Deborah Falcon has been supporting herself financially since she was 22 years old. When she retired, she decided to treat herself to a lifestyle with a little more leisure and luxury. She never considered a retirement community. “I thought they were all nursing homes,” she said, “and I do not need a nursing home.”
She started to look for another condo, but then a friend invited her to a Fountainview at Gonda Westside open house. After seeing the plans, services and amenities for the Fountainview community, Deborah realized it would be an ideal place for her — less than two miles from her current home, and even closer to the Playa Vista community she knows and enjoys.
Fountainview’s Jewish roots are very important to Deborah, as are her love of learning and reading. Her father was the Yiddish editor of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), and wrote several books of Yiddish literature and poetry. After retiring from IBM, where she worked for 26 years as a programmer and proposal editor, she worked for ten years in the fundraising department of The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles. She is a member of Culver City’s Temple Akiba and has served for 18 years as the Recording Secretary of the Board of Trustees. She volunteers for a variety of temple activities, and this year will mark her 27th year of attending the temple’s Bible Study Class.
“I believe Fountainview, with its learning opportunities, its Jewish foundation, and its closeness to the community where I’ve lived for so long, is going to be a perfect new home,” Deborah said. “I’m so glad I didn’t let this opportunity go by.”