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Residents Ben and Judy Adams’ Fascination for Carefree Retirement Living Moved Them to The Fountains

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BOLD STEPS BRING REWARDS
The first step is often the most difficult.

“Judy I think was the one that was more persuasive and said, ‘You know, while we’re breathing and everything is good and we both have our health, let’s do it.’ So we did it.” – Ben and Judy Adams, residents of The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods

MEET BEN AND JUDY ADAMS, EXPERIENCED BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURS WHO TOOK A CHANCE ON A LIFESTYLE DECISION THAT’S REALLY PAYING OFF.
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 Ben and Judy Adams on Friday, January 30th, 2015. To read the full, un-edited transcript, please click here.)

Originally from Skaneateles, New York, Ben and Judy Adams have been married more than 50 years. With Judy’s merchandising degree from Endicott College and Ben’s MBA from Syracuse University, they formed an enterprise specializing in women’s leather goods and accessories. Working with factories in Hong Kong, China, Thailand, and India, they traveled the world and grew their business to serve department and specialty stores as well as top catalogue houses. After retiring in 1996, they moved to Osprey, Sarasota. Judy loves to cook and play cards. Ben is a cyclist and stock market enthusiast. They fell in love with The Fountains and moved in October of 2014.

MOVE FORWARD
Isn’t it better to stay ahead of the curve? Ben and Judy Adams think so. That’s why they went ahead and moved to a retirement community, even though they’re at the younger end of the spectrum. Now they’re two steps ahead of everyone else. They aren’t missing a beat and they’re calling all their own shots. “We decided what was the point in waiting? We knew that eventually we would come into The Fountains anyway so we just, we went forward. We’re very pleased that we did and we’ve never regretted it at all.” – Ben Adams

TOO GOOD TO PASS UP
Ben and Judy weren’t interested for themselves when they first came to see The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods. They were simply accompanying a friend. The more they learned, however, the more they loved the idea of carefree retirement living for them. When the right apartment opened up – a completely remodeled two-bedroom deluxe with a lake view – they discussed it and decided, why not? Opting for the classic plan, they can cook whenever they want and dine in the Water’s Edge Dining Room or Café de Sol whenever they don’t. “We still do an awful lot outside. We still travel. We still see the kids. But there’s a terrific assortment of activities here for everybody for every age.” – Ben Adams

MAKE UP YOUR OWN MIND
One thing Ben and Judy have learned since moving in is that the lifestyle suits them. It makes good sense. Their children are happy they are there. They know it’s not for everyone, but they do believe people owe it a look with their own eyes. “I think many people have preconceived ideas of what a retirement community is all about. And until you break through that and go see for yourself and talk to people, that’s the first step you have to take.” – Ben Adams

DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

Meet Ben and Judy in person over coffee or a drink in our Tiffany Lounge. Just call 1-941-462-4670 to set up a time. Bring your questions and get honest answers straight from the source.

 

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  1. Posted on 06/22/15 by Nancy Rostowsky

    My sister wanted to find out more about the single bedroom options, so she and I took a tour with Ben and Judy Adams this past Saturday – 6/13 – of several apartment styles and sizes. The Adam’s are the most welcoming and informed Ambassador residents of The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods! My sister was very impressed with the facilities that she toured and also the campus grounds. She will work a few more years then move to independent living and now has a goal in sight. Ben and Judy deserve kudos and a 5-Star rating for taking time to show us the wonderful features at The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods.

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