Wilmington’s newest, and most luxurious, continuing care retirement community (CCRC), Carolina Bay at Autumn Hall has been recognized for excellence on both the local and national levels. In the 2016 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards, Carolina Bay won top honors in the Best Continuing Care Retirement Community category, and was selected as the Shore Picks #1 Retirement Community by the StarNews.
Carolina Bay at Autumn Hall is part of Liberty Senior Living, a division of Liberty Healthcare Group. The community was designed by the Wilmington-based LS3P Associates, a renowned architecture firm that has won more than 475 design awards in its 50 years of experience.
The Best CCRC In The Nation
In a field of more than 80 entries nationwide, Carolina Bay at Autumn Hall was one of only nine communities selected as a category winner. Each entry was thoroughly evaluated and scored for various criteria, including design elements, community integration, amenities and lifestyle features.
According to the Senior Housing News (SHN) website, the awards recognize excellence by “celebrating projects that improve the lives of seniors through innovative design.”
Referencing the fourth annual contest, SHN Publisher and Founder George Yedinak said, “With advances in technology, operations and design, this year brought truly innovative projects to senior living. As residents become more selective, senior living owners and operators are looking to design as a differentiator. This year’s entries demonstrate the heightened competition across the sector.”
And A Local Favorite
Carolina Bay at Autumn Hall was also named the number one retirement community for the 2016 edition of Shore Picks: The Best of the Cape Fear Region.
Shore Picks is an annual contest sponsored by StarNews Media in which the public nominates their favorite people and places in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties. This year’s contest covered more than 100 categories, including restaurants, businesses, locations and personalities.
“We are so pleased and proud to receive such affirmation,” said Jerry Cooper, Director of Development and Marketing for Liberty Senior Living. “We hold our communities to very high standards, so having others recognize the level of care and services we provide is extremely satisfying.”