A Boca Raton couple, isolated in their home during the COVID-19 pandemic, found themselves yearning for a sense of community, warmth, and support. For Marilyn and Lionel Moskowitz, their quest for a vibrant and caring lifestyle during these challenging times led them to Edgewater at Boca Pointe with resort-like amenities in paradise at the heart of Boca Raton, Florida.

“When our friend suggested to us that we look at an Edgewater, a continuing care retirement community, I kind of looked at her like, ‘What is this? That's not for me,’” recalls Marilyn Moskowitz. Little did she know, the decision to explore Edgewater would become the key to unlocking a life filled with joy, camaraderie, and a newfound sense of freedom.

“Edgewater is just so warm and so loving and so caring beyond anything I could have expected or thought about or imagined before we moved in,” Marilyn said. For many residents of Edgewater at Boca Pointe, it's not just a great location to live,  but a community that feels like family.

“I never would have imagined that I could like it here as much as I do," Marilyn said. "I knew it was the right thing for us to do, but I never expected it to be like this."

“It’s warm and loving,” echoes her husband, Lionel Moskowitz, emphasizing the unique atmosphere that sets Edgewater apart.

“In fact, I still poke him sometimes and say, ‘Is it real?’” Marilyn laughed.

“We're relieved,” Marilyn continues. “I don't want my children to have to worry about us. We wanted to take care of ourselves, and we are.”

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The Moskowitzs also raved about the delicious dining experience.  “I love to eat in the dining room because I like to be a princess and be served,” Marilyn said. “The food happens to be very good. We really enjoy having dinner with friends, and there's always choices - fish, steak, chicken - there's plenty of choices.”

Lionel appreciates the simplicity that comes with maintenance-free living.

“I don't have to do much home maintenance anymore. It’s just a matter of picking up the phone and having it taken care of, and it gets taken care of very quickly," Lionel said.

“He kept his toolbox but it's a souvenir," Marilyn joked. "It'll be a souvenir for our children.”

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For the Moskowitzs, the real treasure lies in the community of friends they have found at Edgewater. “One of the best things about living here our wonderful community of friends. We have friends outside that we see that we are still close with, but here we take care of each other. " Marilyn said. "I know that if I need anything or my husband needs anything, that there will be people here for us and the staff has been wonderful.”