Grand Villa Breaks Ground On Memory Care Building
By Cyndi Byars // September 8, 2014
NEW ADDITION expected to open in 2015
ABOVE VIDEO: Gwyn Shick, Community Relations Coordinator for Grand Villa of Melbourne, talks about the new new Memory Care building that is expected to open in 2015.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – A celebratory groundbreaking ceremony for Grand Villa of Melbourne’s new Memory Care building attracted a crowd of healthcare professionals, physicians and local dignitaries.
According to Gwyn Shick, Community Relations Coordinator for Grand Villa of Melbourne, the new building is expected to open in 2015.
“We plan to have about 30 to 40 memory care beds,” said Shick, Community Relations Coordinator for Grand Villa of Melbourne.
“The apartments will offer state-of-the-art care for our residents. We are so happy to have Mayor Meehan and many Brevard caregivers here at the ceremonial groundbreaking.”
Keynote Speaker Dr. Rosemary Laird addressed the crowd, and noted that Brevard is fortunate to have Grand Villa take up the important challenge of offering specialized care for memory-impaired seniors, and build a true home for their residents.
Melbourne Mayor Kathy Meehan and Barbara Arthur of Senator Bill Nelson’s office also spoke to the packed crowd.
Senior Management Advisors is the parent company for the Grand Villa properties.
“The memory care building is a 26-unit addition,” said Senior Management Advisors CEO Steve Piazza. “Our philosophy and vision is to create a home-like environment and deliver the best care possible. Our team ensures we meet the needs of seniors – and those with memory care issues – with compassion, and with dignity.”
After Executive Director Brenda Jones and Piazza led the official groundbreaking, attendees were treated to a champagne toast and a meet and greet with the Grand Villa staff and local dignitaries.
For more information log on to GrandVillaMelbourne.com or call 321-328-8140.
BELOW PHOTO GALLERY BY CYNDI BYARS