Meridian retirement community wins award

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - A senior living complex in Meridian is celebrating after being named as one of the best facilities of its kind in the country.

Aldersgate Retirement Community is home to around 200 people aged 62 and over. The non-profit organization has been given the ‘choice community award’ after residents were asked about how fulfilled their lives are at home and in the local area.

Executive Director of Aldersgate, Lawona Broadfoot, says their success is due to positivity from both employees and residents.

"That's a real complement to our elders at Aldersgate because they are engaged in life and they're wanting to live life. That's why they come here, to thrive and grow. I mean, we can't keep up with them. They come and go as they want to," Bradford said.

The award was presented by Holleran, which is a research and consulting firm. A total of 77 communities were recognized for their achievements.