Tessera of Brandon Opening in Tampa Bay Area

New Assisted Living/Memory Care Community Managed by Solvere Living

Brandon, Fla., April 5, 2018: To better serve the citizens of the Tampa metro area, the newly constructed state-of-the-art Tessera of Brandon assisted living and memory care community is licensed and open, with residents now moving in. Designed for residents’ maximum independence, social engagement and well-being, the $28 million 107,000 square-foot multi-story community is expected to generate about 80 new jobs. The entire property inside and out has Wi-Fi and mobile medical technology, designed for the next generation of seniors and their families.

Managed by Solvere Living, some of the many modern features will be abundant natural light through gracious community spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows, vaulted ceiling lobby, beautifully landscaped courtyards and walking paths, gazebo, fire pit and a dog park. Eighty-nine one and two-bedroom assisted living apartments and 49 memory care suites come are offered in a variety of floorplans. The community will also provide Solvere’s proprietary wellness philosophies Salus™ and Valeo™.

“Tessera is the Latin word for an individual tile and when joined with others create a beautiful mosaic of a community rich in color, warmth and energy,” said Kristin Kutac Ward, president and CEO of Solvere Living. “Our Salus and Valeo programs are designed for successful aging by touching every aspect of residents’ lives and keeping them feeling engaged, honored and fulfilled.”

Tessera of Brandon will host its Grand Opening Celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, with the official Ribbon Cutting at 5 p.m. The event is open to the public and will feature live music, hors d’oeuvres from the culinary staff and tours of the community. Brandon Chamber of Commerce and local officials will be in attendance. Complimentary valet parking is available. Tessera of Brandon is located at 1320 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, Florida 33511. Please RSVP at 813-906-1210 or visit: The media is welcome and the on-site contact is Solvere’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing Dora Barber at 813-376-8302. Brooke Britton is the general manager of the community.

Some of the many other amenities and services Tessera of Brandon will offer include an art studio, bistro/bar, beauty and barber salon, fitness center, library and all-day service in casual to fine dining restaurant venues. There will also be scheduled transportation services, assistance with daily living activities, weekly housekeeping, a secured Valeo neighborhood for memory care residents, 24-hour health monitoring and a variety of wellness programs and classes.

“We’ve created an exceptional environment of empowerment for both assisted living and memory care inside and out,” Ward said. “A lot goes into aging successfully and providing an atmosphere that supports each resident’s unique goals and a deep sense of purpose is a key component. The Salus program, Latin for well-being, provides a holistic approach that focuses on each resident’s potential to achieve his or her personal goals through engagement and connection. Latin for to thrive, Valeo focuses specifically on wellness initiatives for those with memory impairments and incorporates components that examine residents’ social, intellectual, spiritual, and physical well-being.”

Tessera of Brandon was developed by St. Petersburg-based Pridgen Development, LLC, which brings decades of experience in the development of commercial, office, industrial, retail, multi‐family and senior living communities. Tampa-based Lindell Investments, Inc. is the equity investor, with more than 35 years in the development of commercial and residential real estate. The financing was provided by Hancock Bank; $21,000,000 for five years. St. Petersburg-based Bessolo Design Group, Inc. is the architectural firm and provides architectural, engineering, and interior design services to a wide range of markets in 17 states.

Through its team of professionals in nursing and wellness, finance, operations and marketing, Solvere Living currently manages 14 communities in eight states, including Florida, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and Michigan.

The media contact for more information about Tessera of Brandon, Solvere Living and arranging interviews is Scott McCaskey of Goldman & Associates Public Relations at or 757-625-2518, ext. 3. For public inquiries about the community, contact Jan Meservey and Amanda Norman at 813-607-6880. Visit Solvere Living at:

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