SARASOTA, Fla. (Oct. 18, 2018) — Watermark Retirement Communities and The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods have been recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the top 50 places to work in Aging Services. The recognition comes after Fortune research partner Great Place to Work, analyzed survey results from more than 162,000 employees working in senior housing and at-home care.
The certification process considered more than 3,000 Watermark employee surveys from across Watermark Retirement Communities’ 51 locations. The survey found that 92 percent of Watermark associates say their workplace has a great atmosphere, and 87 percent say their work has special meaning.
“Over the course of our thirty-year history, we have learned what makes a community an extraordinary and innovative place to live and work,” said David Barnes, President/CEO of Watermark Retirement Communities, Inc. “We have found that company culture is perhaps the most critical key to success. When associates are engaged, motivated and bring a passion for what they do, anything is possible. We are proud to be recognized as a great place to work and we owe the honor entirely to our associates themselves.”
Great Place to Work Institute, which produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For,” is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. The independent research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job, including employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do.
The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods offers independent and assisted living with short and long-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation at The Springs, an on-site health center operated by Summit Care. The community is dedicated to creating extraordinary and innovative community where people thrive – including associates.
“When our associates are thriving, so are our residents, which is why it’s so important to focus on employee engagement, programs and perks,” said Peggy Beasley, Executive Director of The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods. “Our regular events and initiatives, such as our back-to-school drive to provide school supplies for our associates’ children, is just one way that we show our appreciation to our world class team.”
The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods is always looking to add inspired individuals to its team. For a list of current openings, visit https://watermarkcommunities.vikus.net/jobs.
About The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods
Located at 3260 Lake Pointe Blvd., The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods is a retirement community in Sarasota, located on a 53-acre property with lakes, walking trails, mature trees, native wildlife, migrating birds and gazebos. The community offers independent and assisted living with short and long-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation at The Springs, an on-site health center operated by Summit Care. The Fountains offers a country club lifestyle featuring three dining options, an extensive calendar of events, outings, classes, clubs and fitness opportunities. Managed by Watermark Retirement Communities, The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods is committed to creating an extraordinary and innovative community where people thrive. For more information, visit http://lakepointewoods.watermarkcommunities.com.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance. Learn more at Greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.