Lifelong learning

Siena Lakes’ lecture series engages active minds

Created date

January 3rd, 2020
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These engaging events, Siena Lake's informational lecture series, will be offered twice every month and allow you to meet new people and enjoy lectures that will leave you wanting more.

There are many benefits to lifelong learning: it can improve and maintain our mental well-being, keep us up to date on current events, reawaken parts of our past, and help us to discover new interests. 

At Siena Lakes, Erickson Senior Living’s continuing care retirement community under construction in Naples, Fla., we understand the value of lifelong learning. That’s why we have partnered with The Renaissance Academy at Florida Gulf Coast University, which offers classes in literature, art history, classical mythology, and travel. 

Instructors from the university will host a series of lectures at Siena Lakes’ sales center on Orange Blossom Drive. These engaging events will be offered twice every month and allow you to meet new people and enjoy lectures that will leave you wanting more. Here are the two topics for February:

“The Monuments Men: Protectors of National Treasures”

Instructor: Thomas Eastwood

The United States and United Kingdom established an unprecedented unit to protect art and cultural sites during WWII. Additionally, they recovered art and treasure looted by the Nazis on a massive scale. Instructor Thomas Eastwood will go into deeper detail about this fascinating, true story. 

“The Louisiana Purchase: The Ultimate Real Estate Deal”

Instructor: Dr. Richard Hertzberg

Thomas Jefferson had a vision to explore the Louisiana Territory, and he wound up buying this land in, arguably, the greatest land investment in U.S. history. The Louisiana Purchase virtually doubled the size of the country. Simultaneously, Jefferson convinced Congress to fund a scientific and commercially based expedition of the area under the leadership of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. What were Jefferson’s and Napoleon’s motives in this transaction? Join Dr. Richard Hertzberg to find out. 

Priority seating 

The lecture series is open to the public, but Siena Lakes priority list members will have a guaranteed seat at these unique events.

What does it mean to be on the priority list? Joining the priority list is the best way to discover everything that Siena Lakes has to offer. A fully refundable $1,000 deposit gives you access to a plethora of exclusive benefits, events, and information not available to the general public. 

Here are just a few perks you can look forward to:

• Special events for members only, like the events listed above, as well as seminars, parties, trips and travel opportunities, and other social events.

• Live the Life program, which lets you experience the amenities at Siena Lakes before you move in (keep an eye out for this opportunity once the community is built).

• Advance news, information, and savings opportunities, including apartment home availability, services, custom interior options, new construction, and special offers that could save you money. 

• A secure spot in line, which is determined by your priority date or the date you joined the list. Even if you decide to pass on the available homes and continue to wait, your position in line won’t change.

• Membership transfer, meaning your priority list membership is transferable to any current or future Erickson Senior Living-managed community across the country. Best of all, your original priority date will still be honored, so you don’t have to worry about losing your spot in line.

Join the list

There’s no better time than now to join the priority list and start gaining access to these exclusive perks. 

“Ever since our construction has gone vertical, people driving by our sales center drop in every day to learn more about Siena Lakes and our priority list,” says Fred Moschetta, Siena Lakes’ sales director. “They prefer our size, the floor plans, all of the benefits of living on our campus, the cost savings, and the timing of when Siena Lakes will open.”