The Fountaingate Gardens Clubhouse: Your Social Sweet Spot

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.

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New Renderings: Picture Yourself at Fountaingate Gardens

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.

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The Willow Apartment Home at Fountaingate Gardens: The Flexibility You Want

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.

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Spending Winter at Your House vs. Spending Winter at Fountaingate Gardens

Winter is coming, and with it comes icy roads and walkways, blustery cold winds and falling snow. The harsh weather is unavoidable and unpredictable once the season takes hold, especially on Long Island. For many people, this means driving in unfavorable conditions for groceries, appointments and necessities—and that’s if they can get out of their houses at all! It can mean hours looking for companies to come to fix a broken furnace or to thaw frozen pipes. And, it means shoveling…lots and lots of shoveling! But, when you choose to make Fountaingate Gardens your home, these stresses disappear!

Winter at a Life Plan Community (also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community or CCRC) like Fountaingate Gardens will be a time to enjoy all of your daily pursuits, plus holiday parties, family and friends, day trips and other activities, with no winter worries or hassles. You will have all the amenities and services you need to ensure you can go about your busy life exactly as you like, regardless of what the weather is doing. From snow removal to onsite medical care to a ride into town, you will have conveniences enabling you to choose what each day brings rather than have Mother Nature choose for you.

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Fountaingate Gardens Provides the Security You Want

When you decide to make Fountaingate Gardens your home, you can rest assured that you will be moving into a community designed with your total well-being and peace of mind as top priorities. From an easily accessible, engaged social life, to a maintenance-free home, to Gurwin’s award-winning health care services, you will have convenience in a safe, secure environment, now and into the future.

You can breathe easy knowing that if you move into this vibrant retirement community, you gain peace of mind and security as you leave behind the worries that come with owning a house and relying on family for future help.

Peace of Mind at Home

When you live at Fountaingate Gardens and decide to go on vacation, you don’t have to worry about the weather back home. You don’t have to worry about a tree falling on your house or your pipes freezing. You don’t have to hire someone to stop by and check on your home or pick up your mail. Living at Fountaingate Gardens means you lock your door behind you, and the friendly, efficient maintenance team makes sure everything is cared for in your absence.

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The Two-Bedroom Parkview Birch Apartment: New and Definitely You

A new car…a new pair of sneakers…a new book. New is nice, but nothing compares to a beautiful new home combined with a new community that caters to enhancing the personal experiences and well-being of seniors. Fountaingate Gardens, the proposed Life Plan Community (also known as Continuing Care Retirement Community or CCRC) that will be located in Commack, Long Island, will bring “new” to new heights, and offer many choices for community members as they begin a new phase of their lives.

The expansive, two-bedroom Birch is one great floor plan option for starting the next chapter in your life at Fountaingate Gardens. This warm, inviting apartment home will feature your favorite paint colors, choices of flooring, high-quality cabinetry, contemporary appliances and more!

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Meet Jay Broad: Fountaingate Gardens Charter Club Member & Professional Volunteer

Jay Broad has been a staunch believer in volunteering and looking out for the well-being of seniors for quite a while. A former social studies teacher, Jay is currently the Nassau County Coordinator for the Medicare Rights Center and a Fountaingate Gardens Charter Club member.

“I list ‘professional volunteer’ on my LinkedIn profile,” says Mr. Broad.

A long-time activist with the New York State United Teachers, or NYSUT, he found something he could be passionate about that would also help his peers—Medicare rights and education. The Medicare Rights Center is a national nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable healthcare for older adults through counseling, advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives. On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center, Jay speaks on issues related to Medicare and coordinates volunteers who present Medicare programs in Nassau County. Continue reading “Meet Jay Broad: Fountaingate Gardens Charter Club Member & Professional Volunteer”

Popular Commack Library Readies to Meet the Needs of a New Age

Libraries across the country are wrestling with the impact of our rapidly changing digital age. With a world of information now at the fingertips of any one with an Internet connection, the need for a physical community book depository has shifted. Commack Public Library (CPL) Director Laurie Rosenthal believes that the role of libraries will evolve and they will remain important during this digital transformation.

More Than Just “Stacks”

“We’re part of that transition,” she explains, adding that people will continue to need help in navigating a constantly shifting information landscape. “Kids still need to be taught how to make sure that websites are legitimate, and the information they find is true.

“Over the years, the reference collections in libraries all over the country have shrunk dramatically, but then there are the eBooks and down-loads,” she points out.

In fact, downloadable books are now one of the library’s most popular features. Continue reading “Popular Commack Library Readies to Meet the Needs of a New Age”