The Sonata East at Viera, Viera's newest senior living community, held a VIP Open House July 22. A facility tour and ribbon-cutting ceremony were conducted.

The new 133,000-square-foot senior living community is located at the corner of Breslay Drive and Veterans Way in Viera, which is across the street from the Viera VA Outpatient Clinic. Its sister property, Sonata Viera Assisted Living, is within walking distance of the new property.

The first residents of the three-story independent living and memory care community will move into the complex Aug. 2.

“It's wonderful to see a locally based senior living company contribute to raising the bar in Viera,’’ said Todd Pokrywa, the president of The Viera Company. “As our residents throughout the master-planned community age, they don't have to leave the social networks that they've built. They have the opportunity at Sonata to be able to keep their community together.’’

It is filling up fast.

“Sonata East at Viera is 55 percent pre-leased with 50 percent being veterans,’’ said Shelley Esden, the chief operating officer for Sonata Senior Living. “The new building will feature 88 independent living and 30 memory care apartments with the latest technology in dementia care.’