Locally owned assisted living facility has the features,
heart and height that set it apart

That was the vision of the leadership team when they designed the senior and assisted living concept for Victoria Landing, the towering, new assisted living facility on the river’s edge of historic Eau Gallie. The team, all veterans of senior living facilities, envisioned a warmer, more enriching lifestyle than those typically offered by large corporate owned assisted living facility (ALF) chains. They wanted to create a place to live with character, spirit, pride and heart.

The result of that vision is Brevard’s only waterfront resort assisted living community located directly on the Indian River. Within the newly renovated, 11-story towers are 100 luxury residences that feature incredible views of the river.

“We designed Victoria Landing to embody an old Florida warmth and charm,” says Virginia Wood, Executive Director of Victoria Landing. “The atmosphere takes you back to a simpler time and pace where neighbors took the time to learn about and care for one another.”

Victoria Landing offers grand suites in four different styles: the River Crest, the River Oak, the River Breeze and the spacious River Grande. Many have their own screened-in balcony. All come with apartment features including river views, individual temperature control, easy access showers, window treatments and kitchenettes.

Living well with independence … and assistance if needed.

Nine out of ten Americans hope to live out their days in their own homes. For those who call Victoria Landing home, extra help is there when needed. This aging-in-place philosophy is designed to offer a full continuum of care and committed to providing an active, full lifestyle for residents.

How did Victoria Landing happen?

Victoria Landing’s saga started back in the 1970’s with the construction of the Ramshur Towers, a HUD development with the goal of providing low-income housing for seniors. Then in 2004, John and Barbara Rumpel were researching investment opportunities when they spotted the towers while crossing the Eau Gallie Causeway. They were impressed with its location and height. So the couple went through a series of hurdles until they finally purchased the property in 2005.

“When the building industry and the economy started tanking, we knew a condo development was just not feasible,” said John Rumpel. “Then it occurred to us — why not use this real estate investment as an investment in our future. So we decided to create a true sanctuary for senior living, one that we would want to live in.”

Over the next five years, Victoria Landing slowly began to take shape. Now with the construction near completion, Victoria Landing is scheduled to open in fall 2013.

Victoria Landing gets its name from Victoria Rumpel. Victoria was John’s daughter who died tragically at the young age of nineteen in a scuba diving accident. John’s commitment to make Victoria Landing the best it can be is to commemorate Victoria and everything life should be.

Eating well is a hearty part of living well.

At Victoria Landing, the daily menu offers a minimum of four different selections prepared by experienced chefs. The dining rooms are elegant in the classic Floridian style, yet relaxed with an expansive view of the Indian River.

Other Victoria Landing amenities include:

  • Lions’ Den Pub serving food and drinks
  • Classic library with fireplace
  • State-of-the-art WiFi and cable TV infrastructure
  • Grand dining room
  • Meeting/private dining areas
  • Jacuzzi tubs
  • Beauty/barber salon
  • Extended care center for aging in place
  • Accessible grounds with 24/7 security
  • Private dock on the river
  • Convenient, assigned parking places
  • Heated swimming pool on Riverfront Terrace
  • Health and fitness center with exercise and wellness programs

For more information contact Victoria Landing, Waterfront Resort Assisted Living, 1279 Houston St., Melbourne. Call (321) 622-6730, visit VictoriaLanding.com or email live@VictoriaLanding.com.