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U.S. News & World Report Names TerraBella Southport a Best Senior Living Award Winner

SOUTHPORT, N.C. -- Senior living community TerraBella Southport earned a top spot in the first-ever Best Senior Living rankings by U.S. News & World Report, winning in the Best Assisted Living category. The 2022-2023 Best Senior Living guide is a debut offering from U.S. News & World Report, itself the foremost global authority in health ratings and consumer advice, attracting more than 50 million visitors per month.

The initiative began last fall, and used objective, independent statistical assessment of consumer satisfaction survey data gathered from nearly 2,500 Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care communities throughout the United States. The rating criteria included analysis of consumer satisfaction data across categories such as community & activity, food & dining, caregiving, and management & staff.

"It's a great honor to be recognized for excellence on such a grand scale," said Ann Worley, Executive Director of TerraBella Southport. "This meaningful achievement proves that our community's design and amenities, care and lifestyle programming, dining and recreation options, and most importantly, our team members, truly stand out in a crowded and competitive industry."

"Until now, families have had limited information when comparing providers of independent living, assisted living, memory care or continuing care," said Ben Harder, Managing Editor and Chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News & World Report. "The Best Senior Living ratings fill this informational gap with comprehensive and transparent data to help older consumers and their families identify high-quality senior living communities that meet their needs and preferences."

TerraBella Southport is operated by Florida-based Discovery Senior Living, which had 34 communities across the country place atop the inaugural Best Senior Living rankings. For more information about the ranking criteria, and to view winning communities, please visit the U.S. News & World Report website here:

About Discovery Senior Living

Discovery Senior Living is a family of companies that includes Discovery Management Group, Morada Senior Living, TerraBella Senior Living, Discovery Development Group, Discovery Design Concepts, Discovery Marketing Group, and Discovery At Home, a Medicare-certified home healthcare company. With almost three decades of experience, the award-winning management group has been developing, building, marketing, and operating upscale senior-living communities across the United States. By leveraging its innovative "Experiential Living" philosophy across a growing portfolio of more than 15,000 existing homes or homes under development, Discovery Senior Living is a recognized industry leader for lifestyle customization and, today, ranks among the 10 largest U.S. senior living operators and providers. Learn more here:

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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Town & Country Hosts Virtual Hear Better Event in Honor of Better Hearing and Speech Month

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- The Town & Country Life Plan community is offering a free, virtual "Hear Better" event in honor of May's Better Hearing and Speech Month. Dr. Kelly Tremblay and Dr. Margaret Wallhagen will share affordable solutions to help manage hearing loss in everyday conversations.

"Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic sensory problems we experience," said Dr. Tremblay. "There are low-cost options and resources that can help someone have a better quality of life."

The online event Hear Better: 10 Low-Cost & High-Tech Tips is on Thursday, May 13 at 2 p.m. (PDT). RSVP at

Here are a few questions to ask if you have trouble hearing:

1. Are you over the age of 65? (yes/no)

2. Do you often ask people to repeat themselves? (yes/no)

3. Do you often think people mumble? (yes/no)

4. Do you have difficulty hearing when there is background noise present? (yes/no)

5. Do friends and family suggest you get your hearing tested? (yes/no)

If you answered yes to any of these questions, there is a good chance you have some type of hearing loss. Approximately one in three people over 65 years of age will experience some degree of hearing problems.

Dr. Margaret Wallhagen, RN, PhD, FAAN is a Professor of Physiological Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. She is a former board trustee of The Hearing Loss Association of America.

Dr. Kelly Tremblay, PhD, FAAA is a neuroscientist, audiologist and advocate. She is a Board Trustee of The Hearing Loss Association of America and works as an advocate to get the word out about health and hearing for seniors. She is also a contributor to the World Health Organization.

Town & Country offers many free events about Dementia and Alzheimer's. They also have design tours scheduled for Grace Gardens, their brand new, innovative, $25 Million community with transformational features and amenities.


Town & Country is a non-profit Christian retirement community located in the heart of Orange County. Built in 1975, Town & Country was brought to life with the vision of showing God's love through the caring and serving of their residents. The 8-acre campus is full of outdoor courtyards, gardens and fountains with every apartment having a private balcony and offers independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and short-term rehab care. Their new memory care apartments will have the same quality feel and focus on outdoor space.

As a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit community, Town & Country had the unique opportunity to build a thoughtfully designed memory care community. For more information, visit

#HearBetter, #BetterHearingAndSpeechMonth, #SeniorLiving

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How One Senior Living Company is Dedicating Themselves to Tradition

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- In the assisted living and memory care industry - is it possible to honor your residents as well as pass on their traditions? The answer simply is yes! This is what Aventine Hill Communities has done with their new assisted living and memory care community - The June!

"This senior living campus caught our attention because to its strong community sensibility and directly ties to the rich tapestry of culture in San Antonio. These factors make it the perfect spot to begin our new corporate expansion," said Beverly Janco, CEO of Aventine Hill Communities. "Our company mission is steeped in tradition and we believe in the power of passing these traditions from generation to generation in order for our loved ones to learn, to grow, and thrive."

To honor this dedication to tradition, they made the decision to name each of their new Assisted Living and Memory Care communities after influential loved ones of their core staff members. This way the memories and traditions of each of these beloved individuals will be able to be passed on for years to come.

"When we decided on this concept, Teri was the first one began telling us about her grandmother, June. We immediately knew she was the perfect person for The June," added Janco.

The Teri in question is Teri Showalter, a long-standing member of the Aventine Hill Communities team. Her grandmother, June Eileen Smith, was one of the most inspirational women in her life. "My grandmother June was a wife, mother, artist, and all-around compassionate individual," said Terri. "When it comes to caring for her family, she would go that extra mile." June was born on June 19, 1913 and when she was in her teens she was the caregiver for her great aunt after her mother died of the flu. During this time she met her husband, Miles Anthony Connor and they were married in 1934 at the tender age of 21.

June's husband Miles was an officer in the United States Air Force and they had four children: Miles, Martha, Michael, and Marilyn. During his time in the Air Force, the family traveled the world as he was stationed overseas and domestically. Miles retired in 1966 after serving for over 24 years as a colonel. Once retired, they moved to San Antonio, and eventually spent their final years together in an Army Residence Community.

"My grandmother had such a zest for life and was such a dedicated caregiver," Terri adds. "But she also knew how to take time to care for herself. You could always find her swimming at the beach, and she just loved to travel from San Antonio to Padre Island. She was also an avid oil painter and even did a mural in her home of Padre Island. She wanted to share her art with everyone and loved to participate in the Starving Artist Shows on the Riverwalk."

To honor the late Mrs. Smith, Aventine Hill Communities will be adding her lineage of traditions to the community at The June.

"To ensure that June's memory is served well, we are adding treasured pieces of her artwork throughout the community in addition to incorporating her own recipes to our scheduled menus," said Janco. "It is a meaningful way to infuse our community with the spirit of a woman who really made a lasting impact to everyone who interacted with her."

Aventine Hill Communities is planning a large renovation of the highly popular San Antonio Assisted Living and Memory Care community located at 4315 Rogers Road. An entirely new calendar of events, wellness program, dining program, and other surprises are expected to roll out over the next few weeks and months.

"We don't want to disturb our dedicated residents in any way, so will be gently enhancing their daily life with community updates that will bring more joy, ease, comfort, and security to their daily lives," Janco said.

To learn more about The June and the Assisted Living and Memory Care services offered at their community, please reach out to the community directly by contacting Nichole Andrade on 210-681-8638, via email at and by visiting The June online at

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