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Michael Friedel Appointed TidePointe's Executive Director
TidePointe, a Vi Community, has appointed Michael Friedel as executive director. In his new role, Friedel will oversee every aspect of the community, from quality of service, resort-caliber amenities, and resident care to a robust and ever-changing calendar of enriching programs and activities. 
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Vi achieves 2023 Great Place to Work® certification
Vi announced that its 10 communities and corporate headquarters in Chicago have been certified as great workplaces by Great Place to Work®.
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TidePointe, a Vi Community, celebrates milestone 25th anniversary

Silver Jubilee event recognizes residents and employees who have been with community since opening.
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5 ways the Lifestyle Department at TidePointe is keeping the community spirit thriving during the pandemic
The Lifestyle Department at TidePointe, a Vi Community, has always sought to help residents connect with each other and to discover new passions and hobbies in retirement. However, just like the rest of the world, we had to adapt to a new normal as stay-at-home orders continued across the country. With the help of staff members across all teams, the department jumped into action to find creative ways to bring the sense of community and connection to the residents. Discover just a few of the ways that staff members keep residents engaged and connected while keeping them safely apart.
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Vi President and CEO Randy Richardson signs on to CEO Action For Diversity & Inclusion Commitment™

Vi President and CEO Randy Richardson has signed on to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ commitment. Recognizing that change starts at the executive level, Richardson joins over 1,600 CEOs of the world’s leading companies and business organizations in leveraging their individual and collective voices to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 
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Good to Know newsletter, issue #3
Is life at Vi a little different these days? Indeed it is. Even so, our Members tell us they can’t think of a place they would rather call home. Every day brings new opportunities to grow, experiences to look forward to and countless ways to live well.
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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
Vi has established partnerships with leading hospitality companies Hilton and Hyatt to provide much-needed job opportunities to workers who have experienced layoffs or been furloughed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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TidePointe Mystery Tours
TidePointe residents love a good mystery … tour
In a community of social butterflies who are always up for a new adventure, it’s no mystery why TidePointe, a Vi Community’s signature “mystery” tours are so popular with its residents. When Lifestyle Director Joy Lawson puts the sign-up sheet for this monthly event outside her office, she knows there will be a waitlist by the end of the day. On these group excursions, TidePointe residents board the bus with no idea where they are headed or how they’ll spend the afternoon. “But we always know it’s going to be fun!” said resident and mystery trip enthusiast Jane Curry.
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Vi wins 2019 ICAA NuStep Beacon Award for “Best in Wellness”
Vi has won the 2019 ICAA NuStep Beacon Award, honoring the top 25 “Best in Wellness senior living communities in North America. This recognizes Vi as best-in-class for successfully fostering a wellness-centered environment to benefit all who live and work in their communities.
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SC BIZ News ranks Vi a best place to work in South Carolina
TidePointe, a Vi Community, receives Best Place to Work recognition for 2018
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Liz and Lee Niner met at a football viewing party in 1964. Liz certainly made an impression, inadvertently blocking the TV the moment the Colts kicked a game-winning field goal. “It was hate at first sight,” joked Lee. That inauspicious beginning aside, they soon discovered many shared interests and one that’s particularly fascinating: British sports cars.
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Hilton Head Senior Living Community Celebrates 20th anniversary
Celebrating 20 years at TidePointe
With more than 300 TidePointe members and employees in attendance, the black-tie-optional celebration featured a red-carpet entry with a photographer and plenty of food and drink for everyone.
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Employee spotlight: Rhonda Ashby, housekeeping manager
Caring for people comes naturally for Rhonda Ashby, who has been on TidePointe, a Vi community’s housekeeping staff for more than 20 years.
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TidePointe Mystery Trips Provide Adventure
About five years ago, employees from TidePointe, a Vi community were meeting to brainstorm new resident activities. They wanted to shake things up – alter the routine activities they were planning month after month. It was then that the idea of a “mystery trip” was born – and the team has been delighting and surprising residents ever since.
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Introducing Luxus: Vi's signature private-label wine
Wine has long been a staple in Vi’s food and beverage program. But until 2016, offering a wine that’s unique to Vi was a new concept.
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TidePointe, a Vi Community, sponsors at RBC Heritage — and gives back to the Hilton Head community
For the sixth year in a row, TidePointe was the official volunteer sponsor for the event. Dene Wilmot, sales director, says TidePointe’s sponsorship offers a unique opportunity to showcase its luxury lifestyle to those volunteering at the event — many of whom are local retirees who may be looking for a new home.
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Our certified wine professional Kevin Meredith introduced new wine tasting program at TidePointe
Kevin Meredith has been the Director of Dining Services for TidePointe, a Vi Community, for 15 years. A certified food and beverage executive, he is responsible for the residents’ dining experience at TidePointe. We sat down with Kevin to learn more about his monthly event “Wine Down Wednesdays” and learn about his vast knowledge of wines.
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