Friendship Village of Bloomington, MN, which is owned and
managed by Lifespace Communities, Inc., received one of four national Citation
of Merit award from Environments for Aging.

The award honored the community’s $7.5 million,
17,000-square-foot fitness center which features a salt water pool and spa,
technology-equipped gym, snack bar, exercise studio, indoor gold simulator,
outdoor putting green and patio, Residents can also take instructor-led
classes, exercise with a personal trainer or relax with a massage.

“This project was truly a collaboration between our
residents, staff and Tremain [Architects & Planners] design group,” said
Rick Meyer, executive director of Friendship Village of Bloomington, of the
$2.5 million of funds raised by residents of the community. “Everyone in our
community has a stake in the fitness center, and we’re honored to have been
bestowed with such a prestigious national award.”

Winners of the award were determined by a panel of nineteen
judges, including architects, interior designers, and educators.