Getting in on the Ground Floor with the Newest in Senior Living on Long Island

Fountaingate Gardens will be Long Island’s newest Life Plan Community,* bringing the area’s seniors a unique opportunity to be part of something new – right from the very start. Everything from the buildings to the residents will be new, but behind the project will be a longtime, trusted household name –Gurwin. You have the chance to get in on the ground floor of the newest option in senior living on Long Island, and shape what the culture and community will become. Unlike residents who choose longstanding senior living communities, residents at Fountaingate Gardens will form new relationships with neighbors who are all starting their active retirement  community lifestyles at exactly the same time. Continue reading “Getting in on the Ground Floor with the Newest in Senior Living on Long Island”

Why You Need to Look Beyond 55+ Communities on Long Island, NY

When older adults start thinking about downsizing or moving to a retirement community, they often begin looking at 55+ communities. These communities can be described as residential neighborhoods with an age restriction, and, for many, it can seem like an obvious choice. Many 55+ communities on Long Island typically provide services such as outdoor maintenance and a few campus amenities, but they are ultimately limited in the services they offer and the sense of community they foster.

The 55+ communities on Long Island won’t be able to accommodate your wants and needs as you age, creating a new set of challenges later on down the road. You may need to move again one day, in order to find a community that will meet your changing healthcare needs. With this in mind, a 55+ community may be a good fit for today, but will it be a good fit for you throughout your retirement? Continue reading “Why You Need to Look Beyond 55+ Communities on Long Island, NY”

Tips for Choosing Among Retirement Communities on Long Island

While searching for a retirement community, it can be difficult to create a definitive list of your wants and needs.  There are several important factors to contemplate, and you may need help finding a community that will meet all your expectations. That’s why we’ve devised this list of tips for you to consider as you explore retirement communities on Long Island.

1. Identify important locations

You know what they always say – location, location, location! When shopping for a retirement community, be sure to consider the locations of important places in your life. Whether they’re doctors’ offices, family members’ houses or other places you frequent, choose a retirement community that makes it easy to get to these places. It can make a difference in your everyday life as well as contribute to convenient travel.

2. Establish your preferred timeline

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Living on Long Island: An Insider’s Look at Restaurants in Commack

When you become a resident of Fountaingate Gardens, Commack’s future Life Plan Community,* your options for dining will feel limitless. No matter the occasion, you’ll have a wide choice of restaurants and dining venues both on campus and in Commack.

Campus Dining

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New Site Map: A Crystal-Clear Picture of Life at Fountaingate Gardens

As we come closer to the construction and opening of Fountaingate Gardens, members of the Founders Club are getting to know each other and developing a much clearer picture of what their lives will be like at this Life Plan Community*. Located in Commack, the site of this future community remains a place of possibility for the seniors of Long Island. With new renderings and depictions being regularly released, the lifestyle that will be available at Fountaingate Gardens is quickly becoming crystal clear. Continue reading “New Site Map: A Crystal-Clear Picture of Life at Fountaingate Gardens”

Why the Somans are Leaving a 55+ Community to Move to Fountaingate Gardens

Bonnie and Stu Soman are members of the Fountaingate Gardens Founders Club – meaning they’ve placed a deposit at our soon-to-be-built community to reserve their new home. They chose the Dogwood floor plan, a spacious two-bedroom with den in our Parkview building.  The added benefits that Fountaingate Gardens will provide as a Life Plan Community* were the deciding factors that helped Bonnie and Stu make the decision to make the move from their 55+ community. Continue reading “Why the Somans are Leaving a 55+ Community to Move to Fountaingate Gardens”

The Clock Is Running Out on Exclusive Founders Club Benefits!

Beyond the main benefits of becoming a member of the Fountaingate Gardens Founders Club – reserving your next home and the peace of mind that comes with life at a Life Plan Community* – joining the Club comes with ancillary benefits that will not be available much longer. Continue reading “The Clock Is Running Out on Exclusive Founders Club Benefits!”

Meet Fountaingate Gardens Ambassador: Oscar Rosenes

Why did I choose to be a Fountaingate Gardens Ambassador?

“Because I believed in it.” – Oscar

Life is always changing, and, at some point in our lives, we find ourselves in the position of making decisions about our future. For some, a Life Plan Community* makes the most sense, and on Long Island, Fountaingate Gardens is the newest choice. Future residents are excited about moving into this community, and they’re eager to share “why.” Oscar Rosenes, an early depositor and one of Fountaingate Gardens’ ambassadors, views his deposit as a practical decision.

A History of Reliable Care

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To the Point: Why Deposit Now?

In this series, we respond to questions posed to us by members of our community. If you’d like us to answer your question, email it to egrant@gurwin.org.

At our most recent “Ask the Experts” event, we featured a panel of future residents: Bonnie, Ina, Joyce and Al. Our discussion covered a range of topics, including why these depositors chose to make the proactive decision to make their future at a Life Plan Community* like Fountaingate Gardens. This group of Founder’s Club members, alongside our expert staff, also had particularly insightful comments about involving your family in your decision and factoring in the financial aspects.

Why deposit at Fountaingate Gardens now?

The most basic question that our panel covered was why each depositor made the proactive choice to secure a future home at Fountaingate Gardens. Each panelist shared his or her unique story and explained why the decision was made now – instead of later – to plan for the future. Continue reading “To the Point: Why Deposit Now?”

New Fountaingate Gardens Contract Option: Lower Entry Fee

Previously, we introduced you to the Life Care and Modified contracts available at Fountaingate Gardens. Now, we are excited to announce a new contract option available for a limited number of new depositors.

This new option, the Traditional Declining Balance, will be particularly intriguing if you want to minimize your upfront costs. It provides both the lowest entrance fees and the lowest monthly fees of the three options available for depositors. If you choose the Traditional Declining Balance contract option, you’ll still enjoy the same outstanding community features as your neighbors: the same selection of floor plans, the same community amenities and the same guaranteed availability of higher levels of care at the renowned Gurwin campus (if ever needed). Continue reading “New Fountaingate Gardens Contract Option: Lower Entry Fee”