Balfour's Awards and Accolades


There is a reason why Balfour Senior Living is so well regarded, it is modeled after an ideal that is very personal to its founder and CEO, Michael Schonbrun; providing an environment and community befitting his mother. The result – elegant and compassionate senior living that considers the change in needs of a person as they age. Balfour’s communities include independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing – a continuum of care that won’t upset the balance and comfort a community provides for seniors when changes in health require additional attention.

Just in the last few years alone, Balfour has won over a dozen awards for design, architecture, and innovation for their senior living communities. From tastefully appointed settings to executive chefs, Balfour sets the standard for senior living by creating residential living designed for comfort, convenience, and enjoyment. With concierge services and resort-like amenities that extend through all levels of care, it’s easy to forget a main feature of their communities is one that encompasses healthcare.

Balfour at Riverfront Park in downtown Denver won the 11th annual Hospitality Award Design in the Senior Living/Healthcare category, an honor that reflects Balfour’s commitment to its residents for quality care and comfort. The community has won numerous accolades since its grand opening in 2015, chalking up honors, awards, and becoming the talk of the town.

Many of the awards Balfour’s received are international in scope, and long-standing. The Gold Nugget Awards, given for design and planning achievements for over 50 years, presented Balfour an Award of Merit for Best Senior Housing Community in 2015. Winners of this prestigious honor were chosen from over 600 entries from around the world.

Senior Housing News awarded Balfour a Design Award for Best CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) in 2015, as did the National Association of Home Builders in 2016. Pinnacle Quality Insight, the leader in satisfaction measurement for post-acute care, announced that all of Balfour’s communities were recipients of the 2017 Customer Experience Awards. Such a distinction, and in multiple categories, shows the continuity and high level of quality care extends throughout all its endeavors.

Balfour has also received honors from the Denver Downtown Partnership, recognizing it as an organization that drives progress and contributes to healthy economy. The Denver Mayor’s Design award was bestowed upon Balfour for excellence in architecture, further noting its attention to detail that extends to its residents’ care and comfort. These local accolades also reflect the sentiment that Balfour sets the standard for senior living.

Balfour, which opened its flagship community nearly 20 years ago in Louisville, Colorado, was named as one of Colorado’s Top 250 Private Companies in 2015, acknowledging it as a sound business that emphasizes quality of life, and is run by competent professionals that put residents and Balfour associates first.

When an organization combines quality healthcare with an “over-and-above” standard of comfort such as Balfour does for its residents, and does so at such a high level, the result is not just one deserving of awards and honors, but one that truly provides for the needs of those it serves.

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