Fountaingate Gardens Receives Approvals from Town of Huntington Planning Board

Commack, NY – Fountaingate Gardens, the proposed Life Plan Community* sponsored by Gurwin in Commack, recently received several key approvals that have allowed the project to move closer to construction.

“These approvals are exciting for us, because each is a step closer to allowing us to serve more of Long Island’s residents,” Herb Friedman, Fountaingate Gardens’ President and CEO said. “We’re looking forward to bringing contemporary senior living to Commack.”

Last month, the Town of Huntington Planning Board approved a preliminary map for a subdivision of the property where the project will be built. Gurwin purchased the 10-acre parcel in 2005. The preliminary approval was the first step in a process to grant a new subdivision between the proposed community and the adjacent property. A hearing to approve the final map is expected in the near future.

Additionally, the Suffolk County Sewer Agency accepted Gurwin’s application for handling the additional waste treatment needs associated with the new community. The acceptance of the application initiates the design and engineering review process for the new plant.

Finally, the Huntington Town Board approved a slight modification in the zoning for the Fountaingate Gardens project related to its internal road system and access to Commack Road.

Fountaingate Gardens, a proposed Life Plan Community, will offer new independent living apartments and a range of services and amenities to seniors in the heart of Long Island. As approvals are finalized, construction is planned to begin before the end of the year.

*also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community, or CCRC



Media Contact: Dennine Cook;, (631) 715-2562.

To the Point: “How Are Healthcare Decisions Made for Residents of a Life Plan Community?”

In this series, we respond to questions posed to us by the members of our Founder’s Club. If you’d like us to answer your question, email it to

Life Plan Communities* offer residents a wide range of benefits that promote active and independent living. One important benefit is the peace of mind residents have knowing that additional levels of care are readily available should their health needs ever change.

Some of our depositors have asked if they will lose the ability to make their own healthcare decisions when they move to Fountaingate Gardens. The short answer? Continue reading “To the Point: “How Are Healthcare Decisions Made for Residents of a Life Plan Community?””

Your Minimalist Dream: The Oak Apartment Home

“If we had to sum it up in a single sentence, we would say, Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom.” – Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, also known as The Minimalists

At Fountaingate Gardens, the proposed Life Plan Community (also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community or CCRC) that will be built in Commack, there are a variety of floor plans in a range of sizes to fit each individual’s wants and needs. At 869 square feet, the Oak is one of the most practical and affordable apartment homes, perfect for those who have chosen to live a minimalist lifestyle. Continue reading “Your Minimalist Dream: The Oak Apartment Home”

Advantages of Joining the Founder’s Club!

At Fountaingate Gardens, the proposed Life Plan Community* to be built in Commack, Long Island, our Founder’s Club is constantly growing!

By becoming a 10% Reservation Depositor, you automatically become a member of Fountaingate Gardens’ active and growing Founder’s Club. That means you can look forward to meeting your future neighbors and enjoy exciting, exclusive benefits – like invitations to special members-only events, trips, entertainment and programs to be scheduled quarterly, or even more often. Just so you know, Broadway show events are already planned for June and September. We hope you can join us! Continue reading “Advantages of Joining the Founder’s Club!”

Fountaingate Gardens: Making Travel Easier

One of the perks of retiring is having more free time, and it can be fun deciding what to do with it! You can prioritize what’s important to you – volunteering, spending time with family, or maybe travelling the world! For Susan Lustig, a member of Fountaingate Gardens’ Founder’s Club (which means she’s already chosen her future home and placed a reservation deposit), travel is important. Recently, she took a 20-day tour of Israel, Egypt and Jordan.

“I’ve been to Israel several times; I’ll always go back,” she said. “The last time I was there was in 2006. Every time you go, the country is new. Sites I’ve seen before are new and different. But in particular, I wanted to see Petra. It’s an extraordinary sight – partially man-made, but also almost like a natural park with rock formations created by wind and water.” Continue reading “Fountaingate Gardens: Making Travel Easier”

Join the Founder’s Club Today to Lock in the Lowest Rates!

Jewish Senior Living

Financial considerations are important when you’re making the decision to move to a Life Plan Community* like the proposed Fountaingate Gardens that will be built in Commack, New York. You may know that when you move to a Life Plan Community, you’ll pay a one-time entrance fee, and thereafter, your monthly service package. What you may not know is that the cost of both will be determined by a variety of options, including what size apartment home you choose, whether you choose a Life Care contract or a Modified contract, and when you decide it’s time to make a deposit. Continue reading “Join the Founder’s Club Today to Lock in the Lowest Rates!”

The Laurel: Luxurious One-Bedroom with Den Living

Take a moment to think about the rooms you use in your current home. You probably start your day waking in your bedroom, moving to the bathroom to get ready for the day, and into the kitchen for breakfast. You might relax for a bit in the living room or den/family room by reading the newspaper or watching TV before heading out to run errands or meet friends.

Do the rooms you use in your everyday life include your second and third bedroom or bathroom? Do they include the outdoor space, like your front or back yard?  If the answer is “no,” “not really,” or “not as much as it used to,” why take time out of your day to clean, dust, maintain, and mow the spaces you don’t use?

That’s the benefit of luxurious one-bedroom living at Fountaingate Gardens! At this proposed Life Plan Community to be built in Commack, you’ll be able to choose a spacious apartment home that exactly fits your current and future needs, not those of the past. Continue reading “The Laurel: Luxurious One-Bedroom with Den Living”

What is an Entrance Fee?

Fountaingate Gardens is coming to Long Island, and area seniors will soon have a new choice in senior living. This proposed Life Plan Community, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), will offer residents an independent, maintenance-free retirement living option, complete with exceptional services and amenities plus a full spectrum of higher levels of healthcare services should they ever be needed in the future.

To become a resident of a Life Plan Community like Fountaingate Gardens, residents pay a one-time entrance fee. This partially refundable investment is related to the size of the apartment home you choose and the level of future services, and assures you the services and amenities offered by the community for life. Plus, it guarantees priority access to future healthcare from the highly rated Gurwin family of healthcare services, including assisted living and skilled nursing care. Continue reading “What is an Entrance Fee?”

The Iris: Designed to Maximize Natural Light

Many of the floor plans that will be available at Fountaingate Gardens—a Life Plan Community (also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community, or CCRC) that will be built in Commack—will feature large windows to allow the natural light to stream in. The Iris floor plan, however, takes it to a new level. As a corner residence in The Terraces, these apartment homes feature 12 windows, with an impressive eight located in the main living area, allowing for an abundance of beautiful, natural light. A signature of all residences in The Terraces is window placement on two different walls, allowing the light to filter in for more hours of the day.

The Iris has a layout that is great for entertainers who like to keep their bedrooms private, or for couples with opposing schedules. With the living area separated from the master bedroom, guest bedroom and bath, it’s likely that the night owl won’t disturb the early bird.

The modern kitchen offers beautiful all-wood cabinets with plenty of storage, full size, high-quality appliances and a large breakfast bar. The open-concept design keeps the chef engaged with the rest of the party during gatherings, or in perfect view of the TV when creating snacks during the big game.

The dining area features three windows, allowing you to dine while awash in natural light. The living area, which has plenty of room for your living room set-including your couch, love seat, chair, coffee table, and entertainment stand-features five windows on two walls. Off the living area is a spacious terrace, which has enough room for a small bistro table, chairs and potted plants.

In addition to two full bathrooms, the Iris offers plenty of closet space including a hall closet, linen and walk-in closets in the master suite, and a large closet in the second bedroom. If you don’t need to use the second room as a bedroom, it easily converts into a hobby room, office or den. Whatever your needs, the Iris’s rooms can accommodate!

The master suite is truly spacious, featuring enough room for a king-size bedroom set. The closets have ample storage for all of your clothes, jackets and soft goods–there’s plenty of room! The master bathroom features a walk-in shower and a handy linen closet, keeping your towels and linens organized and conveniently located.

The Iris is a beautiful apartment home option at Fountaingate Gardens. To learn more about how you can reserve your residence, and why you should reserve it now, call our sales team at (631) 715-2693.

New Images Help You Picture Life at Fountaingate Gardens

While we do our best to write descriptions of what to expect from Fountaingate Gardens—a Life Plan Community (also known as Continuing Care Retirement Community, or CCRC) to be built in Commack—we know that a photo is worth a thousand words. And recently, Perkins Eastman, the architects behind Fountaingate Gardens, released a more detailed landscape plan of the proposed community, with illustrations of the design elements intended for this vibrant lifestyle option. These illustrations are meant to be a representation of what some of the design elements expected to be offered could look like once Fountaingate Gardens is built.

We are delighted to present the updated site plan, below:

Continue reading “New Images Help You Picture Life at Fountaingate Gardens”