Active Lifestyle

In a resort-like setting

Bay Village is the place to be if you want to start a new chapter in your life. Our vibrant senior community offers a wide variety of opportunities for involvement to get you connected with other individuals just like yourself. Take a peek at all we have to offer!

Social & Special Interest Groups

Thrive in your new community

Community is the cornerstone of Bay Village. It’s embedded in everything that we do. That’s why we have social and special interest groups to pique the interest of all of our residents and bring them together. Here are a few of the ways you can get involved.

Entertainment at Bay Village

We all love entertainment, and Bay Village brings in the top entertainers for you to enjoy on-site. Some entertainers you might see around Bay Village include pianists, singers, actors, or impressionists. 

Celebrate the Holidays

When the holidays roll around, we want to make sure that you feel right at home. Join us to experience the fun and fright of Halloween with a themed Halloween walk around the lake. Ring in the new year with a special resident celebration. Commemorate special occasions like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Easter with festive meals at Bay Village

Day Trips

There is so much to see and do in the beautiful state of Florida. That’s why we offer day trips for all our residents to enjoy. We have the perfect line-up of day trips planned, no matter what your interests are, including trips to scenic St. Petersburg or local lunch outings. 

You can always check our Bay Village news channel, a dedicated channel on your own TV in your residence, to see what the next upcoming trips are for the week. You wouldn’t want to miss out on any of the fun!

Intense Fun with Fitness

Fitness, fun, and friends go hand in hand. You can often find residents playing ping pong, swimming in the pool, or playing shuffleboard with other residents. We even have a golf net so you can practice your swing. We’ve got activities for everyone! Bay Village is truly the place to be if you want to try your hand at something new. Live abundantly with good friends and good times.

Interest Groups

Whether you want to test out a new skill or learn a new one, Bay Village has a group or class for you. Pick up a paintbrush and join our painting group. Or try your hand at needlework with our knitting & crochet group. If you like to give back to the community, stop by our Arts & Crafts room to help turn plastic grocery bags into sleeping mats for the homeless. Avid readers will enjoy our book club where we discuss mysteries, biographies, historical fiction, and more! Have an interest or a passion that is not currently served by one of our existing groups? Come from your own group. We can help!


Be your best self in the life you deserve

Your health and well-being matter most at Bay Village. Our community offers an array of activities to keep you active and healthy. We offer upbeat classes and activites for all fitness levels. Here are just some of the ways our residents stay active while living at Bay Village.

New and Improved Wellness

We are in the midst of remodeling our fitness center which includes a modernized salon, spa terrace, changing rooms, a fitness studio, a swimming pool, and a new cardio and strength training room. Health and wellness are not just good ideas at Bay Village, it is our philosophy.

Take a Group Fitness Class

Do you love group fitness? Our full-time fitness coordinator is excited to have you stop by our 2,000+ square-foot wellness center to take a class, including: 

  • Balance & Strength Classes
  • Chair Fitness
  • Tai Chi
  • Relaxing Yoga

Go For a Swim

Whether you’re looking for a place to relax or something fun to add to your fitness routine, Bay Village has you covered. Our 106,000-gallon outdoor pool is heated for year-round comfort. Here, you can take aquatics classes or do a few laps. Unwind with your friends afterward with a cool drink in hand in our relaxing jacuzzi hot tub.

Stay Connected to the Community!

Residents enjoy participating in meaningful pursuits which contribute to their overall wellness. Some of these pursuits include getting involved with the: 

  • Health & Wellness Committee
  • Environmental Awareness Committee
  • Buildings & Grounds Committee
  • And More!

With all the different options we have, it may be hard to choose which committee you want to be a part of!

Outdoor Life

Get Back to Nature

Escape from it all. At Bay Village, we have serene gardens and lakeside walks for those who are looking to get back to nature. As you take a refreshing stroll around the lake, you can sit and reflect by the gazebo or you can enjoy the orchid & butterfly garden. 

Have a green thumb? Ask our staff about starting your own personal garden bed! Here, you can plant your favorite vegetables or flowers to brighten an onlooker’s day.


Where great taste happens

After our completed renovations, we will have six dining venues and a coffee bar on-site where you have flexible use of your dining plan. Here are some of our dining options you can expect to see after the project is complete:

  • Sea Breeze Café
  • Marker 48 Grill
  • Port of Call
  • The Salty Nichol
  • The Coffee Bean
  • The Paradise Room
  • The Reef

Have specific dietary needs? You can schedule a private meeting with our Certified Dietary Manager to discuss any particular diet concerns and receive guidance on the best menu options.

Lifelong Learning

Learning is a lifelong endeavor

Do you thirst for knowledge? No matter what your educational goals are, Bay Village is an environment where you can challenge your mind intellectually. Here is how we promote lifelong learning at Bay Village.

  • Bay Village Institute of Lifelong Learning (BILL) – We host studies centered around The Great Courses. Curious about the history of England, Scotland, Wales? Want to learn about the History of Music? Stop by BILL to take a course with us!
  • Life Enrichment – Join us for a thought-provoking conversation with engaging speakers. We host professors, subject-matter experts, or local enthusiasts to share their knowledge of a variety of topics. From the state department, other government entities, and local for-profit and non-profit organizations, we invite residents to join us as we dive into topics of interest.
  • Music, Theatre, & Culture – Whether you prefer Beethoven or Shakespeare (or both), Sarasota has a lively cultural arts scene. Residents enjoy outings to the Sarsota Orchestra, Venice Symphony, and Venice Theatre. These are just a few of the area’s cultural highlights. When you come to visit, let us know your interests and we’ll be sure to point you in right direction.


Strengthen your faith walk

At Bay Village, we’re here for you through it all. That’s why we have a full-time chaplain to help you on your faith journey and to provide spiritual guidance.

Founded by the Pine Shores Presbyterian Church, one of our core values is in lifting one another up and caring for each other. We embrace all and are open, supportive, and accepting of all faith traditions and expressions. Religious commitment is not a requirement for residency, and other residents relate to each other as individuals, not as members of a specific religious, political, cultural, social status, or lifestyle group.

Rev. Dr. Chuck Moffett, Bay Village Chaplain


Bay Village has a variety of amenities to offer its residents. We provide:


We have transportation to and from your in-town shopping excursions, church services, doctor appointments


At Bay Village, you can leave the cleaning to our staff. We want you to enjoy your life, and we offer bi-weekly housekeeping services. Additionally, we also offer deep cleaning services if your home needs an intensive clean.


Safety is our #1 priority at Bay Village. Our community has a 24-hour security staff and a gated entry to ensure peace of mind.

Technology & Business Services

We can help you tackle any project. Bay Village is equipped with WiFi, computer labs, digital display monitors, fax & photocopy services, and package shipping services.

Spa Services

Pamper yourself at Bay Village. Our beauty salon offers an array of beauty services including haircuts & trims, color treatments, wig fittings, nail services, and massages.


Bay Village gives back

With 200+ resident volunteers, we’re in the business of bringing more purpose to our residents’ lives through different volunteer initiatives. Examples of the volunteer projects include:

  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital
  • Resurrection House
  • Wilkinson Elementary
  • Food Bank
  • MOTE Aquarium
  • And more!

Want to learn more about how to live
abundantly at Bay Village?

Reach out today to speak to a sales counselor.