GOOD Things that Happened in 2020

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There’s no doubt that 2020 landed squarely on Santa’s “naughty list.” Nevertheless, Glencroft Center for Modern Aging is more of a “silver lining” community, so we’re starting a new end-of-year tradition. We created our own “good list” to highlight a dozen of wins throughout the year.


The Glencroft 2020 “Good List:”

  1. Glencroft Center for Modern Aging celebrated its 50th birthday! Formerly known as Glencroft Senior Living, our continuing care retirement community first organized as a home for seniors on December 31, 1970. Believe it or not, we are finally eligible for AARP! Learn more about our history on
  2. Glencroft University completed its first full year with more than 200 Glencroft residents actively taking courses across 6 ZoeLife foundational pillars: Intellectual, Spiritual, Emotional, Physical, Social and Vocational.
  3. Glencroft launched the Stroke Immersion Program (SIP) and the Parkinson’s Immersion Program (PIP), providing customized rehabilitation for residents who are stroke survivors or diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.
  4. Ben Carson, U.S. Secretary of Urban & Housing Development & U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko paid a personal visit to Glencroft to tour its HUD living facility and to discuss Glencroft’s innovative approach to successful aging through ZoeLife. Their visit was featured in The Peoria Times news.
  5. PIP Golf provides residents diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease who also love the game of golf an opportunity to get back in the swing of things. Day clinics (held at the Wigwam Resort) are designed by Glencroft’s physical therapy team in partnership with professional PGA coaches. The ZoeLife PIP Golf program was featured nationally in, along with resident Mike Boze and Vice President Operations & Director, ZoeLife Steve Heller.
  6. Glencroft turns lemons into lemonade by hosting Arizona’s first-ever convalescent plasma drive, covered on several local news channels. Our own healthcare heroes who recovered from coronavirus donated life-saving plasma for those still fighting it.
  7. Thanks to grant support from Del E. Webb Foundation, Thunderbird Charities, and Arizona Stay Connected, Glencroft expanded its telemedicine program to enable residents to stay connected with healthcare providers and family members throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
  8. As featured in The Glendale Star, Glencroft created an onsite food bank, providing a no-cost, safe shopping alternative for its healthcare heroes and residents in need of basic necessities during the pandemic.
  9. Glencroft’s Resident of Inspiration Award debuted, airing on the ZoeTV internal network. Nearly two dozen nominations were submitted with stories of altruistic acts from within the Glencroft family.
  10. Residents now enjoy outdoor walking trails, providing another wellness outlet during Arizona’s cooler months.
  11. The ZoeLife Coastal Distancing empowered residents to travel anywhere in the world…and even out of this world, through onsite virtual reality technology. This creative travel twist was covered locally in The Glendale Star.
  12. Providence Place, Glencroft’s skilled nursing center, underwent an “extreme makeover,” resulting in a contemporary refresh of resident living spaces.

Our list really could go on, as we haven’t touched on the hundreds of daily ZoeLife milestones and achievements of residents committed to maximizing their quality of life through healthy choices, activities, and events that are all part of our ZoeLife community.

May we suggest a New Year’s Resolution? Follow Us! Follow and “like” our wins on your favorite social media platform, as we look forward to celebrating many more in 2021.

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Thank you for celebrating our “good list.” We wish you all a healthy and happy New Year filled with many blessings and a sleigh full of happiness!

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