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

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Senior Living Community in Sarasota, FL

Offering Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care Services

Grand Living is all about providing seniors with a comfortable place to live. We have locations across the country and are opening more at a steady pace because of the demand for this kind of senior living community. While people hear “senior living” and immediately think of a dull, quiet place, our locations are lively and more akin to high-end resorts than anything else. From our hospitality services to amenities you could only dream of, Grand Living is the place where you can make the term “golden years” truer than ever before.

A Variety of Amenities for Every Senior

Grand Living’s Lakewood Ranch location is a brand-new senior living community that includes all the characteristics that have made Grand Living great from the beginning. Below are just a few of the incredible qualities you can come to expect from Grand Living at Lakewood Ranch.

Well-Appointed Residences

Our living quarters are equipped with beautiful fixtures and features and can be as cozy as a studio or as expansive as a two-bedroom with a den.

A Variety of Dining Options

We know how different cuisines and styles of dining make a big difference for your quality of life. We offer formal dining and casual dining options, including a bistro, a club room, and private dining areas as well.

Live Entertainment

We have a performance theater that provides theater performances, music, and lifelong learning programs.

Full-Featured Wellness Center

Wellness is a large part of a holistic senior living experience, and we know that better than anyone. We offer a spa, outdoor pool, exercise studio, salon, and even have a medical exam room on site for doctors to come to you.

Luxurious Accommodations

We also have a library, grand lounge, chapel and meditation center.

Contact Us Today

As you can see, when you choose to live at a Grand Living community, you’ll experience the best that senior living has to offer. Whether you are looking for Independent LivingAssisted Living, or Memory Care Services, Grand Living at Lakewood Ranch will deliver. From our amenities to the service we outline in our Signature Programs, you’ll note that Grand Living isn’t like any senior living community you’ve seen before.

Call today to become the newest resident of Grand Living at Lakewood Ranch!

Phone: 941.554.7230

Location: 7230 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34240


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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 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.”



Director of Health and Wellness

Madonna brings 39 years of proven leadership in clinical oversight. She earned her degree in Nursing from Pace University then moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina for a 28 year career as an Emergency Level 1 Trauma Nurse for UNC Hospitals. During this time, Madonna was also a Flight Nurse providing comprehensive pre-hospital and emergency care to patients aboard aircrafts.

Highly trained to provide more services than the typical RN and often working independently of other medical professionals provided a solid foundation to be an educator. When Madonna moved to Florida in 2009 she became a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Core Training Instructor for the American Red Cross. She also worked in home health, short-term rehabilitation, and assisted living management. Madonna’s approach has always been to lead her team to a higher standard with staff oversight. She enjoys rounding floors, rolling up her sleeves and giving direct care to residents.


Executive Chef

Chef Michael was introduced at a very early age to creating and serving seven-course dinners from all around the world. His mother often held large events and celebrations at their home in Sweden. She encouraged him to study culinary, hospitality and languages so he’d be able to travel the world.

In the past 30 years Chef Michael has had the privilege of serving Kings, Queens, Presidents, the Dalai Lama, Diplomats, and Academy Award Winning Actors. He has witnessed how food brings people together; crosses all borders, languages, and cultures. Chef Michael has recruited the finest culinary team to serve alongside him at Grand Living. He has partnered with local sustainable farmers to procure the best dairy, seafood, meat, and produce.

“Every day is filled with new opportunities to explore, make new connections, taste different food, and live a full life.”



Luminations Director

“Chami” brings 20 years of customer service in observing and adjusting to style and pace so our residents can expect programs especially designed for them. She and her team will ensure that all the FACETS of your life are being nurtured: Social, Health & Wellness, Lifelong Learning, Legacy and Spirituality.

Born in Sri Lanka, Chami came to the United States knowing only one English word: cat. She understands hardships and struggles and has compassion for others having to make life altering moves. Art became her way to communicate, using different mediums such as clay, stucco, and acrylics to tell her life stories.

Chami has built relationships with schools, universities, churches, performing venues and businesses who want to enrich the lives of our residents.

“It is my vision to fill every space in our beautiful community with the exceptional talent residing in Sarasota.”



Fitness Coordinator

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!”




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