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January 22, 2006

Isakson-Barnhart continues to set the standard for quality and luxury in the nation's rush to provide housing for its growing senior population. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 50+ Housing Council last week awarded the Atlanta-based developer a Silver Award in its Best of Seniors Housing Awards. With the honor, Isakson-Barnhart's Peachtree Hills PlaceSM topped all other entrants in the Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) On the Boards – Large category. The CCRC is slated to open in Atlanta’s trendy Buckhead area in 2008.

Last year, NAHB awarded Isakson-Barnhart both Platinum and Gold for Park Springs®, the CCRC in Stone Mountain, Ga., that marked the developer's debut in the seniors housing market. With Isakson-Barnhart's new award-winning entry in the competitive seniors housing arena, the developer is establishing itself as a national leader in providing CCRC living.

"We are basically following the 'Golden Rule' of senior housing," said E. Andrew (Andy) Isakson, founder and partner of Isakson-Barnhart. "We are building the kinds of well-appointed senior communities we would want for our parents, with the best in amenities, healthcare and security."

In fact, Isakson-Barnhart got its start in the seniors housing industry as a result of Isakson’s personal experience with his mother, a victim of Alzheimer's disease. At a time when his parents were ready to stay in one place, they were forced to move his mother to new homes where she could get the care she required. In CCRCs such as those Isakson and partner David Barnhart now develop, members are guaranteed on-site access to assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care.

Isakson-Barnhart's award-winning communities have been honored for both their beautiful design and their total approach. This year, in recognizing Peachtree Hills Place as the best On the Boards CCRC, judges considered the overall community design and planning. In 2004, Park Springs won Platinum in the CCRC Overall Community category for large communities (more than 200 units) and Gold in the CCRC Common Area Interior Design category for large communities. The Best of Seniors Housing Awards is the premier design and marketing competition for the 50+ housing market. Both CCRCs were designed by Foley Design Associates Architects, Inc.

All Peachtree Hills Place and Park Springs members enjoy easy access to a full slate of amenities, including multiple dining venues, a fully appointed clubhouse, health center, fitness center, greenhouse, parks, gardens and walking trails. On-site retail establishments such as a bank and market make it easy for members to handle necessary business without leaving the property, and transportation options make outings stress-free and enjoyable. A social and leisure services director plans special classes and events for member residents. These amenities complement the security of on-site assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care for members.

Isakson-Barnhart is Georgia's developer of premier residential communities for those age 62 and over. The company's vision to provide amenity-rich, independent living for discerning adults was borne out of the personal experiences of the family of Ed and Julia Isakson after their difficult search for a community that would provide an active lifestyle combined with on-site health care. This mission manifested itself in Park Springs, the company’s flagship property in Stone Mountain. Park Springs was nationally recognized by the 50+ Housing Council of the National Association of Home Builders as the recipient of the 2005 Platinum Award as well as the Gold Award for Interior Design. Now, Isakson-Barnhart introduces another award-winning CCRC in Peachtree Hills Place, named the best "On the Boards" large CCRC in 2006. Isakson-Barnhart has carefully selected Life Care Services, LLC, the leading management company of senior communities in the nation, to partner in the planning and management of Peachtree Hills Place and Park Springs. For more information, visit or call 770-417-1788.