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Ana Pratt

Executive Director
Colonial Assisted Living at Fort Lauderdale

What inspired you to get involved with seniors?
At the core of my journey was the desire to explore a field that offered both challenges and rewards—a domain where I could truly make a positive difference in people’s lives. With a nurturing spirit and a passion for delivering exceptional southern hospitality, I took a leap of faith into the realm of long-term care, and the results have been nothing short of remarkable. Being able to impact lives and create meaningful connections has been an incredibly fulfilling experience, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this transformative journey in long-term care.

How did you become an ED of Colonial Assisted Living Community?
As my family and I prepared to move back to South Florida, I sought recommendations from my then-employer regarding reputable assisted living facilities in the region. They graciously pointed me towards Colonial Assisted Living, and to my delight, there was an opening for an Executive Director position in the Fort Lauderdale location. Upon meeting with the corporate team and experiencing the warm atmosphere and dedication to resident well-being, I knew in my heart that this was the perfect fit for me. Joining Colonial Assisted Living has been a true blessing, and I am committed to leading this exceptional community with passion and compassion. 

Hobbies / Personal Touch?
In my leisure time, I indulge in a variety of hobbies that bring me joy and fulfillment. Among them are scrapbooking, dancing, and embarking on exciting deep-sea fishing adventures. But beyond personal interests, I find immense happiness in involving my kids in meaningful activities, such as volunteering at food banks and soup kitchens to lend a helping hand to those in need. Being able to share these experiences with my children not only strengthens our bond but also instills in them the value of compassion and giving back to our community. 

What should others know when moving to Colonial Assisted Living at Fort. Lauderdale?
At Colonial, we warmly welcome everyone who walks through our doors, treating them as cherished family members. From our dedicated staff to our residents and their extended families, fostering a sense of belonging is at the heart of what we do. Our unwavering focus is on the happiness and wellbeing of all our beloved grandma’s and grandpas, offering exceptional care in both group settings and through personalized, one-on-one attention. Our culinary delights not only provide scrumptious and nutritious meals but also create an enjoyable dining experience for all. Embracing diverse interests, our activities program offers a wide array of options, from music, games, and dancing to movies and engaging chit chat sessions—ensuring something delightful for everyone, every day. 

Welcome to Colonial!

Welcome to Colonial Assisted Living! 

Colonial Assisted Living puts the life back into senior living. Our one-of-a-kind seniors assisted living facilities in Florida give residents an outstanding quality of life on every level, from personalized care services provided by our incredible team to a vibrant community culture, friendly family-like environment, and engaging offering of activities.

Ricki Kaneti

Message from
our Founder

 Colonial Assisted Living was created from my genuine desire to help seniors truly thrive in their golden years.