In the heart of Boca Raton, Florida, Edgewater at Boca Pointe offers more than just a beautiful place to live—it's a thriving community where residents like Marlyn Kefauver have discovered the secret to wellness and worry-free living.
Marlyn, a resident of Edgewater for over a decade, reminisces about her serendipitous discovery of this continuing care retirement community (CCRC). She said, "I never expected to end up in Boca Raton and just by accident stumbled across what I found out was a CCRC, a continuing care retirement community. And I looked at quite a few actually five to be specific.”
The moment she stepped foot into Edgewater at Boca Pointe, Marlyn felt an indescribable warmth and excitement that resonated with her, solidifying her decision: "The minute I walked in here, I just had a certain energy and spirit to it that I thought, This is it. This is where I want to be.”
After moving in, Marlyn quickly made close friendships and found a great sense of community at Edgewater. She said, "I have dinner every night with friends, and it's the kind of place where if you want to be alone, nobody bothers you; you can socialize as much you want. So, it's very nice.”
One of the most liberating aspects for Marlyn was shedding the burdens of homeownership. "I've found that I've never regretted coming here because all of the things that I was tired of doing that's required to keep a home, immediately went away when I moved into Edgewater.”
Edgewater at Boca Pointe offers ample opportunities to engage in an active, vibrant lifestyle catering to various interests.
"My favorite activities at Edgewater at Boca Pointe are many because of the variety," Maryln said. "I play ping pong, go to jazz class, enjoy art class, and play chair volleyball. We have a lot of fun and get exercise at the same time.”
Living worry-free extends beyond activities; residents find relief from the responsibilities and inconveniences associated with home ownership. Marlyn recounted an incident when she was grateful to live at a caring neighborhood with a maintenance crew on call, 24/7. She returned home from a cruise Sunday evening and discovered her apartment's air conditioning was not working. "Even on the weekends, they had someone on duty," she said. "Within 30 minutes, it was working and I was able to go to bed in splendid comfort.”
A unique advantage of living at Edgewater, opposed to many other retirement communities, is access to life care, offering peace of mind and financial benefits. Marlyn said prearranging her future healthcare made her decision to move an easier one.
"When you buy in, you're buying life care, which is like long-term care insurance," she said. "So if your needs change for assisted living or skilled nursing, your fees won't increase solely because you need more care, which is perhaps a third or less of what it costs on the commercial side.”
Marlyn's advice to prospective residents: Don't wait. "The advice I would give for someone who's interested or thinks they might want to move to Edgewater at Boca Pointe is do it. The sooner the better," she said. "The sooner you come, the more you are to to enjoy all of the various activities and options offered here. And I can say, I truly found my best friend at Edgewater."
Edgewater at Boca Pointe is not just a place to reside but to thrive - with an active lifestyle, friendships, a continuum of care, and true opportunities ensuring residents like Marlyn Kefauver embrace life to the fullest.