Orange Beach, AL – Gulf Coast Media held their Big Beautiful Baldwin’s Best of 2021 contest to recognize and celebrate the best businesses, employees, and attractions of Baldwin County, Alabama. The community was encouraged to cast their vote and share who they think is the best in Big Beautiful Baldwin in a host of categories.

This year, two Community Senior Life communities received nominations. In the Best of the Best category, Live Oak Village in Foley was nominated for Best Boss (Name & Company) and Best Place to Work. In the Community & Entertainment category for Retirement Community, both Live Oak Village and Homestead Village of Fairhope were nominated.

Best of 2021 winners were announced on December 11th, and Live Oak Village’s Executive Director, Robin Sweet, placed third for Best Boss, and the community placed second for Best Place to Work. Live Oak Village also placed first for Retirement Community, with Homestead Village of Fairhope placing third.

Robin Sweet, Executive Director of Live Oak Village, shared, “I would like to thank our employees for giving our residents the love and care they deserve. After a year like this, it’s so reassuring that our families and the Baldwin County community support us and believe in what Community Senior Life and Live Oak Village offers for seniors in our area… Every day, this team not just fulfills their role but gives so much love to our Assisted Living and Independent Living communities. It takes a village to make a community, and we are extremely proud of what we do here at Live Oak!”

Live Oak Village and Homestead Village of Fairhope are owned and operated by Community Senior Life, a non-profit senior living organization dedicated to providing the best in continuum care.

Pictured: Robin Sweet (far right) and Live Oak Village team members.

While grateful for the recognition, Doug Warren, President & CEO of Community Health Systems, Parent Company of Community Senior Life, added that they do not campaign for community awards. However, he believes every day is an audition of sorts. “Every resident, every sponsor, and every interaction with family, physicians, and staff is an audition, not for an award but for the trust of our residents and the larger community,” Doug shared. “That the citizenry has shown their trust in the form of the Big Beautiful Baldwin’s Best Awards is a clear signal to us that we are on the path to achieving our goals and exceeding expectations.”

Live Oak Village is located at 2300 North Cedar Street, Foley, Alabama. For more information about their services, visit or call 251-943-6733; Homestead Village is located at 924 Plantation Blvd, Fairhope, Alabama. For more information about their services, visit or call 251-929-0250.


Community Senior Life is owned and operated by Community Health Systems, located in Orange Beach, AL. CSL is a family of not-for-profit organizations specializing in senior independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities throughout Alabama and Florida. Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for an ever-growing senior population, each organization within the CSL family is committed to meeting the social, spiritual, physical, and financial needs of its residents through innovative services in safe and caring environments. For more information, visit