Category: Resident Voices

March 12, 2019

Resident Carolyn Cassida is Enjoying Million Dollar Views and Life-Enriching Pursuits at The Fountains

MILLION DOLLAR PERSPECTIVE At the right retirement community, your whole outlook on life can be as beautiful as your view – all without breaking the bank. “I see the dolphins coming down in the morning. I have two eagles outside my window. I love watching them. I can see for miles up the beach out […]

July 10, 2018

Resident Ralph Jordon is Enjoying Friendly Neighbors and Worry-Free Living at The Fountains

DISCOVER WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW If you’ve stayed in place because of preconceived notions of retirement community life, you don’t know what you’re missing. “Most people do not realize that within two weeks they’re going to have a whole new set of friends and their loneliness is going to disappear.” – Ralph Jordon, resident of […]

June 15, 2018

Resident Nancy Durand is Enjoying Breathtaking Views and Life-Enriching Pursuits at The Fountains

DECIDE FOR YOURSELF One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is to choose for yourself where to live well and worry free. “I did not want my children having to make any decisions for me. I wanted this to be my decision, where I would go to live, and so we looked […]

March 9, 2018

Residents Leo and Miley Perry are Enjoying Beautiful Waterfront Views and Delicious Cuisine at The Fountains

YOU CAN SEE FOR MILES Even better than our gorgeous bay view is the clarity of being comfortably situated for today and whatever tomorrow brings. “I love it. We are on the 21st floor. We have beautiful views from our bedroom, from our living area. Out the window you can see for miles over the […]

June 27, 2017

Residents Brenda and Stan Uskavitch are Enjoying Carefree Living with Waterfront Views at The Fountains

ENJOY EVERY MOMENT How would you rate your everyday enjoyment of life itself? The right retirement community can make all the difference. “It’s not the last chapter, it’s the next chapter. And here we are in the next chapter, we’re turning the pages…and that’s the beauty of life.” – Brenda Uskavitch, resident of The Fountains […]

March 10, 2017

Resident Bonnie Lamrouex is Enjoying Life-Enriching Pursuits with Friends at The Fountains

LONELINESS NEEDS A WARNING LABEL Too much “me” time can be harmful to your health. A daily dose of people is nature’s best medicine. “I played cards and I golfed but it still wasn’t enough. There were too many days where you were by yourself.” – Bonnie Lamrouex, resident of The Fountains at Boca Ciega […]

January 5, 2017

Residents Jack and Donna Engel are Enjoying Their Million Dollar Views and All-Inclusive Lifestyle at The Fountains

FEEL THE VIBE You’ll know you’ve found the right retirement community when the atmosphere embraces you like a warm hug. “There is a spirit here that is palpable.” – Jack Engel, resident of The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay MEET JACK AND DONNA ENGEL, WHO MARRIED AFTER MEETING ON A SARASOTA TENNIS COURT IN LATE […]

November 4, 2016

Resident Frieda Chatterton is Enjoying a Relaxing Lifestyle and Gorgeous Bay Views at The Fountains

IT’S NOT ALWAYS GO, GO, GO Some people think retirement community living is so active, you never have a chance to rest. Not so. “I’m interested in right now: retirement. I’ve had a long struggle of life and I had a husband that had cancer and he was bad from 2000 and my life has […]

October 6, 2016

Resident Robert Smith is Having the Time of His Life at The Fountains

LIVE WELL ON THE WATER Waterfront retirement living on a fixed retirement income? It really is possible at The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay. “There’s water all the way around as far as I can see.” – Robert Smith, resident of The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay MEET ROBERT SMITH, A FORMER SEABEE WHOSE ONLY […]

July 7, 2016

Residents David and Janet Noll are Loving Their Worry Free, All-Inclusive Lifestyle at The Fountains

CRUISE THROUGH RETIREMENT Even if waterfront living is not your style, we’d love to introduce you to today’s exciting variety of carefree retirement living options. “We’re in our early 70s and…we decided that it would be a very good idea at this time of our life to make a decision and start looking for places […]

June 2, 2016

Resident Mary Doliviera is Enjoying a Busy Lifestyle and Countless Amenities at The Fountains

IT’S ALL ABOUT PERSPECTIVE If you don’t like how your future looks where you’re living now, why not nab a better view? “…my son-in-law said to me the other day, ‘How did you nab this apartment? It’s beautiful.’ Yeah, the view is beautiful. I’m right on the water.” – Mary Doliviera, resident of The Fountains […]

May 3, 2016

Resident Anne Ferrone is Enjoying Her Independent Lifestyle and 20th Floor View at The Fountains

IT’S A GOOD THING Enjoying the company of others while maintaining your independence is a good thing at any age. “It’s a good thing that even though I have a daughter that’s at my beck and call I would rather be independent and be living here the way I am.” – Anne Ferrone, resident of […]

March 10, 2016

Resident Rita Defrancisis is Enjoying her Carefree, Fun-Filled Lifestyle at The Fountains

IF YOU CAN FIND A BETTER WAY TO LIVE, DO IT. There’s no better time than the present to consider your alternatives. “So I moved in and I was really skeptical. I really was. I just didn’t think I belonged here and I didn’t think I needed all this and what am I going to […]

February 3, 2016

Resident Anne Bernhard Feels Right at Home at The Fountains

WILL THE LIFESTYLE YOU LOVE TODAY STILL LOVE YOU TOMORROW? Explore your retirement living options early. “I don’t need, at this point, somebody watching over me every minute, but I need to be somewhere where if something happens somebody is going to be able to come.” – Anne Bernhard, resident of The Fountains at Boca […]

August 4, 2015

Resident Mary Cordary Traded a Beautiful Garden for a Beautiful Way of Life at The Fountains

OLDER AND WISER Accepting that which you cannot change as you age is the first step toward realizing your best future. “At some point you can’t do all the things you did when you were younger and here you can do what you please and they entertain you, they have activities for everybody and it’s […]

July 2, 2015

Resident Rose Parker Traded Dreaded Chores for a Lifestyle she Adores at The Fountains

SAFE AND SOUND Retirement community living means more than just having fun. It also means feeling safe and knowing the people around you really care. “You’re safe when you’re here. You know that if you need help all you have to do is push the buzzer and somebody will come and help you.” – Rose […]

May 4, 2015

Resident Marie Swilley Moved to The Fountains to Enjoy Her New Carefree Lifestyle

SEEING IS BELIEVING All it takes is a little advance research. Then you’ll be properly prepared to begin a new chapter in retirement living. “I didn’t want to be by myself so I came here. The Fountains was the only place I looked at. When I walked through those doors well, that was home.” – […]

April 2, 2015

Resident Judy Mouton is Enjoying Her Active Lifestyle at The Fountains

BUILT IN SUPPORT Living alone during difficult times isn’t easy. Retirement communities offer a built in network of friendship and support. “[Losing my husband] has been very hard but being here with so many distractions, I have made a lot of friends. Everybody is very friendly, not only the employees but also the people that […]

March 10, 2015

Resident Kay Coletta is Loving Life on The Bay at The Fountains

MAKE THE WORLD YOUR OYSTER Friends, interests, adventures, even the help you need is within easy reach when you live in the right retirement community. “What The Fountains has done is, you have brought the outside world inside. I don’t think there’s anything from the outside world that you miss because it’s all here.” – […]

September 4, 2014

Al Siebert talks about his decision to move to a retirement community.

I try to encourage people, "Don't wait until you're saying ‘I have to do it’"… then sometimes everything goes too soon, too fast. You may not make decisions that you would've made if you were thinking about it ahead of time. Al Siebert Interview Excerpts, May 2014 J: Jill A: Al Interview starts at 3:23 […]

May 20, 2014

Joyce Hansult talks about her decision to move to a retirement community.

Joyce Hansult says: You know, they organized a cruise from The Fountains here, and it was done so beautifully. I went on this cruise and it was like living at The Fountains. I’m saying to myself, ‘It’s just like the activities at home.’ And the food, the restaurant, it’s just wonderful. We’ve got two restaurants. […]