An Introduction to Century Park Associates
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7042 Lee Highway Chattanooga, TN 37421
Founders: Forrest Preston and Bryan Preston Established: 1998
(866) 531-0695

About Century Park Associates

Founded in 1998, Century Park Associates is the 14th largest senior living provider according to the Assisted Living Federation of America. The privately-held company manages 50 facilities across such states as Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, and Arizona. Century Park Associates prides its assisted living and independent living communities on upholding the motto: "People come first."

Accordingly, the senior living company operates under three core values: tradition, service, and excellence. The company seeks to continue the tradition of providing unmatched care to its senior residents. Each member of Century Park Associates staff is dedicated to and respect the company's residents. As leaders in the field of senior living, Century Park is committed to setting standards and remaining innovative in the pursuit of providing exceptional retirement management services.

Century Park was co-founded by Forrest Preston and Bryan Preston. Now president of the company, Bryan Preston has established a proven track record of success with a set of skills ranging from community-level management to multi-property oversight. Preston is motivated by a desire to serve the needs of seniors and has inspired Century Park's staff to provide exemplary care to its more than 7,500 residents.

About Century Park's Residents

The combined resident capacity of Century Park's 50 communities is 7,747. At the company's independent living facilities, there is a total capacity of 4,675, and 3,072 seniors find a home in Century Park's assisted living communities.

Part of Century Park's vision statement says, "We are dedicated to creating an enriching lifestyle for our residents and a rewarding work environment for our valued associates." There are many ways they enrich they residents' lives.

Senior Living Options

In Century Park's independent living communities, retirees enjoy the convenience of community living and the privacy of their own apartment. They can spend their time doing things they prefer to do while the company's associates handle the housekeeping, maintenance, and everyday meals. Century Park residents no longer have to do the dishes!

The full range of services offered at Century Park's assisted living communities mean that seniors receive quality care and unmatched assistance. A caring and compassionate staff is available to residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and create care plans for each individual under their care. They assist residents with personal needs, such as bathing and getting dressed. They also help with medication management, ensuring that seniors take their meds consistently so that they remain well. Associates also take care of housekeeping, maintenance, and other needs, while providing a full calendar of events.

Keeping Seniors Active

Science has shown that socialization is good for our health, and at Century Park's communities, a full roster of activities keeps seniors active, happy and healthy.

At each Century Park facility, there is a full-time recreation director whose job is to ensure that the community offers "a retirement lifestyle that opens doors to entertainment, cultural experiences, adventure, and new friendships," according to its website. The recreation director leads the charge in organizing and managing events, such as holiday parties, trips to local attractions, shopping trips, and live entertainment provided in-house.

Here's a look at some of the things happening at Century Park residences across the country: They've planted a garden at The Bridge in Charleston, NC. The Colorado-based, bluegrass Roe Family Band performed a concert at The Bridge at Orlando, FL. At the Garden Plaza of Post Falls, ID., residents enjoyed a Wii Bowling tournament. Century Park residents enjoyed a candy- making workshop at the Heatherwood Retirement Community in Honey Brook, PA.

Local professionals are also invited to present engaging seminars on topics that are foremost on seniors' minds. Such presentations have covered health and well-being, Veterans' benefits, travel, and cultures from around the world.

Century Park residents are always welcome to invite family and friends to all events.

Promoting Healthfulness

At Century Park, the health and well-being of residents is a high priority. Their healthfulness is provided for in a number of ways. Not only does Century Park Associates provide a wealth of opportunities for socialization and assistance in ensuring seniors take their medications as directed, but they help residents get the exercise they need and manage a daily menu of nutritious, well-balanced meals.

Residents at each community have access to fitness equipment. Each independence level is accounted for with a variety of exercise classes, such as chair yoga, water aerobics and tai chi.

Knowing that diet is important for their residents' overall health, as well as how getting older can make cooking harder and grocery shopping an arduous ordeal, Century Park is committed to providing seniors with filling, good-for-them meals. At each community, a Dining Services department focuses on meeting the dietary needs of each resident.

The dining room at each community is considered to be the social hub, and is home to many of the social and recreational events organized by the recreation director. In each restaurant-style dining room at Century Park Associates senior living communities, such events as themed dinners, chef's tastings and "Lunch and Learns" are hosted.

About Century Park's Sister Company

Century Park Associate's co-founder Forrest Preston started his work in long-term care when he built a model long-term care facility, Garden Terrace Convalescent Center in Cleveland, Tennessee, in 1970. Meant to resemble a fine hotel, Garden Terrace's 1976 expansion warranted the establishment of a management company. That company is Century Park's sister company, Life Care Centers for America, Inc.

Life Care Centers still follows the formula for success established with Garden Terrace, and now oversees more than 225 nursing facilities in 28 states.

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