SOMETIMES YOU GET LUCKY
Why leave your future to chance? With planning and forethought, you can create a promising future built on choice.
“I never looked any place else so I was very fortunate because The Fountains turned out to be a very friendly, very friendly place. And lots of activities and I’m busy every single minute.” – Adele Wolfson, resident of The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods
MEET ADELE WOLFSON, A LONG ISLAND SNOWBIRD WHOSE NEST IS COMPLETE AT THE FOUNTAINS.
You can learn a lot from someone who has been in your shoes. Their honest insight can help you navigate your way to the place that’s right for you, regardless of which community you choose. (All quotes contained in this post are excerpts from an interview conducted with Adele Wolfson on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016. To read the full, un-edited transcript, please click here.)
Adele is a native New Yorker with a passion for Shakespeare, theater, opera, symphony and dance. Florida was the last place she imagined herself living when she was living just a stone’s throw from Manhattan. When her husband’s doctor prescribed winters away from the cold, she was reluctant, but then she was completely seduced by Sarasota. After three winters at The Landings, Adele’s husband passed away. Returning to Sarasota without him, she discovered, by chance one day, a wonderful way of life that fit her to a T. That’s when she decided to make The Fountains her year round playground.
Living in Sarasota, it’s easy to take for granted how lucky you truly are, to be surrounded by friends, culture, sunshine and good medical care. And when you have your health, too, you’ve got it made so count your lucky stars and lock in good fortune while you can. Finding the right retirement community now ensures that your future will be every bit as wonderful as the present, no matter what changes come your way. “And I advise that for people because at least you can enjoy your time here and it’s easier to make friends when you’re, you know, with it so to say, and in good health, that you could participate in the activities and really enjoy, as my grandson says, ‘Grandma you’re in camp with all your activities.’” – Adele Wolfson
At The Landings, Adele was finding life on her own a bit lonely. She didn’t drive and craved action after 4pm. One day, taking in the opera at the AMC Theater, by chance or fate, Adele sat next to Carmen, a Fountains resident. Fast friends, Carmen invited Adele to dinner at The Fountains. Within a week she’d put a deposit on a third-floor corner apartment. Senior Movers made moving a dream, packing, shipping and unpacking everything.
“Even though you have all your friends, it’s still different when you go into the apartment at four o’clock and you’re all alone. I’m a people person. I’m definitely a people person and an activity person.” – Adele Wolfson
WHEN YOU’VE SEEN ONE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
The only other retirement community Adele had ever visited had been a complete disappointment. Their idea of culture was a trip to the mall. She walked out depressed. The Fountains was its antithesis. “They take us to the ballet, the symphony, to plays, to lectures… I kind of direct a play reading group. And we have a show every year. I did the choreography for the dancing in it. I love doing things like that and I’m in a Shakespeare group here and any lectures or meetings they have I attend.” – Adele Wolfson
DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
Meet Adele in person over coffee or a drink in our Tiffany Lounge. Just call 1-941-306-3739 to set up a time. Bring your questions and get honest answers straight from the source.