SCAN LEARNING CENTER RECOGNIZES SEABROOK FOR "SERVICE AND COMMITMENT" IN THE REGION

TINTON FALLS, NJ - Seabrook received the distinguished Leader of Distinction Award from the SCAN Learning Center for its service to the community at the organization's 24th annual Leader of Distinction Award luncheon. The award was given to Seabrook for making a difference in the community, and helping SCAN meet its mission to help improve the quality of life for older adults in the region. In addition, a joint legislative resolution was presented to Seabrook by New Jersey State Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande. The resolution was given to the community for its "...record of service to this State's community-at-large," and  because "...residents have given generously of their time and energy as members of and leaders within myriad organizations..." Eight years ago, Seabrook and the SCAN Learning Center formed a unique relationship when SCAN opened a satellite learning facility at Seabrook. Since that time, hundreds of older adults have had endless opportunities to learn about subjects ranging from drawing to dance and finance to philosophy. SCAN works to promote, sponsor and coordinate programs that culturally, physically and intellectually perpetuate life-long learning and healthy lifestyles for adults age 50 and above. SCAN members are eligible to take advantage of more than 100 top quality and stimulating continuing education courses, health screenings, social events, trips, and free financial and insurance consultation services each semester. "We are honored to receive this prestigious award and be recognized for assisting such an important organization like the SCAN Learning Center because they work to improve the quality of life for seniors throughout this region," said Gary Engelstad, Seabrook resident life director. "Along with SCAN, Seabrook helps so many people realize that they can be active and celebrate life through learning. Both Seabrook and SCAN are committed to energizing the lives of older adults and we are delighted to continue this wonderful partnership." SCAN Executive Director Pat Bohse said, "SCAN and Seabrook perfect together. SCAN will be celebrating its 25th anniversary and Seabrook has been a partner of SCAN for many of those years." The SCAN Learning Center is New Jersey's premier provider of continuing education for older adults. SCAN has no residency requirement and is open to seniors throughout New Jersey. Each year more than three thousand senior students take over 100 college level courses on a four-semester basis.  To learn more about SCAN, please visit them on the web at http://www.scannj.com/n.index.shtml. More than 1,400 people live at Seabrook, an Erickson full-service retirement community that promotes a vibrant lifestyle.  Erickson Retirement Communities is one of the leading national developers of full-service retirement communities.  Headquartered near Baltimore, MD, Erickson has built an innovative network of 16 communities that combine a maintenance-free active lifestyle with an ever-expanding host of amenities, social activities, and wellness and medical centers, proven to improve both physical and mental health.   In 2008 and 2009, Erickson was named by FORTUNE as being one of the Top 100 "Best Companies to Work For,"® and in 2008, Seabrook was named the 14th "Best Place to Work in New Jersey" by NJBIZ

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