New Port St. Lucie Retirement Community Hires Executive Director; Director of Sales & Marketing

Port St. Lucie, FL, August 30, 2008 --( Abingdon at Tradition, a master-planned, full-service retirement community developed by Senior Living Communities, announces the recent hiring of Jonathan Collins as the Executive Director and Sonja Warren as the Director of Sales & Marketing.

As Executive Director, Collins will supervise all aspects of the retirement community including all financial aspects, human resource projects, healthcare programs and marketing agendas within the campus and operate the community in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the governing body in compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

Collins brings fifteen years of management experience to Senior Living Communities. Collins spent nine years with Brookdale Senior Living as an Executive Director, where he stabilized high management turnover, increased resident satisfaction and implemented a new therapy program. Collins also served as Executive Director of The Gables at Farmington in Connecticut and held General Manager positions at The Danbury Hilton & Towers in Danbury Connecticut and Charlestown Management in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Sonja Warren, in her new role of Director of Sales and Marketing, will plan, organize and direct the sales and leasing activities for the campus. She will also cultivate prospects and referral sources, coordinate the move-in of new residents and plan marketing events for prospective residents.

Prior to joining the Senior Living Communities family, Warren spent 12 years with Toll Brothers, Inc. where she continued to rise through the ranks. Most recently, Warren was the Sr. Sales Manager for The Estates at Tradition, Frenchman’s Reserve Country Club and Palm Cove Golf & Yacht Club.

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Abingdon at Tradition, which opens mid-2009, will provide a highly trained, routhe-clock staff to ensure unparalleled peace of mind. In addition, a 24-hour emergency notification system will be present in each of Abingdon at Tradition’s homes. The master plan, once complete, will include 70 single-family homes, 160 condominium style villas, 26 enhanced living villas and 56 assisted living units, skilled nursing beds and Alzheimer’s care units.

Along with a variety of housing options, Abingdon at Tradition offers many upscale amenities typically not seen in traditional retirement communities. Residents will enjoy scheduled transportation, indoor and outdoor pools, a wellness center – complete with state-of-the-art cardio equipment, putting green and a grand clubhouse – the centerpiece and highlight of the community. In addition, a wellness program will provide the environment, education, resources, motivation and encouragement that help residents rise to high levels of personal wellness, ensuring an overall quality of life.

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About Senior Living Communities
Senior Living Communities, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, owns and operates ten premier retirement communities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Nestled within the fabric of charming, traditional neighborhood settings, Senior Living Communities allow residents to live life to the fullest through maintenance -free living, outstanding amenities, great dining and onsite healthcare. Communities are carefully planned with residents’ current and future needs in mind and most include single-family cottages, villas, assisted-living, Alzheimer’s care and skilled nursing units, along with grand Clubhouses and Wellness Centers. Senior Living Communities has also partnered with Wake Forest University to create an exceptional wellness program whose goal is to improve residents’ quality and length of life. Senior Living Communities allows its residents to Live Long, Live Well, Live! For more information on Senior Living Communities, please visit

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Emily Canaday
Sonja Warren
Director of Sales & Marketing, Abingdon at Tradition