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 of both windows in my living room and in my bedroom I can see that view. I really love it.” – Carolyn Cassida, resident of The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay
MEET CAROLYN CASSIDA, WHO TRADED BORING DAYS FOR AN EXCITING LIFESTYLE WITH A MILLION DOLLAR VIEW.
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 Carolyn Cassida on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. To read the full, un-edited transcript, please click here.)
Originally from western Pennsylvania, Carolyn left cold winters behind long ago to enjoy sunny days in St. Petersburg. After 38 years in banking and caring for four different people during her lifetime, she decided to make her own future the best it could be. In December 2017, she moved from her mobile home park to The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay. Now she feels like she’s alive again. When she isn’t mesmerized by her apartment views clear to St. Petersburg, Carolyn is busy dining with friends, welcoming new neighbors, attending classes, enjoying fun outings, even dancing again. From playing on the Wii bowling team to starting a dominoes club, she rarely misses an opportunity to try something new.
CHANGE IT UP
Being stuck in the same old grind can make you feel like your swinging the bat and missing the pitch. Don’t let boring days turn into lost years. Let us help you explore your retirement living options and learn how you can change up your lifestyle with exciting experiences, rich friendships and services galore. “I can’t tell people enough, once you have gotten into kind of a rut in your life, you need to get out and make some kind of a change. And the change is so much easier when you have somewhere, like a place like this to come into, and they have people here that are under the same situations; they’re trying to find a really good change in their life, a place that they can live out the rest of their life in peace and comfort. It’s a wonderful place.” – Carolyn Cassida
TRY BEFORE YOU BUY
Carolyn had looked around and visited The Fountains many times before moving in. She loved that there was no large entry fee or financial requirement. She was ready to begin an exciting new chapter and she’s been enjoying it ever since. She received such a warm welcome when she first arrived that she joined the Hospitality Committee herself, discovering great joy in welcoming new neighbors. “They have a wonderful program where people can come in for two or three days or even longer and stay here to just see what it is like and what it can do for changing your life. And I encourage people to do that.” – Carolyn Cassida
ASK THE EXPERTS
Carolyn asked around before choosing where she wanted to live her best future and you should, too. “My doctor told me that this is one of the best-run communities in the whole area. Before I came here, he told me that. The staff here is very good, very helpful. You can ask almost any question and get an answer of some kind. If they don’t know the answer they will find it out for you.” – Carolyn Cassida
DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
Meet Carolyn over a drink at the Sky View Lounge or cappuccino in the Bay Breeze Café. Just call 1-727-498-3850 to set up a time. Bring your questions and get honest answers straight from the source.
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