New Kid on the Block

Under the direction of Regional Manager Wesley Hunt, Evergreen Lifestyles Management is taking on northeast Florida’s newest properties. Groundbreaking management software and dedication to knowledgeable and professional practices is helping to set it apart from other companies and gain a foothold in the region.

Amelia Walk: Back in Bloom

Bankruptcy left the north Florida coastal community of Amelia Walk stalled and untended. Evergreen Lifestyles Management took it on in 2014 and, under the leadership of Wesley Hunt and Jennifer Erickson, and the participation of AV Homes, has turned the community around. New homes are selling again. Landscaping has been revitalized, a new entrance installed, and the Amenity Center refreshed. The expanded Lifestyles program draws eight to ten times the number of residents that it did in pre-ELM years. It’s a community that is back in bloom.

Trailmark: Getting Neighbors to Nature

TrailMark, a newer Evergreen community near St. Augustine, features parks and trails and–coming later this year–a kayak launch. These amenities are designed to grant residents easy access to the great outdoors. Lynzi Chambers, Lifestyles Director at TrailMark, plans an abundance of activities for all ages, with events as varied as a Dr. Suess birthday party and a wine-tasting evening hosted by San Sebastian Winery. Residents at TrailMark enjoy life in this community that has plenty of leisure activities to offer, both indoors and out.

St. Paddy’s Day 5K for a Cause

Lifestyle Director Justine Tucker, working with Run 4 A Cause race management company, this past March pulled off the biggest-yet 5K race event at Victoria Park in Deland, managed by Evergreen Lifestyles Management. Over 430 participants from the town and the community ran in “The 14th Annual Victoria Park St. Patrick’s Day Chase the Leprechaun 5K.” Sponsorships and registration fee profits went to benefit several organizations, including Give Kids the World, the Kiwanis Club of Deland, the Deland YMCA, and Freedom Elementary School. Justine is already looking forward to next year’s race.

Even the Littlest Lends a Hand

A little boy named Leo made a difference in his Evergreen community when he picked up discarded materials left at an entry fountain feature. Parkside community Lifestyle Director Amy Mallinder heard about it and rewarded him with puzzles and a decorated cookie. Older kids at Parkside regularly help with events and activities in exchange for Bright Futures community service hours. Mallinder uses forms developed by Evergreen specifically to record and track Bright Futures hours that go toward requirements set by this Florida college scholarship program.

Have a Heart!

In February, Vitalia at Tradition’s Lifestyles Director Leslie Boehlert planned a Valentines contribution event called Have a Heart Initiative. With her team of volunteers, she invited Vitalia residents to donate gift items for Adult Day Care seniors at nearby Port St. Lucie’s Council on Aging. Resident response was generous and heart-warming. Members of several of Vitalia’s clubs hand-made gift items, including lap blankets, doily angels, socks, and adult bibs. The seniors who received the gifts were so happy that Leslie has decided Have a Heart will be an annual event.

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