Watercrest Senior Living Group and joint venture partner, Index International AB of Sweden, joined together today for the official groundbreaking of the premier Watercrest of Lake Nona Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in the 7,000-acre master-designed community of Lake Nona, FL. Dozens of Lake Nona and Orlando city officials, medical professionals, and influential community members gathered at the future site of the 76,000 square foot, 80 unit Assisted Living and Memory Care Community, set to open in the fall of 2015, featuring luxurious residences, resort-like service offerings and extraordinary care.
Watercrest principals, Marc Vorkapich, CEO and Joan Williams, CFO, along with Bjarne Borg, Co-Founder of Index International AB, are setting new standards of quality for seniors and their families in the co-development of upscale senior living communities. The Watercrest of Lake Nona building is a signature Watercrest product and the first of its kind, offering 56 assisted living and 24 memory care apartments with premium accommodations, spa amenities, fine dining, as well as private label wines, locally grown organic fare, cultural programs, and distinctive activities and outings.
Lake Nona is quickly becoming a sought-after location for corporate retreats and one-of-a-kind events that bring global executives to our backyard, and the inaugural Stream Health event this week was certainly no exception.
Named by WIRED as “one of the world’s best tech conferences,” Stream began as a series of digital sessions attended by the brightest creative, tech and media leaders. Aligning with the event’s free-form structure, Stream Health 2014 organizers turned to Lake Nona as their number one venue choice.
Unlike most conventions, this four-day “un-conference” at Lake Nona featured open communication and collaborative contributions from its attendees instead of regimented panels.
Lake Nona’s fastest-growing residential community, Laureate Park, reached a notable milestone this month by surpassing their 550th home sold. The community, which sits amidst the large and growing employment base of Lake Nona Medical City, features a variety of homes from top-selling builders, including Ashton Woods Homes, David Weekly Homes, Minto Communities and Taylor Morrison Homes.
“We are delighted with the early successes at Laureate Park,” said Lake Nona Vice President Rob Adams. “We are finding that our residents have been drawn to the unique home and neighborhood designs of the community, along with the many conveniences and amenities that living in Lake Nona brings.”
Lake Nona is Florida’s first gigabit community, offering its residents and businesses internet speeds up to 200 times faster than average U.S. internet connection.