To celebrate wedding season, The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, a local retirement community recently hosted a mock wedding celebration for residents and guests. Associates Catoura East and Christopher Wojewnik served as the mock bride and groom for the event, which was complete with a ceremony, champagne toast and cake cutting.
During the event, the community asked residents for their advice for a long and happy marriage. Many residents of the retirement community have been married for more than 50 years and had some great advice for newly married couples, including the mock bride and groom:
“Never go to bed with conflict on your mind. Life is too short, clear the air for good luck and happiness.” Lucille Frechette, married for 54 years.
“Just listen, always talk to each other and never go to bed mad.” – Fran Bailey, married for 50 years.
“Have the Lord in your home. Love, share and talk things out” – Mary and Charles Hildabrand, married for 17 years.
“Love one another, make it a 50/50 marriage and everything will work out.” – Jean Tiberio, married for 43 years.
This event is just one way that The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay creates an environment where residents thrive. Extraordinary outings, classes and educational events are all a regular part of the community and serve to create lasting friendships while having fun. For more information about the community, visit bocaciegabay.watermarkcommunities.com.
About The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay
The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay is a retirement community situated on 14 acres of waterfront property in St. Petersburg, Fla. The community offers independent living, assisted living and memory care to area seniors. Short and long-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation is available at The Springs, an on-site health center operated by Summit Care. Managed by Watermark Retirement Communities, The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay is committed to creating an extraordinary community where people thrive.
About Watermark Retirement Communities, Inc.
In 2016, the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) ranked Tucson-based Watermark Retirement Communities as the 16th largest senior housing operator in the U.S. Watermark’s commitment to creating extraordinary communities where people thrive dates back nearly 30 years to when it opened its first retirement community in 1987. A privately held company with a reputation of service, success, growth, integrity and financial stability, Watermark Retirement Communities manages 40 retirement communities coast to coast.