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Why Did They Do It? Stories of Moving to The Village at Gainesville

Dec 26, 2023 | Senior Living, Uncategorized

The Village at Gainesville is a vibrant community of active older adults who live life to the fullest each day. What made them choose to move to our community?

“There are so many things about The Village at Gainesville that make our community shine,” said Rebecca Catalanotto, executive director of The Village at Gainesville. “Everyone, from the residents to the associates, is so happy to be a part of the community.”

While we’ve reviewed why our residents love retiring in Gainesville, let’s take a look at residents’ stories about moving to The Village at Gainesville and why they chose this community.

a group of seniors in a fitness classFostering a Sense of Community

The Village at Gainesville offers seniors more than just a residence; it provides a welcoming community, deep connections, and a robust social network. This vibrant tapestry of shared experiences and camaraderie sets The Village apart as a unique and appealing choice for seniors.

Resident Marge Baker said, “I fell in love with the beautiful 100+ acre community of The Village at Gainesville, with its individual neighborhoods. Now, after nine years here, ‘neighbors’ have become wonderful friends, and the outstanding associates take care of us like family. The activity options are educational, entertaining, and endless. I love it here!”

The Village at Gainesville creates a warm and inclusive environment where residents feel embraced by a friendly community. There are multiple opportunities for residents to build meaningful connections and collaborate.

Whether through group activities or interest-based clubs, a robust social network is at the heart of the community.

“I moved to The Village at Gainesville for a carefree lifestyle with many opportunities for learning, recreation, and entertainment and to meet interesting people from around the country. My expectations have been exceeded,” said resident Hugh Anderson.

The social lifestyle at The Village at Gainesville acts as a powerful antidote to loneliness, promoting mental well-being and a sense of belonging. Paired with a dynamic social calendar that offers a variety of activities, residents stay engaged and excited about their community involvement.

Offering Comprehensive Wellness

Fully embracing vitality and wellness is key to a fulfilling retirement, and The Village at Gainesville’s specially crafted Vitality Program is designed to ensure seniors live well and stay engaged in mind, body, and spirit. With a personalized approach to overall wellness, this program is tailored to each resident’s unique needs.

Before moving to The Village at Gainesville, new residents undergo a comprehensive health and wellness assessment, paving the way for the creation of individualized Vitality Plans.

Resident Carl Barfield said, “After my wife’s diagnosis of dementia, I began to look at all available senior living facilities in Gainesville and nearby cities. I found none that had the range of activities, the highest level of care and concern, and the compassion for seniors that existed at The Village. After careful consideration, this was my only choice. I have been pleased with what I actually found here and was very satisfied at the level of care The Village gave to my wife.”

He added, “I hold a unique set of experiences at The Village. I began living in memory support with my wife, then moved to assisted living, and now reside in independent living. Not too many other residents here have that broad range of experience. At every level, I have been pleased. I would recommend The Village without hesitation.”

The Village at Gainesville also offers residents a number of amenities and programs focused on promoting independence:

  • Family-friendly swimming sessions
  • Engaging social events
  • Nature trails
  • Woodworking workshops
  • Fitness center
  • Continuing education classes

With all this at their fingertips, residents can lead a holistic and dynamic lifestyle.

senior woman sitting in her living room smiling and drinking coffeeProviding Peace of Mind

The Village at Gainesville offers maintenance-free living, where we take care of everything in the community, and residents can live without the worry of keeping up with maintaining a house.

Our services ensure that residents can focus on hobbies, meeting with friends, and doing what they want to do each and every day.

Gene Levine, who lives at The Village at Gainesville with his wife, Arlene, described their experience discovering this community. “At our ages (91 and 85), we felt it was more prudent to move to the ‘right’ independent senior living community now, before we really needed to move, rather than we had to move.

We did extensive research over a six-month period and narrowed down the 50 original choices throughout the USA to five. Four of the best ones were in other states. At The Village at Gainesville’s invitation, we attended four meetings here and took a tour.

After Wayne answered over 80 of our written questions to our satisfaction, we decided to pay the $5,000 to reserve the next apartment that met our criteria. When one we liked became available, we signed the lease and moved in about two weeks ago, and now, we couldn’t be happier.

In writing this, we realize everyone has different wants, needs, personalities, and expectations, but as of right now, every desire we had prior to moving here has been exceeded.

We moved to Cottage Place in The Village. I offer you the opportunity to visit with my wife and me to answer any questions you still may have about this marvelous, friendly, happy community.”

The Village at Gainesville also offers different levels of care, including independent living, assisted living, and memory support. This provides comfortable and convenient options for residents if their health needs change.

Visit The Village at Gainesville

There are many reasons to move to The Village at Gainesville – we can’t wait to hear yours! Give us a call at 352-231-8706 to learn more about life in our community.

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