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Senior Living

As Brevard County provides many opportunities for elderly adults to enjoy active lifestyles, the area has become a haven for seniors and visiting adults.

Each day the nation’s senior population continues to grow, particularly in Brevard County. Retirees continue to flock to the condominiums that offer easy living along Brevard County’s beaches and riverfronts, as well as the “55-plus” neighborhoods in communities throughout the area. Meanwhile, local assisted-living communities continue to raise their game to appeal to seniors who seek active, independent lifestyles.

The Brennity in Viera, for example, is a luxury retirement community that has single-family homes, as well as villas and apartments, not to mention a clubhouse, restaurants, putting green and wellness center. Also in Viera, Wuesthoff’s The Town Square, built with traditional neighborhood appeal, is replete with all the comforts of home and offers an array of services to seniors, including a hair salon, game and billiards room, a postal facility, exercise classes and more.

Heritage Isle in Viera is a “55-plus” 478-acre age restricted master planned community that includes multiple associations structured to provide services to the residents including a myriad of group activities and amenities.

Buena Vida Estates in West Melbourne is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) that offers a range of independent living apartments and all levels of health care and other services. Buena Vida offers a wide range of lifestyle options that fulfill the changing needs and desires of active, healthier, “more youthful” seniors.

Further south, The Fountains of Melbourne, is an assisted-living facility where residents live in fully-equipped apartments and are offered a variety of services and amenities, including multiple on-site restaurants, a holistic wellness program and transportation to many events throughout the county.

For seniors struggling with memory loss, certain Brevard County assisted-living communities specialize in caring for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. La Casa Assisted Living & Memory Care, located on Merritt Island, for example, offers an elegant and relaxing atmosphere, and operates a memory-care facility on site.

Sonata at Melbourne also offers award-winning memory care through its Serenades program. For seniors requiring a lesser level of care, it also offers The Viva, an independent living program, as well as The Harmony, an assisted living program at its resort-style property.

For seniors who don’t want to leave the comfort of their own homes, organizations like Granny Nannies and the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Space Coast are available to offer home health care by certified nurses and aides, tailored to individual needs.

And for seniors who are not sure what they’re looking for, or have questions about everything from health care to assisted living to tax issues, One Senior Place in Viera offers “one-stop shopping” and a resource library for elderly residents and their families.

For more information on assisted living communities and health care services for seniors, visit SpaceCoastLiving.com