Message From Our Chairperson

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Welcome!  The fact that you’re here means you already recognize the tremendous market potential of retiree relocation!  Millions of dollars in wealth will be transferred based on the choices made by boomer retirees with discretion to live where they choose.  The AARC targets communities.  Whether you’re a private developer, a chamber or tourism professional, or a government official, AARC is your information source!

Now is the time to capitalize on an ever-improving housing market.  The AARC is your source for information on retiree trends and customer insight.  Learn more during our upcoming conference in Memphis, Tennessee!

Is your community worthy of our “Seal of Approval”?   We recognize top communities that possess resources and amenities to attract today’s relocating retiree.  Go to to research unbiased information on retirement communities for buyers and then you will realize how important it is that your community be among this top-notch group.  To our members, we truly appreciate your membership and endearing friendship.  We are constantly looking for more ways to help you grow with our rebounding economy and to the not-yet-members we sincerely encourage you to get involved so you too can provide insight into this ever-changing segment of the market


Jeff Fleming, Chair

The AARC Annual Conference in Memphis, Tennessee – October 15th – 17th

2014 Annual Conference in Memphis, TN

Early Bird Conference Registration Expires October 1st – Sign Up Now

Mark your calendar for the annual AARC Conference to be held at the home of blues, barbeque, and the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll—Memphis, Tennessee.

As the economy continues to improve, baby boomers will again search for their future homes. Don’t miss the opportunity to share with your peers the valuable techniques and best practices to attract retirees to your destination or development. This conference offers two tracks – one each for communities and developers – to enable your business with the latest trends in retiree recruitment.

The American Association of Retirement Communities is a 20 year old not-for-profit professional association that assists communities interested in attracting retiree buyers – and the AARC’s Annual Conference is the largest retiree research, training and networking event of its kind.

The Tennessee Vacation Guide boasts Memphis as front and center in West Tennessee. The city’s story and history are best told through its music, from Beale Street and its blues clubs to the soulful sounds of Stax (the neighborhood recording studio where Otis, Isaac, and Booker T. recorded), to the legendary 60 year old tale of Elvis Presley’s meteoric rise as the king of rock ‘n’ roll at Graceland. Graceland and the newly renovated National Civil Rights Museum, both in Memphis, recently placed 1st and 3rd inUSA Today’s Best Iconic American Attractions list.

Sheraton ExteriorThough Memphis may be ground zero for the blues, it’s also grounded in green—as in eco-friendly, with plenty of green spaces and an impressive farm-to-table scene. Young chefs like Ryan Trimm of Sweet Grass and Southward Fare & Libations, Kelly English of Iris, and Michael Hudman and Andrew Ticer of Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen and Hog & Hominy are gaining national notice for their culinary creativity as well as their dedication to using locally-sourced ingredients. If you’re looking for more fun green spaces to explore, don’t forget Justin Timberlake’s public golf course Mirimichi, located in nearby Millington.

Attendance at the 2014 Conference starts at just $325.00…See you in Memphis!

Early Bird Conference Registration Expires October 1st – Sign Up Now

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