Convivial Life, a Venice-based not-for-profit corporation, has officially announced the beginning of its expansion and improvement planning process at Jacaranda Trace in Venice, FL. Convivial acquired Jacaranda Trace in late June 2022 by purchasing 240 condominium apartments and villas, an 85,000+ square foot clubhouse, and 55 assisting living residences, including Cadbury Park, a beautifully-designed neighborhood offering specialized programs and support to those affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
The official announcement came earlier this week when Joel Anderson, president & CEO of LifeStar Living and Owner’s Representative for Convivial Life, met with residents at Jacaranda Trace to provide an overview of Convivial’s vision. Residents were excited to learn greater details about the process and future, as well as measures already taken by the community’s new owner.
Convivial’s Board approved Anderson to proceed with the planning process last month, which will contemplate adding up to 80 new apartment homes connected to a fully renovated clubhouse, finishing the construction of the remaining eight villas on the 33-acre campus, and building a new healthcare resort, expected to include modern-style assisted living and post-acute skilled care private residences with a full-service therapy and rehabilitation gym exclusively for members of Jacaranda Trace.
SFCS Architects, a veteran architect firm recognized for designing high-quality Life Plan communities across the United States, has begun working with LifeStar to host several meetings with members and depositors to obtain their feedback about the future clubhouse amenities, preferences for outdoor experiences, and other lifestyle-driven programs. “We’re pleased to be part of the vision planning process and sharing our recommendations,” says Gene Kraus, a retired executive from Ford Motor Company and member at Jacaranda Trace since 2014. “Jacaranda Trace is an exceptional place to live, and it will only get better in the future.”
Jacaranda Trace has launched a priority waitlist deposit program for existing and future residences. Depositors will have first preview and choice in selecting a new residence with floor plans ranging between 1,500 to 2,600 square feet, suited for each member’s preferences and budget. They will also be able to customize their future home using the new Design Center scheduled to open by year-end.
Anderson intends to work closely with Jacaranda Trace’s executive director, Anne Marichal, and other staff to facilitate the transformation, including unveiling the community’s new membership benefits, providing expanded club and wellness services, preferred access to the existing and future healthcare resort, and substantial member savings, up to a 30% discount, if a member ever requires an extended healthcare stay. “It is an exciting time to be a part of Jacaranda Trace, and we look forward to expanding upon our rich tradition in offering the best quality experiences for retirees to enjoy daily,” says Marichal.
“They are more than residents to us, they are ‘members for life’. That’s our mission and focus.”
Convivial Life, Inc. is a Florida not-for-profit organization recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) entity.
Convivial’s mission-driven vision and purpose is to offer vibrant senior living communities that promote
an active lifestyle and opportunities to enjoy life at its fullest. We cherish building long-lasting
relationships with our valued members, associates, their families, and neighbors as we seek to make a
positive impact in our local communities and around the globe.