Jan and Bob Janess purchased a large home just one block from the Gulf in Naples. With a family of 16 who visited frequently, owning a large home seemed like a logical idea at the time. And, it was – at least for the first couple of years.
“Then things changed,” said Bob Janess. “It was just the two of us the majority of the time in this large home. And, when family came down to visit, it was no longer all 16 at once. It was in smaller groups. So we had to re-evaluate the situation.”
That’s when Jan and Bob set up an appointment to visit Moorings Park at Grey Oaks, Moorings Park’s second Life Plan or Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC).
Peace-of-Mind For All
Every person residing at Moorings Park at Grey Oaks has their own personal reason for calling the community home. For some, it’s having access to world-class healthcare. For others, it’s having access to the amenities of a championship golf club. And to many, it’s both.
However, there is a common theme agreed by all. Choosing to live in a Life Plan or CCRC community was one of the best decisions they ever made, not only for themselves, but for their family as well. For the Janesses, that was exactly the case. It all came down to consideration of the family.
“Our reason for making this life-changing decision was simple – to release our family, our kids, of the potential burden of having to take care of us,” stated Janess. “At Moorings Park at Grey Oaks we have it all. A great home. Great friends. Outstanding dining options and amenities. And of course, healthcare when needed.”
Moorings Park at Grey Oaks is located on Airport-Pulling Road, on the northwest corner of the Golden Gate Parkway intersection.
Just minutes away from the community are major shopping centers, supermarkets, banks and the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Also located nearby is downtown Naples with its boutique shops, unique clothing and gift stores, and casual and fine dining restaurants and bars.
When it came to announcing their decision to sell their big home and move into a condominium at Moorings Park at Grey Oaks, Jan and Bob took a different approach.
“During our original visit to Moorings Park at Grey Oaks, we gathered all the printed materials and information we could regarding the community,” said Janess. “When we went back up north for the summer, we gathered the entire family, pulled out the materials, and did our own presentation.” According to Bob, some family members were a little hesitant regarding the move – but only at the beginning.
“They originally thought of it as a ‘retirement home’ – a place where their grandparents might have lived,” Janess described. “But, they soon realized that’s not what this is. Everybody got onboard and today they think it’s wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. Now they can’t wait to come down to visit.”
Back to the Future
The condo-style life is nothing new to Jan and Bob. When they started their life together they lived in an apartment. Bob described it as a great time for him and his lovely wife.
“As you age, life changes. And, now I see things have gone back to the early days when it was just the two of us in an apartment,” he said. “But, now we don’t have the worries or concerns we had before. We have a lot better access to healthcare. And, we have great friends and neighbors.”
Bob added, “At Moorings Park at Grey Oaks you can also be as active as you want to be. You can get involved in things – or not. You can go to events – or stay home. You can meet up with friends at the clubhouse or pool or at their home. And, you have several great onsite dining choices just steps from your residence. I’d say life is perfect.”
It’s been said “Every day is a new adventure.” For Jan and Bob Janess, those words could not be more true. As for those thinking about their future – Bob has one word of advice – PLAN.
“Where you’re at today isn’t where you’re going to be tomorrow. Planning is a very important part of that,” stated Bob. “You may think you’re not ready now, but sometime in the future you will be, whether you like it or not. It’s how you’ll deal with it that counts.”