April 2017 Around Town

Gulf Coast Village now accepting reservations at Palmview, a new assisted living and memory care center in Cape Coral

Gulf Coast Village is now accepting reservations at Palmview, the new state-of-the-art, 130,980-square-foot assisted living and memory care support residence located next to the existing Gulf Coast Village campus at 1433 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Cape Coral. Opening in March, Palmview offers 128 residences including 80 assisted living and 48 memory support at Gulf Coast Village community, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) that offers the full continuum of care for adults over 62, encompassing independent living, assisted living, specialized memory support, skilled nursing, outpatient services and home health care. Now through March 2017, the Palmview Premier Program allows new residents to lock in rates until January 2019. Seniors or their families interested in learning about Palmview living options may call 239.217.4224 to attend an upcoming seminar.

Lifestyle is the theme at Palmview, where assisted living residents will enjoy spacious, well-appointed one-bedroom or two-bedroom residences, featuring kitchens with modern appliances, walk-in closets, some with washer/dryers, cooktops and dishwashers and all include smart TV with complimentary wi-fi. Memory Support residences offer spacious private suites with full-private baths. Amenities at Palmview include a media room for entertaining with drop screens for videos, movies or presentations, six on-site dining venues and several recreational areas where residents can participate in a variety of events and programs.

Inspired from the natural elements of the Florida coastline, the new assisted living and memory care residences at Gulf Coast Village is designed as a place where residents can discover a mix of engaging opportunities, encouraging an active lifestyle and enriching their daily experience.

Diverse programs are offered to residents, including within the memory support community where residents can participate in new programs such as Landmarks for Living, a philosophy that promotes optimal living in a nurturing supportive environment.

Inside the property, botanical fabrics in a warm and inviting color palette blend with vibrant accents reminiscent of the ocean. White painted millwork, rich wood tones, and a blown glass art installation establish the feel of a relaxed seaside resort. Six distinctive dining venues assist in wayfinding and create variety throughout the community. A general store, coffee bars, and other retro details bring nostalgia as well as opportunities for new memories to be made by residents. In addition, multi-use spaces throughout the property lend flexibility, evolving over time to meet the needs of the community as it grows. Around the perimeter, large porches and lanais offer casual settings for residents and their families, while expansive courtyards provide safe spaces to explore.

“The supportive and well-trained staff, the large and impressive residences, new and expanded amenities and programs as well as enhanced access to healthcare differentiates Palmview from other communities,” said Kevin Ahmadi, executive director at Gulf Coast Village. “The entire community has so much to offer, from Starbucks to movie theaters to incredible dining venues and even a community garden, there is so much for residents to enjoy.”For more information, visit GulfCoastVillageExpansion.com.

Founded more than 25 years ago, Gulf Coast Village is the premier Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, Florida. Residents enjoy active independent living in an unparalleled lifestyle of comfort and convenience with a rich array of services and amenities that are focused on living well. The community also offers the security of knowing there is the full continuum of care when needed encompassing:  independent living, assisted living, specialized memory support, skilled nursing, outpatient services and home health care. Gulf Coast Village is located at 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991. For more information call 239.772.1333 or visit GulfCoastVillage.com.

Gulf Coast Village is sponsored by Volunteers of America, a national non-profit faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Founded in 1896, Volunteers of America is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of quality, affordable housing for seniors and a major provider of professional long-term care, including assisted living, home health care and nursing home care. Their work touches the mind, body, heart – and ultimately the spirit – of those they serve, integrating a deep compassion with highly effective programs and services.


Kids Tag Art is a Program of the Lee County Tax Collector in Partnership with The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools.  Fifth-graders create designs for unique front-end license plates. Funds from the sale of plates directly support art classrooms in the participating schools. Over 2800 designs were created and two students from each school were presented with an award of distinction. If you would like to invite KTA to attend your event or would like to make a donation please email CommunityRelations@LEETC.com.  Plates may be seen and purchased online at www.LEETC.com. Additionally, the winning plates will be on display at the Lee County Art League for the Month of April in downtown Ft. Myers, 1451 Monroe St. (street level of the parking garage).


“This program takes the services we offer in acne skin care to the next level with a protocol that is progressive, individualized and designed to push the skin toward healing,” says spa owner/esthetician Carleen McIlveen.  “We want to get to the root cause of a skin problem to determine if it’s acne or an acne imposter because the two need to be treated very differently.”

McIlveen’s 20-year-old daughter ended up with an infection after having her skin problem misdiagnosed as acne in Connecticut.  “If my daughter had used the Face Reality program, I am convinced that her infection could have been prevented,” adds McIlveen. The Face Reality skincare program involves a thorough skin evaluation as well as regular skin sensitivity tests and twice monthly meetings with skin care specialists to adjust the treatment for best possible results.

Esthetician Dawn Eisenhauer will lead Imagines’ Face Reality team. “I have stomach problems today from prescription acne medication I took 20 years ago,” says Eisenhauer.  “The Face Reality products are not expensive, harsh pharmaceuticals.  They are a top level progressive series that caters to each individual’s needs to be free and clear of acne once and for all.”

For more details, visit the Imagine Wellness Facebook page, or visit the Imagine Wellness Spa at its new expanded location at 1404 Del Prado Blvd., Suite 100, Cape Coral and online at ImagineWellnessSpa.com

SeniorFit Wellness® Personal Training, founded by Jeri Lundgren, provides tailored exercise programs to help individuals 55 years of age or older.

Research has proven it is never too late to start exercising to slow the aging process and improve quality of life.  Ms. Lundgren is a registered nurse and a certified personal trainer who has worked in geriatrics since 1990. SeniorFit Wellness provides exercises specifically tailored for people in their second half of life that want to prevent a decline in balance, strength, endurance, brain function and overall health. Ms. Lundgren also provides exercise programs specific for Parkinson’s and is a Certified Delay the Disease Parkinson’s Instructor. Ms. Lundgren travels to you and can do individual or group sessions. For more information on SeniorFit Wellness personal training call 612-805-9703 or email info@seniorprovidersresource.com.

Cape Coral Lifestyle Magazine Look-alike Contest

Do you and your pet have a strikingly similar appearance? Maybe your poufy bangs resemble your poodle’s hairdo or all those weight training classes have you looking a little more like your Rottweiler? Maybe you and your parakeet wear the same shade of blue eye shadow? We are asking our readers to send us photos with their look-alike pets. The winner will appear in an upcoming issue of Cape Coral Lifestyle Magazine! Send high resolution photos to Dana.Scippo@lifestylepubs.com.

Mother’s Day Makeover Giveaway!

Do you take care of everyone else in the family? Time to do something for YOU! Enter to win an aesthetic facial treatment from Dr. Terese Taylor and a hair makeover by Bruce Todd Salon. Enter online at CapeCoralLifestylePubs.com. Only one grand prize winner will be drawn. Enter by 5/30/17.