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iN2L Announces Winners of Its Inaugural Communities That Shine Awards

Six senior living communities are recognized for leveraging engagement technology to create outstanding resident experiences

Denver, CO – February 23, 2021 – iN2L, the leading provider of person-centered content-driven engagement solutions to the senior living market, today announced the first six winners in its new Communities That Shine Awards program. The program celebrates the company’s most forward-thinking and innovative senior living community partners.

“We’re thrilled to recognize these communities for their commitment to improving residents’ quality of life, especially during these challenging times,” says Jack York, iN2L president and co-founder. “We hope that as we honor these organizations for their phenomenal achievements resulting from using iN2L solutions that we also inspire success throughout the industry.”

As precautionary isolation persists during the pandemic, technology like iN2L’s content-driven engagement solution has been critical in enabling the purposeful enrichment and socialization that are essential to resident well-being. The exceptional use of iN2L solutions by Communities That Shine award recipients enables their residents to participate in the social connection and enrichment experiences they need to thrive.

To be considered in the Communities That Shine awards program, iN2L clients self-nominate their organization and the individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond to demonstrate innovative uses of iN2L to support resident engagement. Each winning organization qualifies for a chance to win a donation to a charity of their choice in the program’s annual drawing. The six winners are:

Seashore Gardens Living Center, Galloway, NJ

Recognized for: Brilliance in Enterprise Readiness

Seashore Gardens Living Center uses iN2L to broaden the availability of opportunities for connection and engagement during the pandemic, including religious services, family celebrations, intergenerational programming, and telehealth visits.  

Charlie’s Place Activity and Respite Center, Baton Rouge, LA

Recognized for: Brilliance in Transforming Program Delivery

Charlie’s Place Activity and Respite Center leverages iN2L to support a transition to virtual program delivery while clients remained safely in their homes due to the pandemic. Staff brought iN2L to safe visits at clients’ homes, providing a brief respite for family caregivers while engaging program participants with personalized activities.

Shelby Health & Rehabilitation Center, Shelby Township, MI

Recognized for: Brilliance in Resident Wellness

Shelby Health & Rehabilitation Center integrates iN2L into multiple aspects of resident care to provide greater opportunities for purposeful engagement that increase resident participation, reduce anxiety and agitation, and build camaraderie. Using iN2L therapy programming to help assess short-term therapy, Shelby Health & Rehabilitation Center reduced resident falls by 13%.

Sunabella at Savannah, Savannah, GA

Recognized for: Brilliance in Engagement Continuity

Sunabella at Savannah expanded the use of iN2L beyond the Activities team to all team members, effectively and efficiently supporting the transition to smaller pods of residents during the pandemic while simultaneously increasing engagement and activity options by using the solution in new ways.

Spring Arbor of Richmond, Richmond, VA

Recognized for: Brilliance in Differentiation and Engagement

Spring Arbor of Richmond enhances memory care by integrating iN2L across the spectrum of care, including group programming, 1:1 engagement, family interaction, video chatting, virtual exercise sessions, and end of life transitional support.

Advanced Rehabilitation & Healthcare of Athens in partnership with Rehab Synergies, Athens, TX

Recognized for: Brilliance in Person-Centered Engagement

Advanced Rehabilitation & Healthcare of Athens maximizes the ability to create personalized iN2L experiences and build rapport between staff and elders by creating and utilizing personalized profiles for each resident, with regular input from families. Team members make video calls a regular part of the resident experience for family visits and telehealth appointments.

“It’s an honor to count these innovative organizations among our valued partners,” says Lisa Taylor, iN2L CEO. “They are proving every day that person-centered engagement technology from iN2L significantly enhances quality of life and social interactions, while differentiating communities for the care and experiences they provide older adults.”

Learn more about the Communities That Shine winners here.


About iN2L

As the market leader in content-driven engagement for seniors, iN2L has been creating possibilities, enjoyment, and connection for older adults since 1999. iN2L’s expansive content library promotes wellness, empowerment, and engagement among older adults and is the foundation for activities that facilitate social interaction, cognitive and physical exercise and therapy, education, reminiscing, areas of interest, and memory support engagement. iN2L is a critical part of the resident experience in more than 3,700 nursing homes, assisted and independent living communities, memory care settings, and adult day programs across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit

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