It would be nice to have a crystal ball to forecast what life will look like several years down the road. But without a magical orb, the best you can do to plan for the future is to visualize the life you want to lead.

A move to a Life Plan Community (also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community or CCRC) is a proactive decision to choose an active, independent lifestyle while freeing yourself from the burdens of home ownership. Research shows that those who can maintain physical, social and mind-stimulating activity have the best chance at achieving a “successful” aging experience. While we can’t forecast your personal future, we can give you a sneak peek at how Fountaingate Gardens living can enhance your life.

7 a.m. You and your spouse sit down for breakfast in your spacious, customized residence. Thanks to yesterday’s bus trip to Trader Joe’s, your pantry is filled with your favorite foods.

9 a.m. As your husband leaves to play 18 holes at the nearby Hamlet Golf and Country Club, you take a short walk to the fitness center and swim laps in the heated, indoor saltwater pool. After your swim, you remember the burned-out light bulb in your bathroom and use Fountaingate Gardens’ dedicated phone app to ask maintenance to replace the bulb.

11 a.m. You call your daughter to decide how to celebrate your husband’s upcoming birthday. Should you host a chef-prepared Sunday brunch at Fountaingate Gardens’ premier restaurant, or do you throw a catered picnic in the campus pavilion overlooking the pond and fountain?

12 p.m. It’s time to join friends for lunch at the casual Bistro on campus. At lunch, you plan your monthly visit to New York City and consider which Broadway show to see.

2 p.m. As a monthly treat, you take a short walk to the community’s salon and spa where you enjoy a manicure and pedicure.

4 p.m. You reconnect with your husband and discuss plans for hosting bridge club next week. You decide to reserve the game room at Fountaingate Gardens’ clubhouse rather than host the event in your apartment.

6 p.m. It’s been a busy day—too busy to plan dinner. You invite another couple to dinner at one of Fountaingate Gardens’ dining venues. A dinner conversation leads to plans to form a book club—a great decision in light of Fountaingate Gardens’ extensive library.

8 p.m. Coming home to your well-appointed apartment home never felt better—and spending quality time with your spouse and friends in the privacy of your own home is the perfect finishing touch to this fun-filled day.

Tomorrow’s another day. A workout with your personal Fountaingate Gardens’ trainer followed by volunteer work at the community library fills your morning agenda. After a lecture at the Suffolk Y JCC, you’ll cap off your day with the weekly college class you’ve been taking with several other resident “students.”

Imagine a day filled with social and physical activities and not one moment devoted to household maintenance and chores. With access to attractions like the beaches and New York City, the resort-style amenities of Fountaingate Gardens can fulfill your vision of what life should look like. Contact us, and make this your retirement reality.

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