Why We Chose The Estates: Bill and Phyllis Gabler

We can go on and on about why The Estates at Carpenters is the place for today’s active, independent older adults. However, we subscribe to the model of “show, don’t tell,” so we’d rather you hear the story straight from the people who matter most our residents.

“Bill and Phyllis are perfect examples of how The Estates can provide the upscale, active and independent lifestyle today’s seniors are looking for,” says Cristine Royer, Marketing Director at The Estates at Carpenters, a Life Plan Community in Lakeland, Florida. “Bill and Phyllis have found a lifestyle at our community that marries the opportunities they want now with the peace of mind and security they want for the future.”

Before moving to The Estates at Carpenters, Bill and Phyllis led very active and involved lifestyles. “We did everything,” Phyllis says. “We traveled all over the world, we went on vacations with our family, went boating and did a lot of volunteering with Give Kids the World Village and Meals on Wheels.” At The Estates, they found even more opportunities.

“We toured many local communities and some all over the east coast,” said Bill. “Everywhere was the same price, but here, you get so much more. The difference between The Estates and other communities is amazing – there is so much more to do here to keep you occupied.” He said that, at the Estates, it’s easy to stay home if you want, but that you can be involved in anything that goes on – whether it’s a trip, club or volunteer opportunity.

This was appealing to the Gablers, as they are ticket holders at four of the area theaters and The Estates makes it easy to not only attend shows by taking them and picking them up but also by making it an all-day affair with dinner afterwards. The staff also plans overnight trips to the beach, makes reservations for them, provides an array of volunteer opportunities and so much more.

It’s hard to believe that at first, Phyllis did not want to make a move. “After a month here and seeing all of the activities, programs and possibilities, I would never think about leaving The Estates,” she stated.

However, they are making one more move – but it’s not far! They are currently working with The Estates to move into a different apartment home that they are customizing and making their own – complete with its own outdoor lanai.


About The Estates at Carpenters

The Estates at Carpenters is a Life Plan Community offering worry-free independent living, assisted living and high-quality skilled nursing care and rehabilitation. For over 34 years, The Estates has provided older adults in the area with an active, engaging lifestyle filled with abundant choices and the amenities and services that make life easier. A lifestyle designed to keep older adults healthy and well today – and tomorrow.

For more information on The Estates or to RSVP to an upcoming event, contact Cristine at 863-853-5505 Ext. 142 or visit our website.

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