Emerson Lakes Has It All, Including an On-Site Medical Center

By Linda Esterson
May 1, 2024
Woman and doctor

Retirement is an exciting time! After many years of working hard to advance your career or care for a growing family, you're able to focus on you--pursuing your hobbies, taking your dream vacation, and trying new activities you're interested in. 

When looking at retirement living options, there's no better way to make the most of this next chapter than by moving to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). Maintenance-free apartment homes remove the stress of time-consuming repairs, creating more flexibility in your schedule for fun and friends. 

Plus, with a range of on-site health care and predictable costs, CCRC residents enjoy peace of mind--now and for the future.

Emerson Lakes, an Erickson Senior Living community coming to Lakewood Ranch, Fla., will offer all of the above. The 46-acre CCRC--boasting stylish, maintenance-free apartment homes; social opportunities through groups and clubs; and a continuum of health care services--might be the place for you!

Maintenance-free living

Unlike many neighborhoods in the Sarasota area, Emerson Lakes' residences will be 100% maintenance-free. 

"Some communities nearby say that they're be maintenance-free, but residents are still responsible for pulling the weeds and trimming the hedges," explains Sales Director Adam Zubowsky. "At Emerson Lakes, everything inside and outside of your apartment home will be taken care of."

A dedicated groundskeeping crew will keep the campus beautifully manicured and landscaped, while the General Services team will be on-call for any repairs needed. 

"If your washer and dryer, dishwasher, or garbage disposal needs to be fixed, you simply place a call to General Services," he says. "They will even replace a burnt-out lightbulb! It's true maintenance-free living. All you have to do is enjoy life."

Time for you

With maintenance and repairs off your plate, you'll have more time to explore the community's many amenities, activities, clubs, and groups. 

Residents at Erickson Senior Living communities across the country have access to on-campus fitness centers with exercise machines and classes, pickleball and bocce courts, arts and crafts studios, and in-house TV stations. Groups and clubs cater to nearly every interest from cars and model trains to current events and gardening. 

"Clubs meet regularly and are always welcoming new members, creating opportunities for residents to make connections," says Zubowsky, who watched residents at Avery Point, the Erickson Senior Living community in Short Pump, Va., develop meaningful connections during his time there. 

He continues, "One day, you're meeting someone new at the swimming pool or playing Rummikub in a lounge area. The next day, you're making plans for dinner at a restaurant on campus! Erickson Senior Living communities are engaging, social places."

Continuum of care

As a CCRC, Emerson Lakes will also offer on-site access to multiple levels of care. Retirees ready to embrace an active lifestyle can move into an apartment home and receive concierge care at the on-site medical center. 

"The medical centers at Erickson Senior Living communities are so convenient," says Zubowsky. "Staffed with practitioners who specialize in senior health care, residents can schedule appointments for anything from routine checkups to vaccinations and sick visits."

The medical center at Emerson Lakes will open in the community's clubhouse as soon as the first residents move in.

In the future, residents who may need more support will find the care they're looking for in the community's continuing care neighborhood, which is planning to offer assisted living, skilled nursing care, and memory care. 

"That's what's great about continuing care retirement communities--all of the services are on site," he adds. "If your needs change over time, you don't have to leave the community to get additional support." 

The right time

With so many amenities and activities to enjoy, many Erickson Senior Living residents are glad they moved sooner than later.

"You worked hard! You've earned time for yourself in retirement," says Zubowsky. "If Emerson Lakes' vibrant, maintenance-free environment sounds like a good fit for you, I recommend joining the Priority List." 

In addition to securing your spot in line for a desired floor plan, joining the Priority List also keeps you up to date on building construction. Plus, those who reserve an apartment home this fall will lock in the current year's entrance deposit. 


"Our 'pioneer' residents will make their mark on the community, leading clubs and groups and providing input on what activities should be offered," Zubowsky adds. "This is your chance to make the most of your retirement and pave the future of Emerson Lakes!"

Invest in your future self at Emerson Lakes. From top-notch amenities to maintenance-free apartment homes, you are sure to live your retirement to the fullest. Request more information today!