Next Generation Senior Living Community Coming to Tampa to Serve Evolving Demand
TAMPA, FL–A luxurious senior living community designed to empower and serve the evolving needs and wants of today’s seniors is coming to the Tampa metro area. Planned and constructed for residents’ maximum independence, social engagement and well-being, the state-of-the-art Tessera of Westchase assisted living and memory care community is open. The community will host a free and open to the public Grand Opening Celebration on May 16.
Managed by Solvere Living, the operations management division of St. Petersburg, Florida-based Solutions Advisors Group (SAG), the $27.5 million, 122,000 square foot, multi-story resort-style community provides a wide range of modern features and services. Wi-Fi and mobile technology, bold architecture complemented by a vaulted ceiling lobby with large windows for abundant natural light and elegantly landscaped courtyards create an interactive, warm and energetic atmosphere inside and out. Some of the many other amenities and services include a fully equipped fitness center, three dining venues open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., salon and spa, event center, library, concierge, weekly housekeeping and personal laundry services.
Tessera of Westchase offers 64 assisted living apartments and 38 apartments for residents with memory-related impairments. A range of bright and modern apartments are available in studio and one and two-bedroom floor plans. Amenities and services are augmented by wellness and care programs that empower and embody the future of successful aging, including Solvere Living’s proprietary wellness philosophies Salus™ and Valeo™.
“Our Salus and Valeo programs are designed for successful aging by touching every aspect of residents’ lives and keeping them feeling engaged, honored and fulfilled,” said Kristin Kutac Ward, President and CEO of Solutions Advisors Group. “Salus, Latin for well-being, is a holistic approach that focuses on each resident’s potential to achieve his or her personal goals through engagement and connection. Valeo, Latin for to thrive, focuses specifically on wellness initiatives for those with memory impairments and incorporates components that examine residents’ social, intellectual, spiritual and physical well-being.”
Tessera of Westchase will host its Grand Opening Celebration from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Ribbon Cutting at 5:30, on Thursday, May 16. The public is invited. The event will feature live music, hors d’oeuvres and sample tastings from the culinary staff, along with tours of the model apartments and community spaces. Numerous local officials and community leaders will be on hand. The community is located at 11330 Countryway Boulevard Tampa. Complimentary valet parking is available.
“Tessera is the Latin word for an individual tile and when joined with others create a beautiful mosaic of a community rich in color, warmth and energy,” Ward said. “Like the mosaic that inspires our logo, Tessera of Westchase celebrates the individual strengths of each person who lives at the community. The modern amenities and services create and inspire a vibrant and engaging environment, along with comfort and care for residents and their families. We are committed to honoring each individual’s legacy, embracing their wellness and respecting personal goals.”
The community’s rich array of amenities and services also include a café and bistro/bar, private dining room, art studios and entertainment events, classes, social and educational programs, a wellness center and pet friendly environment and more. Transportation services for shopping, medical appointments and day trips offer residents easy access to Tampa’s many cultural, entertainment and recreational opportunities. Maintenance and repairs, trash removal, landscaping, 24-hour health monitoring and emergency response system in each residence are also provided. Basic cable and all utilities except telephone are included.
“We are very pleased to provide another Tessera location in the Tampa Bay area and bring the fresh look and feel of a new experience in senior living,” Ward said. “We look forward to providing residents a vibrant and quality lifestyle with the best in wellness and care.”
Tessera of Westchase is expected to generate about 100 jobs. The developer is Tampa-based Lindell Investments, Inc., established in 1997 by Carl Lindell Jr., who has invested in and developed commercial and residential real estate for more than 35 years. The company recently has focused on the housing, rental, senior housing and townhomes markets. The architectural firm is St. Petersburg-based Bessolo Design Group, Inc., which provides architectural, engineering, and interior design services to a wide range of markets in 17 states.
SAG is comprised of Solvere Living, the operations management division, Solutions Advisors, the marketing, advertising, sales, consulting services and the SA Digital division. SAG is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and committed to serving the growing senior living industry. The firm employs more than 300 staff, with 35 clients across 15 states. Its Solvere Living division currently operates 13 communities in eight states, including Florida, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Maryland, Virginia and Oklahoma.