Welcome to the March, 2021 newsletter for the American Association of Retirement Communities! March is an important month in the history of our organization – did you know…
…that the very first AARC Annual Conference was held March 6-8, 1995 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee?
…that the inaugural Annual Conference was organized under the direction of AARC’s first Executive Director, Dr. Steven House – who also served on the faculty (and as Executive Director of the school’s Institute for Economic Development and Public Service) at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY?
..that the AARC’s current Executive Director, Wade Adler, who is coordinating efforts for our 2021 Annual Conference, had turned 19 the day before that inaugural conference in 1995?
OK, other than using it as an excuse to sneak a “happy birthday” to Wade (who likely was not thinking about retirement communities in 1995…) into this newsletter, AARC conferences are a big deal – and details are fast coming together. We’ll be in Myrtle Beach in early November – a time when it will still be warm, herd immunity will make quarantine restrictions a fading memory, and we’ll be looking for good ideas to take into 2022. As one of our board members said in our planning session a few weeks ago, “if you’re going to attend one conference this year, it has to be the AARC’s.”
I agree. See you in Myrtle Beach in November!
Chair, The AARC
DRIVER$: EPISODE 2
Jon Last and David Klein, Sports and Leisure Research Group
Bill Houghton; Board Chair-American Association of Retirement Communities: Jon Last and David Klein welcome Bill Houghton, who provides a look at the evolution and current drivers of the golf related amenity real estate industry (12 minutes)
Click Here to view Driver$: Episode 2
A Myriad of Home Trends to Gain Momentum in 2021
As homeowners continue to stay in, avoiding the latest spikes in coronavirus numbers, many seek new ways to improve their abode’s function, aesthetics, fun.
Barbara Ballinger, Realtor Magazine | December 4, 2020