Lytle Enterprises Acquires Bella Villaggio Community in California, Awards Leisure Care Management Contract

SEATTLE–Leisure Care, in partnership with Lytle Enterprises, is introducing a new community to Palm Desert, CA, this fall. The Bella Villaggio will have 148 units total: 108 independent and assisted living as well as 40 memory care.

Leisure Care and Lytle Enterprises have been at the forefront of the senior housing industry for more than four decades. The forward-thinking innovations of both companies have helped define the best in senior living and continue to influence the design and operation of retirement communities.

“We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service, unique and fun programs, and creating communities that our employees look forward to work at and our residents are proud to call home,” said Ryan Rasar, COO at Leisure Care.

The moment residents enter the new Palm Desert community, they’re taken aback by the upscale ambiance and welcoming nature of the staff.

“There’s no traditional ‘senior care’ feel about it,” said Dee Wieringa, the general manager at The Bella Villaggio. “Having multiple levels of care combined with a hospitality feel really sets us apart from other communities in the area.”

Bella Villaggio offers a variety of living options to fit the needs and lifestyle of its residents, from an amazing chef-inspired food and beverage program to life-enhancing assisted living services to Opal – the company’s signature memory care program tailored to the unique needs of seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

“We’ve been able to pick and choose all of our staff,” said Troy Jones, VP of Operations at Leisure Care. “We have the best staff in the valley, and we look forward to finding opportunities where we can truly be a great neighbor and positively impact the community.”

The Bella Villaggio also embraces the wide selection of signature amenities that Leisure Care offers, including:

  • Leisure Care’s signature PrimeFit fitness and balance builder program
  • BrainHQ by Posit Science program for enhanced brain fitness
  • Language Learning programs powered by Rosetta Stone®
  • Access to Travel by Leisure Care, the company’s distinctive travel agency
  • Opal, Leisure Care’s signature memory care program, celebrating each individual through Seven Pillars of Wellness
  • Full-service dining with healthy, seasonal options, as well as a bistro and hospitality bar serving trücup low-acid coffee and snacks throughout the day
  • Access to onsite physical and occupational therapy
  • A calendar of fun and engaging programs, events, and activities
  • Regularly scheduled transportation

Just a short drive from Palm Springs, The Bella Villaggio is located in Palm Desert, CA, where there are an abundance of golf courses and country clubs, in addition to luxury shopping destinations like El Paseo Drive.

Leisure Care, LLC is one of the largest privately owned and most innovative operators of senior living communities in the U.S., operating over 40 retirement communities with another 15 under development, and nearly 7,000 apartments in the United States. Leisure Care’s inventive ‘Five-Star Fun’ philosophy is changing the perception of senior living by providing amenities commonly associated with luxury hotels and which support healthy, active lifestyles. Dynamic programs and wellness-oriented offerings include: true restaurant dining; PrimeFit℠, an innovative health and fitness program with personal training options; and Travel by Leisure Care, a full-service in-house travel agency. Leisure Care is one of One Eighty’s senior housing and hospitality brands, which include: Twist Travel℠; Trü Cup low-acid coffee; and One Eighty International, which manages retirement communities in India, London, and Mexico.