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January 17, 2018
A new year means new home designs and décor trends! Here at AV HOMES, we are committed to building you a home that reflects your unique style. Our in-house professional design consultants are up on all the latest design trends, so you’ll find plenty of inspired elements for your new AV home! Check out some of the 2018 trends that we’re already rocking!   1.) Flexibility. The desire for open, flexible floor plans continues. The adaptability and functionality of large spaces th…
January 16, 2018
By Mike Ferguson Posted Jan 15, 2018 at 8:41 PMUpdated at 7:08 AM POINCIANA – One Poinciana community has taken life-saving to a new level. About two years ago, residents started the AED/CPR joint project in Solivita, a gated community off Johnson Avenue. The project aims to certify as many residents as possible in Automated External Defibrillator training as well as CPR. “It’s an over-55 community, but it’s an active community,” said Stanley Dillard, the program’s founde…
Am I Ready to Live in a 55+ Community?
January 08, 2018
There are several questions that you need to ask yourself before taking that step towards independent senior living. Senior living communities are for adults who are 55 and over; however, there can be a few exceptions to this age restriction. Below are a few questions you should ask prior to determining if you’re ready for a 55+ community: Can someone under 55 live in a 55 and over community? This varies from community to community. As the name suggests residents ideally should b…
January 05, 2018
We’re serious about promoting a healthy, active lifestyle in our CantaMia at Estrella and Encore at Eastmark communities. From yoga and tennis to biking and swimming, we know our homeowners are happier and healthier when they are moving. Cooking for yourself is another way to create a healthier lifestyle. You can control the ingredients, portions and preparation methods when you make your own meals at home. Here are 10 ways you can be a healthier and happier cook in your AV HOMES kitchen: …
January 04, 2018
Lifetime channel’s Designing Spaces will feature a Solivita couple in a segment that highlights the recreational and social perks that come with living in the 55-plus active adult community.   Karen and Mike Altavilla, recent transplants from the Scranton-Wilkes Barre, PA., area, spent a day in December with a Designing Spaces film crew chronicling their energetic lifestyles for a short episode on the benefits of living in a vibrant retirement community like Solivita. Karen, 55, e…