Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Assisted Living Centers Award Winner: Holly Creek Retirement Community

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that, due to their incredible Rating Score™ of 90.76, Holly Creek Retirement Community is an award-winning assisted living center in Colorado.

With a commitment to people, not profits, Holly Creek Retirement Community is a great place to retire for anyone looking for the right retirement community in Centennial. Holly Creek offers multiple levels of care, from skilled nursing to retirement living, giving them the ability to care for patients with many different needs and limitations.

Holly Creek’s commitment to people has helped them earn an award-winning 90.76 Rating Score, as well as many different positive reviews from multiple verified sites. Here’s just one of those wonderful reviews:

“My wife, Carol Hodges, and I have been residents at Holly Creek Retirement Community for over three years. When looking for a retirement community, we did extensive research on communities in the South Metro Area of Denver. We even had a three-piece checklist of requirements. We wanted a community that was friendly, that had multiple dining venues with good food, a calendar of activities that would provide opportunities for all of our interests, was attractive, both inside and out, and was committed to successful aging. We have found all of this and more at Holly Creek.” – Hugh P

Of the many assisted livings and retirement communities in Centennial, how has Holly Creek Retirement managed to earn so many glowing reviews and such a wonderful reputation? We sat down with Community Relations Consultant, Chuck Montera, to find out.

What is your secret to such a strong online reputation?

The key to our success in developing a strong online reputation has been media relations. We do a lot of community outreach, including to Public Radio and the Denver Post, including writing one to two stories on YourHub.com every month. We work with G5, who is running ads for us, and we have a strong presence on Twitter.

What makes you different? In other words, if you had one minute to sell somebody on why they should choose you, what would you say?

Our community isn’t restrictive; it’s a free community that encourages free spirits of all ages to be themselves. We’ve managed to create the kind of environment that few other retirement communities have managed, the kind of environment were new residents enjoy the same kind of excitement that freshmen experience the first time they go off to college.

Why do you do what you do? In other words, what is your mission and/or how do you attempt to make the world a better place?

With the firm belief that you are never too old to do anything you want to do, we see potential in each and every one of our residents. Our goal is to help our residents live their lives to the fullest, and we offer a wide variety of programs to entertain our residents, encourage partnerships and friendships, and keep them active and engaged. For example, we have a knitting group that knits nests for recovering birds. We partner with local schools, and we make wooden toy cars that we give to children all over the world. We also have a pen pal program, which allows our residents to work with young kids.

Outside of building a strong online reputation, what else do you do to market and grow your business?

We are active in most traditional forms of advertising, including digital, print, direct mail, radio (we have our own radio station) and television. To make our ads and marketing strategies as impactful as possible, we always try to use images that convey feelings and emotions.

What advice do you have for other businesses trying to build a strong online reputation and grow their business?

In order to build a strong online reputation, you need to be active on a platform that can help you develop that reputation, like Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. It’s not enough just to have a Facebook or Instagram account; though, you also have to post interesting, engaging content on a regular basis.

You should also try to share the most impactful stories coming out of your community, including stories you’ve found from interviewing and having conversations with your residents.


From all of us at Top Rated Local, we’d like to thank Chuck for taking the time to sit down with us and share his wisdom, as well as to congratulate the entire team at Holly Creek Retirement Community for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner.

Would you like to learn more about Holly Creek Retirement Community? If so, visit their website today.