ICAA Best in Wellness Award to On Top of the World Communities in Ocala, FL

[OCALA, FL], [Tuesday, December 5, 2023] – On Top of the World (OTOW) is proud to announce that it has been awarded the 2023 ICAA NuStep Beacon Award, solidifying its position among the Top 25 ‘Best in Wellness’ senior living communities in North America. This prestigious recognition is a testament to On Top of the World’s commitment to fostering a wellness-centered community that benefits all residents and staff.

The ICAA NuStep Beacon Award, a joint initiative between the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) an organization at the forefront of leading, connecting, and defining the active-aging industry, and NuStep, LLC, a prominent manufacturer of recumbent cross-trainers widely used in healthcare, senior living, and fitness.

CEO and founder of the ICAA, Colin Milner, emphasizes the evolving importance of wellness in senior living communities. Milner states, “Wellness has evolved from being a programming option to becoming a way of life.” According to a 2023 ICAA survey, 61% of senior living communities aim to have a wellness-centered business model with care services in the next 5 years.

OTOW has played a crucial role in this evolution, partnering with residents and staff to create meaningful opportunities that inspire participants to enhance their quality of life. Wellness, as acknowledged by this award, is derived from our ability to understand, accept, and act upon our capacity to lead a purpose-filled and engaged life. In doing so, we can embrace our potential (physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, environmental, vocational) to pursue and optimize life’s possibilities.

Cammy Dennis, the Fitness Director at OTOW, explains, “Wellness is a multidimensional, proactive approach to optimal aging. When healthy habits are practiced regularly, the result is improved physical and emotional health. On Top of the World makes it easy to engage in wellness practices by offering a vast amount of physical, social, intellectual, and environmental pursuits. Staying active and socially connected are the cornerstones of wellness. No wonder On Top of the World is an ICAA NuStep Beacon award winner, we understand and promote wellness practices!”

As the older adult population continues to grow and individuals seek a better, longer life, the significance of where one chooses to live becomes increasingly important. On Top of the World stands as a beacon, leading the way with its comprehensive wellness culture.


On Top of the World Communities, LLC.

8447 SW 99th St. Rd.
Ocala, FL 34481


About NuStep, LLC

Visit: www.nustep.com

NuStep, LLC designs, manufactures, and distributes recumbent cross trainer exercise equipment. NuStep products empower users of all functional abilities and fitness levels to engage in exercise that builds strength, enhances independence, and improves health outcomes. From 1998 to 2018,

NuStep sponsored the Pinnacle Award, recognizing senior communities and centers transforming lives through whole-person wellness programming.


About the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)

Visit: www.icaa.cc

ICAA leads, connects, and defines the active-aging industry, supporting professionals in developing wellness cultures for adults over 50. The association focuses on active aging, helping older adults live life as fully as possible within all dimensions of wellness.

For more information or questions, contact:

Colin Milner, CEO, ICAA

Toll-free: 1-866-335-9777 (North America); Telephone: 604-734-4466; cell: 604-763-4595


Jane Bensky, Marketing Communications Specialist, NuStep, LLC

Toll-free: 1-800-322-2209 (North America); Telephone: 1-734-418-1867

E-mail: jbenskey@nustep.com