As it celebrates its 40th anniversary, Village On The Isle (VOTI) has been taking stock of all the improvements it’s implemented to continue its reign as one of the most preeminent continuing care retirement communities on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
In January 2016, the not-for-profit, faith-based organization launched a $100 million, 10-year expansion plan for its 16-acre campus. Since then, VOTI constructed the Emerald Terraces: 48 independent living apartment-homes ranging from 1,250 to 1,620 square feet – all with walkout balconies.
It also constructed a 66,000 sq. ft. replacement Health Center as a state-of-the-art facility, with 64 private rooms, and amenities for residents who may need around-the-clock nursing care, or short-term rehabilitative support. It also houses the Tidewell Care Center at VOTI, with eight private suites that provide dedicated inpatient hospice services.
VOTI has also renovated its assisted living residences and memory care facilities, is currently updating the décor in other buildings, and still has more construction to go.
“Our goal for our independent living residents is to live their lives just as they did in their prior homes. We want them to enjoy the freedom to do what they want, whenever they want to,” explains CEO Doug Feller. The community “has a very friendly, family-like atmosphere,” he adds.
The lifestyle for retirees at VOTI is purposeful and active – on the property and because it is located right on Venice Island, close to the beaches and downtown Venice.
On campus, VOTI offers a broad range of services and amenities, with a full calendar of events featuring a mix of social, cultural, spiritual, educational, health/wellness, and service-oriented recreation.
Location-wise, “Venice Island has a different kind of flair,” says Doug. “I have a resident who tells me that he’s always wanted to live on 'The Island'. He calls his place here ‘his island condo.’”
Another element of premier living at VOTI is dining. Renovation was completed on the 10,000 sq. ft. Hibiscus Dining Room – to the look and feel of a fine restaurant – in time for Valentine’s Day 2021. The cuisine was also upgraded, says Doug. "We hired an incredible culinary team that exceeds expectations every time."
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