Press Release: Acclaim at East Beach Grand Opening September 14, 2021


Contact: Jennifer Stell, Executive Director,

Acclaim at East Beach, Norfolk’s Newest Senior Living Community,

Celebrates Grand Opening

NORFOLK, Virginia – September 9, 2021 – Senior Lifestyle Corporation and Bonaventure are pleased to announce their joint venture and the grand opening of Acclaim at East Beach, a new luxury senior living community located in the East Ocean View neighborhood of Norfolk, Virginia. Acclaim at East Beach serves as part of the revitalization of The Little Creek Marina. The 132-unit apartment community recently welcomed its first residents with immediate move-ins available.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the Grand Opening of Acclaim at East Beach,” said Dwight Dunton, Bonaventure Founder and CEO. “Acclaim at East Beach offers residents a unique apartment community with waterfront living and an extensive amenity package unlike anything else in the market.”

The Grand Opening will be held on Tuesday, September 14, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. The invite-only reception will include a mermaid theme in honor of the City of Norfolk’s logo and the Norfolk Mermaids. The event will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony and feature a signature “Southern Belle” cocktail as well as locally crafted beer from COVA, wine from Mermaid Winery, and catering by the community dining staff.

“Acclaim at East Beach has been designed for residents aged 62 and better that are looking for a resort-style community and a maintenance free lifestyle,” said Jennifer Stell, Executive Director of Senior Lifestyle.

At Acclaim at East Beach, residents can socialize with their peers, take advantage of the scenic beauty, and spend time enjoying the activities that fit their lifestyle. The community includes a bistro-inspired restaurant with dishes created by a professionally trained kitchen team members and sourced from local ingredients. The community also offers an array of amenities including a library, business center, dog wash station, private dining, catering services, and a thriving social scene. A few perks for residents include entertainment in the Hampton Theater, classes in the Tidewater Art studio, and on-site beauty services at The Bay Breeze Spa and salon. Residents can spend time exploring the fitness center, enjoying the heated indoor pool, making new friends in the game room, or watching the sunset in the outdoor promenade.

Apartment homes at Acclaim at East Beach include studio, one and two-bedroom options with spacious floor plans ranging in size from 575 square feet to 1,133 square feet. Interiors include full kitchens, walk-in closets and in-unit washer and dryers. The “golf cart” style community is walkable to the shores of Chesapeake Bay as well as several shops and restaurants. Residents and guests are invited to enjoy the marina and boardwalk views from their private balconies.

Many levels of care will be offered at Acclaim at East Beach. For residents who need additional assistance, Assisted Living and Memory Care will soon be housed on the same campus, a first for Norfolk senior living. Construction on Phase 2 is scheduled to begin shortly.

Acclaim at East Beach is located at 4801 Pretty Lake Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23518. To learn more about the community, visit the Senior Lifestyle website.

About Senior Lifestyle Corporation

Senior Lifestyle, founded in 1985, is a privately-held, owner-operator and developer of seniors housing communities. With a portfolio of 117 communities located throughout 22 states, Senior Lifestyle offers independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing for the luxury, moderate and affordable segments. Senior Lifestyle has been routinely recognized as a leader in the delivery of innovative programs and hospitality services for all levels of care. For more information, visit the Senior Lifestyle website.

About Bonaventure

Bonaventure is a vertically integrated real estate company specializing in property management, investment management, architectural design, and development of multifamily rental properties. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, Bonaventure is considered one of the top 15 most experienced HUD developers in the nation. Bonaventure has completed over $2.25 billion in transactions, $500 million in HUD loans, and manages over 6,000 units across four mid-Atlantic regions. Bonaventure was founded by Dwight Dunton in 1999 with the purpose of building enduring value using ingenuity. To learn more about Bonaventure, visit


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