CHAPEL HILL, NC – Chapel Hill’s Carolina Meadows has been named the Triangle’s largest continuing care retirement community by the Triangle Business Journal, based on total number of residents.
Carolina Meadows earned the top spot with a resident count of 708, an increase of 46 residents since 2013, when the community also earned a No. 1 ranking from the Triangle Business Journal. Each year, the business publication ranks the area’s top performers in a cross section of business categories, including banks, law firms, hospitals and software developers.
“Our increased occupancy is a direct result of Carolina Meadows’ ability to offer consumers choice and impeccable service,” said Melissa Kass, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our residents tend to be very active and engaged. Most are seeking a varied menu of continuing education classes, health and wellness options, social experiences as well as outreach opportunities. It is our ability to answer this demand that assures our growth from year to year.”
Located a few miles south of the main campus of the University of North Carolina, Carolina Meadows is renowned for offering customizable villas and apartments as well as a resident experience that’s rich in social interaction and opportunities for continuing education. Residents take their retirement to a new level through dozens of activities each month, including inspiring lectures, fitness classes and on-site musical performances.
The many on-site amenities offered at Carolina Meadows include a two-story club center, auditorium, café, business center, enclosed swimming pool and Jacuzzi, golf and tennis centers, art and craft studios, conference rooms, lecture hall, library, hair salon, bank branch and guest rooms. In addition – thanks to the community’s proximity to the Triangle area’s countless cultural, educational and arts institutions – residents can easily take advantage of the many events that occur just minutes away from the Carolina Meadows campus.
Carolina Meadows residents also are active in a range of local charitable initiatives. Recent projects include fundraising campaigns tied to the NFL’s Kick Hunger Challenge and the ALS Association’s Ice Bucket Challenge. The community also supports a long list of charitable organizations in the Chapel Hill area through the Carolina Meadows Community Grants program. The program has awarded more than $950,000 to local not-for-profit agencies since 2007.
In a recent survey by senior living research firm Holleran, Carolina Meadows was ranked in the 90th percentile nationwide for customer satisfaction, based on factors such as value for price paid, long-term confidence in the business’s viability and likelihood to be recommended to family or friends. The community continues to improve upon its amenities and services, implementing new programs and upgrades every year. In the spring of 2015, the latest upgrade – a renovation of the Carolina Meadows dining area – is due for completion.