An Introduction to Aston Gardens
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3301 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 208 Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Founders: Thomas J. Harrison and Richard J. Hutchinson Established: 1994
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About Discovery Management Group

Discovery Management Group was established in 1994 as Aston Care Systems Inc., and charged with operating and developing the Aston Gardens portfolio of senior living communities in Florida. The communities were sold in 2006 to Sunrise Senior Living and GE, until April 30, 2009 when Discovery Management Group -- founded by Thomas J. Harrison and Richard J. Hutchinson -- stepped in as the managing general partner and operator. They currently manage more than 2,000 homes for seniors, which include all six Aston Gardens senior living communities in Florida, as well as the Discovery Villages (currently in development).

Exceptional Care at an Exceptional Value

Surrounded by lakes, gardens, golf courses, and lush landscaping, Discovery Management Group's Ashton Gardens senior living communities offer both serenity and charm. The goal of these retirement neighborhoods is to reward seniors for a "lifetime of hard work and dedication" in a country club-style environment that fosters independence and individuality. In addition, all of the senior communities Discovery Management Group operates boast 24-hour staff availability.

Community Amenities

It's the extraordinary services, programs, and accommodations that have earned Discovery Management Group's senior communities so many industry awards throughout the years. But, it is the convenience of worry-free maintenance, housekeeping, transportation, and dining that draws senior residents to these retirement communities year after year. Without the hassles of day-to-day tasks, residents have more time to enjoy activities like leisurely walks through the lush grounds, aqua aerobics in the heated pool or getting pampered in the on-site salon. Weekly housekeeping and linen services help keep each occupant's dwelling spick and span, while the concierge services can help tenants schedule their move as well as plan and place furniture.

Within each community, residents can take advantage of shuttle service throughout the grounds by simply picking up the phone. In addition, chauffeured transportation gets seniors where they want to go about town, whether it's to a doctor's appointment or on a shopping excursion.

However, it is the Grande Clubhouse that is the center for entertainment, fine dining, and daily interaction with other residents in each Discovery Management Group community. A Grande Ballroom hosts dances and themed parties, while a game of cards, billiards, or club meetings can be spotted throughout the rest of the Clubhouse.

The Discovery Management Group communities also boast Sensations dining, a healthy, gourmet program filled with delicious options to please any pallet. Whether residents are dining during daily meals or feasting on Sunday brunch, Aston Gardens' formal dining room always feature fine settings and table service.

Community Programs

With ample opportunity to socialize and stay healthy, there's always something happening at the Discovery Management Group Aston Gardens communities. From themed parties to daily entertainment to the Discovery University's lecture series, there's plenty to encourage residents to lead active lifestyles and maintain healthy spirits.

However, with an emphasis on physical health as well, the senior community staff has developed personalized wellness programs -- dubbed Dimensions Wellness -- to feed the residents' mind, body, and spirit. On-site medical directors and complimentary health screenings for concerns such as blood pressure, hearing, and vision nurture the best quality of life residents can lead.

Lifestyle Living Options

Discovery Management Group currently operates six senior living communities: Aston Gardens at Parkland Commons, Aston Gardens at Pelican Marsh, Aston Gardens at Pelican Pointe, Aston Gardens at Sun City Center, Aston Gardens at The Courtyards, Aston Gardens at Tampa Bay, and Discovery Village at The Forum.

All Ashton Gardens communities offer fully equipped apartment homes for independent living are available for rent, with a variety of floor plans unique to each community in which they reside. Villas are available for purchase in select Discovery Management Group communities, and five of the Aston Gardens senior communities offer living options for assisted living and memory care. One monthly fee covers all of the amenities from utilities to housing to food and housekeeping.

Regardless of the level of care potential residents may seek, to really understand the benefits of a "carefree country club lifestyle," seniors are encouraged to experience it for themselves. As a unique feature, the Discovery Management Group communities offer an all-inclusive complimentary two-day stay at any Aston Gardens retirement community. Simply contact one of the Aston Gardens senior living properties for details and enjoy all of the amenities and programs first-hand.


Discovery Management Group has been awarded numerous honors and recognitions. Amongst these awards are the National Association of Home Builders, Senior Housing Council National Awards for Best Overall Senior Community, Best Clubhouse and Activities Area, Best Apartment Design, along with several seniors marketing awards. The Southeast Builders conference has also honored Discovery Management Group with the Grand Aurora Award Winner for Best Overall Retirement Community. National Mature Media has awarded Discovery Management Group with several multi-year marketing awards, as well as the senior community management company's abundant marketing awards from the Generations Awards.