Atria at Lake Forest

Atria at Lake Forest

5433 West State Road 46
Sanford, FL 32771
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Welcome to an Exceptional Senior Living Community in Central Florida

Under Atria’s new management, our residents benefit from some of the most rigorous quality standards in the industry – standards that often reach beyond what’s required on state requirements.

Surrounded by majestic oak trees on a beautiful eight-acre campus, Atria at Lake Forest offers a thriving senior living community just minutes from downtown Sanford, the Seminole Mall, and nearby Orlando and Mt. Dora. Our residents enjoy comfortable amenities, delicious restaurant-style dining, dynamic calendars with more than 200 monthly events, and the freedom to choose which opportunities to explore next.

Atria at Lake Forest offers living options that can be customized to your needs as they change. Select an apartment from more than 200 suites in various sizes, including studio, and one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Then, choose from the active retirement lifestyle of our independent living option, the discreet support of our assisted living option, or the innovative memory care offered in our Life Guidance® neighborhood for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

With Atria at Lake Forest, the choice is yours. Visit us today, and see what exceptional assisted living in Sanford, FL is all about.

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  • 24-hour staff
  • Concierge service
  • Emergency alert pendant or wristband
  • Emergency alert system
  • Housekeeping and linen services
  • Individual thermostat control 
    – Residents enjoy individual climate control in every apartment. 
  • Medication assistance
  • Personal laundry service
  • Physical therapy room 
    – In partnership with outside, licensed providers, Atria offers on-site physical therapy for residents and area seniors who need therapy to recover from a stroke, accident or other physical disability. 
  • Restaurant with full table service
  • Retreat/temporary stays 
    – Atria offers a respite (retreat) program for seniors who need assisted living services on a short-term basis. Atria Retreat permits seniors to test the waters of senior living. By allowing guests to stay for a short time in an Atria community, potential residents can decide if senior living is right for them. The retreat program is also an alternative to high-cost inpatient rehabilitation following an illness or surgery. Should a patient be ready to leave the hospital but not ready to go home, Atria offers the comforts of home and 24-hour assistance until they get back on their feet. All of our Retreat guests enjoy the same great amenities as our full-time residents, including delicious meals served daily, a full calendar of social activities, scheduled transportation service and more. 
  • Scheduled transportation to local appointments, errands and events 
    – Local scheduled transportation is available to residents for medical appointments, shopping, religious services and other desired local destinations. 
  • Selection of floor plans
  • Trained staff available 24 hours a day


  • Cafe offering refreshments and lighter fare
  • Club and volunteer opportunities 
    – Atria recognizes that being older doesn't mean being inactive. Our communities offer clubs and options for volunteer work at everywhere from local schools to homeless shelters. The volunteer program affords our residents the opportunity to share their talents and knowledge with the local community. Feeling needed is an important part of staying active and independent, and the volunteer program shows all who participate how necessary they are to the local community. 
  • Cocktail Hour 
    – Residents can socialize during cocktail hour while enjoying their favorite drinks. 
  • Community computers 
    – Our community provides computers with Internet access specifically for resident use. Staying in touch with family and friends and staying connected to the world is important to our residents, and we want to make it easy to shop online, research, play games and more. 
  • Courtyard 
    – To complement our indoor community spaces, we also offer landscaped outdoor places of relaxation where residents can read a good book or socialize with friends. 
  • Engage Life® Events Program 
    – Explore our events programming, tailored to nurture the mind, body and spirit of every resident. 
  • Fitness center 
    – We recognize the importance of your physical and emotional well-being. And we also know that regular exercise is key to good health. That's why our community offers an in-house fitness center with exercise equipment designed with older people in mind. 
  • Library 
    – The library features a wide variety of book selections and comfortable seating. 
  • Media room 
    – No matter what your interests are (movies, sports, musicals, shows, etc.), enjoy them on the large-screen television in our media room. 
  • Movie theater 
    – Residents can watch movies or special presentations in the theater, which features a large screen and comfortable seating. 
  • Nintendo® Wii® Game System 
    – A Nintendo Wii game system is available for resident use. Games such as WiiTM Bowling are very popular among Atria residents.  
  • On-site parking for residents and guests
  • Pet-friendly environment 
    – We recognize pets are important members of the family. That's why our community allows them in residents' apartments. Moving to a new home doesn't have to mean leaving your furry friend behind – instead, they can enjoy the benefits of Atria with you. 
  • Red Hat Society 
    – Our community has an active Red Hat Society chapter, an organization for women over the age of 50 that is dedicated to creating a welcoming social network and having fun. Red Hat Society brings together women for special events like teas, theater outings, picnics and more. Wearing their distinctive red hats and purple outfits, the members of the Red Hat Society stand out in a crowd not only for their garb but also for their obvious enjoyment of life. 
  • Resident garden space 
    – Our community garden is a wonderful place to view the local wildlife and enjoy the flowers and various plants. 
  • Salon and barber shop 
    – Whether you're looking for a new hairstyle or a haircut, you will love the convenience of our in-house hair salon and barber shop. 
  • Walking paths 
    – Walking paths are available nearby for exercise or a casual stroll with a friend. 
  • Worship space 
    – Religious services are offered in our community, and transportation may also be available to residents to any place of worship they choose. 

Floor Plans

Our floor plans illustrate the unique living options available to our residents.

Featured Events

Happy Hour Dancing With Gary
DateWednesday, January 28
Time3:30 PM
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He's traveled all around the US performing with the 45's and now he is here.
Resident Appreciation Toast
DateThursday, January 29
Time6:00 PM
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Come join us for a special toast to honor our wonderful residents! Entertainment with Nora and Andre provided! Open to the public.
White and Red Affair
DateSaturday, February 14
Time6:00 PM
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Come join us to celebrate love.....Nora and Andre will serenade us for Valentine's Day!


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Executive Director
A Message from our Executive Director, Lori Okeon
Life at our community is tailored to the interests and desires of our residents. Here, seniors can live comfortably while taking advantage of opportunities they may not have had while staying at home alone. We take care of the cooking; we take care of the cleaning; we take care of the driving – that way, our residents can focus on doing what they love and choosing what they want to explore next. Welcome to a lifestyle that’s full of possibilities. Welcome home.

“Having one of my daughters already living in Florida, I brought up the subject of researching Assisted Living near her and her family. She got on her computer and came up with quite a number of choices. We ended up with Atria. It was light and bright, inviting and homey. The staff was informative and made us feel welcome. The food outshone all others, and there are residents to associate with. I have been here now for over a year and I know that I HAVE MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR MYSELF!” 
Anna W., Atria at Lake Forest resident
“My husband Richard and I have been Atria residents for 10 months. We have never been happier. Our apartment is perfect for us, many of our family heirlooms are here and we have a beautiful view from our windows. We enjoy three delicious meals a day in a beautiful dining room. The residents are all very friendly and the entire staff is outstanding. Every day we are involved in activities that are fun and improve our body and mind. Living at Atria is like living in a beautiful and elegant five-star hotel. We enjoy every day to the fullest.” 
Phyllis B., Atria at Lake Forest resident
“My mother moved in about three months ago and just loves it. Most importantly, since moving here her health is doing much better. The credit goes to the excellent staff. They consistently strive to make sure everything is just right. My mom said the first day, “I can’t believe everyone here knows my name, it is such a good feeling.” This place is outstanding. I cannot say enough nice things.” 
Gary B., family of Atria at Lake Forest resident Rose B.


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