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Sonata Senior Living Celebrates the Opening of Sonata Lake Mary with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Lake Mary, FL, March 21, 2023—Sonata Senior Living celebrated the opening of its newest community, Sonata Lake Mary, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today. The community, located at 410 Caring Drive, Lake Mary, FL, offers upscale resort-style living with amenities never seen before in a Lake Mary senior living rental-based model.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony featured a tour of the community’s state-of-the-art amenities built for active senior living. In addition to the large apartments and beautifully appointed dining and social spaces, attendees were able to experience the Sonata lifestyle, including the zero-entry, resort-style pool, the professional-grade golf simulation room, the dog park, and the brand-new pickle-ball court.

The design of Sonata Lake Mary incorporates the latest in technology and healthcare advancements. Residents of the new independent and assisted living community also appreciate touchless technology, advanced air filtration systems for enhanced safety, and a hearing loop system in the onsite theatre.

Sonata Lake Mary resident and VIP Founder’s Club Members, Phil & Audrey Brenneman, are excited to move into the community. “I knew immediately when I met with the community that Sonata Lake Mary was absolutely the right place for me,” Audrey said. “I am beyond impressed that I will be able to call this beautiful place home. It has everything I could ever have wanted,” Phil added.

Executive Director and long-time Lake Mary resident Brooke Ellis and her management staff were on-site to provide guided tours and answer any questions. Select Lake Mary ambassador residents were also on hand to provide a unique perspective of life at Sonata Lake Mary.

“We have been celebrating the opening of Sonata Lake Mary since our first residents moved in on March 1st,” said Ellis. Holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony with our new residents could not be any more special. This is their home and celebrating the opening as a family is truly the best way to unveil this community.”

“We are thrilled to showcase Sonata Lake Mary to the community at large,” said Shelley Esden, President and CEO of Sonata Senior Living, the parent company of Sonata Lake Mary. “This year Sonata celebrates its 15th anniversary. I can’t think of a better gift and a better way to celebrate.”

Central Florida-based WPC served as General Contractor for the project. “Senior living communities have become such a large part of the Florida landscape and WPC has been building senior living communities for more than 30 years. Sonata Lake Mary serves the luxury end of the market well, living up to their commitment to help its residents have more time to live life to the fullest,” said Jeff Forrest, WPC President. “The team at WPC delivers on this commitment through careful attention to the many intricate details and nuances inherent with senior living projects.”

Seminole County Chamber President & CEO, Rebekah Arthur, agreed. “We are excited to welcome Sonata Lake Mary to the Seminole County business community,” Arthur said. “Not only does this community provide a wonderful option for seniors looking to age in place in Lake Mary, but it also offers fabulous employment opportunities to Seminole County residents, bringing 85 new jobs to the area.”

Those interested in learning more about Sonata Lake Mary are invited to stop by, meet the team, and view the various apartments that are available, as well as explore the award-winning services and amenities offered by the community.

Personal tours are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday by appointment. Those interested in booking an appointment should call 407-477-5957 or visit to learn more.

About Sonata Senior Living

Sonata Senior Living is a privately owned regional developer and operator of innovative senior living communities, offering independent living, assisted living, and memory care options throughout Central and South Florida. Sonata is nationally recognized as a leader in the senior living industry and has earned multiple awards for research and evidence-based design and programming. Their philosophy is to help residents retain their independence and sense of self through a blend of signature programming, cutting-edge technology, a commitment to compassionate care, and best-in-class customer service. Sonata is led by an executive team that has been together since the company’s 2008 inception. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Sonata’s portfolio comprises 12 operational senior living communities. For more information, visit

Sonata Lake Mary Ribbon Cutting

Sonata Lake Mary Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, March 21, 2023

Mayor Dadiv Mealor, Shelley Esden, and Stuart Beebe

From left to right: Mayor David Mealor, City of Lake Mary, Florida; Shelley Esden, Co-Founder, President and CEO, Sonata Senior Living;
and Stuart Beebe, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Sonata Senior Living


Now open, Sonata's new state-of-the-art resort-style senior living community is located in Lake Mary and features the latest in technology, upscale amenities and wellness programs for active seniors who prefer worry-free retirement living.