The Windsor Of Lakewood Ranch Expands Its Senior Care Campus
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Windsor of Lakewood Ranch, a senior living campus, has completed construction on its 40-residence dementia and memory care facility, Reflections at The Windsor of Lakewood Ranch.
“As soon as we receive our final approvals from the state – probably by the beginning of June – we will be ready to offer new homes to our area’s families in need of the very special care we will provide,” said Paul Kivlehan, Reflection’s resident director.
The building is separated into two neighborhoods –Selby and Ringling – for a more intimate approach to care. Both neighborhoods reflect a tropical interior design with an open-air atrium and patio with seating, as well as dining room and café, activities area, living room, art studio, media room, and other comfortably finished smaller areas specifically designed for those with dementia. All suites are private with handicap-accessible bathrooms. A conference room in the main corridor will serve as a meeting area for Alzheimer’s support groups and other activities.
Unlike many memory care facilities, which often tend to feel more institutional than residential, Reflections was designed to be an activity- and experience-oriented residence with the same residential feel and finishes of its neighboring Windsor of Lakewood Ranch.
“As our residents have aged with us in the past seven years, some have needed to be more supervised in a memory care residence,” said Lorrie Britton, regional executive director and director of the Windsor Senior Living campus in Lakewood Ranch. “We know there is an advantage to our being locally owned and professionally managed, as it brings a level of engagement and care unrivaled by residences that are owned by distant companies and operated by corporate managers. Reflections will provide security and professional resident care unlike any other memory care residence in our area.”
The Windsor campus will soon have the final element of a full service senior care campus: an independent living residence. Developer and co-owner, Pete Russell, and his wife, Cathy Layton, along with Tim and Gail Buchanan, have recently contracted with Lakewood Ranch for the remaining 4.5 acres to construct a 120-apartment, one- and two-bedroom independent tower.
“We couldn’t think of a better location for an active retiree wishing to simplify their living style than Lakewood Ranch,” Russell said. “There are Lakewood Ranch’s many amenities – dining, shopping, golf, tennis, education, recreation, not to mention the many other amenities in this area of town. We will provide our own special features as well – a full-time chef and culinary staff and stylish dining venues, fitness center, pool and spa, and other desirable components of a comfortable and active lifestyle.”
Groundbreaking on the independent living facility is scheduled for early 2013.
For additional information, please contact Pete Russell (941) 953-3757.
Lakewood Ranch is the 8,500-acre award-winning master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties on the West Coast of Florida. Just minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches, and cultural assets in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch is already home to more 15,000 residents and features A-rated schools, a hospital, the Sarasota Polo Club, a 75-acre sports complex, its own Main Street with theaters, shopping and dining, and four million square feet of commercial property. For more information visit www.lakewoodranch.com.