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ACTS Retirement Life Communities

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Industry  Health care
Headquarters  West Point, Pennsylvania
Founded  1979
Number of employees  6,200
Type  Nonprofit organization
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Key people  Mark J. Vanderbeck, CEO; Gerald T. Grant, President & COO
Similar  Christiana Care Health Sy, Main Line Health, Virtua, Peninsula Regional Medical, Carolinas Healthcare System

Acts Retirement-Life Communities (Acts), based out of West Point, Pennsylvania, is the largest not-for-profit owner, operator and developer of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in the United States. Acts Life CareĀ® communities provide independent living residences for people age 62 and above, with guaranteed access to assisted living and skilled nursing care services, usually on the same campus.



Acts began in the early 1970s, when a suburban Philadelphia pastor and members of the Church of the Open Door, a nondenominational church, sought a new and better way of living for the retired church members. Fulfilling instruction of the Scriptures, their idea was to provide a fulfilling and meaningful independent living lifestyle with a quality skilled health care environment that would be available if ever needed. Using their own resources, this group built the first part of what today is known as Fort Washington Estates, which opened in 1972.


Acts is divided into four regions:

  • Northeast - Includes Pennsylvania with six campuses
  • Mid-Atlantic - includes Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland with six campuses
  • Mid-South - includes Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina with five campuses
  • Southeast - Includes Florida with six campuses
  • Alabama

  • Magnolia Trace, Huntsville
  • Delaware

  • Country House, Greenville
  • Manor House, Seaford
  • Cokesbury Village, Hockessin
  • Florida

  • Azalea Trace, Pensacola
  • Edgewater Pointe Estates, Boca Raton
  • Indian River Estates, Vero Beach
  • St. Andrews Estates, Boca Raton
  • Georgia

  • Lanier Village Estates, Gainesville
  • Maryland

  • Heron Point, Chestertown
  • North Carolina

  • Plantation Estates, Matthews
  • Tryon Estates, Columbus
  • South Carolina

  • Park Pointe Village, Rock Hill
  • Pennsylvania

  • Brittany Pointe Estates, Lansdale
  • Fort Washington Estates, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
  • Granite Farms Estates, Media
  • Gwynedd Estates, Ambler
  • Lima Estates, Media
  • Normandy Farms Estates, Blue Bell
  • Southampton Estates (originally called Open Door Estates), Southampton
  • Spring House Estates, Lower Gwynedd
  • References

    ACTS Retirement-Life Communities Wikipedia