Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay Senior-living Community in Bradenton, FL

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A ceremonial groundbreaking was held October 22 for Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay senior-living community and wellness center in Bradenton, Florida. Construction of the $30 million community begins in October.

Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay, New Senior Lviving Community in Brandeton, FL.

From Left: Dennis Robinson,The Douglas Company; Jeff Sands, HJ Sims and Co.; Richard Hutchinson and Thomas Harrison, Discovery Senior Living; Steve Magee, Community & Southern Bank.

Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay is a senior-living community that will offer residents all the amenities, services and care programs they need on-site, all in one place.

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held October 22 for Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay senior-living community and wellness center in Bradenton, Florida, announced Thomas J. Harrison, CEO and co-founder of the community’s owner and operator, Discovery Senior Living. The community is located on an 11-acre parcel at 1414 69th Avenue West. This is the third Discovery Village in Florida developed by the Bonita Springs-based Discovery Senior Living.

Construction has begun, generating employment for approximately 100 workers to build the 130,000-square-foot residential building. The $30 million-plus community is expected to be complete by November 2015.

Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay will have a Grande Clubhouse building that comprises a three-story wing of 30 apartment homes for supervised independent living; three-story wing of 66 apartment homes for assisted living; and a one-story wing of 30 suites for memory care. Accommodations include grande suites, and one-bedroom and two-bedroom senior-living apartment homes.

The community will offer personalized, all-inclusive care plans and resort-style amenities in a stimulating environment where residents will have their needs taken care of around the clock.

“Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay is a senior-living community that will offer residents all the amenities, services and care programs they need on-site, all in one place," said Harrison.

Features and amenities will include three gourmet meals with tableside service daily, complimentary scheduled transportation, a team of experienced and licensed professionals available 24/7, health and wellness visits, on-site medical director, on­site therapies, an on-site Medicare-certified home healthcare agency, concierge services, housekeeping, and a full calendar of social and recreational activities.

The Grande Clubhouse will also have two dining rooms, social areas, game room, bistro and ice cream parlor, bar and lounge, movie theater, a state-of-the-art wellness center, a senior-equipped fitness center, indoor heated wellness pool, professional beauty salon and spa with barber shop, media center with cognitive brain fitness, and a multifunctional art, hobby and craft center and activity room.

  • Discovery Village At Sarasota is the design creation of Architectural Concepts Inc. (ACI) of Largo, Florida, under the leadership of founding partner Bo Russ. ACI provides architectural services to clients throughout the U.S., Bermuda and New Zealand, specializing in senior building design.
  • Wegman Design Group’s design principal, Lori Wegman, provided the creative and strategic interior design solutions. Wegman’s professionals have been providing innovative designs since its startup in 2001.
  • The Douglas Company is the general building construction management firm in charge of construction. The Midwest-based firm has offices in Ohio and Florida and specializes in several types of construction, with seniors housing being one of them.
  • Community & Southern Bank, HJ Sims and Synovus Bank are the construction financing providers.

For more information, call Discovery Senior Living at 239.908.2921. Online at DiscoveryVillages.com.

About Discovery Senior Living
Discovery Senior Living, a family of companies founded by Thomas J. Harrison and Richard J. Hutchinson, includes: Discovery Management Group, Discovery Development Group, Discovery Realty Group, and Discovery at Home, a Medicare-certified home healthcare company. Discovery Senior Living also owns and operates a portfolio of senior-living communities in Florida under the brand name of Discovery Village, where more than 1,000 apartment homes are under development in Naples, Fort Myers, Tampa, Palm Beach Gardens, Sarasota and Palm Coast.

Additionally, the firm has an ownership interest in, and is the exclusive manager and operator of, Aston Gardens senior-living communities in Florida and Conservatory senior-living communities in Texas. It also manages and operates senior-living communities: Regency Pointe in Alabama, Stonebridge At Castle Hills in Texas, Noble Village At Sugar Loaf in Georgia and The Preserve At Palm-Aire in Florida.

For more than 25 years, Discovery Senior Living has developed, built and operated upscale, luxury senior-living communities. The award-winning management group has a flourishing portfolio of almost 4,000 homes for seniors, caring for more than 4,000 residents. Discovery Senior Living has become a recognized industry leader in the development, marketing and management of world-class resort-style communities. The company is located at 3301 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 113, Bonita Springs, FL 34134. Online at http://www.discoveryseniorliving.com.

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