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A Symphonic Oasis

What other people see as a construction site, I see as a home. I can envision a woman moving into her apartment, knowing no one, and quickly making new friends. I see more than a building; I see lives and experiences.”  

These were among the first sentiments shared by Karen McHenry, CEO of Symphony at the Waterways, a new luxury, concierge-style assisted living and memory care community on Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal, set to open in August of 2016. And it was obvious that she was speaking from the heart and not from rote.

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The premiere of its class in South Florida, Symphony at the Waterways looks more like a luxury condominium than an assisted care community.  Maybe that’s because it’s both.  Developed for the senior who’s led a more comfortable life, Symphony at the Waterways was designed with the idea that just because you’re moving into assisted living, you don’t have to give up luxury or your way of living.  And it’s evident in everything they’re creating and providing.

The first clue is the location.  This prime piece of real estate sits on the Intracoastal Waterway just west of the bridge on East Oakland Park Blvd.  And they’ve taken full advantage of this spot for the residents.  With a waterfront café on the ground level, a rooftop patio with outdoor water-view seating, an elegant restaurant on the 8th floor with a classically trained, top chef, and Sky Lounge with a grand piano and full service bar, if you’re dining (or drinking) you’re delighting in the views that make Fort Lauderdale special.  Add to that a theatre with raised seating and a 90” screen, an activity room overlooking the Intracoastal, and an array of daily activities, residents don’t even need to leave the property to be entertained.  Though, with the beach, dining and shops just steps away, they can.

The views and amenities aren’t the only thing setting Symphony at the Waterways apart.  The level of service that will be provided is second to none.  And it stems from how McHenry approaches her employees.  No matter what their position, she supports growing their experience and expertise, and in turn they take ownership of their jobs and function as a team. As a result, the residents benefit from a staff who takes pride in their positions, and provide outstanding service and care.

This level of service will be most evident on the 3rd floor, which is dedicated entirely to residents in special need of memory care. Their Beacon Place Memory Care program is specifically geared toward supporting the needs of their residents who are living with Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss or other forms of dementia.  A self-contained residential floor with its own dining facilities, daily activities and structure, it helps support the residents while still providing a level of dignity they so desire and often don’t receive.

It’s the extra special “somethings” that will make Symphony at the Waterways a unique place for those who choose to live there.  As McHenry states “You don’t have to stop living when you enter assisted living”. And with everything Symphony at the Waterways provides, who would
want to?

If you or a loved one are interested in learning more about Symphony at the Waterways or to place a deposit on a luxury rental apartment please call 754.212.1870 or go to their website
. You can also find them on Facebook at Symphony at the Waterways. 

Center Photo: Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Bruce Roberts, Karen McHenry, CEO Symphony at the Waterways, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler and Ken Assiran, President of Senior Housing for Compass Pointe Healthcare Systems the management company for Symphony at the Waterways.

3001 E Oakland Park Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306