Winter Park Construction Breaks Ground On $14-Million Assisted Living Facility In Melbourne, Fla.


New Facility to Offer Memory Care, Independent & Assisted Living

Orlando, Fla. – In a growing trend to deliver state-of-the-art senior living retirement and “memory care” services to the nation’s growing senior population, Winter Park Construction (WPC), (, an expert in the design and construction of senior living and memory care projects, has broken ground on the $14-million Sonata at Melbourne in Melbourne, Fla. (

Sonata at Melbourne is luxury rental retirement community offering a continuum of care. Expected to open in January 2012, Sonata at Melbourne will offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care assisted living.  

The 161,000-square foot main building will feature 127 luxury living units in a variety of spacious floorplans. The unique design includes several “green” building concepts, steel frame and masonry construction to withstand maximum windload, and expanded on-site generator capacity.  The design also enables flexibility in the utilization of units as residents age in place and as market demand and demographics change.

The Sonata at Melbourne boasts resort style amenities and wellness programming important to today’s seniors and their families.  Amenities include a movie theater, elegant dining room, bistro/pub, fitness and wellness center, exam room, library, beauty parlor, barber and full spa services. In addition, the resort-like setting features a heated pool with ramp access and outside terraces with cabanas.

“Aging baby boomers are utilizing these facilities because of their all-in-one convenience and comfortable lifestyle,” said Jeff Forrest, WPC President.  “With the first of the boomers reaching age 65 in 2011, seniors are by far the fastest growing population sector.  Construction of new senior living communities has been relatively flat over the past few years and as a result, there is significant demand in certain markets for new retirement and assisted living communities.”   



With more than $200 million in annual revenue and 1.5 billion square feet of projects completed,   Winter Park Construction provides pre-construction, general contracting, construction management, and green building (LEED certified) services throughout the United States. Areas of new construction and renovation specialization include student housing, senior living, multifamily, military housing, hotels and resorts, timeshares, and commercial building. Clients include Royal Senior Care, Banc of America Community Development Corporation, Inland American Communities, Lincoln Property Company, Equity Residential, and DeBartolo Development to name a few. For more information, visit


Sonata Senior Living is a premier developer and operator of senior living communities that offer
independent living, assisted living, and memory care assisted living. Sonata's philosophy is to provide a worry-free, robust lifestyle featuring innovative programming, supportive care, and wellness-focused services.  For information, contact Sonata Senior Living at
301 East Pine Street, Suite 730, Orlando, FL 32801, 407.286.6490 or visit


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