the large lanais, but from the kitchens, great rooms, and master bedrooms are spectacular. And every residence has incredible sunset views from their impressive lanais,” notes Mann.
Designed by Moorings Park Grande Lake’s partner, London Bay Homes, each residence boasts two private elevator entries for maximum privacy and comfort. Entrance fees for the residences at Moorings Park Grande Lake start at $1.6 million and are 70 percent refundable, a portion of which is tax-deductible.
Mann continues, “London Bay has designed some of the finest homes in Port Royal, Mediterra, Gulfshore Boulevard and Bonita Springs, and now they have taken those same refined building and design skills and brought them to Grande Lake. They truly understand that our clients expect the very best in their homes.”
Best in Wellness and Healthcare.
Life-enriching amenities are undoubtedly important, but so is having top-notch healthcare when you need it. At Moorings Park Grande Lake, you will have the comfort of knowing on-site concierge physicians and personalized healthcare are included with residency, as well as assisted living and memory care services should you ever require them.
The Center for Healthy Living with Outpatient Therapy services, as well as the Care 360 concierge physicians and personalized healthcare program, developed in partnership with NCH Healthcare System is also located within the Clubhouse.
“I say to everyone that is interested in this Life Plan community, ‘it’s better to be five years too early than five minutes too late.’ While our healthcare is incredible – truly the best – we want our members to be able to enjoy all that this unique community has to offer. Everything we do is designed to keep you healthy and active so that you never need the higher levels of care … but it’s better to plan ahead and have the services available should you ever need them,” said Mann.
Experience More at Our Informational Luncheon.
If you’ve never been invited into Naples’ newest and most talked-about Life Plan Community, now is your chance. Moorings Park Grande Lake will host a delectable Informational Luncheon on Thursday, February 3rd at 11:30 a.m, hosted by Mr. Mann. This event is designed to give you a sneak peek of what life the Grande life looks like with a look inside the brand-new Clubhouse. In addition to a tour of the new Clubhouse, you will also see one of the model residences and the selection studio.
“Now is the perfect time to join the Moorings Park Grande Lake family since the Clubhouse just saw its doors open. And there is no doubt that the most efficient way to learn more about the community is to attend our next event. You will become more familiar with the residences, services and amenities, along with pricing,” said Mann.
To register for this delicious event hosted by Tom Mann, please visit MooringsPark.org/Events or call 239-232-3903.