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Flourish at The Glenridge

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Flourish at The Glenridge

Intangible Ingredients Create a Culture of Well-Being

Flourish at The Glenridge

In a community that has always been ahead of its time, The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch® continues to challenge the status quo — taking traditional retirement living to a whole new dimension… creating a culture where members truly thrive… and racking up the accolades to prove it.

Maybe it’s the breathtaking natural beauty of the place… the warm and welcoming ambience… the energy that permeates the social scene… or the abundance of smiles on members’ faces. But, there’s something about The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch that continues to set it apart — and make others take notice.

In 2014 — for the 5th consecutive year — The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch was named “Best Retirement Community in Sarasota” by readers of Sarasota Magazine. This, of course, comes as no surprise to CEO Jim Cater, who knows that from its very inception, The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch was designed to be in a league of its own.

“As the nation’s first Life Fulfilling Community®, The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch was architected to commune with nature; provide challenging, engaging, member-driven programming; and create a therapeutic environment where social and cultural forces positively shape the lives of the people who live here,” says Cater. “And every day, we see proof that the concept is working!”

Interestingly, the philosophy and approach pioneered by The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch back in 2003 is rooted in science — and it’s all about helping people live their best lives. According to Dr. Martin Seligman, an innovator in the field of positive psychology, five elements must be present for individuals to flourish: Positive emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishment — or PERMA, for short — the permanent building blocks for a life of profound fulfillment.

“Here, we actually put PERMA into practice — all of those elements are engrained in our culture”, explains Cater. “We call it ‘The Glenridge Effect’. I’ve seen it positively impact so many people who move in and just get a ‘second wind’. They really do flourish here.”