Tenants of The Estates at Hawthorne Village of Ocala enjoy a place they call ‘home’ and a community that cares.
Right At Home
When Ocala native Robert Siniard, Jr. isn’t walking outside enjoying the beautiful grounds, or engaged in one of the many Life Enrichment Activities available at The Estates at Hawthorne Village of Ocala, he is likely relaxing watching one of his favorite TV programs on his new 48-inch television. This 89 year old admits it was coincidence that he stopped by The Estates a few years ago when an open house was going on.
“I spent the afternoon with Sales Manager, Christy,” he says. “I thought, ‘My goodness, this is a beautiful place.’”
Bob, as he’s known, sold his house and moved into his cozy apartment home at The Estates in September 2016. He enjoys participating in chair yoga, attending the many outings and adventures available at The Estates, as well as spending time with his friends at meals.
“I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else,” he says. “The people are so good here.”
Bob grew up on a farm until he served in the military when he was 20 years old. He then managed Cummer Lime & Manufacturing Company Quarry for 42 years. When he moved to The Estates, he felt at home immediately, and he loves not having to maintain a home and a yard.
“I remember saying, ‘When I retire, I’m not raking leaves or mowing the lawn,’” Bob laughs.
A Caring Community
An African mask, a Chinese relic and photos from all over the world cover the walls of Peg Wallace’s apartment home. Now 82 years old, she sits on the couch next to her guitar, and shares the story of a favorite photo displayed in her home. The photo is of her husband, John, flying over a hurdle on the back of a show horse.
Peg and John worked on a few horse farms before owning and running one here in Ocala. After Peg’s husband passed, she continued to work their farm until she retired in 1996. A few years ago, she and a group of friends came to The Estates and enjoyed lunch and a tour. Peg had visited friends in many retirement communities, but she especially loved what she saw at The Estates.
Two years ago, Peg made the decision to move in, and she’s never looked back. At The Estates, everything is taken care of.
“I think it’s great to live here,” she says. “The staff knock themselves out for us. I don’t even have to change a lightbulb.”
Peg enjoys utilizing her free membership to AJ’s Fitness Center, the onsite fitness center in the Bounce Back Gym, available to all Estates tenants. Peg says she realizes the benefits of staying healthy and commits to her work-outs three times a week. She grew up playing guitar at a studio in Roanoke, Virginia, and she even taught Wayne Newton a few guitar lessons when he was 7 years old. She plans on finding more time for guitar-playing in between the many activities she currently enjoys.
The Estates felt like home to Peg within a couple days of moving in. She loves her friends, the staff and the various events and outings.
In Good Company
Kay Holbrook’s apartment home is bright and welcoming and showcases her personal signature style with white furniture and royal blue accents. Her couch sits in front of a large window that overlooks the courtyard. This 79 year old lives with her partner in crime, Bitsey—a Yorkie-Poo that is popular with all of Kay’s friends.
“The people here are fantastic,” she says.
Kay is from Baltimore, Maryland, but she moved to Ocala in 1983, working as a nurse practitioner and also teaching nursing courses at both Webster College and College of Central Florida. After her husband passed, she met Bitsey and lived with her sweet companion for nine years before discovering The Estates.
“My dog is my life. I had been alone for nine years,” she says. “I have a better life socializing [now], since my move to The Estates.”
The first thing Kay noticed about The Estates was its luxurious ambiance. She moved into her apartment home in June of this year, and it already feels like home. She enjoys collecting wooden birdhouses, relaxing, reading, spending time with her friends and walking Bitsey outside through the lovely, well-maintained grounds of the retirement campus.
“Just looking out my window puts [me] in a good mood,” Kay says.
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.
For More Information about The Estates:
Hawthorne Village of Ocala
4100 SW 33rd Ave., Ocala hawthornevillageofocala.com
(352) 237-7776, ext. 255