55+ Adult Living Community, Solivita™, Announces Winner Of Blog Contest

Solivita™, one of Central Florida’s top active adult communities, announces the winning blogger from the community’s recently-launched “Living Younger With Me” Blog. The winner, Gabby Thomas, Generated 409% response rate on the blog.

Online PR News – 26-July-2011 – – Poinciana, FL -- Solivita™, one of Central Florida’s most popular active adult communities, is pleased to announce the winning blogger from the community’s recently-launched www.livingyoungerwithme.com, a web log that chronicled the experiences of three Solivita™ residents. Gabby Thomas, a retired elementary school principal, was selected as the winner following a six-week blogging competition in which she created the most buzz surrounding her frequent posts. As the winner, Thomas will receive a barbecue block party for up to 30 of her closest friends, compliments of Solivita™.

“I love living and playing in Solivita™, so I thought it might be fun to blog about my new home and neighborhood, my activities and my friends” states Thomas.

Thomas, who has lived in the 55+ adult living community, Solivita™, with her husband Joe for nearly four years, was one of approximately 40 resident-applicants who entered for the chance to become one of three featured bloggers in April. Thomas, in addition to Ginger Allain and John Robinson, were the three finalists chosen to post their daily experiences living within Solivita™ onto the “Living Younger With Me” blog platform.

Living Younger With Me

“We could have never imagined the tremendous response from our residents as we launched this social networking campaign,” said Francesca Vereb, Senior Director of Marketing for Avatar Properties, Inc., the owner and developer of Solivita™. “Many may not traditionally think of this demographic as a social media savvy group, but Gabby, Ginger and John have proven that perception false!”
The blog was launched as part of a larger program at Solivita™, focusing on four key lifestyle pillars of community, exercise, nutrition and finance. Solivita™ launched the blog campaign in conjunction with its Central-Florida based interactive marketing partner .Com Marketing.

Hillary Bressler, CEO of .Com Marketing, notes, “This blogging campaign really highlights Avatar’s forward-thinking leadership. Blogging is a communications tool that many active adults are beginning to use more frequently, so we suggested that Solivita™ embark on an interactive campaign using this platform. We are thrilled that Solivita™ trusted us with our vision and encouraged their residents to blog about their experiences living in the community.”

About Solivita™

Solivita™ has earned more than 80 design and marketing awards and four times has been named one of America’s 50 Best Master-Planned Communities for active adults by Where to Retire magazine. Solivita™ currently encompasses 12 neighborhoods with detached and attached single-family homes priced from the $130s to $300s, two 18-hole championship golf courses at the Stonegate Golf Club, the 32,000 sq. ft. Riviera Spa & Fitness Center, The Palms with its 20,000 sq. ft. lifestyle center, the 17,000 sq. ft. Starlite Ballroom, a total of 18 lighted tennis and pickleball courts, two restaurants, and the Waterfront Galleries featuring a computer lab, billiards parlor, library, financial gallery, and studios for a variety of arts and crafts.

* For full details and disclosure please visit www.avatarhomes.com/disclaimer. Certain terms and conditions apply. Developer may change home design, materials, features, method of construction, prices, promotions, features and amenities without notice. Availability subject to change. THIS IS NOT AN OFFER IN STATES AND JURISDICTIONS WHERE PRIOR REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. THE COMPLETE TERMS ARE IN OFFERING PLAN AVAILABLE FROM SPONSOR. FILE NOS H00-008 AND H06-0027. Solivita™ Properties, Inc., Contractor #1027159. Copyright ©Avatar Properties Inc., All Rights Reserved. QB#1224.

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