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.

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What’s the Difference Between a 55+ Community and a Life Plan Community?

Have you reached the point where you’d like your priorities to shift from the daily upkeep of your too-big house to more personal, enjoyable pursuits? Is it travel, maintaining your health or where you live that tops your list of priorities? For many seniors, where to live is at the top of the list, and if you like the idea of maintenance-free living, it’s good to know you have options.

Active Adult Living Communities, also known as age-qualified communities, active adult housing, age-restricted communities or 55+ communities, are residential neighborhoods for adults aged 55 and older who want to downsize, socialize with people at the same life stage and live a low-maintenance lifestyle. Continue reading “What’s the Difference Between a 55+ Community and a Life Plan Community?”

A Change Is Coming to the Heart of Long Island

Life Plan Community Sponsor Enjoys Outstanding Reputation for Service, Care

If you ask Herbert H. Friedman what excites him and the members of his board of directors, he’ll tell you that they enjoy tackling complex problems.

The Executive Vice President/CEO of Gurwin, one of Long Island’s largest senior care organizations, explains, “We’ve always looked to add services when we see a need, where we feel we can help people and make a difference. That’s one of the reasons we are pleased to be developing Fountaingate Gardens. We really believe that bringing Commack its very first Life Plan Community (also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community, or CCRC) provides a significant upgrade in retirement living to the area’s boomers and seniors.”

A Vision for Active, Independent Seniors

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