In the ever-changing digital world, there is always something new to learn, and new to experience.
At Fountaingate Gardens, we believe that continuing one’s education throughout life is an important and energizing journey, which is why we’ve partnered with SeniorNet-an international, non-profit organization that offers older adults computer education and access to technology-to host a class for our Charter Club members. The Charter Club is an exclusive group of Fountaingate Garden depositors with priority access to events, programs and news who are first in line for selecting their new apartment home.
SeniorNet, founded in 1986, is known for their quality curriculum and innovative teaching methods. The classes are for those 50 years of age and older, and are mostly taught by seniors, although sometimes, high school and college-aged students teach classes as well. There are SeniorNet learning centers all over the country, but Fountaingate Gardens teamed up with the local Huntington Learning Center in Long Island to organize this special 8-week course for early depositors at the Fountaingate Gardens Information Center.
Rosemary Oetiker, a Fountaingate Gardens Charter Club member and volunteer with the SeniorNet , helped facilitate the event, while also serving in her volunteer role as a coach in the classroom. As a coach, Rosemary assists the teacher and the participants in the class.
“If someone is behind or needs help, I am there to walk them through it at their pace, so everyone gets the same experience and learns the same skills,” explains Rosemary.
Courses at SeniorNet range from introductory classes for beginners to more advanced classes for experienced computer users. The atmosphere is stress-free with the opportunity for each person to learn at their own pace with the help of knowledgeable teachers and coaches. At the Fountaingate Gardens event, the class topics ranged from how to access and surf the internet, how to create documents and send email, and how to navigate websites to buy, bank or research, to name a few. These topics were a great range for the class, whose members had different levels of prior experience.
Rosemary is glad that she has been able to share her experience volunteering at SeniorNet with her future home, Fountaingate Gardens.
“SeniorNet is an important program,” Rosemary says. “If someone were on the fence about attending one of our classes, I would tell them not to worry because it is a friendly, relaxed environment where they will make new friends and quickly gain confidence in their abilities.”
Not only was SeniorNet a wonderful learning opportunity and social event for the Fountaingate Gardens depositors who attended, but it also provided an opportunity to meet their future neighbors. SeniorNet and Fountaingate Gardens are working on ongoing programs right now; call today for more information or to sign up!
To learn more about the Charter Club and associated events, call the Fountaingate Gardens team today at 631-715-2693.
When you decide that Fountaingate Gardens will be your new home, you will have the choice of many different floor plans that will enable you to create a unique living space.
The Rose, a one bedroom with den apartment home is perhaps our most versatile floor plan. With ample space and all the desired features of a modern, comfortable residence, the Rose will blossom into a home that is just right for you.
“I think the Rose floor plan is one of the best one-and-a-half bath floor plans we offer,” said Erica Grant, marketing coordinator at Fountaingate Gardens. “It has a bright, airy and spacious feel, and is ideally located in the Terrace Home building.” Continue reading “Let Your Life Blossom in the Rose Apartment Home”
For many people, a house just isn’t a home without a pet. Pets are a wonderful addition to any home, and can bring many benefits to the lives of those who share their space. Because we know many people just can’t live without their furry friends, we are pleased to announce that Fountaingate Gardens will be a pet-friendly community.
Pets fill our lives with companionship, affection, entertainment and purpose. That special bond we cultivate with our pets is more than simply emotional; a pet can be helpful at any point in our lives, because they can help us to structure our lives in a healthy way. They need to be fed, walked and played with, which can encourage us take the time to exercise, eat healthy meals and relax alongside our pets. Continue reading “FAQ: Will My Pets be Welcome at Fountaingate Gardens?”
Retirees of today are unique. They’re active, engaged individuals, who often have worked hard and are now ready to play hard. They are ready to use their retirement to not only continue pursuing their passions, but also new interests and activities.
At Fountaingate Gardens, we will meet the diverse desires of Long Island retirees with a variety of lifestyle-enhancing amenities and services, while providing a welcoming community where you can truly feel at home.
Many of you have proudly called Long Island your home for years, and you likely don’t want to go far from family and friends as you plan for retirement living. You love the area, and want to spend more time doing the things you enjoy – and wouldn’t mind spending less time on the chores you don’t, like household maintenance and cleaning! Continue reading “Calling All Long Island Retirees – Make Fountaingate Gardens Your Home”
Fountaingate Gardens, a proposed continuing care retirement community (or CCRC) to be built in Commack, has been working on planning the flexible dining program that will allow you to choose when you want to cook, and when you would like to be served in one of three dining venues, including a formal restaurant, casual bistro, or alfresco. While the specifics are not yet finalized, dining services at Fountaingate Gardens will include delicious chef-prepared meals and snacks, including Sunday brunch, served in formal and casual settings. Continue reading “New Rendering Released – Take a Peek at Fountaingate Gardens Dining!”
Fountaingate Gardens has been planned with many lifestyle-enhancing amenities in mind to help you live your most active, engaged and enjoyable retirement. From group aerobics classes and a dip in the heated, indoor saltwater pool, to a visit to the on-campus salon and spa, and to a delicious chef-prepared dinner in one of the three available dining locations, you’re bound to find endless enjoyment at Fountaingate Gardens.
With so many amenities and services to take advantage of, you’ll need a haven to return to at the end of fulfilling days. The Lilac, our luxurious 2-bedroom, 1360 square foot apartment home located in the attractive and intimate Terrace buildings can be that haven. Continue reading “Relax in the Luxurious 2-Bedroom Lilac”
From the moment you decide to make Fountaingate Gardens your home, you will likely realize that a new and exciting chapter of your life is beginning. Opportunities to socialize with friends, timesaving conveniences and all the activities you can squeeze into a day will be steps away from your door. At the core of it all will be the Fountaingate Gardens Clubhouse, a social hub filled with natural light, good friends and plenty to do to invigorate your mind, body and spirit.
As soon as you walk into this lively space, greeted by a friendly concierge, you will feel the energy buzz. Off to your right, you will see into the sun-filled, state-of-the-art fitness center where residents are focusing on improving strength and balance under the guidance of an experienced personal trainer. The fitness center also features a heated, saltwater pool where you can take water aerobics classes or go for a leisurely swim while looking out over the beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds. Better yet, invite your grandchildren over on weekends to splash around during specially designated family hours.
Many active older adults have been excited about the newest Life Plan Community (also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community or CCRC) coming to Long Island. They are ready to embrace a worry-free, amenity-rich and energetic lifestyle at Fountaingate Gardens, and have acted on their excitement by making a fully refundable deposit to guaranteed priority placement in the proposed community.
Fountaingate Gardens will cater to the lives of active seniors and offer a full continuum of care on site, should it ever be needed. Envisioned by Gurwin, a respected local leader in senior care services, Fountaingate Gardens will offer an innovative approach to retirement combined with proven Gurwin quality care, all in one scenic place.
Now, after months of anticipation, we are offering a glimpse of what Fountaingate Gardens will look like in a newly released rendering, shown here of the Parkview apartment homes.
Once you’ve selected Fountaingate Gardens as your next residence, the next (and most fun) step is selecting and customizing the perfect apartment home to fit your needs and lifestyle! With more than a dozen apartment homes to choose from, you’ll have plenty of options. If you’re searching for a one-bedroom with spacious surroundings, the Willow will likely be just right for you.
In addition to the large master bedroom, this 1,040-square-foot layout boasts open living areas, a den, spacious closets and one and one-half bathrooms.
The foyer opens to a warm sunlit kitchen—a beautifully functional space. Modern appliances, richly finished cabinets and exquisite counters make your kitchen comfortable yet trendy and a great space for entertaining. The kitchen peninsula opens to the living and dining area, allowing you to remain part of the conversation while you’re hosting.