CARES Teams actively seek to make connections with residents. Whether at a monthly event or on a visit, these connections are a key aspect of building community and developing friendships. Witten Advisors* determined that increasing residents' friendships in the apartment community almost doubles their likelihood to renew. CARES Teams help residents connect with others in their community by planning social activities that fit residents' interests.

*Source: 2006 Survey of residents from over 30 communities in Georgia, Texas, Arizona, and Colorado.