GOOD PLANNING PAYS
Securing your best future requires planning ahead, exploring your options, making your own decisions and moving while you are active and able.
“Roger and I decided that we wanted to be in charge of our changes. We wanted to be in charge of our choices rather than waiting to long and then our children having to make the choices for us.” – Irietys Burrows, resident of The Fountains at The Carlotta
MEET IRIETYS AND ROGER BURROWS, WHO SEARCHED A DOZEN PLACES BEFORE RELOCATING FROM THE COAST.
You can learn a lot from someone who has been in your shoes. Their honest insight can help you navigate your way to the place that’s right for you, regardless of which community you choose. (All quotes contained in this post are excerpts from an interview conducted with Irietys and Roger Burrows on Thursday, May 4th, 2017. To read the full, un-edited transcript, please click here.)
Irietys and Roger met in 1958 on a Collegians Abroad trip after graduating from USC, he with a zoology degree and she well-prepared for a bright future as a schoolteacher, mom and Stephens Minister. Married 55 years, they have two daughters, six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Roger started his career with the Food and Drug Administration and retired from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Having lived in Burbank and Encinitas, they enjoyed many family vacations in the desert, so they feel right at home at The Fountains. Roger is an automobile enthusiast, church elder and sings in the resident choral group. Irietys serves on the resident council an enjoys mentoring, gardening and teaching bible study.
START PLANNING TODAY
Planning where you’re going to enjoy your next chapters is one of the most important tasks ahead of you, and doing it right takes time. You may be running marathons or playing five rounds of golf every week, but you’ll still benefit from making a plan to secure your best future. Even if you’re not ready to move for another five years, it pays to begin the discovery process as early as you can. Join us for a Discovery Luncheon, and we’ll give you a great head start. “We just said, ‘We can’t live in this three-level home when we’re in our 90s.’ And we were moving into our 80s and so we said, ‘Well, we need to move, we need to look for some other place.’” – Roger Burrows, resident of The Fountains at The Carlotta
MAYBE IT WAS THE ROSES
Roger and Irietys spent an entire year searching for the right retirement community. It had to be affordable, and they also wanted three levels of care, outdoor living spaces and a collegial atmosphere. They moved into their spacious Fountains casita three summers ago and haven’t looked back. It has everything they were looking for and more. “We walked in and we looked out on this beautiful rose garden and we just were, ‘Oh my goodness.’ It really expands the casita. It almost seems like it’s mine. So we have this beautiful rose garden that we overlook and of course everything is on one level.” – Irietys Burrows
NO MORE ‘WHAT IF’S’
The Burrows’ daughters are thrilled that their parents took the reins and made their own decisions about their future. Now they’re not only enjoying life within an engaging community of friends, but their present desires and future needs are accounted for and nobody has to worry about tomorrow’s unknowns. “They have the three levels of care. We don’t know what’s before us. Right now, my husband and I are both very healthy but we don’t know what’s before us. We wanted to have that availability”. – Irietys Burrows
DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
Meet Irietys and Roger in person over a cup of gourmet coffee or a drink in our dining room. Just call 1-760-600-5904 to set up a time. Bring your questions and get honest answers straight from the source.
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