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Duncaster Recognized for Two Awards by U.S. News & World Report

BLOOMFIELD—Wednesday, June 7th, 2023—Duncaster, the region’s leading Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), has been chosen by U.S. News and World Report as the winner of two senior living awards, for Best Independent Living and Best CCRC. U.S. News and World Report based these awards on analyzing resident surveys to determine what sets Duncaster apart from others.

“These awards are a testament to the exceptional culture and high-quality services provided to residents,” Duncaster President and CEO Kelly Papa said.  “They also reflect the dedication and hard work of the Duncaster employees, residents and our Board of Directors. We strive on a daily basis to provide a home for our residents that enhances their quality of life, honors the lives they have led and respects the life they want to continue to live; this recognition is gratifying because it shows we are indeed living into our mission on a daily basis. Congratulations to our entire team for this well-earned recognition.”

Residents were given surveys in October 2022 by U.S. News and World Report and asked to comment on the quality of life and level of service provided by Duncaster. Here is a sampling of comments from those residents:

“Duncaster is a community that delivers an excellent living experience and safeguards my future.”

“Duncaster is unique in the way residents live here and share their life experiences, help one another when needed. The support system all around is superb, and the feeling of not having to attend to the daily tasks of living ‘out in the world’ is a great relief. We feel we are being taken care of, no matter what. This sense of security boosts mental health and lengthens life.”

I made the right decision at the right time to move here! I downsized my space and upsized my life!!!

“As I said before, Duncaster gives me peace of mind for my next phase. I can move in when I’m ready and my kids don’t have to worry.”

“My husband and I are so grateful that we moved to Duncaster just over six years ago, and our families regularly express their gratitude that we are safe and so very happy in this stimulating, enjoyable environment. Our moving here was a gift to both ourselves and to our families.”

Established in 1984 as the first not-for-profit Life Plan community in the Greater Hartford area, Duncaster makes it easy for people to live their best lives, and their commitment to senior wellness is second to none. Duncaster is a single-site, not-for-profit senior living organization, unaffiliated with any higher institution, which puts them in a unique position of being able to define their collective community values and implement programs and initiatives that focus directly on fostering the success of our vision.

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