SANTA ROSA, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ — When it opened its doors to seniors in 2008, Aegis Living‘s Santa Rosa community, Varenna was immediately recognized as a hallmark in the best of senior living. Now that acknowledgment is expanding. The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 50+ Housing Council has awarded Varenna the prestigious 2009 Best of 50+ Housing Gold Award in the category of Best CCRC, defined as those having up to 200 units.

The National Association of Home Builders’ 50+ Housing Council’s Best of 50+ Housing Awards program is the industry’s most prestigious national awards program honoring excellence in building, design, and marketing of housing for boomers and beyond. The planning, development, and design of Varenna was developed by Oakmont Senior Living, a real estate development and construction company headquartered in Santa Rosa, California.

One judge who voted on Varenna said, “This is an incredible CCRC providing stylish luxury living to all residents and all levels of care. With careful placement of the units and building utilizing the natural topography of the site, this project maximizes its natural benefits and views. The traditional design of the exterior is seamlessly translated into the interior detailing and furnishings. Beautiful!”

Varenna represents a world-class Continuing Care Retirement Community with timeless European beauty and charm. The concept was based on Mediterranean architecture, incorporating archways, balconies, warm colors and high interior ceilings. Terraced walls add to the Mediterranean ambiance, along with twisting, colorful grape vines and olive trees. Un-paralleled among senior-living communities, Varenna brings together an amazing location, beautiful architectural designs and the highest standards in services and amenities for people of all ages of retirement.

Varenna was developed by Oakmont Senior Living and is professionally managed by Aegis Living, a national award-winning leader in senior retirement living. Prospective residents interested in Varenna can visit online at or call 707-526-1226 for more information.

Oakmont Senior Living

Led by William P. Gallaher, Oakmont Senior Living LLC is a real estate development and construction company headquartered inSanta Rosa, California. Often partnering with Aegis Living, Oakmont has built more than 30 senior communities over the last three decades.