WELCOME TO GRAND LIVING AT LAKEWOOD RANCH
WHERE WORLD-CLASS HOSPITALITY CREATES FIRST CLASS HAPPINESS.™
We proudly offer a remarkable hospitality experience for you to enjoy the best years of your life. Our entire service approach is epitomized in THE STERLING TOUCH™, which we created in concert with luxury resort brands. This exceptional service to our residents and guests embraces the uniqueness of each individual. Discover how joyful life can be at Grand Living.
A Community for You
Grand Living at Lakewood Ranch features first-class amenities including the Grand Library, Grand Lounge, chapel and meditation center, a gift shop, billiards, a pet park, fire pit, and outdoor recreation areas. You’ll also enjoy the convenience of a chauffeured luxury sedan.
Grand Living at Lakewood Ranch is located east of I-75 at the intersection of University Parkway and Lorraine Road. Nestled in the scenic natural surroundings that embodies all of the reasons people love Sarasota, surrounded by country clubs, the Sarasota Polo Club and a charming downtown. You will enjoy the close proximity to the mall at University Town Center, and healthcare services.
Our apartments are designed with beautiful features and an eye for exquisite detail. These comfortable residences can be as charming as a studio or as expansive as a two-bedroom with a den and patio.
An Array of Dining Options
We offer curated menus full of fresh, chef-prepared meals in a collection of dining venues, including formal and casual settings, a bistro, and private dining areas. Enjoy IN GRAND TASTE™.
Grand Spa and Fitness Center
We offer the Grand Spa and Fitness Center, featuring an exercise and fitness studio with state-of-the-art equipment and a full-time fitness coordinator, an outdoor pool and whirlpool, a full-service salon, massage rooms, and offices for visiting medical professionals.
So Much to Enjoy
FACETS™ is Grand Living’s collection of life-enriching experiences. From our BRAVO™ program of world-class music and entertainment performances in our Forum Theatre, to cocktails in the Legends Club. Enjoy a game of cards or bocce ball, or take part in our GRAND PATRIOTS™ or GRAND PERSPECTIVES™ programs.
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Michelle Orlando brings more than 22 years experience as an operational leader in the independent, assisted, and home health industry. Michelle strives to deliver quality programs that enrich the lives of the clients she has served and the residents she’ll continue to serve at Grand Living. She has been recognized for her high levels of staff engagement and resident satisfaction.
It is my pleasure to be a part of bringing the extraordinary vision of Grand Living to Lakewood Ranch. My team and I will work diligently to recognize and embrace what is important to our residents. My mission will be to foster an attitude of respect, dignity and compassion that will lead us in our daily interactions. My goal is to create an environment that exceeds the expectations of our residents and their families.
With over eight years of luxury hospitality experience, Nick has worked for iconic brands such as the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Montage Hotels & Resorts. He brings an acute sense of service and hospitality to the Grand Living at Lakewood Ranch community. Nick has been recognized for delivering service excellence and sustainable quality in each hotel environment he has served. Under his leadership, he obtained a Forbes 5-star distinction and AAA 5 diamond award, both of which are some of the most sought-after quality awards in hospitality.
Nick remains determined to bring the Grand Living vision to each resident he serves while delivering an unparalleled commitment to exceptional service. At Grand Living, our passion is in the ladies & gentlemen we serve, their families, and fellow employees in each of our communities. We look forward to exceeding your expectations!
Susan delights in bringing joy to people so she has always been drawn to service. Moving to Sarasota in 1999 introduced a marketing career in an unexpected industry. While creating events for a national sales team, Susan volunteered on weekends bringing pet therapy into a senior living community. Her enthusiasm landed her a job as director of volunteers inspiring many to create remarkable experiences for senior residents. Home healthcare came next and Susan’s marketing efforts provided high-quality nursing care and rehabilitative therapy to the senior community in their homes. Without knowing it, Susan was practicing the principles required to join Grand Living’s team of trusted leaders and innovators.
It is my pleasure to introduce a senior living environment with unparalleled commitment to exceptional service. My reward is seeing the twinkle in their eyes as they settle into their new home and embrace Grand Living.”
Sales and Marketing Coordinator
Director of Health and Wellness
Director of Facets
Director of Fitness
Carisa earned a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications then enjoyed a successful sales career. After moving to Florida in 2004, she enjoyed an active lifestyle along the Gulf Coast so much that she decided to pursue a second degree in Fitness Technology.
Carisa holds four national certifications in Health Coaching, Personal Training, Group Exercise Instruction and Spinning. She specializes in Functional Aging, Senior Fitness, and Parkinson’s Disease. Carisa loves helping people adopt healthy behaviors to feel their best. Her approach includes bringing joy, energy and enthusiasm to every exercise class and private session.
My daily goal is to have fun with residents and offer them a movement experience that will enhance their mood, cognitive fitness, and physical abilities so they can fully enjoy all the fabulous amenities that Grand Living has to offer!