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Nestled within scenic natural surroundings in southeastern Manatee County, Florida. Life is good on Lakewood Ranch.

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Drop by and learn more about our new community, view floor plans and room layouts, and reserve your favorite apartment!

Monday thru Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday by appointment
Call to schedule: 941.554.7230

8111 Lakewood Main Street, Unit J110, Lakewood Ranch

Opening 2019


7230 University Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34240

Offering Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care Services

  • Well-appointed residences in sizes ranging from studio up to two bedroom with den.
  • A variety of dining venues including formal dining, casual dining, a bistro, private dining and a club room.
  • A performance theater providing theatrical, musical and lifelong learning programs.
  • An engaging wellness center and spa featuring outdoor pool, exercise studio, offices for rotating medical providers, and a full service salon.
  • A Library and Grand Lounge, Chapel and Meditation Center, Pet Grooming Center, Piano and Instrumental Practice Rooms.

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Executive Director

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.”


Sales and Marketing

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!


Sales and Marketing

Susan has always been drawn to service. She delights in bringing joy to people so hospitality is a natural fit. After earning her bachelor’s degree in marketing, she attended The Culinary Institute of America.  Susan served in many reputable restaurants, then managed an Inn offering corporate relocation apartments in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Moving to Sarasota in 1999 introduced a service 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 in Sarasota and Charlotte counties 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 this 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.”