The Windsor of Lakewood Ranch


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Located just outside sunny Sarasota, The Windsor of Lakewood Ranch specializes in assisted living services. We love serving seniors and their families near Sarasota, FL. Here, you'll find personalized support, new events and opportunities daily, and the chance to connect with your neighbors and form lasting friendships.

Life is better here, and we know you'll agree. Welcome to The Windsor of Lakewood Ranch.


Leading Sarasota Retirement Communities with Outstanding Support and a Beautiful Location

The Windsor stands out among other Sarasota-area retirement residences because we specialize in assisted living. We have designed our entire residence to support independence and enhance wellness for all residents. You'll find plenty of natural, non-glare lighting and low-pile carpeting to reduce the risk of falls and intentional color selection that supports those with low vision and makes the residence even easier to navigate. We took care of every detail with a residence just for assisted living residents. 

At The Windsor, residents enjoy amenities, services, and programs tailored to their personal preferences and interests in a welcoming, beautiful, and charming residence. Residents can take advantage of amenities that typical Sarasota retirement residences offer and convenient touches like an onsite salon and spa, private movie theater, and country kitchen.


Assisted Living at The Windsor of Lakewood Ranch

Assisted living at The Windsor of Lakewood Ranch is all about independence, meeting new friends, and enjoying new opportunities. Residents enjoy living a maintenance-free lifestyle which means they can say goodbye to household responsibilities like housekeeping and landscaping chores. With their extra time and energy, they can focus on building the lifestyle they have always wanted right here in sunny Sarasota. The Windsor has reimagined traditional assisted living, giving residents every chance to be independent, make their own decisions, and pursue new hobbies.

Our stunning 2-story design features floor-to-ceiling windows, plenty of natural light, amenities like a post office area, a bistro stocked with coffee, tea, snacks, and other favorite gathering spots like the living room and activity room or courtyard. 

Residents also enjoy taking advantage of our renowned Gold Leaf dining program. Meals are chef-prepared and served three times daily in a bustling and vibrant restaurant setting where residents can catch up with neighbors over delicious entrees. Every meal is the chance to taste what our dining team has to offer, and each meal is a true Gold Leaf dining experience around the table.

In addition to a beautiful setting and delectable meals, The Windsor of Lakewood Ranch offers personalized support and assistance to every resident. Our expert caregivers and other team members are there to offer a friendly hand, give a reminder and word of encouragement, and be there to respond in case of an emergency. Each resident receives a personalized care plan, ensuring preferences and needs are at the forefront of every decision.

Residents at The Windsor of Lakewood Ranch are always welcome to participate in any of our life enrichment activities, events, or excursions. You'll find residents learning local history at a presentation, working on creation during an art workshop, singing along to favorite tunes during a live performance, or taking a trip to go shelling at the beach. Daily events and programs are designed to make life more fun, enhance wellness, and create connections with neighbors.


Leading the Best Retirement Communities in Sarasota, Florida

It's not easy leading the best retirement residences in Sarasota, Florida. Still, here at The Windsor, we are driven by providing only exceptional services and experiences to the residents who live here. When you call The Windsor home, you can enjoy amenities and resources that include:

  • Transportation locally to appointments and excursions

  • Housekeeping services

  • Around-the-clock support from trained team members

  • Personalized care and interventions based on your preferences

  • Vibrant programs, events, and trips

  • Post office

  • Salon and spa

  • Onsite movie theater

  • Recreation room, bistro, and country kitchen

  • Fitness center

  • Wellness resources include visiting professional services such as podiatry, portable x-ray, and therapy

Contact us to schedule your tour of our residence today. You'll be able to experience The Windsor lifestyle for yourself, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. We hope to see you soon!


Contact Information

The Windsor of Lakewood Ranch is located just off interstate 75 and features ample onsite parking. 

The Windsor of Lakewood Ranch

8220 Natures Way

Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202



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  • Gym and Physical Activity Area
  • Hallway seating and view of apartment front doors
  • Bathrooms
  • Library and Casual Seating
  • Outdoor Walkway
  • Private Dining Room
  • Outdoor Patio and Garden Area
  • Garden Area
  • Outdoor Patio Seating
  • Dining Room
  • Mail Room and Casual Seating
  • Casual Snack Seating
  • Common Room TV
  • Common Room Seating and Fireplace
  • Front Reception Area
  • Front Reception Area
  • Front Drive View
  • Front Drive View
  • Outdoor Patio Seating
  • Game Table
  • Sunroom Seating
  • Sunroom Seating

Meet the Residence Director

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Press Releases

Legend Senior Living® Names Wendy Dotson Regional Director of Sales – North Florida 09 Sep 2022

WICHITA, KS (September 7, 2022) – Wendy Dotson, a Corporate Sales Specialist for Legend Senior Living, has been promoted to Legend’s Regional Director of Sales – North Florida. Dotson will…
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Legend Senior Living® Named Great Place to Work® 10 Jun 2022

Great Place to Work Institute has honored Legend Senior Living® with certification as a Great Place to Work for its fourth year. The certification process considered more than 1,000 employee…
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Residence Awards

Residence Events

  • Casino Night 22 Feb 2023 4:00- 5:00 PM

    Feeling lucky? Test it out at The Windsor of Lakewood Ranch’s Casino Night, a favorite event of guests and residents. We’ll have all of your favorite casino games, from poker to roulette, along with refreshments and new friends. A beginner at casino games? That’s okay! We can teach you how to play. Everyone is welcome. RSVP to save your seat at the tables.

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  • Discover the Super Foods For Super Seniors 25 Jan 2023 11:00 AM

    Your daily nutrition choices can improve overall wellness, help you stay active and independent, and even save time and money at the doctor’s office. Join your friends at The Windsor of Lakewood Ranch and Nora Clemens, Registered Dietician and Nutritionist as she shares new research on how food is medicine and which nutrients will help you live your best life. Guest Speaker: Nora Clemens, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Nutrition & Wellness Solutions, Nutrition Expert for 30+ Years

  • Discover the Super Foods For Super Seniors 25 Jan 2023 2:00 PM

    Your daily nutrition choices can improve overall wellness, help you stay active and independent, and even save time and money at the doctor’s office. Join your friends at The Windsor of Lakewood Ranch and Nora Clemens, Registered Dietician and Nutritionist as she shares new research on how food is medicine and which nutrients will help you live your best life. Guest Speaker: Nora Clemens, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Nutrition & Wellness Solutions, Nutrition Expert for 30+ Years

  • Holiday Jingle & Mingle 16 Dec 2022 3:00- 4:00 PM

    Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? They are calling you to take a walk in our Winter Wonderland by celebrating the holidays in style at The Windsor. Join us for seasonal entertainment, delicious refreshments, and hot cocoa, along with plenty of glad tidings and good cheer.

  • Bootcamp For The Brain 17 Nov 2022 2:30 PM

    Your brain health begins with what’s on your dinner plate. Join us as we discover how to boost brain health with the power of whole foods! We’ll be learning from Nora Clemens, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and Certified Food Sensitivities Therapist as she walks us through easy recipes and sustainable habits that will feed our brains and our bodies. You’ll walk out feeling empowered and ready to put your new knowledge to work in your kitchen right away. With Guest Speaker: Nora Clemens, Registered Dietician, Nutritionist, Nutrition & Wellness Solutions, Nutrition expert for 30+ years

  • The Estate Tax, Tax Breaks & Lifetime Gifting 20 Sep 2022 2:30pm

    Let’s talk about money, shall we? Most older adults want to be sure they are planning for the future, including any taxes on gifts or their estate. Join us as we learn from Michelle Tourjee and uncover what tax breaks you might be missing out on, as well as how to protect your assets for the future.

  • The Hidden Benefit: Veteran Aid and Attendance 18 Aug 2022 10:30am

    Are you getting the most out of your VA benefits? Most Veterans and their partners aren’t sure about how their Aid & Attendance benefit can help offset the cost of senior living. Be sure you know the facts! We’ll be learning about the benefit as well as who is eligible and how much you might be able to use for your senior living monthly fees.

  • Beware: New Tactics in Online Scams and Phone Scams 23 Jun 2022 2:30- 3:30 PM

    Just when you think you know how to protect yourself from fraud, predators find new ways to target seniors through more scams over the phone, in person, and online. Protect yourself and your loved one by staying a step ahead. Join us as we learn about the latest scams happening around our area from a local expert.

  • Beauty & The Board: Creating a Classic Charcuterie 23 May 2022 2:30-3:30pm

    Charcuterie boards are the perfect mix of delicious finger foods and creativity, making anyone who puts one together the star of the party. We’re teaching you how to create a classic charcuterie and dazzle your friends. Join as we learn all the techniques from Executive Chef Lenny Scarfone.

  • Dr. Keegan of Roskamp Institute Presents Memory Loss 14 Apr 2022 9:30-11:30am

    Join us for a presentation on mild cognitive impairment, assessment, treatment, and clinical trials. All are welcome to attend this most informative, no cost session with Dr. Keegan and his staff. Q&A session will follow. You will have an opportunity to sign up for a free memory screening at Roskamp Institute Clinic. EVENT LOCATION: LAKEWOOD RANCH YMCA 5100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34211

Assisted Living Floor Plans

  • Sandpiper | One Bedroom
  • Tern | One Bedroom
  • Heron | One Bedroom
  • Pelican | One Bedroom
  • Ibis | One Bedroom
  • Spoonbill | One Bedroom
  • Crane | One Bedroom
  • Osprey | One Bedroom
Enjoy great company, great food and the services you need to stay independent.

Assisted Living

Designed for those who need assistance with life’s daily tasks, Assisted Living at Legend® offers a personalized approach that tailors services to your unique needs, delivering only those you need and desire. You pay only for the services you choose.

Residents benefit from health care services delivered in a satisfying, comfortable environment that encourages individuality, independence and social interaction. Caring associates are there 24 hours a day to assist with the activities of daily living, including:

  • Bathing and dressing
  • Mobility
  • Medication management

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What can I expect from a move to Assisted Living?

You may be surprised by the positive impact a move to a Legend community can have on your life. You’ll feel your world grow each day as you meet new neighbors and take advantage of opportunities to learn and grow. We focus on meeting all your needs — physical, mental and spiritual — with:

  • Gold Leaf Dining – Restaurant-style dining created with your nutrition needs in mind
  • Cultural and residence events
  • Education programs
  • Religious services
  • Entertaining outings
  • Scheduled transportation to appointments
  • Housekeeping services
  • 24-hour staff and licensed nursing associates

You’ll also enjoy a private apartment where you can express your individual tastes. With one and two bedroom floorplans, you’re sure to find the perfect residence for your lifestyle. Each apartment features:

  • Kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator, sink and cabinetry
  • Spacious bathroom with walk-in shower and photocell night light
  • Telephone and cable connections
  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning systems
  • Emergency call system with speaker response and water-resistant pendants


Our trained, friendly and compassionate staff are here to help you live life to the fullest.At a Legend Assisted Living community, there's always someone nearby to help when you need it.


How much does Assisted Living cost?

Because our services are personalized to fit your needs, Assisted Living rates can vary. We encourage you to contact us for assistance in determining monthly costs based on your unique situation.

To learn more about monthly rates in your area, find a Legend community, schedule an appointment and visit the community. We can help you estimate costs and make an informed decision.

In addition, there are several funding solutions you may wish to consider. We encourage you to fully explore the options, and would be happy to assist you with that process, if needed.


Contact us to learn more about Assisted Living options for you or your loved one.

Dining at Legend Senior Living is a delicious experience.

Gold Leaf Dining

Lively conversations, rich aromas and exquisite flavors. At Legend®, dining is an experience that delights all the senses.

Our team of Gold Leaf Chefs painstakingly ensure that every meal is perfect.Enjoy delectable selections from our ever-changing menu.


Legend’s holistic approach to dining is more than just delicious food. We place the highest priority on the nutrition and hydration that nourishes your body and mind. Nutritious, flavorful dishes served in an inviting, enjoyable atmosphere are important to enhancing wellness and adding wholeness to life.

Expertly planned by dieticians and prepared by our team of Gold Leaf Chefs, meals are an experience you’ll want to savor while catching up with friends and neighbors. Choose from a menu of delicious entrees or order something from our Café Menu in the comfort of the main dining room. If you miss a mealtime or just have a craving, order from our Anytime Dining selections. Even submit your own special recipe. At Legend, you’ll gather around our table and enjoy great food and good company every time you dine with us.

Companion Services provide company, assistance and more.

Companion Services

With Companion Services, you'll always have someone to talk to, to help and to count on while you enjoy the Legend lifestyle.Just ask, and we'll help you add Companion Services to your list of Tailored Services.


Sometimes, you may need an extra hand or a friendly ear. Our Companion Services provide personal assistance with a wide range of tasks, or simply the company of someone who cares, to promote independence and free up time for family or caregivers.

Companions Services can include:

  • Socialization and support
  • Encouraging participation in activities
  • Helping with correspondence
  • Reading, visiting
  • Sharing interests and talents
  • Participating in hobbies and crafts
  • Aiding in personal shopping
  • Escorting for family dinner or social events
  • Additional housekeeping
  • Information source
  • Additional assistance with personal care
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Assistance with walking and transfers
  • Assistance with morning/nighttime routines

They can also provide companionship for a few hours, offering friendly, supportive company and someone to talk to.

There's always something fun and interesting to do at Legend Senior Living.

Life Enrichment

No matter what you love to do, you'll find many new friends who share your interests.Our residents enjoy a wide range of activities and interests.


Whether you’d rather relax or fill your days with fun and rewarding activities, life at Legend® offers options perfectly suited to your unique style of living. You’ll feel your world grow every day as you meet neighbors and take advantage of opportunities to learn, grow and indulge your interests. Choose from a variety of fun and enriching activities planned by our dedicated Life Enrichment Directors, including:

  • Group games
  • Arts and crafts
  • Musical entertainment
  • Cultural events
  • Group outings
  • Educational sessions

In addition, chapel services, Bible studies and transportation to local worship services provide spiritual guidance and promote growth.

We’re constantly innovating to provide new programs, practices and services to enrich your life and enhance your health and well-being every day.

Wellness isn't a program at Legend. It's at the core of everything we do.


Wellness at Legend Senior Living® is more than just a program. Designed to enhance the overall health and well-being of the residents, resident wellness at a Legend® residence is our daily focus.


Keeping you well is an important part of everything we do.Staying healthy, both mentally and physically, means you can enjoy life with those you love.


We care for the entire person - mind, spirit, and body. Socialization, physical activity, spiritual and emotional support, medication management, nutritional counseling, and assistance with activities of daily living are all addressed individually for each resident and support is provided for their family.

We customize our services and meet each resident and their families at their personal point of need with care and service plans designed especially for their needs. Our Healthcare staff monitors each resident's progress daily and adjusts the plan and service delivery approach as needed. Resident and family communication and counseling meetings are conducted regularly to ensure that all are confident and secure in their knowledge of the individual care plan, while our nurses act as a liaison with the resident's primary physician to coordinate medical care and integrate their instructions into the resident’s tailored service plan.

Legend offers a variety of programs designed to enhance the well-being of our residents. Fitness and exercise programs offer activities such as chair aerobics, walking clubs and fitness classes designed to enhance balance, ease arthritis pain and more. Our Companion Services provide personal companionship and assistance with tasks, delivering caring support and a friendly ear when needed.

Because at Legend, wellness extends far beyond the physical. It’s a priority that nurtures the mind, body and spirit equally and leads to a more fulfilling lifestyle.