Atlantic Shores Retirement Community Wraps Up Award-Winning 2014

Virginia Beach, VA, January 09, 2015 --( Known for its commitment to excellence, Atlantic Shores Retirement Community in Virginia Beach expanded its reputation throughout the region and state with several impressive awards in 2014. The upscale retirement community was recognized among the top in the industry for its facilities, cuisine, marketing, and staff, in competitions judged both by consumers and professionals.

Atlantic Shores took statewide honors, chosen as Top Retirement Community in Eastern Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine in their annual “Best of Virginia Awards.” Winners were selected by more than 10,000 reader responses, recognizing the best facilities and services across the five regions of Virginia. The community was profiled in the publication’s 2014 “Best Of” issue.

Locally, Atlantic Shores was selected in Coastal Virginia Magazine’s “757 Readers' Choice Awards” as Southside Gold Award Winner for Best Retirement Community. This annual contest highlights the best of Hampton Roads as picked by the magazine’s readers. Atlantic Shores was prominently featured in Coastal Virginia's popular "Best Of" issue.

This is the third consecutive year Atlantic Shores was featured in both “Best Of” competitions by these two prestigious publications.

Harbourway at Atlantic Shores, the community’s assisted living facility, earned honors for both its programs and staff, winning the Gold Award for Assisted Living in the Virginian-Pilot’s “2014 Best of Hampton Roads” competition. Harbourway’s Liz Dammeyer was also selected as 2014 Assisted Living Administrator of the Year by The Virginia Center for Assisted Living (VCAL) -- statewide recognition from Virginia’s largest organization representing long term care providers.

The community’s website was selected as a finalist in the “ Best of the Web Awards.” This distinguished contest highlights the best senior living and care-giving websites, and resources for consumers and senior living professionals. Winners were selected by a national panel of experts, evaluating websites that give consumers the best snapshot of life in their communities.

And Atlantic Shores’ cuisine also made it into the winner’s circle, winning the Most Unique Taste Award at the 2014 “Taste of Hampton Roads” competition, and Judges Choice for Best Presentation at the 2014 “Girl Scouts Samoa Soiree” competition.

According to Atlantic Shores Executive Director Eden Jones, “We’re excited to have been recognized across such a wide spectrum, both by those who have personally experienced Atlantic Shores, as well as our industry peers. These awards really reflect the hard work and love that our staff put into making Atlantic Shores a truly unique place to live. I’m proud to be part of such a special team.”

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Atlantic Shores Retirement Community is Virginia’s only resident-governed cooperative community, offering equity ownership with a vibrant lifestyle. Set on a beautifully landscaped 100-acre campus ten minutes from Virginia Beach’s famed oceanfront and boardwalk, Atlantic Shores features over 400 independent living units, ranging from apartment homes to freestanding villa homes, a 53 apartment-home assisted living facility, a 50-bed skilled nursing facility and a 14-bed Memory Care unit. Featuring a comprehensive range of services, social activities, amenities, award-winning cuisine, and a full continuum of on-site medical services including a full-time Medical Director, Atlantic Shores offers an exceptional lifestyle for more than 600 active residents, who live by the motto – “Live for Today With a Plan for Tomorrow.” For more information, visit:,
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Beth Pursley