Sonata Senior Living Expands To Windermere, Florida

Orlando, FL—March 24, 2023 – Orlando-based Sonata Senior Living will be adding a new location to its growing portfolio of senior living communities. Formerly known as Azpira of Windermere, the 118-unit assisted living and memory care community in Windermere, Florida, will be rebranded as Sonata Windermere in the coming months.

The new community site reflects a commitment from Sonata’s executive team to expand the operator’s footprint throughout Florida, consistent with the company’s growth strategy previously announced in 2022.

“We are thrilled with this opportunity to add the Windermere site and further expand our legacy of serving seniors in Central Florida,” said Shelley Esden, President and CEO of Sonata Senior Living. “Windermere is a perfect location for Sonata to offer the rental-based model and upscale amenities preferred by Florida’s seniors.”

Sonata Windermere will represent Sonata Senior Living’s 13th community added to its portfolio and the second community to be added in the last 30 days. The news came within days of the grand opening of the newly constructed Sonata Lake Mary, also located in Central Florida.

Through multiple new developments and partnerships, Sonata has added significantly to its senior living portfolio in recent years. These include an acquisition in 2020 and the construction and opening of Sonata East at Viera in 2021.

All communities managed by Sonata Senior Living offer a continuum of care along with technology innovations, upscale amenities, and the personalized service that has become the Sonata Senior Living trademark.

At Sonata Windermere, COO Jamie Merrill will oversee a comprehensive strategic improvement plan comprising talent recruitment, staff training, technology innovations and marketing, among other improvements.

Each new property managed by Sonata Senior Living reflects a carefully orchestrated transition period to ensure the highest standards are met in operations and customer service,” said Jamie Merrill, COO of Sonata Senior Living. “Our process is designed to replicate Sonata’s culture of service excellence to uphold our reputation throughout Florida.”

About Sonata Senior Living

Sonata Senior Living is a licensed owner, developer, and operator of innovative independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities located exclusively in Florida. Recognized by Argentum as a Best of the Best Award recipient, Sonata is committed to enriching the lives of older adults through constant innovation, programming and services that recognize individuality and promote healthy aging. For more information, visit


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.