Colin Marshall, president of Quadrum Senior Living Management, inside the model home at the Amavida senior community that is set to open later this year. EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLY

A resort-style senior community with assisted living and memory care facilities, Amavida, is scheduled to open in South Fort Myers near the end of the year.

Sitting next to Lakes Park, with connected hiking trails, the 32-acre site will have a “town center” feel with its mix of commercial amenities such as three restaurants, a coffee shop, and a salon and spa.

 

It will be the first foray into senior living for Amavida’s parent company, Quadrum Global, an international real estate investment firm that has developed apartments and upscale hotels.

“This is a new brand,” said Seth Schumer, Quadrum’s head of U.S. investments, when the company broke ground on the more than $90 million project in January 2017. The facility will eventually create 150 to 175 permanent jobs.

“We have a strong boutique hotel background so we’re marrying that hotel concept with senior living,” said Colin Marshall, president of Quadrum Senior Living Management at Amavida. “We’re a very white glove environment. We’re all about service. We brought a huge hospitality element to this place.”

 

He adds, “We’re fun central for 55-plus… We’re like a cruise ship that never leaves port, basically.”

The community will include 460 residences that range from 500 to 1,700-square feet. Those include 272 independent-living apartments, 28 cottages, as well as 125 assisted-living, and 35 memory care residences. Prices will reflect market rates. They are expected range from $2,500 per month up to $5,500 per month for memory-care residences.

Businesses at Amavida will include three restaurants — Azure, The Lakeside Grille, and the Oasis Bar

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