On a 14-acre site in an attractive natural habitat setting in Southwest Florida, Redico, headquartered in Southfield, Mich., joined forces with American House Senior Living Communities to develop a 194-unit senior community, American House Coconut Point. The joint venture was a way to help American House expand nationally, which it has, becoming one of the 25 largest senior housing operators in the country, with more than 50 communities—and more under development.

This project features indoor and outdoor amenities that help seniors socialize with one another. A four-story atrium features a tranquil water feature and leads outdoors to lush courtyards, walking paths, an outdoor swimming pool, a putting green, a shuffleboard court, and bocce ball courts. Inside, the shared spaces include a fitness center, a salon and spa, a theater, a library, a game room, and a bistro. Complimentary personal and scheduled transportation is provided to nearby amenities such as shops and restaurants.

The developers also entered into an agreement with Artis-Naples, home of the Baker Museum and Naples Philharmonic, so that residents can enjoy live performances and art. For those with dementia, there are additional benefits. The site’s memory-care units—designed as both studios and shared apartments— provide safe communal facilities for eating as well as relaxing outdoors in a courtyard and garden.

American House’s personalized “Love Is Ageless” program helps residents with progressive memory loss to enjoy life to its fullest and with dignity and respect. Additional quality medical care will be available at a 163,000-square-foot, $140 million medical facility that will open in fall 2018.

Because of the developers’ concern for the environment, all units feature energy-efficient appliances and large windows for natural light. Unlike facilities that charge a hefty entrance fee—sometimes above $500,000—American House Coconut Point charges a nominal, one-time community fee of less than $3,000, plus a monthly rental fee.