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Palace in the News

It seems like we are always in the news. Whether it's for our unique parties, interesting residents or amazing special events, Palace communities are frequently in the papers. Check out some of the stories below and see for yourself.

Residents who volunteer are honored by The Palace Suites

BY Miami's Community Newspapers

A red carpet welcome set the scene for the first Volunteer Awards Ceremony at The Palace Suites in Kendall where seven residents were recognized for their community service.

Officiated by The Suites General Manager Gabriel Garrido, Palace owners Helen and Jacob Shaham helped present award plaques and bouquets of long- stem roses to the honored recipients.


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The Palace Gardens takes time to honor ‘Gorgeous Grandmas’

BY Kendall Gazette

The Palace Gardens, an assisted living and memory care community in Homestead, celebrated National Gorgeous Grandma Day with a Chico’s fashion show and residents modeling the season’s latest fashion trends.


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Palace Maintenance Director Recognized as a Manager of the Year by Gallup

BY Community Newspapers

Julio Lopez, the Maintenance Director at The Palace at Coral Gables, has been named the 2021 Manager of the Year in a competition among recipients of the Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award.
The Palace Group has received the Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award for four consecutive years. Gallup recognizes the most engaged workplaces in the world, and to have its managers considered, a company must be a recipient of the award. This year, Lopez competed against 11 finalists and was selected by a team of workplace experts and talent analysts.


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Palace Resident’s Wedding featured on WSVN Channel 7 News

WSVN Channel 7 News

Love comes in all shapes and sizes…and ages. So when Palace at Coral Gables resident Gene Yaffe popped the question to his girlfriend of 13 years Faye Albert, The Palace wanted to get involved in the upcoming nuptials. And, what better way than to throw the wedding of the year? After all, the new Mr. & Mrs. exemplify everything The Palace stands for...mainly, you're never too old to enjoy life to the fullest. Our love and best wishes to the happy couple.


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Popularity of yoga increasing, especially among seniors

WPLG

The number of Americans over 50 practicing yoga has tripled over the last four years to reach 14 million people. While some are just discovering the benefits for the first time in their lives, 95-year-old June Blank has been practitioner for 40 years and now teaches her fellow residents at The Palace Suites in Miami.


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A Dog Show at The Palace Gardens

NBC 6

The fanfare of the Westminster Dog Show came to The Palace Gardens! Therapy dogs from Heel 2 Heel Pet Therapy Inc. and their owners strutted down the runway during the dog show, much to the delight of residents at the assisted living and memory care community in Homestead. The event was featured on NBC 6!


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The NEW Palace at Weston is open!

BY Our City Weston Magazine

Being a Senior these days is tough enough. And moving from your home to Senior Living isn’t easy. On top of that, there’s this pandemic; crazy politics; the economy; the list goes on... Here’s the antidote! The brand new, luxurious, stress-free, peace-of- mind living that Seniors only get at America’s top-rated community. And now it’s in Weston. We’re already over 50% reserved and our first residents are moving in now. Time is running out if you want to take advantage of special pricing, premium selection, and other perks. Take a deep breath and smile. It’s about to get better!


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Palace Coral Gables Resident Recounts His World War II Survival in Documentary

BY Miami's Community Newspapers

In honor of Yom HaShoah, The Palace Coral Gables will premiere a documentary, “I am Victor Raab,” as part of a Survivor Ceremony and Program on April 8. In the poignant film, WWII survivor Raab shares the events of Kristallnacht, a violent riot against Jews carried out by the Nazi party. He was 15 years old living in Vienna, Austria, and to save his life, his parents put him on the “Kindertransport list,” the program that sent Austrian children to foster homes in London.


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Fully Vaccinated and Time to Party: If You Are 70

BY The NY Times

Mrs. Bosseler, who is 85, is thrilled to go back to live games of Ping-Pong and mahjong at The Palace in Coral Gables. “This is very exciting for me,” she said in a telephone interview. She is happiest to get back to “relationship with friends,” she said. “What was difficult was losing that intimacy of walking together and talking face-to-face. I missed not shaking a hand, or putting a hand on a shoulder.”


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COVID-19 Vaccine Helping Restore The Palace Coral Gables’ Lifestyle

BY Miami's Community Newspapers

Since residents and staff have received their second COVID-19 vaccine, the sounds of laughter and socializing are resuming at The Palace Coral Gables, the luxury active retirement community in the heart of Coral Gables.


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The Palace at Weston Drone View

February 2021

Watch a Drone Tour of The Palace at Weston.




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Thank You Letters

BY The Palace Newsletter

Read letters from Palace residents' families to The Palace team members about The Palace's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Palace Nursing & Rehab Center Receives Florida’s Most Prestigious Accreditation

BY Kendall Gazzete

We are proud to announce that The Palace Nursing & Rehab Center has been awarded the prestigious Gold Seal Award from the Governor’s Panel of Excellence in Long-Term Care. The Palace is the only nursing center in Miami-Dade & Broward Counties and one of only 20 out of 697 nursing centers in Florida to receive this recognition.


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Ask Helen from The Palace

BY Kendall Gazette

Question: Dear Helen, After 55 years of marriage to my high-school sweetheart I started to notice that something is wrong with my wife. The sharp woman I married and known for a good part of my life, was no longer “there.” She started forgetting... repeating the same story over & over... putting the car keys in the refrigerator... But when she asked me WHO I AM, I was alarmed.


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The Palace at Kendall Covid-19 vaccinations featured on Univision Channel 23

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The Palace at Kendall Covid-19 vaccinations featured on Univision Channel 23




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The Palace at Coral Gables vaccinations featured on Telemundo Channel 51

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The Palace at Coral Gables vaccinations featured on Telemundo Channel 51




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Holiday Caravan Brings Families Together

BY South Dade News Leader

Moving up through a company to take on higher responsibilities is often a goal. With years in different organizations in the health care field and seven years in The Palace Group, Giulia Covella was looking forward to taking her position as the new General Manager for The Palace Gardens of Homestead. There are always transitions to work out, but business and management training does not include preparation for a pandemic and months of lockdown. “My first year has been exciting,” Covella acknowledges.


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The Palace at Kendall featured on Telemundo51

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The Palace at Kendall featured on Telemundo51




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Vaccinating the Elderly

NB6 NEWS

The Palace Royale featured on NBC6 - Race to Vaccinate




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Holiday Jam at The Palace Suites

NB6 NEWS

The Palace Suites Holiday Jam on NBC6 News Miami.




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Newlyweds Share Their Wedding with Palace Residents Gerald and Reva Stein

BY Miami Community Newspapers

When The Palace at Coral Gables residents Reva and Gerald Stein learned their first grandchild, Elissa Chakoff, was getting married on Friday, November 13, they were distraught knowing they could not attend due to COVID-19.


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Love in the Time of COVID

WPLG Local 10 | Miami News

Gerald and Reva Stein weren’t going to let a pandemic stand in the way of attending their first granddaughter’s wedding. With the help of the Social Team at The Palace Coral Gables, they had a front row seat for the celebration. Decked out in “Grandma and Grandpa of the Bride” matching T-shirt’s and sporting a matching corsage and boutinieere, the couple watched on the community’s big screen as their granddaughter Elissa said her “I do’s”. After the ceremony, Gerald and Reva enjoyed champagne and wedding cake. But the real surprise came later in the day when Elissa and new husband Danny visited her grandparents in their wedding attire. As Gerald, Reva and Palace staff showered the pair with rice, cameras from local news outlets captured the event for the evening news.


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A documentary on the Palace on Prime Video

BY Amazon Prime Video

In 2018, Swiss documentary filmmaker Beat Oswald premiered his film, “Kingdom,” featuring residents of The Palace Coral Gables. Now renamed “Golden Age,” the documentary illustrates how U.S. seniors live in their later years. The Palace’s unique lifestyle with non-stop entertainment, glamour and fun are showcased along with firsthand interviews with The Palace’s founders Helen and Jacob Shaham. Residents and staff all poignantly discuss the challenges of aging. Living at the community while filming gave Oswald special insights into the community’s lifestyle. His film was celebrated at many film festivals, and can now be watched for free with an Amazon Prime subscription through Amazon Prime Video. There is a small fee for non-subscribers.


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The Palace Gardens uses new tech to connect residents and families

BY Kendall Gazette

Despite these uncertain times when visitors are restricted from assisted living and memory care communities, residents at The Palace Gardens in Homestead are enjoying being connected with their loved ones.


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Miami Proud: Senior Citizens At The Palace Find Silver Linings During Coronavirus Pandemic

CBS Miami, Channel 4

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Life at The Palace Coral Gables was designed to be grand, for active senior citizens. Pamela Parker is the Social Director. She describes the pre-coronavirus atmosphere as jovial. “We are used to having big parties every month, we are used to having morning to night activities, dinners with our friends. In an instant that all changed.” In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, group activities and cherished time with family needed to be altered.



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The Palace at Coral Gables residents find silver lining to pandemic restrictions

BY Community Newspapers

As the corona virus pandemic continues to restrict visits by families and friends to Senior Living Communities and limit residents’ ability to venture out, there are older people making use of these unprecedented times and finding fulfillment.


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Ask Helen from the Palace

BY Kendall Gazette

Q: I was considering a move to a Senior Living Community before the Coronavirus Pandemic, but now I’m just not sure. Is it still safe? How are residents being protected?

A: These are undoubtedly unprecedented times which have caused many of us to reevaluate the plans we made early in 2020. However, I encourage you to move forward with your plans to call a Senior Living Community home. Not unlike the peace of mind that a maintenance-free lifestyle afforded residents prior to COVID-19, those moving to a Senior Living Community will find an entire team dedicated to their health, wellness and overall safety...


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Caravan Celebration at The Palace at Coral Gables.

Coral Gables TV

Palace Resident's 100th Birthday Celebration Caravan


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Grandparents Take to Video Chat Platforms to Connect With Family During Pandemic

NBC 6 South Florida

One of the many indirect consequences of COVID-19 has been the isolation of older generations, who are considered at greater risk for the virus...


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Homestead Couple Celebrates 52nd Anniversary Amid Pandemic

BY South Dade news Leader

Love is in the air at The Palace Gardens! Residents Nancy and Charles Pender recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary and the assisted living community wanted to make it special, especially since family and friends were unable to attend due to social distancing precautions.





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A Caravan of Love at The Palace for Mother’s Day

BY Palace Newsletter

The Palace Renaissance and Royale residents, families and team members shared holiday wishes with a “Caravan of Love” for Mother’s Day. An energized family parade winding through the community was a wonderful tribute to celebrate moms and thank the staff for the wonderful care they provide to their loved ones.





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