FAIRFIELD GLADE – Fairfield Glade in Cumberland County has earned the prestigious 2015 Seal of Approval from the American Association of Retirement Communities (AARC) – the nation’s leading organization for helping local governments and private communities attract retirees.
The AARC seal is presented annually to recipients that demonstrate a “cutting-edge commitment to attract retirees through lifestyle programming, amenity development, communication programs and education.” Award winners are evaluated by a national panel of retirement destinations experts on a variety of criteria, including health care, retiree-appropriate housing, lifestyle amenities, adult education, recreational and cultural opportunities and governmental and private support of retiree-focused programs. The AARC seal has gained prominence in the retiree buying process by providing an unbiased perspective on retirement communities for potential buyers, officials said.
The award was announced at the annual American Association of Retirement Communities Conference in Charleston, S.C., in November. Eight Retire Tennessee counties and five Tennessee developers attended the meeting.
Fairfield Glade, a resort/golf and retirement community, was one of two development Seal of Approval recipients in Tennessee. Jasper Highlands in Chattanooga was also recognized. The Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce and Crossville-Cumberland County also received the community Seal of Approval. This is the second consecutive year Fairfield Glade has earned the award. It was also recognized in 2007.