b'Its Amazing What You Can Do at The Village!SANTAFE SENIOR LIVING | THE VILLAGE AT GAINESVILLEA little over seven years ago, Nancy Klokke and her husband were living the American dream in Key Largo. Then her husband was diagnosed with a neurological disease and needed support. A neighbor (a doctor), recommended they locate a Center of Excellence, a specialized program designed to advance research, improve therapies and provide leading-edge care for common and rare health conditions. There happens to be one in Gainesville, so the couple moved toThe Village at Gainesville.We liked the housing options at The VillageFor those considering their next move, and the variety of floor plans, says Nancy.Nancy has some words of advice. I This fit for us. recommend that people start looking at their senior living options earlier rather After one and a half years, her husband startedthan later, she says. Ask yourself whats needing a little more support. We were ablethe most important thing when it comes to receive home care through The Village, saysto your next step. For me, it was the Nancy. Im so happy I had the home healthcontinuum of care. aides to help me at that time, she says. They meant the world to me. I know Ill be taken care of here. I She also began attending support groups atwont have to worry about whats the community, which provided her with thenext. I feel really good about my help she needed at that time.decision, and I know I can enjoy the Eventually, the couple turned to Haven Hospicerest of my life here at The Village. to provide care two to three times a week. After her husband passed, Nancy moved into a smaller residence and started to get involved with activities. Its amazing what you can do at The Village! she says.Today, she volunteers on the dining and social committees. Shes active, participating in line dancing, taking art classes, swimming in the lap pool, and walking her dog, Brewster, five to seven miles a day. In fact, in February, she and Brewster hit the milestone of walking halfway around the world since moving to The Village.But the activity Nancy loves most is the scholarship committee. Its nice to pay forward all the good things that happen to us, she says. Its wonderful to help these team members with their goals through school.9'