Spotlight Facility: Allegro

There’s so much to consider when thinking about a move to a senior living community, and most folks have a checklist of their most important considerations.

The Allegro community in St. Petersburg Florida certainly exceeds expectations for even the toughest of lists:  from trust in the respectful, considerate staff, to the security of their facilities and costs comparable to your current daily living.   Allegro offers both assisted living and skilled nursing care with the highest qualified staff, and residential options that provide all the privacy of your home – without any of the maintenance.

The chores of daily life are simplified with housekeeping, linen and room service.  (Why not let someone else take out the garbage or mow the grass?) And whether you choose to take meals in your room or “dine-out” in the restaurant-like setting, your three daily chef-prepared meals promise to be a culinary delight.

Any of those are wonderful (and practical) reasons to consider Allegro. But what makes Allegro really different? Tom Howard, Community Director at the St. Petersburg location, says it’s really about  “our size and our people.”

Tom explains that the Allegro offers a boutique hotel feel – with everything from being right on the water and the manicured grounds to the beautifully appointed interiors.  Many visitors remark when they step into the building that they feel as if they are in the lobby of a resort hotel.

And as for people, Allegro stands apart from other facilities.  “Our team members bring passion and pride to what they do every day.   We have a staff that truly cares and are part of a family – not just a building,” Tom says.

So now that we’ve “checked off” the important practical concerns of such an important decision – let’s consider some of the less practical (but more fun) aspects of living at Allegro…starting with that boutique hotel feel.

Allegro at St. Petersburg really does provide all the amenities of a five star vacation – every day.  After waking up to the beautiful waters of Boca Ciega Bay, you can take a leisurely dip in the perfectly heated outdoor pool and whirlpool, or just relax with friends in the cabana! If gorgeous greenery is more your flavor, treat yourself to a stroll through the landscaped garden paths, hit the putting green, or take in a few holes at any of the many nearby golf courses.

Should you ever tire of the vacation lifestyle – options for intellectual stimulation are limited only by your imagination.  Consider a continuing education class at nearby Eckerd College, visit the onsite library to grab a good book (or two) or, do your reading online in the computer center with complimentary internet access.

But, if you are more in the mood for a good debate (or just some friendly conversation),   you can meet-up fireside with like-minded intellectuals in the great room or attend one of the many special events hosted by the full-time onsite activities director.   When asked about the great diversity of options available to the Allegro Community, Tom says:  “Our activities really focus on mind, body, and spirit.  And we try to offer freedom of choice and time in everything we do.”

Allegro at St. Petersburg provides a truly unique solution:  delivering the practical necessities of daily living with a caring, dedicated staff – in an environment that could compete with the best of vacation properties.