All In The Family

Tenants of The Estates at Hawthorne Village of Ocala enjoy living in a community of family and friends.

Close-Knit Community

When Barbara Kelbert’s sister moved into The Estates at Hawthorne Village of Ocala, Barbara and her husband, Horst, would visit her there almost every other day. They loved it so much they asked the staff to let them know when a two-bedroom apartment home became available.

Just five months later, an apartment opened up for them, and they put their house up for sale. Within two days, their house sold, and Horst used a van to move their furniture over to The Estates.

“We love it. I’m not cooking anymore…” Barbara begins to list the amazing amenities. “We have just as much independence, and we can get involved in the activities when we want to.”

The Kelberts have always been active people, and they make regular exercise a priority. Every day after lunch, they walk over to AJs Fitness and exercise on the rowing machine. After that, Barbara and Horst typically enjoy a nap before taking off in the afternoon. They live on the same hall as Barbara’s sister Lorraine, and spontaneous get-togethers happen all the time. They’ll go to the flea market, visit local parks and, of course, dine together at mealtimes in the elegant dining room of The Estates.

Often, back in their apartment home, Horst will play the organ, and Barbara will sit in her favorite chair and read a book while she listens. Horst is a man who has always kept busy maintaining his home and lawn, along with helping his neighbors, but now he doesn’t have to take care of a thing.

“I don’t have to worry about the roof,” he smiles.

It only took a couple of weeks for the Kelberts to feel at home at The Estates. The community of tenants and staff members immediately welcomed them.

“[The staff] is very accommodating and very friendly,” Horst says.

Barbara adds, “It’s ideal for us.”

Besides visiting local friends and spending time together on outings, Barbara and Lorraine make sure to visit their other sister, Mary, often. Horst, Barbara and Lorraine enjoy being spontaneous and spend time together as a family whenever they’re able.

Family Fun

Marilyn Smith, 85 years old, has a kind smile and energetic personality. She first heard of The Estates after injuring her shoulder last year. Her daughter helped her look for a place to live, and the search ended when they visited The Estates at Hawthorne Village of Ocala. It was the friendliness of everyone there that sealed the deal for Marilyn.

Just one month after moving in, her sister, Marge, also moved to The Estates. They live one floor apart, and they do everything together.

“We go shopping, play bingo, go to the movies,” Marilyn says, adding that they plan girl time with their other sister, Carolyn, twice a week.

Throughout her time at The Estates, Marilyn has maintained an active lifestyle. She goes to the Bounce Back Rehab Center for outpatient physical therapy three times a week, and she particularly loves her workouts on the exercise bicycle.

Marilyn felt at home at The Estates almost immediately. She loves her apartment home, and she furnished it just the way she wanted to make it cozy and cute. She’s made many friends at The Estates, and she and her sister Marge truly enjoy the community, along with spending time with each other.

“I think anyone who comes out here would love it,” Marilyn says. “You tell them something you would like, and they do their best to make it happen.”

Marilyn loves her new life at The Estates. She and her sister enjoy a lifestyle where carefree living allows them to enjoy all the people, activities and fun that they can.

All-Inclusive, Worry-Free Living

Hawthorne Village of Ocala is a not-for-profit, full-service retirement community, conveniently located near Paddock Mall, major health care providers and a variety of cultural and historical venues. The Estates of Hawthorne Village offers exquisite apartment homes for the independent retiree who seeks an active lifestyle with an all-inclusive monthly rent. Worry-free and maintenance-free living awaits you at The Estates, as weekly housekeeping and linen service, two restaurant-style meals per day, transportation to medical appointments and scheduled life-enrichment activities are just a sampling of what is available to the tenants. The Inn at Hawthorne Village of Ocala is a lovely, home-like setting for those individuals who need assistance with daily self-care in a supportive and attractive environment.

As part of a full-service retirement community, Hawthorne Village of Ocala provides a full spectrum of care to meet all of your health care needs, including a state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient Bounce Back Rehab and skilled nursing—all of this, on one beautifully manicured and easily accessible campus.

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