Sun Health’s Grandview Terrace, a Life Care Community in Sun City West, is one of just 25 communities in United States selected for the prestigious 2019 ICAA NuStep Beacon Award that recognizes best-in-class for fostering a wellness-centered environment to benefit all who live and work there. The award was created as a joint venture between ICAA and NuStep, LLC, both of whom have long supported, and advocated for, older adult wellness.

ICAA CEO and founder Colin Milner says, “Senior living communities have been aware for a long time how important wellness is for the health of their residents, which is reflected in a survey ICAA recently conducted. The survey shows that 59% of senior living communities state that their business model will be wellness-centered with care services by 2023.”

The Beacon is awarded to communities that successfully foster a wellness culture and an environment that supports wellness for all who live and work there. Wellness is typically defined by seven key dimensions: emotional, physical, intellectual, social, spiritual, vocational and environmental. These dimensions improve a resident’s quality of life when they are nurtured and prioritized as a whole.

The Beacon recipients have demonstrated remarkable strength in creating resident-staff partnerships to create meaningful opportunities that empower participants to improve their quality of life. The award-winners achieved this by weaving wellness into the fabric of their communities. By doing so, they could then provide exceptional innovation, inspiration and motivation for engaging residents and staff in a wellness culture and journey.

“Wellness is a way of life at Grandview Terrace as well as our other Sun Health Life Care Communities,” said Bhakti Gosalia, interim vice president of Operations for Sun Health Communities. “Our residents are attracted to our community because they are looking for a place that provides them with physical wellness, spiritual growth, intellectual stimulation and socialization, the key elements of our Masterpiece Living® philosophy that we incorporate into all our activities. Congratulations to the Grandview Terrace fitness team, administration and operations staff on achieving this international recognition.”