For the sixth year in a row, Gallup has selected us as one of a handful of companies from around the world who have passed their strict standards for the “world’s most exceptional workplaces.”
That puts The Palace along with 56 other global giants like Nationwide Insurance, Regions Bank, Kempinski Hotels and Verizon.
Last weekend, The Palace at Coral Gables, a community in Coral Gables, FL, held a Chinese New Year celebration for its residents. “We celebrate Chinese New Year every year. We love celebrations!” said Pamela Parker, The Palace at Coral Gables’ director of entertainment. “[In fact,] we celebrate all holidays—and many have a cultural component.”
As such, they’ve celebrated Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Ash Wednesday, Israeli Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo and more.
Residents at The Palace at Coral Gables recently celebrated the Chinese New Year/Year of the Rabbit with an intergenerational event. The entertainment included traditional dance routines and a music student presentation from visiting Chinese foreign exchange students and students from the Belen Jesuit Preparatory school studying world languages.
If you ever wondered what makes The Palace different from the many other senior communities nationwide, I have a story I’d like to share with you. Recently, we hosted Girl Scout Troop 118 at The Palace at Coral Gables to run a Holiday Bingo Night.
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.
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.
He’s the Man of the House and the Keeper of the Keys to our heart. As we celebrate Father’s Day, we remember every father figure in our lives… an older brother, father, grandfather, uncle or male mentor. At The Palace at Coral Gables, we think “Dad is Rad” (that means he’s just the absolute best!) and to prove it, we put on our work aprons and hard hats and worked hard to cater to the man who worked hard every day.
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 Sen- ior Living ratings.
“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.”
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.Watch Here
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
The Palace at Coral Gables vaccinations featured on Telemundo Channel 51
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Palace Resident's 100th Birthday Celebration Caravan
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...
The “show must go on,” and this holds true at The Palace Coral Gables, even during the coronavirus pandemic.
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..
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.
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.
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.
The Palace at Coral Gables Residents featured on CBS4 News
IIt 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.
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.
2 Chainz is back for another episode of VICELAND’s Most Expensivest. This time, he visits The Palace at Coral Gables.
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.
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, 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.
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".
When instructor Chany Stolik comes into the classroom at The Palace Coral Gables, her students typically say a "gutn morgn" instead of "Good Morning"
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.
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.
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.
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.
NBC 6 News (Miami) coverage of the Senior Prom at the Palace at Coral Gables on June 9th, 2017.
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.
Watch our in house video coverage of the "Dancing Through the Decades" event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.Watch Here
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'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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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