LISTEN TO YOURSELF
Are you thinking about your future? Planning how you’ll continue enjoying the life you love is a wise move, indeed.
“I had stayed in our house for five years after my husband died. And then it occurred to me that one day I may not be able to take my Zumba classes or work in the library or do the things I love doing.” – Rose Sobol, resident of The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods
MEET ROSE SOBOL, A TRAILBLAZER WHO LEFT MIAMI FOR SARASOTA TO ENJOY HER GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, DANCING, TRAVELING AND MORE.
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 Rose Sobol on Monday,
February 12th, 2018. To read the full, un-edited transcript, please click here.)
Ever the trailblazer, Rose earned a degree in math and physics as a member of Brandeis University’s second graduating class. She started weightlifting in her 20s at the only gym in Manhattan that would allow women and remains an exercise and Zumba enthusiast to this day. After marriage, Rose worked on a mainframe computer on 57th and Madison and later she went from engineering to be a full-time mother, welcoming their fourth child in Miami. A published author, her first of many books was on stocks and bonds for children. Her next title, sure to be a hit, will showcase her latest expertise, The Joy of Not Cooking.
IT’S ALL ABOUT CHOICES
Gone are the days when growing older meant giving up the things you enjoy the most. With all of the extraordinary retirement living options available today, there’s simply no reason to grow dependent on friends and family or struggle with household chores. To thrive throughout your retirement years does take planning, however, and it’s never too early to begin. Join us for a complimentary lunch and let us help you discover what choice-filled retirement living could mean for you. “If I had a caregiver, yes, they would drive me to see a friend for lunch and maybe a movie, but basically I would be a very lonely person and I just love and enjoy people. That’s one of the reasons I moved here. The other reasons being so my son could stop worrying and also to be near my darling grandchildren.” – Rose Sobol
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
An active life and a continuum of care on the premises were important to Rose. “We had shopped at about 15 places online that had the things that I required. And as we drove around Sarasota I said, ‘Don’t even pull in here, don’t bother to pull in there.’ But The Fountains, when we pulled in, I said, ‘I can live here.’ That was just the grounds and then I ate here and I took an exercise class and people were so friendly and the food was so good. I’ve been here three months, a little over, and I’m still waiting to have a bad meal.” – Rose Sobol
HOW TO DECIDE
The best way to really know if a retirement community is right for you is to try it before you buy it. “What I really advocate is stay in a guest room at the places you are really interested in and stay there a couple nights and partake of some of the activities and you get a feel for the place…I spent two nights at The Fountains and I said, ‘This is it.’” – Rose Sobol
DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
Meet Rose Sobol 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.
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