Naples Boomers and Seniors Discover “The Fountain of Youth” By Jumping Out of Airplane

July 20, 2022

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A group of Naples baby boomers and seniors aren’t letting age get in their way. The sky is the limit for Moorings Park residents who suited up to reach new heights, proving that age is just a number.

Moorings Park Retirement Community member, Peter Gough said, “I just wanted to do it. I was in the Air Force, but I never got to jump. So, I thought I’d do it now. It happens so quickly. You’re looking around quickly, and then you roll upside down, and then you roll over again, so the clouds are above you. It’s just crazy.”

As for how it felt, Dennis Lilly explains, “It’s something different; I don’t believe I can describe it.”

Wanderlust, A Lust for Living

Fellow resident Dean Patenaude adds, “I think it says something about myself and my desire to have a full life all the way through. It’s a bigger thrill than I thought [it would be.]” That lust for life is why so many Moorings Park residents are participating in the community’s Wanderlust Program. Patenaude adds, “I’m very pleased to be at Moorings Park. It’s one of the best decisions my wife and I made nine years ago.”

Robert Sorenson, the Director of Wellness, said, “Just because you’re a certain age, group demographic shouldn’t mean that you should stop setting goals or doing what you can to move forward and achieve them.”

The next Wanderlust event? Race car driving!

Informational Luncheon to Be Held on July 29th

We all want to find the secret to living a long, happy, healthy life. At Moorings Park, everything from customized healthcare and concierge physician programs to the plentiful amenities, activities, dining, and entertainment venues are geared toward this remarkable focus. A large aspect many people may not know about Moorings Park luxury living is that it is very attainable. Pricing starts at just $498,000.

The community will host an informational luncheon with Vice President and Senior Living Specialist, Tom Mann, leading the conversation.

“We’re really focused on delivering a unique lifestyle unlike any other in the country. One that balances resort-style living with groundbreaking approaches to wellness,” said Mann. “During the luncheon, we’ll discuss new advances in healthcare and how those innovations are changing how we approach wellness. It’s a fascinating subject that I know attendees will find very enlightening.”

Would you like to discover what makes Moorings Park the closest thing to the proverbial Fountain of Youth as you can get? Join Mann during this delicious and informative event. The event will take place on Friday, July 29th, at 11:30 a.m. inside The Center of Healthy Living’s® Sheffield Theatre. Located at 120 Moorings Park Drive, the event will be followed by a complimentary gourmet lunch at the campus’ treasured Trio Restaurant.

Welcome to the UN-retirement Community

This is not your typical retirement community. A rich and diverse range of engaging amenities and programs for you to enjoy throughout the day are easily accessible. This flawlessly landscaped, 83-acre campus features a state-of-the-art theatre for guest speakers and movie nights, a beautiful pool and spa, rubberized walking paths for your daily stroll, and secluded areas for reflection and to enjoy Florida’s notorious weather.

Challenge your neighbor to a game of bocce, brush up on your golf skills or play a round of tennis with friends before heading to dinner at one of the campus’ elegant restaurants, including Trio Restaurant and Park Grill. Cocktail parties, creative art and woodshop classes, and a variety of exciting events are also available to enjoy.

A Contemporary Approach to Wellness

With a long and outstanding history for its exceptional personalized healthcare programs, Moorings Park takes deep pride in serving a clientele that appreciates the finest things life has to offer. The tagline, “Simply the Best,” is not only a mission but a brand promise that over 1,000 staff members carry every day.

“This luncheon is one you don’t want to miss. I’ll be discussing how Moorings Park aims to help you age successfully, your way,” notes Mann, “I think to most people, Moorings Park is synonymous with luxury living. And it’s true, our residences, restaurants and amenities are astounding. But what truly makes our communities special is our unique, preventative and customized approach to healthcare.”

Moorings Park’s The Center for Healthy Living, which houses the fitness center, top-of-the-line golf simulator, concierge physicians, a medical clinic, and outpatient therapy services, is a reminder of the organization’s commitment to wellness. Assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care are also available if needed, at no additional cost.

Your Life, Exactly Your Way

Moorings Park offers curated living to reflect your individual tastes and preferences. Before moving in, you can visit the state-of-the-art selection studio. Showcasing the latest design trends, you can see first-hand the luxury options and features available to customize your home from top to bottom. From paint, flooring, lighting, cabinetry, and hardware there are plentiful options to personalize your new home without giving up your signature style. Even bring your hosting up a level with the added luxury of a wet or dry bar; relax and sip on a glass of wine with friends and family.  

Dan Lavender, CEO and President of Moorings Park Communities agrees. “Our goal is to change how the world ages – to create the proverbial Fountain of Youth,” he said. “We believe in doing things differently. It’s all for the benefit of our active, social and eager-to-learn residents.”

To sign up for the upcoming informational luncheon on Friday, July 29th, RSVP by Wednesday, July 27th, by visiting, calling 239-393-8754, or scanning the QR code.

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