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Good to Know Newsletter
Good to know issue #2
In all Vi communities, our dedication to the well-being of our residents remains our priority. Today, even amidst the new normal of the protocols established due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Vi team members are finding creative ways to care for the physical, mental and spiritual health of their communities.
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Vi partners with global hotel brands to provide jobs for displaced workers in hospitality industry amid COVID-19 pandemic
Luxury Continuing Care Retirement Community provider among other leading companies teaming up with leading hospitality brands to extend jobs to the industry’s impacted workforce.
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Bentley Village residents make it a family affair
At Vi at Bentley Village, many residents have literally known each other all their lives! Meet four sets of sisters making the most of their retirement and enjoying the Bentley Village lifestyle…together.
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Vi achieves Great Place to Work certification
For the second year in a row, Vi at Bentley Village is pleased to announce that all of Vi’s communities, along with the Company’s corporate office, have been certified as a great workplace by Great Place to Work®.
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Finding the extraordinary in the ordinary
Avid bird watcher and Vi at Bentley Village resident, Dr. Ana Jonas, has identified 85 species of birds right here at our community in Naples, and reminds us how important it is to stop and take the time to enjoy life outdoors.
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Bentley Village golf pro participates in local golf-a-thon
Bentley Village golf pro Stan Geer plays 200 holes in a golf-a-thon event to fund raise for a local food bank -- and our residents came out to support him.
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Vi at Bentley Village receives accolades from Gulfshore Business
Vi at Bentley Village receives accolades for best retirement community
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Spotlight on our Executive Director: Penny Smith
Gulfshore Business magazine sits down with our award winning leader, Penny Smith, to discuss her passion for people, relationships and the importance of building a strong team.
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Vi wins 2019 ICCA NuStep Beacon Award for "Best in Wellness"
Leading national developer, owner and operator of high-end continuing care retirement communities Vi has won the 2019 ICAA NuStep Beacon Award, honoring the “Top 25 'Best in Wellness' senior living communities in North America.
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Senior swingers celebrate life 18 holes at a time
Featured in the Naples Daily News, Vi at Bentley Village’s Swinging Seniors talk about their favorite memories from the links, and why golfing gets even better with age.
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Two generations living in same senior communities 'not unusual' in Collier
Meet Doug and Alice Burton. Doug is 71. His mother, Alice Burton, is 96. Doug and Alice are among a handful of two-generation residents in the same retirement community, Vi at Bentley Village, and together they happily enjoy living close to family again.
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Employee spotlight: Darlene Bunting, dining room supervisor
This year, Bunting celebrates 30 years with Vi, where she began as a server and host, and eventually became a dining room supervisor in the care center at Bentley Village.
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30th Anniversary Gail Barnes
Employee spotlight: Gail Barnes, licensed professional nurse
Gail Barnes is the lead licensed professional nurse (LPN) in the memory-support wing of Vi at Bentley Village’s care center — and in August 2017, she’ll celebrate her 22nd anniversary with Vi.
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Employee spotlight: Gwen Hanzalik, line cook
In November 2017, Hanzalik will celebrate her 30th anniversary in the kitchen at Vi at Bentley Village, a career she reflects on fondly and has no intention of giving up any time soon.
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East Clubhouse dining: choices offer culinary exploration for residents and guests
While two new dining venues have opened at Vi at Bentley Village’s West Clubhouse, an additional two restaurants are also opening their doors as part of the new East Clubhouse. The casual Seaside restaurant, and the more formal Azure restaurant, will round out the repertoire of culinary options available to residents and their guests.
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Revamped West Clubhouse dining offers residents all-day options
As part of Vi at Bentley Village’s $80 million redevelopment project, residents will have four brand-new dining options to choose from. Two of them are already open and available to residents as of May 2016: Cafe Biscotti and Lakeside Grille, both located in the West Clubhouse.
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Vi at Bentley Village Naples Golf Course Redevelopment
Golfers’ delight: redesigned golf course just the beginning at Vi at Bentley Village
As part its $80+ million redevelopment project, Vi at Bentley Village is improving one of its most iconic features: the golf course. The course redevelopment effort centers on a total redesign of more than a quarter of the course. Golfers at Bentley Village can also look forward to a brand-new clubhouse and pro shop — stocked with all-new merchandise — as well as a practice area with driving cages, putting green, practice bunkers and more.
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Vi at Bentley Village residents create scholarship foundation for Vi employees
When Diane Halas and her husband Frank moved into Vi at Bentley Village four years ago, they immediately felt a connection to the employees they interacted with every day. “From the very beginning, it’s been very easy to form a bond with the staff,” Halas said. “There’s a very high level here of consideration and respect.”
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Modernized fitness center makes a healthy lifestyle accessible to all
April 25, 2016, was an exciting day at Vi at Bentley Village: the long-awaited, amenity-packed West Clubhouse – a keystone of the community’s ongoing $80 million redevelopment project – opened its doors to residents and guests.
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Experience Bentley Village in our new welcome center
In 2013, Vi at Bentley Village announced a $70 million redevelopment project and now, you are invited to experience the new Bentley Village in an innovative way at our new, state-of-the-art welcome center. The newly constructed welcome center uses technology to help visitors experience the even better Bentley Village of the future.
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