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.

Lifelong friends find passion in working with older adults

BY Miami's Community Newspapers

Elizabeth Martinez and Stefanie Fisher, members of The Palace’s sales team, had no idea their fate as best friends had been sealed over 90 years ago on the island nation of Cuba, some 300-plus miles away from where they eventually would meet in Miami.

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Live Like a King or Queen at The Palace at Weston

BY Our City Davie

Residents at The Palace at Weston are treated like royalty. The five-star senior living community features spacious, designer-appointed apartments and luxury resort stle amenities along with gourmet dining experiences and entertainment options that rival any cruise ship.

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The Palace Gardens Walks to Fight Alzheimer’s

BY South Dade News Leader

The Palace Gardens recently hosted an Alzheimer’s Awareness Festival, offering people in the Homestead area an opportunity to support the fight against Alzheimer’s disease closer to home.

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Palace Coral Gables Resident Shares her Love of Music with Staff Member

BY Coral Gables News

When the melodic sounds of the piano fill the air at The Palace Coral Gables, it is not always coming from one of the many talented entertainers who perform daily for residents at the active retirement community.

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The Palace Communities are Center of Family Life

BY Kendall Gazette

Going to grandma or grandpa’s house takes on a whole new meaning when grandchildren and great-grandchildren visit residents living at The Palace’s senior living communities.

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The Palace Group is 2019 Gallup Great Workplace

BY Kendall Gazette

The Palace Group, developer and operator of award-winning senior living communities in South Florida, recently received a 2019 Gallup Great Workplace Award, one of only 40 international companies to earn the recognition. This is the second year the company has received the award.

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The Palace Gardens pays tribute to the military

BY Cutler Bay News

The Palace Gardens in Homestead recently hosted “The Commander’s Reception,” inviting members of the Homestead Military Affairs Committee (MAC) to enjoy a festive celebration in their honor.
A self-governing committee of the South Dade Chamber of Commerce, MAC’s mission is to assist military units within the chamber’s service area to achieve their goals and to promote understanding and cooperation between the civilian and military communities.

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The Palace Suites Celebrates 20th Anniversary Milestone

BY Kendall Gazette

While some celebrate a 20th anniversary with china or platinum, The Palace Suites heralded its milestone with a nod to nostalgia at a “Blast to the Past” Roaring Twenties extravaganza.

Guests and residents were greeted by flappers, dancers, a look-a-like Charlie Chaplin and a Roaring 20's cabaret setting. They enjoyed live entertainment, a delicious banquet and endless champagne. On hand for the celebration were general manager Gabriel Garrido and Palace Group founders Jacob and Helen Shaham.

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Palace’s Julio Chacon Finalist for Gallup Manager of the Year

BY Gallup

The Palace Group, the premier privately-owned operator of luxury senior living communities in South Florida, celebrates our Vice President of Home Health from The Palace at Home as a nominee for the “Gallup Manager of the Year Award.".

Out of over 600 companies surveyed worldwide, in 160 countries, and totaling nearly 1,000,000 employees, Julio was just one of 10 coveted finalists in the international competition recognizing the achievements of managers in leading global companies.

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Home Schooled

BY McKnight's Senior Living

According to the Association for Psychological Science, aging adults who take part in difficult tasks and learn new skills show more memory improvement than those who take part in less demanding mental activities.

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Seniors at The Palace Suites find fulfillment in volunteering

BY Pinecrest Tribune

Living in a retirement community offers opportunities to find fulfillment in volunteering. In addition to the satisfaction of helping others, studies have shown that the act of giving of one’s time and talents may contribute to longevity.

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The Palace at Coral Gables Residents featured on CBS4 News

CBS Channel 4

The Palace at Coral Gables Residents featured on CBS4 News

The Palace Coral Gables hosts ships’ crew visit during Miami Navy Week

BY Coral Gables News

It was “all hands on deck” at The Palace Coral Gables for the visit of officers and sailors from the USS New York and the FSN Ventose who were in town for the first Miami Navy Week, Mar. 25-31.

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The Palace Gardens adopts music program to aid in dementia care

BY Pinecrest Tribune

It is 3 p.m. at The Palace Gardens in Homestead’s memory care community and musicians are tuning their instruments for residents’ happy hour music. This scene takes place not just one day of the week, but every day of the week.

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Three-day Ageless Beauty event at The Palace sheds light on ageism

BY Coral Gables News

The Palace Coral Gables recently hosted a three-day multimedia event, “The Art of Aging: Ageless Beauty” to highlight the vibrancy and vitality of seniors in their 80s, 90s and beyond.

The event began with a ribbon cutting ceremony and champagne reception before residents, families and guests toured the exhibit which featured a photo exhibit on “Ageless Beauty.” Social documentary photographer Shay Cohen photographed 30 of the active retirement community’s residents including former model Vida Berkowitz.

The Palace at Home - Top 100 Home Health Agencies in the USA

BY Senior Living News

The Palace at Home has been recognized by HomeCare Elite as one of the Top 100 Home Health Agencies in the USA for the 13th consecutive year!
In addition to this prestigious award, The Palace at Home has received:

• Joint Commission Accreditation
• Recognition by FAZZI - as one of the Top 25 Home Health Agencies in the USA
in Patient Satisfaction.

The Art of Aging: Ageless Beauty Photo Exhibit at The Palace at Coral Gables

Coral Gables TV

The Palace at Coral Gables celebrated “The Art of Aging: Ageless Beauty” featuring photography, art, speakers, workshops and entertainment with the intent to illustrate that beauty is from within and how to greet each day with happiness and enthusiasm regardless of age.

Rapper 2 Chainz Explores the Palace at Coral Gables In New "Most Expensivest" Episode

Viceland TV

2 Chainz is back for another episode of VICELAND’s Most Expensivest. This time, he visits The Palace at Coral Gables.

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Empathizing With Your Employees

BY Senior Living News

The customer always comes first, right? That depends on who you believe your customer is. There are internal customers and external customers, but at the end of the day, who’s your top priority?
For Haim Dubitzky, MSM, principal and VP of performance excellence for The Palace Group, a South Florida privately owned operator of senior living communities, the top customer is the employees.

The Palace at Weston Breaks Ground

BY Florida Trend

The Palace Group’s founders, Helen and Jacob Shaham, marked the occasion in grand fashion. City of Weston Mayor Daniel J. Stermer and Commissioners were on hand to make it “official” and donned hard hats for the ceremonial ground breaking.

Retiring in Style: Senior developments are springing up in downtowns around Florida

BY Florida Trend

Bernie Elser has lived his entire life in the cit- ies. When it came time to consider where to live in retirement, he wanted to make sure theaters, restaurants and other conveniences were within walking distance. "I’m not looking for greenery. I’m looking for stores,” the 78-year-old says.Elser picked a senior complex called The Palace at Coral Gables.

The Palace Group receives prestigious 2018 Gallup Great Workplace Award

BY Kendall Gazette

The Palace Group, South Florida’s largest privately owned operator of senior living communities, has received the highest honor from Gallup and has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Gallup Great Workplace Award.

The Palace Group celebrates its top managers of the year

BY Kendall Gazette

During an evening dedicated to honoring the achievements of employees, The Palace Group, South Florida's largest privately owned company specializing in senior housing development, management, operations and care, recently recognized 12 of its managers as "Managers of the Year".

Palace Residents embrace Yiddish for anti-aging and keeping their heritage

BY Pinecrest Tribune

When instructor Chany Stolik comes into the classroom at The Palace Coral Gables, her students typically say a "gutn morgn" instead of "Good Morning"

Terapia con mascotas roboticas

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Uso de animales y muñecos robots, una terapia con la que innovan en centro para ancianos en Florida.

Mascotas robóticas como terapia en El Nuevo Palace Gardens


Una terapia alternativa para el tratamiento de pacientes con Alzheimer y otras dolencias neurológicas abre posibilidades de alivio con mascotas robóticas.

Innovative Approach

Channel 7 News

The New Palace Gardens in Homestead has one of the most engaging and innovative Memory Care Programs in the country. This program was featured on December 20 on Miami’s WSVN 7 nightly news.

Top fitness expert gives seniors six easy tips for fitness and good health

BY Palmetto Bay News

At The Palace at Coral Gables, the award-wining Senior Living Community, personal trainer Julian Hevia works with seniors to hel keep them flexible and fit into their golden years.

Palace employees go 'above and beyond' during Hurricane Irma

BY Palmetto Bay News

It often is said that it takes a village to raise a child, but it also takes a village to ensure the safety and wellbeing of seniors during a natural disaster such as Hurricane Irma.

'This is the time to help others': volunteers step to assist those in need

BY The Miami Herald

Helping others is what many of us try to do every day. When residents of the Lower Keys needed extra care recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Irma, employees of The Palace Gardens in Homestead stepped up.

Palace Coral Gables Residensts Find That You're Never Too Old to Learn

BY Coral Gables News

Residents at The Palace at Coral Gables are finding that you're never too old to learn. As youngsters return to school, so do the seniors living at the active retirement community.

Senior Prom at the Palace at Coral Gables

NBC 6 News

NBC 6 News (Miami) coverage of the Senior Prom at the Palace at Coral Gables on June 9th, 2017.

Partying like it's 1945: Senior citizens relive prom in Coral Gables

BY The Miami Herald

There was no underage drinking. No hotel rooms were booked. And everyone got out by 9 p.m. sharp. It was prom night - meant not for college-bound high-schoolers, but for senior citizens.

Dancing Through the Decades

The Palace

Watch our in house video coverage of the "Dancing Through the Decades" event.

Dancing Through the Decades

Coral Gables TV

The Palace at Coral Gables "Dancing Thru the Decades" Featured on Coral Gables TV. From the Roaring 20's to street smart Hip Hop, The Palace at Coral Gables proudly presented "Dancing Thru the Decades". Click the thumbnail link below to view the story on Coral Gables TV.

The Palace Gardens, a truly idylic addition to the Homestead area

BY South Miami News

If Helen and Jacob Shaham's overaching desire is to provide a better quality of life for the aging, they have certainly accomplished their goal with The Palace Gardens in homestead, an amazingly beautiful state of the art facility for memory care and assisted living.

Social directors keep residents of Palace communities active

BY Coral Gables News

On any given day at a Palace senior living community, there are a host of activities taking place from morning into the night - all under the guidance of the entertainment/social directors.

90-Year-Old EMPANADA MAN Brings Argentine Flavor to The Palace

BY The Miami Herald

Mario Smuglovsky, a resident of The Palace at Coral Gables gives his delicious, homemade empanadas away to neighbors and staff members at the luxury retirement community.

Teen Opens Up a 'Whole New World' to Seniors

BY The Miami Herald

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? When Sarah Wishnia received an iPad from her daughter, she "didn't even know how to open a thing." That's until she met High School student Max Rosenblum.

FABA recognizes The Palace at Coral Gables

BY Florida Atlantic Building Association

Florida Atlantic Building Association recognizes The Palace at Coral Gables with 6 total PRISM Awards:
• Platinum Award: Best Community of the Year
• Gold Award: Interior Design
• Gold Award: Assisted Living
• Gold Award: Best Marketing Program
• Silver Award: Recreation Amenities
• Silver Award: Direct Mail Campaign

Silver Chef Cooking Competition

Coral Gables TV

Gordon Ramsey eat your heart out! Competition was in the air at the 1st Annual Silver Chef Event at The Palace as residents were paired with student chefs from Le Cordon Blue Culinary School.

Prom Night at The Palace at Coral Gables

Coral Gables Television

You are never too old to feel young again. Senior Prom Night was a flash to the past for Palace at Coral Gables residents, their families and friends as we danced the night away. Coral Gables TV was there to catch all of the excitement at this fabulous event.

The Cookie Lady Baking Delights


The Cookie Lady's baking always delights friends and neighbors at the Coral Gables Senior Living Community. Retired music teacher Sandra Davis learned to bake with her mother in Long Island. Her favorite cookie is cinnamon, but her most requested is chocolate chip.

Food's Senior Moment: Retirement Homes Serving Upscale Meals


At many of South Florida's retirement communities, institutional food has given way to micro greens locally sourced produced and made- from-scratch entrees with The Palace at Coral Gables leading the way.

MatchMaker Makes Perfect Pair At The Palace


It's like high school all over again at The Palace in Coral Gables - butterflies, pop kisses and love songs. "If you think seniors have resigned themselves to loveless years in their second stage of life, think again," said spokeswoman Vicki Garfinkel. Read More...

A Palace For Wealthy Seniors


Lisa Goldberg wanted to find a better living situation for her widowed mother, in her 80s and living alone in a 10-bedroom house in New York. But the typical assisted living facility couldn't meet the lavish lifestyle she's accustomed to. Read More...

Two WWII Veterans Visit Monuments In Their Honor


Active in their 90's, two Kendall residents joined 63 other World War II and Korean War veterans for a first-time visit to World War II memorials in the nation's capital on May 30. Read More...

Palace Coral Gables Resident Adds To Her List Of Golf Wins


While some seniors pursue bridge and sedentary pastimes, Pearl Levine takes to the links. The Palace Coral Gables resident, who at 88 is a petite ball of energy, plays golf once a week every Monday. Though many seniors play the game, few have a list of accomplishments and awards that would rival Levine's. Read More...

Casino Night at The Palace Suites


Billy Bush & Kit Hoover Livin' It Up With The Folks At Miami's Palace Suites.