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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.

South Florida assisted living facility brings supplies to Fort Myers

Fox 4

The Palace at Weston, an assisted living facility in Weston, Florida, brought more than 700 meals and nonperishable items to the Downtown Fort Myers area today. The Palace worked with the Broward County Sheriff ’s Office and Pembroke Pines Police Department to make this all possible.


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Adopt-A-Grandparent & National Grandparents’ Day Celebration

Our City Weston

Residents from The Palace at Weston assisted living community joined with the Primrose School of Miramar for “Adopt a Grandparent Day” and then with Harmony Dance Academy in honor of “National Grandparents’ Day.”


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Pomp & Circumstance at Palace Residents’ Graduation

The Palace at Weston

Congrats to the Class of 2022! The Palace at Weston’s Memory Care residents were among this year’s graduating class, having completed our “Magical Community University.”


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Read to Me

Traiblazer News

Jerry Mazursky reads to pre-kindergarten students at the Prim- rose School of Miramar. Residents from The Palace at Weston assisted living community visited the school for Adopt-a-Grandparent day. “The Adopt-a-Grandparent Day (officially Sept.10) was started in 2014 to recognize and honor the lives of the elderly in our society.


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Ask Helen from The Palace

Pinecrest Tribune

Dear Helen,
My name is Beth and I’m 81 years old. I’m happily married for over 50 years. My husband and I live in a very nice house in which we enjoy entertaining our friends and family. We’re both very active, we go to the gym every morning, we enjoy going out to restaurants with friends. And I still cook for my entire family on holidays. Overall, I would say, I am in top shape for my age.


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Palace Residents Knit for a Cause

Coral Gables News

Doing good inspires a group of dedicated knitters at The Palace at Coral Gables who participate in the Knitter’s Circle and channel their love of knitting into helping others.
Two organizations are the recipients of their efforts. Operation Gratitude accepts their lovingly handmade scarves which are included in care packages sent to the troops. They also donate snuggly soft blankets to Neonatal Intensive Care Units through the organization ICU Baby.


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Ask Helen from The Palace

Kendall Gazette

Hi Helen,
My name is Rebecca. I’m 81 years and recently lost my partner of 55 years. After a lot of self-debate, I decided it’s time to move on and look for a new place to call home. Let me start by saying: Your Palace looks beautiful!
However, as you surely know beauty isn’t everything.


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Palace Gardens Residents Start New Tradition

South Dade News Leader

Art classes have long been popular among residents of The Palace Gardens in Homestead and Terri Dawkins, owner of Mud Puddle Ceramics, has been teaching at the multiple Palace locations for almost ten years.





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Pomp & Circumstance Celebrate Palace Residents’ Graduation

Miami's Community Newspapers

With all the pomp and circumstance of a traditional graduation, residents at The Palace Group’s newest community, The Palace at Weston, walked the red carpet to accept their certificate of completion from “Magical Community University.”





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The Palace Group rated among Best Senior Living in the U.S.

Kendall Gazette

The Palace Group’s independent and as- sisted living communities in Kendall, Coral Gables, Homestead and Weston have earned the highest possible rating from U.S. News & World Report in this year’s inaugural Best Senior Living ratings.





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Horses Reunited with Trainer

Our City Weston

The Palace at Weston hosted a couple of rather unusual guests last month. On Friday, April 8th, “King David” and “Harvey” stopped by the senior living community to pay a special visit to 84 year-old Matteo Pecoraro, a former horse trainer and lifelong lover of horses, who resides at The Palace at Weston Memory Care community.


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The Palace at Weston Memory Care featured on NBC6 News

NBC6

The Palace at Weston Memory Care was featured on NBC6 showcasing the heartfelt reunion between a resident and the horses he trained.



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Quilt of memories brings joy to Palace Renaissance resident

Kendall Gazette

Shirley Lane, a resident at The Palace Renaissance in Kendall, always has been a fashionista. But, now with her memory fading due to Alzheimer’s disease, her loved ones wanted a unique way to preserve many of the outfits she wore to family gatherings.


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The Palace at Weston 1 Year Anniversary

Youtube

Watch a wonderful recap of all of the festivities that took place at The Palace at Weston’s 1 Year Anniversary Celebration!



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Nonagenerians at The Palace Coral Gables Share Secrets to Aging Well

Community Newspapersr

“Get out and do it,” advises Sarah Wishnia, a 90-year-old fitness enthusiast who lives at The Palace at Coral Gables. The self-proclaimed “gym rat” combines a six-day-a-week workout in The Palace fitness center with salsa dancing and walking. “It’s great to be good to my body and to myself,” she said. “I love it and it’s so much fun.”


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The Palace at Weston Wins Gold

Newsletter

The Palace at Weston is proud to be a “Gold” Award winner! Our multi-sensory room in the memory care neighborhood earned top honors during the “Best of 55+ Housing Awards” at the National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders’ Show in Orlando.


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Bob & Barbara's Love Story

NBC Channel 6 News

Memory fades, but Love is still alive for a longtime married South Florida couple. This is a story of how love stayed alive between a couple who’s been married for more than 50 years. Bob is a Palace Gardens resident. This story was aired on NBC6 on February 14, 2022.

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Scouts bring holiday cheer to The Palace Gardens residents

BY Cutler Bay News

Cub Scout Pack 69 reached out to “Spread the Cheer” of the holidays to residents at The Palace Gardens in Homestead. The Scouts brought homemade holiday cards to residents, sang Christmas carols and all en- joyed hot chocolate and Christmas cookies together.


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Palace Director of Activities Receives All-American Tribute

BY Miami's Community Newspapers

Congratulations to Maggie Miranda, Director of Activities & Entertainment at The Palace Renaissance! Her 19 years of dedication and commitment was recognized by U.S. Representative Mario Diaz-Balart, who presented her with a flag that had flown over the United States Capitol.


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Scouts Bring Holiday Cheer to The Palace Gardens Residents

BY Miami's Community Newspapers

Cub Scout Pack 69 reached out to “Spread the Cheer” of the holidays to residents at The Palace Gardens. The scouts brought homemade holiday cards to residents, sang Christmas carols and enjoyed hot chocolate and Christmas cookies together.


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Learning the Joy of Improv Acting at The Palace at Coral Gables

BY Miami's Community Newspapers

Improbable actors are discovering newfound talents at The Palace at Coral Gables’ Improv workshop. Offered once a week at the senior living community, Improv is taught by Chris Heiberger from Hashtag Comedy Co. in Columbus, Ohio, via the Zoom platform. About 8 to 10 residents have been participating in the hour-long classes.


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The Palace residents use art to help brighten children’s hospital rooms

BY Sun Sentinel

Residents at The Palace at Weston, 16025 Emerald Estates Drive, have been using art to help children in hospitals.
The Senior Living Community has recently partnered with the charitable group, Dec My Room, to assist in personalizing hospital rooms for children who are admitted for an extended period of time. From paintings to blankets, the residents have been putting together crafts, hoping to uplift a child in a hospital.


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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

Channel 23

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




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