Message From Our Chairperson

Message From Our Chairperson

RBaker copyWelcome to the American Association of Retirement Communities! 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 retirees and those planning retirement with discretion to live where they choose. The AARC targets cities and 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.

Is your community worthy of our “Seal of Approval”? We think these communities are the best of the best and have the amenities that we know retirees are looking for.

To our members, we truly appreciate your membership and endearing friendship. We are constantly looking for more ways to help you grow and provide the resources and contacts you need to do that. And to the not-yet-members, we sincerely encourage you to take a look around our site and get involved so you too can provide insight into this ever-changing segment of the market.


Rachel Baker, Chair

The 2017 AARC Conference – Wilmington, NC

With an outstanding lineup of speakers and attendees from 12 states the 2017 annual conference was a huge success.  We would like to thank our gracious sponsors and speakers that helped make the conference successful.

In addition to the informative sessions attendees had the pleasure of visiting Compass Pointe, a local master-planned amenity community and Seal of Approval recipient as well as the site of the 2017 Ideal Living Ideal Home.  While visiting Compass Pointe we toured their exciting amenities including their Grande Lanai before being entertained at the Ideal Living Home.

Members will have unlimited access to all the 2017 Conference Resources, including presentations, videos and photos and Non-Member Conference Attendees will have full access to the 2017 resources until year end.

If you are not a member and would like to learn more about access to these resources and many others don’t hesitate to visit the Membership page to learn more.