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Experience the Golden Years and Everything Boca Has to Offer with Acts Retirement-Life Communities

By S. Mathur

Florida is well known as a retirement destination. St. Andrews Estates and Edgewater Pointe Estates in Boca Raton, however, look more like the popular images of luxury resorts than retirement communities. With red tile roofs, palm trees, swimming pools and imaginatively designed communities, they offer people over the age of 62 years a comfortable and fulfilling life.

The decision to move from your own home, neighborhood and circle of friends to a retirement community can be a difficult one. Some of the most important questions people face about retirement include concerns about where to live, how to find a new social circle and how to arrange for necessary healthcare without becoming a burden on anyone. The St. Andrews Estates and Edgewater Pointe Estates, managed by Acts Retirement-Life Communities, are designed to address all of these concerns.

Communications Manager Kiernan Wilkins offers a run-down on the communities: "Both feature a full-service restaurant-style dining room and casual bistro, fitness center, library, chapel, and woodshop, among many other amenities. Both properties boast a life engagement coordinator who plans an extensive calendar of monthly events, ranging from local performers to cruises. Minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and the Boca Town Center Mall, there is always something to keep you entertained at St. Andrews Estates and Edgewater Pointe Estates."

Acts Retirement-Life Communities owns and manages not-for-profit continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in several states. These are distinguished by the combination of residential apartment homes and long-term care services provided through an on-site health center. These services include assisted living and skilled care when needed. A unique life care plan allows residents to prepay for any long term care that may become necessary. With long term care available, residents don't need to move if their situation and healthcare needs change.

The communities offer residents both support and flexibility. Home maintenance, meals, and transportation take care of some of the most worrying and time consuming aspects of running a household. At the same time, residents have the flexibility to redesign their spaces as they wish, and even floor plans can be personalized. Residents can use a weekly shuttle service to make trips to the doctor's office, grocery stores, pharmacy, banks and other locations. They can also request special trips for destinations not covered by the shuttle route.

Residences range in size from studios to one, two and three bedroom apartments. Both locations are pet friendly. Onsite banking, beauty salons, libraries and fitness centers add to the overall convenience. Lifelong learning classes, day and overnight trips, walking trails, swimming pools and facilities for arts and crafts truly give meaning to the phrase "the golden years".

With a wealth of communities offering a fulfilling and secure retirement lifestyle, many Acts residents voice one common sentiment: they wish they had moved here sooner.

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