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Palace in the News

It seems like we are always in the news. Whether it's for our unique parties, interesting residents or amazing special events, Palace communities are frequently in the papers. Check out some of the stories below and see for yourself.

The Palace at Coral Gables vaccinations featured on Telemundo Channel 51

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The Palace at Coral Gables vaccinations featured on Telemundo Channel 51




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Holiday Caravan Brings Families Together

BY South Dade News Leader

Moving up through a company to take on higher responsibilities is often a goal. With years in different organizations in the health care field and seven years in The Palace Group, Giulia Covella was looking forward to taking her position as the new General Manager for The Palace Gardens of Homestead. There are always transitions to work out, but business and management training does not include preparation for a pandemic and months of lockdown. “My first year has been exciting,” Covella acknowledges.


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The Palace at Kendall featured on Telemundo51

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The Palace at Kendall featured on Telemundo51




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Vaccinating the Elderly

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The Palace Royale featured on NBC6 - Race to Vaccinate




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Holiday Jam at The Palace Suites

NB6 NEWS

The Palace Suites Holiday Jam on NBC6 News Miami.




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Newlyweds Share Their Wedding with Palace Residents Gerald and Reva Stein

BY Miami Community Newspapers

When The Palace at Coral Gables residents Reva and Gerald Stein learned their first grandchild, Elissa Chakoff, was getting married on Friday, November 13, they were distraught knowing they could not attend due to COVID-19.


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Love in the Time of COVID

WPLG Local 10 | Miami News

Gerald and Reva Stein weren’t going to let a pandemic stand in the way of attending their first granddaughter’s wedding. With the help of the Social Team at The Palace Coral Gables, they had a front row seat for the celebration. Decked out in “Grandma and Grandpa of the Bride” matching T-shirt’s and sporting a matching corsage and boutinieere, the couple watched on the community’s big screen as their granddaughter Elissa said her “I do’s”. After the ceremony, Gerald and Reva enjoyed champagne and wedding cake. But the real surprise came later in the day when Elissa and new husband Danny visited her grandparents in their wedding attire. As Gerald, Reva and Palace staff showered the pair with rice, cameras from local news outlets captured the event for the evening news.


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A documentary on the Palace on Prime Video

BY Amazon Prime Video

In 2018, Swiss documentary filmmaker Beat Oswald premiered his film, “Kingdom,” featuring residents of The Palace Coral Gables. Now renamed “Golden Age,” the documentary illustrates how U.S. seniors live in their later years. The Palace’s unique lifestyle with non-stop entertainment, glamour and fun are showcased along with firsthand interviews with The Palace’s founders Helen and Jacob Shaham. Residents and staff all poignantly discuss the challenges of aging. Living at the community while filming gave Oswald special insights into the community’s lifestyle. His film was celebrated at many film festivals, and can now be watched for free with an Amazon Prime subscription through Amazon Prime Video. There is a small fee for non-subscribers.


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The Palace Gardens uses new tech to connect residents and families

BY Kendall Gazette

Despite these uncertain times when visitors are restricted from assisted living and memory care communities, residents at The Palace Gardens in Homestead are enjoying being connected with their loved ones.


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Miami Proud: Senior Citizens At The Palace Find Silver Linings During Coronavirus Pandemic

CBS Miami, Channel 4

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Life at The Palace Coral Gables was designed to be grand, for active senior citizens. Pamela Parker is the Social Director. She describes the pre-coronavirus atmosphere as jovial. “We are used to having big parties every month, we are used to having morning to night activities, dinners with our friends. In an instant that all changed.” In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, group activities and cherished time with family needed to be altered.



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The Palace at Coral Gables residents find silver lining to pandemic restrictions

BY Community Newspapers

As the corona virus pandemic continues to restrict visits by families and friends to Senior Living Communities and limit residents’ ability to venture out, there are older people making use of these unprecedented times and finding fulfillment.


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Ask Helen from the Palace

BY Kendall Gazette

Q: I was considering a move to a Senior Living Community before the Coronavirus Pandemic, but now I’m just not sure. Is it still safe? How are residents being protected?

A: These are undoubtedly unprecedented times which have caused many of us to reevaluate the plans we made early in 2020. However, I encourage you to move forward with your plans to call a Senior Living Community home. Not unlike the peace of mind that a maintenance-free lifestyle afforded residents prior to COVID-19, those moving to a Senior Living Community will find an entire team dedicated to their health, wellness and overall safety...


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Caravan Celebration at The Palace at Coral Gables.

Coral Gables TV

Palace Resident's 100th Birthday Celebration Caravan


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Grandparents Take to Video Chat Platforms to Connect With Family During Pandemic

NBC 6 South Florida

One of the many indirect consequences of COVID-19 has been the isolation of older generations, who are considered at greater risk for the virus...


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Homestead Couple Celebrates 52nd Anniversary Amid Pandemic

BY South Dade news Leader

Love is in the air at The Palace Gardens! Residents Nancy and Charles Pender recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary and the assisted living community wanted to make it special, especially since family and friends were unable to attend due to social distancing precautions.





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A Caravan of Love at The Palace for Mother’s Day

BY Palace Newsletter

The Palace Renaissance and Royale residents, families and team members shared holiday wishes with a “Caravan of Love” for Mother’s Day. An energized family parade winding through the community was a wonderful tribute to celebrate moms and thank the staff for the wonderful care they provide to their loved ones.





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Grandparents Take to Video Chat Platforms to Connect With Family During Pandemic

NBC 6 South Florida

One of the many indirect consequences of COVID-19 has been the isolation of older generations, who are considered at greater risk for the virus...


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Homestead Couple Celebrates 52nd Anniversary Amid Pandemic

BY South Dade news Leader

Love is in the air at The Palace Gardens! Residents Nancy and Charles Pender recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary and the assisted living community wanted to make it special, especially since family and friends were unable to attend due to social distancing precautions.





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A Caravan of Love at The Palace for Mother’s Day

BY Palace Newsletter

The Palace Renaissance and Royale residents, families and team members shared holiday wishes with a “Caravan of Love” for Mother’s Day. An energized family parade winding through the community was a wonderful tribute to celebrate moms and thank the staff for the wonderful care they provide to their loved ones.





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The Palace Coral Gables’ exclusive entertainment airs on in-house TV

BY Coral Gables News

The “show must go on,” and this holds true at The Palace Coral Gables, even during the coronavirus pandemic.





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Senior community thanks first responders with ‘a feast to go’

BY Sun Sentinel

Chefs at The Palace, a senior living community, grilled up a Middle Eastern feast and delivered 50 box lunches with shish kabobs, Israeli chopped salad, homemade hummus and a basmati rice and grilled vegetable dish called maqluba, which means “upside down,” to the Broward Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department in Weston





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Stories of Love on Display at The Palace Renaissance

BY Kendall Gazette

Vintage wedding photos, dating back to the 1940s are bringing back fond memories for residents and families of The Palace Renaissance, an assisted living community.





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Lifelong friends find passion in working with older adults

BY Miami's Community Newspapers

Elizabeth Martinez and Stefanie Fisher, members of The Palace’s sales team, had no idea their fate as best friends had been sealed over 90 years ago on the island nation of Cuba, some 300-plus miles away from where they eventually would meet in Miami.





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Live Like a King or Queen at The Palace at Weston

BY Our City Davie

Residents at The Palace at Weston are treated like royalty. The five-star senior living community features spacious, designer-appointed apartments and luxury resort stle amenities along with gourmet dining experiences and entertainment options that rival any cruise ship.





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The Palace Gardens Walks to Fight Alzheimer’s

BY South Dade News Leader

The Palace Gardens recently hosted an Alzheimer’s Awareness Festival, offering people in the Homestead area an opportunity to support the fight against Alzheimer’s disease closer to home.





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Palace Coral Gables Resident Shares her Love of Music with Staff Member

BY Coral Gables News

When the melodic sounds of the piano fill the air at The Palace Coral Gables, it is not always coming from one of the many talented entertainers who perform daily for residents at the active retirement community.





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The Palace Communities are Center of Family Life

BY Kendall Gazette

Going to grandma or grandpa’s house takes on a whole new meaning when grandchildren and great-grandchildren visit residents living at The Palace’s senior living communities.





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The Palace Group is 2019 Gallup Great Workplace

BY Kendall Gazette

The Palace Group, developer and operator of award-winning senior living communities in South Florida, recently received a 2019 Gallup Great Workplace Award, one of only 40 international companies to earn the recognition. This is the second year the company has received the award.

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The Palace Gardens pays tribute to the military

BY Cutler Bay News

The Palace Gardens in Homestead recently hosted “The Commander’s Reception,” inviting members of the Homestead Military Affairs Committee (MAC) to enjoy a festive celebration in their honor.
A self-governing committee of the South Dade Chamber of Commerce, MAC’s mission is to assist military units within the chamber’s service area to achieve their goals and to promote understanding and cooperation between the civilian and military communities.

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The Palace Suites Celebrates 20th Anniversary Milestone

BY Kendall Gazette

While some celebrate a 20th anniversary with china or platinum, The Palace Suites heralded its milestone with a nod to nostalgia at a “Blast to the Past” Roaring Twenties extravaganza.

Guests and residents were greeted by flappers, dancers, a look-a-like Charlie Chaplin and a Roaring 20's cabaret setting. They enjoyed live entertainment, a delicious banquet and endless champagne. On hand for the celebration were general manager Gabriel Garrido and Palace Group founders Jacob and Helen Shaham.

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Palace’s Julio Chacon Finalist for Gallup Manager of the Year

BY Gallup

The Palace Group, the premier privately-owned operator of luxury senior living communities in South Florida, celebrates our Vice President of Home Health from The Palace at Home as a nominee for the “Gallup Manager of the Year Award.".

Out of over 600 companies surveyed worldwide, in 160 countries, and totaling nearly 1,000,000 employees, Julio was just one of 10 coveted finalists in the international competition recognizing the achievements of managers in leading global companies.

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