Monday, May 12, 2008

Isakson Receives 2008 Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award

E. Andrew (Andy) Isakson, founder of Isakson-Barnhart Properties, Inc., and Managing Partner of Isakson-Barnhart Co., LLC, developer of Peachtree Hills Place, was named one of the 2008 recipients of the Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award by the Healthcare Georgia Foundation for his long-standing work with HealthMPowers, an Atlanta-based non-profit organization that provides comprehensive health programming to schools throughout Georgia.

The award was presented yesterday during the Healthcare Georgia Foundation's Connections 2008: Strengthening the Health of Georgia Through the Nonprofit Community conference. The award honors Isakson's dedication and commitment to advancing the health of all Georgians and expanding access to affordable, quality healthcare for underserved individuals and communities.
Isakson, who is very active and engaged in community organizations contributes time, ideas, expertise and financial resources to numerous organizations. He is the co-founder and chairman of the Board of Directors for HealthMPowers, which now serves more than 36,000 students in the state of Georgia annually. HealthMPowers provides students, teachers and families with health information, skills, resources and motivation to take responsibility for their own health and serve as role models.

He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Chattahoochee Nature Center and served as chairman of Emory University’s Center for Health in Aging Advisory Board.

“Andy is a quiet leader who has shown his dedication to the children and citizens of this state through his unselfish gifts of time, dedication and resources,” said Christ Kay, executive director of HealthMPowers, who nominated Isakson for the award. “His commitment to improving the quality of life across all age spans in Georgia is to be commended. HealthMPowers would certainly not be where it is today, serving more than 70 schools, without his enthusiastic and active support.”

Award recipients must have volunteered or be volunteering their time for a health-related, nonprofit organization. They also must demonstrate a strong sense of passion in their commitment to improving the lives of others and have made a substantial commitment and impact to improve the quality of health in a community in Georgia. Additional requirements include contribution of time to the community and ability to serve as a role model and inspiration to others.

Isakson's career includes more than 33 years experience in commercial and residential real estate in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. Following his mother’s death seven years ago, Isakson took a leadership role in the development of senior residential communities in Georgia. Her struggles with Alzheimer’s inspired him to develop continuing care retirement communities.

Isakson Barnhart is Georgia’s developer of nationally recognized, award-winning residential communities for those age 55 and over. The company’s vision to provide amenity-rich, independent living for discerning adults was born 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 (NAHB) as the recipient of the 2005 Platinum Award for best large CCRC as well as the Gold Award for interior design. Now, Isakson Barnhart introduces another award-winning residential community in Peachtree Hills Place, named the best “On the Boards” large CCRC by the same group 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 404-467-4900.
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