RETIRE FROM BEING TIRED
Homeownership gets to be exhausting. Why not trade in thankless chores for doing things you enjoy with people you like?
“I was tired of taking care of a single-family home and all the arrangements and costs that go with that.” – Annabel Ryan, resident of The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods
MEET ANNABEL RYAN, ANOTHER HAPPY FOUNTAINS CAMPER FROM ROSEDALE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB.
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 Annabel Ryan on Friday, May 5th, 2017. To read the full, un-edited transcript, please click here.)
Originally from Lansdale, Pennsylvania, now Annabel is practically a Florida native. She has made herself at home in Pinellas County and Manatee County, Florida for 40 years. Like a few of her neighbors from Rosedale Golf and Country Club, Annabel was growing tired of home maintenance headaches and decided to look around at her options. In January, after 22 years in that home, she became the latest of her Rosedale neighbors to choose The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods for their next chapters. Widowed 15 years ago, Annabel is now living independently but she’s no longer alone. She enjoys maintenance free living alongside plenty of neighbors who share her interests in golf, knitting, reading and playing bridge.
PERFECT TIME TO REVITALIZE
There’s no good reason to keep up the pace that homeownership requires when there are so many better options out there. Take the time to explore your retirement living alternatives now and be inspired. You may find, as Annabel did, that now is the perfect time to move to the right retirement community, secure your best future and thrive. “I moved to The Fountains in January of 2017…. The Fountains appealed to me the most for a number of reasons. I like the location and the price was right. The people seemed friendly, they are welcoming and I have met a lot of nice people. I’m glad I made the decision. It was just the perfect time for me to do it.” – Annabel Ryan
CHOOSE YOUR BEST FUTURE
Turned off by retirement high rises, Annabel found The Fountains’ beautifully landscaped, lake-studded campus a refreshing alternative. By the beginning of December, her mind was made up. It only took six weeks to customize her first-floor apartment just the way she wanted it. To assist with decisions and selections, a Fountains representative made things easy by coming to her. Annabel visited once to finalize her selections before moving into her beautifully remodeled apartment in January. “I wanted to be on the first floor. I did not want to be on an elevator. That would make me feel like I lived in a hotel. I’ve been happy on the first floor and I like my apartment.” – Annabel Ryan
FRIENDS AND FAMILY TIES
Exploring your options begins with determining what’s important to you. It was important to Annabel to live in close proximity to friends and family. She even looked as far away as Pennsylvania, where her sister and granddaughter live. Finding Fountains residents to be welcoming and having a few friends living there already helped clinch her decision. Florida and The Fountains won out. “My son lives in Florida nearby The Fountains, which is another reason I chose to live here.” – Annabel Ryan
DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
Meet Annabel 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.