Common Questions & Answers About Independent Living at Sonata East at Viera

Independent living in Melbourne, Florida, is designed for “independent” adults who do not need help with activities of daily living or health care support, but still want the benefits of all-inclusive retirement living. When you choose independent living at Sonata East, you’re retiring from the burden and headaches of maintaining a home and gaining access to resort-style amenities, wellness services, life enrichment activities and priority access to assisted living and memory care. This leaves you more time, money and freedom to travel, explore new interests and enjoy life.

The average cost of independent living in Melbourne starts around $3,500 per month, but varies based on the community, type of contract, services, apartment floor plan and features. Some communities like Sonata East at Viera offer special rates for veterans. Independent living pricing changes frequently so it is important to call the community direct for current pricing and rates.

Sonata East offers a convenient month-to-month lease. Unlike entry fee communities that require a large upfront fee, many seniors enjoy the flexibility afforded by a senior rental community. Renting gives older adults more control over their financial assets and the freedom to leave when their needs change.

Renting instead of owning a residence provides advantages to both your personal independence and your finances, while protecting your ability to manage the costs of personal care as you age. When you rent, you know what your out-of-pocket expenses will be each month, whereas home ownership always comes with an element of surprise. You are also relieved of the expense of property taxes that come with home ownership.

Sonata East emphasizes service excellence as fundamental to our approach to senior living. This means we go to great lengths to make sure our residents experience an unparalleled level of hospitality. Our signature program, At Your ServiceSM, represents our commitment to exceed your expectations while enriching your retirement life in every possible way. It’s why we say Expect More at Sonata!

Sonata East provides a variety of studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans that are specifically designed for the comfort and accessibility that are foremost among the needs of older adults. Large, open floor plans with 10-foot ceilings, modern kitchens with quartz countertops, walk-in closets and outdoor terraces are among the most attractive features of senior apartments at Sonata East at Viera.

Learn more about the benefits of renting a senior living apartment in Melbourne, Florida, in this video.

Independent living at Sonata East includes priority access to on-site health care services, including assisted living and memory care support. Assisted living is located adjacent to Sonata East for those residents who need personal care and assistance with activities of daily living. Memory care at Sonata East is also available to those residents who will benefit from specialized Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care. Senior living lifestyle options at Sonata East provide a full continuum of care to older adults in Melbourne, Florida.

Seniors as young as 62 can move to an independent living community in Melbourne, Florida, as long as they meet the community’s criteria for maintaining an independent lifestyle. There are no upper age limits and an abundance of social opportunities to meet new people and make new friends with like-minded peers. In fact, an independent living community is the best way to avoid the isolation or depression that often comes with aging in place in the family home.

Music, art, culture, fitness classes, wellness activities, entertainment and social events keep the residents of Sonata East active and engaged. Life enrichment programming integrates the latest research in healthy aging to nurture emotional, intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social wellness while activities are developed with the personal interests and preferences of our residents in mind.

Today’s seniors prefer amenities that support an active and healthy lifestyle. For this reason, Sonata East at Viera features an abundance of amenities and choices that make an active and worry-free retirement lifestyle more attainable. Along with an emphasis on health and wellness, residents enjoy a heated pool, outdoor dining and fire pits, bocce ball, fishing pond, pavilion, dog park, art studio, theater with built-in assistive listening system, rooftop terrace, grab and go café, full-service bar with bistro and a wine bar. For healthy living, Sonata East features a fitness center, walking paths, and full-service spa featuring a salon and barber.

Sonata East is a pet-friendly community. Dogs and cats must be 25 pounds or less, housebroken and spayed or neutered. Both dogs and cats must be registered and vaccinated in accordance with state and local laws. Find more questions and answers about living at Sonata Senior Living here.

Sonata East at Viera is owned by Sonata Senior Living, a developer and operator of independent living, assisted living and memory care communities throughout Florida. Unlike national providers, Sonata Senior Living is Florida-owned and operated, meaning our leadership team can quickly respond to the needs of our residents and families. Sonata Senior Living is nationally recognized for its cutting-edge evidence-based design and programming and commitment to innovation and service excellence.

Dining services in independent living communities vary largely by the community so it is important to visit and experience the dining in person. At Sonata East, dining is very similar to choosing a restaurant to suit your mood. Along with a choice of venues ranging from bistro casual to a grab-and-go market to a formal dining room experience, residents enjoy nutritious and delicious chef-prepared meals with a diverse selection of menu options every day.

A term first coined by the cruise line industry, “Anytime Dining,” allows residents of senior living communities to maintain control and freedom over their schedules. Unlike traditional dining that requires scheduled seating times, Anytime Dining features open seating to accommodate residents’ individual preferences and tastes. Dining at Sonata East offers chef-prepared selections and Anytime Dining for the ultimate in convenience along with an abundance of choices to accommodate our residents’ personal tastes and dietary needs.

Safety is built into every fiber of Sonata East. These include industry-leading innovations, such as four-story, solid mason block construction, overnight security, access control keyless entry through doorways and enhanced disinfection technologies. Memory care apartments are equipped with motion and temperature sensors, ambient light, and our predictive artificial intelligence (AI) emergency call system to safeguard personal security. Our signature program, Sonata Safe, is reassurance that our residents will always be cared for in a safe and healthy environment.

At Sonata East, we welcome the opportunity to engage in a more detailed discussion about your retirement plans, including any questions you may have about financial solutions.

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