Press Releases

  1. Arcadia Communities Certified as a Great Place to Work®

    August 27, 2021

    Arcadia Communities certified by Activated Insights as a Great Place to Work

    [Louisville, KY., August 27, 2021] – Great Place to Work Institute and its senior care partner Activated Insights have honored Arcadia Communities with certification as a Great Place to Work. The certification process involved surveying 100% of employees from across 6 locations and evaluating more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. Of the 90% of employees who responded 87% say Arcadia is a great place to work. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do.

    “Arcadia has worked hard to create a unique culture, and we’re very proud to be recognized as a great place to work. Our rich history of caring for those we serve, operating with honesty, integrity and compassion and a focus on quality and economic vitality helps make us who we are,” said Brian Durbin, President of Arcadia Communities.

    “I am particularly proud of the dedication and commitment of our team from leadership to all of our wonderful staff during an extremely challenging 18 months. It is an honor and privilege to serve beside and lead these great ladies and gentlemen,” said Durbin.

    “We applaud Arcadia Communities for seeking certification and publicly sharing its employees’ feedback,” said Dr. Jacquelyn Kung, of Great Place to Work’s senior care partner Activated Insights. “These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees’ trust and create a great workplace for high performance.”

    About Arcadia Communities

    Arcadia Communities, a Louisville, Ky.-based company currently operates Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities in Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee with plans for future growth. The mission of Arcadia Communities is to respect and honor our elders by building communities dedicated to supporting their individual needs, promoting independence and enriching lives. Our management team has nearly 100 years of experience operating Senior Living Communities across the country.

    About Activated Insights and Great Place to Work

    Activated Insights is the senior care affiliate of Great Place to Work, the global authority on high-trust, high- performance workplace cultures. Through its aging services certification program, Activated Insights helps Great Place to Work recognize outstanding workplace cultures in the aging services industry and produce the annual Fortune “Best Workplaces for Aging ServicesTM” as well as other Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, and various regions. Through its employee engagement platform, Activated Insights helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, and retention.

    Learn more at ActivatedInsights.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


  2. Arcadia Communities earns Designation as a Great Place to Work-Certified™ Company in 2020

    August 13, 2020

    Louisville, KY – August 2020 – Acadia Communities, a Senior Living Company comprised of Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care, today announced that it is Great Place to Work-Certified™. This certification is a significant achievement for Arcadia Communities, obtaining a 97% response rate from their associates.  Using validated employee feedback gathered with Great Place to Work’s rigorous, data-driven methodology, this certification confirms 8 out of 10 employees have a consistently positive experience at Arcadia Communities.  Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue and increased innovation.

    “We are thrilled to be Great Place to Work-Certified™,” says Brian Durbin, President at Arcadia Communities.  “We make the employee experience a priority every day and it means a lot that our employees have reported a consistently positive experience with their coworkers, their leaders, and with their jobs. This is important to us because we know that when our employees have a high-trust experience every day, they are more productive, drive better business results and make a positive difference in the quality of life our residents experience.”

    “We congratulate Arcadia Communities on their Certification,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Best Workplace List Research at Great Place to Work. “Organizations that earn their employees’ trust create great workplace cultures that deliver outstanding business results.”

    Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees around the world and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Great Place to Work helps organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees.

    Arcadia Communities, a Louisville, Ky.-based company currently operates Independent and Assisted Living Communities in Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee.  The mission of Arcadia Communities is to respect and honor our elders by building communities dedicated to supporting their individual needs, promoting independence, and enriching lives.  Our management team has nearly 100 years of experience operating Senior Living Communities across the country.”

    Additional information available by contacting Kristie Kronk, Arcadia COO at 502-357-7028.


  3. Arcadia Communities Acquires Benton Assisted Living Community

    May 11, 2020

    Arcadia Communities acquires Stilley House Assisted Living in Benton Kentucky

    Louisville, Ky., May 11, 2020—Arcadia Communities, an operator of senior living communities headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky announced today that it has acquired Stilley House Assisted Living in Benton Kentucky.  The company plans to operate the 73-unit retirement community under the same name with some exciting plans on the horizon.  The exclusive residence for active seniors seeking Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care services offers residents the opportunity to enjoy a carefree lifestyle in a community that offers quality services and care, spacious customized apartments, and tremendous amenities.  The community was developed by brothers Theo and J.D. Gammel and has provided outstanding services to the seniors of Benton for many years.

    “We are very excited to add Stilley House to the Arcadia family.  The Gammel family and their team have done an amazing job providing care and compassion to those who call Stilley House their home.  From our first visit we fell in love with its charm and warmth.  They have created a warm and caring environment and the city of Benton is such a wonderful community for retirees to call home” said Brian Durbin, President of Arcadia Communities.  “We are also very pleased that Allen Jones and his team will remain in place and look forward to providing them the support and resources they need to continue to enhance the lives of our residents.  We have some exciting ideas for Stilley House and really look forward to continuing to build upon the success they have achieved thus far” Durbin continued.  “Our goal is to offer our residents a beautiful place to call home, but more importantly provide outstanding care, quality dining services and a diverse schedule of activities that support an active and independent lifestyle.  Arcadia strives to operate our communities with honesty, integrity and compassion and look forward to putting our years of experience to work for the benefit of our residents.”

    Arcadia Communities, a Louisville, Ky.-based company currently operates Independent and Assisted Living Communities in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee.  The mission of Arcadia Communities is to respect and honor our elders by building communities dedicated to supporting their individual needs, promoting independence and enriching lives.  Our management team has nearly 100 years of experience operating Senior Living Communities across the country.

    Please call Allen Jones, Executive Director at 270-527-1700 to schedule a tour and/or learn more about the services offered by Stilley House.

     

    Additional information available by contacting Brian Durbin, President at 502-357-7030.


  4. Arcadia Communities Acquires Paducah Assisted Living Community

    November 19, 2019

    Arcadia Communities acquires The Lakes of Paducah in Paducah Kentucky

    Louisville, Ky., November 19, 2019 — Arcadia Communities, an operator of senior living communities headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky announced today that it has acquired The Lakes of Paducah in Paducah Kentucky. The company plans to operate the 42-unit retirement community under the same name with some exciting plans on the horizon. The exclusive 2-story residence for active seniors seeking Independent and Assisted Living services offers residents the opportunity to enjoy a carefree lifestyle in a community that offers quality services and care, spacious customized apartments, and tremendous amenities. The community was developed in 2015 by Dr. and Mrs. Robert Meriwether and sits on beautiful farmland surrounded by serene lakes and forests.

    “We are very excited to add the Lakes to the Arcadia family. Dr. and Mrs. Meriwether along with their daughter Shannon did an amazing job with every detail of the community. From our first visit we fell in love with its charm, character, and stunning setting. It is one of the nicest senior living communities we’ve seen and the city of Paducah is such a wonderful community for retirees to call home” said Brian Durbin, President of Arcadia Communities. “We are also very pleased that Shannon and her team will remain in place and look forward to providing them the support and resources they need to continue to enhance the lives of our residents. We have some exciting ideas for The Lakes and really look forward to continuing to build upon the success they have achieved thus far” Durbin continued. “Our goal is to offer our residents a beautiful place to call home, but more importantly provide outstanding care, quality dining services and a diverse schedule of activities that support an active and independent lifestyle. Arcadia strives to operate our communities with honesty, integrity and compassion and look forward to putting our years of experience to work for the benefit of our residents.”

    Arcadia Communities, a Louisville, Ky.-based company currently operates Independent and Assisted Living Communities in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The mission of Arcadia Communities is to respect and honor our elders by building communities dedicated to supporting their individual needs, promoting independence and enriching lives. Our management team has over 40 years of experience operating Senior Living Communities across the country.

    Please call Shannon Livingston, Executive Director at 270-448-7777 to schedule a tour and/or learn more about the services offered by The Lakes.

    Additional information available by contacting Brian Durbin, President at 502-357-7030.


  5. Arcadia Senior Living of Bowling Green announced

    October 21, 2016

    Partnership announces plans to develop Distinctive new Retirement Residence; Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care Community to be named “Arcadia Senior Living of Bowling Green.”

    –Arcadia Bowling Green project looks to Redefine Senior Living by offering a broad range of amenities and services Designed Exclusively for area Seniors–

    Bowling Green, KY. October 20, 2016—Brian Durbin, President of Arcadia Senior Living, along with his partnership group today announced plans to develop a nearly 7-acre portion of land on Lovers Lane adjacent to the Traditions residential development into an exclusive new community for seniors seeking Independent, Assisted and Memory Care services. Mr. Durbin announced the community will be named Arcadia Senior Living and will be located at 618 Lovers Lane.      

    “Our team has been working for quite some time to make this project a reality and I’m so excited to announce we’re ready to proceed with construction and offer a much needed option for Retirement Living in the area,” said Durbin. “I’ve long thought this property was a superb location for a retirement community with its beautiful scenery and convenient location along with its proximity to shopping centers, health providers and other local amenities.” Durbin went on to say, “Arcadia Bowling Green will offer outstanding services and amenities to our residents and a very convenient location for them to enjoy nearby Churches, Health Care Facilities, Restaurants, Entertainment Options, etc. This will truly redefine senior living in the area.” 

    The team consists of noted developer DMK Development, and Durbin’s Louisville-based senior living company Arcadia Communities. DMK Development is in the process of receiving final approvals and will begin construction on the 80,000 sf community which includes 79 spacious Studio, 1 and 2 BR accommodations in the coming weeks. David Kitchen of DMK said the team’s goal is to “create an environment where residents are encouraged to live active, fun, and fulfilling lives and enjoy the comfort, convenience, and care services offered at Arcadia.” Durbin added, “The community will include features that address the interests and lifestyle of our residents including a fitness center, outdoor walking paths, library, baking kitchen, art studio, small dog park, theatre, happy hour and internet lounge, rose-garden terrace, patio seating with fire pit, restaurant style dining room, as well as a private dining room for special occasions with friends and family.” Residents will also enjoy the convenience of housekeeping and laundry services, transportation services, 24-hour staffing, an emergency call system, coordinated social and recreational programs, as well as assistance with care needs under the direction of a licensed nurse. The community will feature a secure memory care neighborhood for residents needing additional support. 

    Arcadia Communities will be the managing partner on the project. “We are very excited to begin this beautiful project in such a great community,” said Durbin. “We feel customers looking for quality senior housing will really appreciate the warm and tasteful environment, straight forward inclusive pricing plans, and individualized care intended to maximize each resident’s independence. We anticipate opening the community in late 2017 and will hire 30 to 40 employees to operate the community. We will begin recruiting an Executive Director and Community Relations Director in the next few months. Interested candidates can call us at 502-357-7030 and we’ll have a website up and running very soon.  Durbin also indicated his team will be hosting a number of events in the future so interested persons can learn more about the community. A sales office will also be set up in the coming months for those interested in learning more about the services offered at Arcadia Bowling Green. 

    MEDIA CONTACT: Brian Durbin, President, Arcadia Communities, 1-502-357-7030


  6. Arcadia Senior Living of Clarksville development planned

    August 4, 2016

    Partnership announces plans to develop Distinctive new Retirement Residence; Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care Community to be named “Arcadia Senior Living of Clarksville.”

    –Arcadia Clarksville project looks to Redefine Senior Living by offering a broad range of amenities and services Designed Exclusively for area Seniors–

    Clarksville, TN. March 22—Brian Durbin, President of Arcadia Senior Living, along with his partnership group today announced plans to develop a 6-acre portion of land adjacent to Gateway Medical Center into an exclusive new community for seniors seeking Independent, Assisted and Memory Care services. Mr. Durbin announced the community will be named Arcadia Senior Living and will be located on Chesapeake Lane near the intersection of Dunlop Lane and Ted Crozier Blvd.

    “Our team has been working for quite some time to make this project a reality and I’m so excited to announce we’re ready to proceed with construction and offer a much needed option for Retirement Living in the region,” said Durbin. “I’ve long thought this property was a superb location for a retirement community with its rolling hills and beautiful scenery along with its proximity to shopping centers, health providers and other local amenities.” Durbin went on to say, “Arcadia Clarksville will offer outstanding services and amenities to our residents and a very convenient location for them to enjoy nearby Churches, Health Care Facilities, Restaurants, Entertainment Options, etc. This will truly redefine senior living in the area.”

    The team consists of noted developer DMK Development, and Durbin’s Louisville-based senior living company Arcadia Communities. DMK Development is in the process of receiving final approvals and is scheduled to begin construction in April on the 80,000 sf community which includes 79 spacious Studio, 1 and 2 BR accommodations. David Kitchen of DMK said the team’s goal is to “create an environment where residents are encouraged to live active, fun, and fulfilling lives and enjoy the comfort, convenience, and care services offered at Arcadia.” Durbin added, “The community will include features that address the interests and lifestyle of our residents including a fitness center, outdoor walking path, library, baking kitchen, art studio, theatre, happy hour and internet lounge, rose- garden terrace, patio seating with fire pit, restaurant style dining room, as well as a private dining room for special occasions with friends and family.” Residents will also enjoy the convenience of housekeeping and laundry services, transportation services, 24-hour staffing, an emergency call system, coordinated social and recreational programs, as well as assistance with care needs under the direction of a licensed nurse. The community will feature a secure memory care neighborhood for residents needing additional support.

    Arcadia Communities will be the managing partner on the project. “We are very excited to begin this beautiful project in such a great community,” said Durbin. “We feel customers looking for quality senior housing will really appreciate the warm and tasteful environment, straight forward inclusive pricing plans, and individualized care intended to maximize each resident’s independence. We anticipate opening the community in the Summer of 2017 and will hire 30 to 40 employees to operate the community. We will begin recruiting an Executive Director and Community Relations Director in the next few months. Interested candidates can call us at 1-502-357-7030 and we’ll have a website up and running very soon. Durbin also indicated his team will be hosting a number ofevents in the future so interested persons can learn more about the community. A sales office will also be set up in the coming months for those interested in learning more about the services offered at Arcadia Clarksville.

    MEDIA CONTACT: Brian Durbin, President, Arcadia Communities, 1-502-357-7030


  7. The Trace Senior Living Community announces the completion of significant renovation and expansion project on their campus in Covington

    September 10, 2014

    The expansion is highlighted by the addition of a new Maison Grace Memory Care neighborhood along with enhancements throughout the community.

    – Recognized as the Northshore’s premiere retirement community for 3 years in a row, The Trace continues to Redefine Senior Living in the area by making a significant investments in their community.

    Covington, LA. — Richard Totorico, Executive Director of the Trace Senior Living Community, today announced the completion of an expansion and renovation of his community in Covington Louisiana. The completed project includes the addition of a specially designed 24 apartment Memory Care and Alzheimer’s neighborhood referred to as “Maison Grace” as well as the addition of 11 new Independent and Assisted Living apartments, along with enhancements to a number of common amenity spaces throughout the community. The project enhancements include an expanded and enhanced dining room area, piano lounge, coffee shop, salon and spa, enlarged gathering spaces, along with a new chapel, baking center, fitness center and theater room.

    “We’re so excited to announce the completion of this major addition and enhancement at the Trace. Our team has been working for quite some time to make this project a reality and I’m so pleased to finally turn over these new spaces to our current and future residents and families to enjoy,” said Totorico. “While we’re still a very new community, we felt like we had outgrown many of our common spaces and really wanted to offer our residents more amenities such as the expanded dining space, coffee shop, chapel, piano lounge, outdoor courtyard and theater room. We also addressed a community need with a new neighborhood living space for our residents and families challenged with Alzheimer’s and other memory impairments.  Our new memory care neighborhood has indoor and outdoor space, individual apartments, and was designed to offer our residents a cozy space where they can interact with their neighbors in great common spaces and share meals in our family dining room.” Totorico went on to say, “Our goal at the Trace is to offer our residents a beautiful place to call home, but more importantly we strive to operate our community with honesty, integrity and compassion.  Our team works hard every day to provide our residents with outstanding service and value in a caring and active environment.”

    Arcadia Communities, a national owner/operator of Senior Living Communities, is the owner of the Trace Senior Living Community. “We are very excited to make this investment in the Trace for our staff, our residents and their families and feel strongly the enhancements and addition we have made over these past months will add greatly to the quality of life our residents enjoy at the Trace for many years to come,” said Brian Durbin, Arcadia’s President.  “The good folks at Kent Construction have basically turned over a brand new building to us and we feel that customers looking for quality senior housing will really appreciate the warm and tasteful environment, as well as our great staff and customer friendly service and pricing plans.”

    The Trace is available to provide tours to anyone interested in learning more about our Independent, Assisted and Memory Care services.  Tours can be scheduled by calling Debi Sunseri at 985-249-7676.

    MEDIA CONTACT: Judie Palmisano, The Trace Senior Community


  8. A senior oasis: RobinBrooke Senior Living under development in E’town

    July 23, 2014

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  9. Local Partnership announces plans to develop Distinctive new Retirement Residence; Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care Community to be named “RobinBrooke Senior Living.”

    July 21, 2014

    – Set amidst the rolling hills of RobinBrooke farms, RobinBrooke project looks to Redefine Senior Living by offering a broad range of amenities and services Designed Exclusively for area Seniors –

    Elizabethtown, KY. — Dr. Bob Robbins, a prominent local Physician, along with his partnership group today announced plans to develop his RobinBrooke farms land into an exclusive new community for seniors seeking Independent, Assisted and Memory Care services. Dr. Robbins announced the community will be named RobinBrooke Senior Living and will be located at 201 Harmony Way just off RobinBrooke Blvd. near the intersection of Ring Rd and Patriot Parkway between Severns Valley Baptist Church and the newly built St. James Catholic School.

    “Our team has been working for quite some time to make this project a reality and I’m so excited to announce we’re ready to proceed with construction and offer a much needed option for Retirement Living in the region,” said Dr. Robbins. “I’ve long thought this farm was a superb location for a retirement community with its rolling hills and beautiful scenery along with its proximity to shopping centers, health providers and other local amenities.” Robbins went on to say, “RobinBrooke will offer outstanding services and amenities to our residents and connectivity (via senior-friendly walking paths) to our neighborhood Churches and the new Senior Park being developed nearby. This will truly redefine senior living in the area.”

    The partnership team consists of Dr. Robbins, local developer H. Wayne Smith, Louisville-based senior living operator Arcadia Communities, and Texas-based investors RREAF Holdings and Brytar Companies. H.Wayne Smith Construction has begun construction on the 60,000 sf community which includes 60 spacious Studio, 1 and 2 BR accommodations. Smith said the team’s goal is to “create an environment where residents are encouraged to live active, fun, and fulfilling lives and enjoy the comfort, convenience, and care services offered at RobinBrooke.” Smith went on to say, “The community will include features that address the interests and lifestyle of our residents including a fitness center, library, baking kitchen, art studio, theatre, happy hour and internet lounge, rose-garden terrace, restaurant style dining room, as well as a private dining room for special occasions with friends and family.” Residents will also enjoy the convenience of housekeeping and laundry services, transportation services, 24-hour staffing, an emergency call system, coordinated social and recreational programs, as well as assistance with care needs under the direction of a licensed nurse. The community will feature a secure memory care neighborhood for residents needing additional support.

    Arcadia Communities, a Louisville-based owner/operator of Senior Living Communities will be the managing partner on the project. “We are excited to be partnering with Dr. Robbins and his team on this beautiful project,” said Brian Durbin, Arcadia’s President. “We feel customers looking for quality senior housing will really appreciate the warm and tasteful environment, straight forward inclusive pricing plans, and individualized care intended to maximize each resident’s independence. We anticipate opening the community in the early Summer of 2015 and will hire 30 to 40 employees to operate the community. We will begin recruiting an Executive Director and Community Relations Director within the next 60 days. Interested candidates can visit our website at www.Robinbrooke.com or call 1-270-982-3343” he continued. Durbin also indicated his team will be hosting a number of events in the future so interested persons can learn more about the community. A sales office will also be set up soon for those interested in learning more about the services offered at RobinBrooke.

    MEDIA CONTACT: Brian Durbin, President, Arcadia Communities, 1-502-357-7030


  10. Arcadia Communities Closes on Acquisition of Louisiana Assisted Living Community

    June 17, 2011

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