Stage is Set for One-of-a-Kind Senior Living Community

Unisen is Modern Senior Living at its Best

Published December 4, 2020  |

Savvy seniors considering their next move will soon have an exciting new option, Unisen  Senior Living. As a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), it delivers an exceptional value, engaging, convenient lifestyle – and peace of mind – for residents.

Unisen is bringing a CCRC’s advantages to a broader range of seniors, with pricing starting substantially below the six-figures typical of CCRCs. Seniors will find unusually spacious villas and independent living apartments and a host of amenities focused on well-being. Plus, residents can relax knowing if their needs change, they have priority access to nearby assisted living and memory care facilities at below-market pricing. An on-campus assisted living option is planned for late 2021.

Envisioned as a model for modern, affordable senior living at its best, Unisen is the work of Big Rock Partners whose principal, Richard Ackerman, is a national leader in best-in-class senior living communities. Big Rock recognized a unique opportunity to meet a need in Tampa’s senior housing market by transforming an existing community, University Village, which languished in bankruptcy under prior ownership. With conventional financing unfeasible, Big Rock turned to an innovative solution – gaining State of Florida approval to establish a not-for-profit entity to acquire the community and ensure its future.

The not-for-profit acquired the community in July, 2020 and immediately launched a $25 million “extreme makeover” inside and out, across the sprawling campus. Villa sales will begin in early 2021 for two-bedroom, two-bath villas of approximately 1,200 square feet, with single car garage. Studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment sales will follow mid-year.

The campus incorporates 46 villas and 445 apartments, and is designed for a hassle-free, all-inclusive lifestyle. To operate the community, Unisen engaged Big Rock Senior Housing Management, whose experienced, responsive on-site team is led by Executive Director Michael Brown.

The team is enhancing every aspect of the community’s lifestyle. A premiere culinary program meets every need with varied, fresh and healthful dining experiences. Residents can choose the casual comfort of the “Flavors” main dining room, enjoy fine dining and celebrate special occasions at “The Local,” meet up with friends at “Rise,” the bistro/bar/deli, visit “The Market” for grab-and-go needs, and join in fun monthly culinary experiences and classes.

Weekly housekeeping, and transportation services within 10 miles are included. On-site amenities and services include a salon, fitness center, physical therapy facilities, health and wellness services, and the peace of mind and safety of 24/7 emergency response. Residents can stay active enjoying a heated indoor pool, an expansive library and craft center, and a lively calendar of events with plenty of opportunities for neighbors to meet. Also included is membership in USF’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Tampa Life Plan Village is close to major health care facilities including the Moffitt Cancer Center and James A. Haley VA Hospital, 15 minutes from Tampa Airport, and nearby culturally rich Tampa Bay’s sporting, entertainment and art events, dining and shopping.

For more information, visit: or call 813-975-5123.