From blossoming colors on the canvas … to the bright hues of flowering azaleas, Winter Park in spring is full of creativity, culture and beauty. And that goes double for those who live at The Mayflower.

“At this stage of life, you don’t want to quit doing things; you want to continue learning and improving,” says resident Steph Nagelson, a lifelong artist and familiar face at the community’s art classes. “Plenty of folks come in having never picked up a brush in their lives,” she says. “Then they get started and realize, ‘Oh, I had this ability all along!’”

With a welcoming atmosphere and relaxed pace, The Mayflower’s art classes are designed to encourage experimentation and expression while having fun with friends. And a wide variety of offerings – from watercolor painting and pastels to flower arranging and jewelry making – ensure that there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

But hands-on classes aren’t the only way for residents to immerse themselves in culture. The Mayflower also hosts featured performers and guest speakers from partner organizations like the Orlando Museum of Art, Opera Orlando, and the Bach Festival Society, bringing the beauty and fascinating history of performing arts and fine music to our community.

Beyond our doors, residents will also find a plethora of creative opportunities in picturesque Winter Park, FL. The Mayflower is just down the road from Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden, which offers a peaceful escape into the historic home and works of the renowned sculptor. And the Crealdé School of Art, adjacent to our campus, offers expert-led classes in everything from ceramics to oil painting.

We’re also less than ten minutes from downtown Park Avenue, the cultural gem of Winter Park. With wide sidewalks perfect for sightseeing on foot, the area is home to Rollins College’s iconic Spanish Mediterranean architecture and engaging Rollins Museum of Art; the Morse Museum’s world-class Tiffany collection; and Casa Feliz, a restored 1933 Andalusian-style farmhouse listed in the Winter Park Register of Historic Places.

Being surrounded by a culturally vibrant community is rewarding in more ways than one, notes Mayflower resident Elizabeth Cragin: “Aside from being visually enriching, art is emotionally enriching. It makes your life fuller, better, rounder – it makes you a better person.”

Life in Winter Park is like nowhere else – and at The Mayflower, you’ll discover exceptional amenities that elevate your lifestyle in Winter Park’s premier senior living community. With assured healthcare, maintenance-free living and a selection of stylish (and surprisingly affordable) apartments, there’s no better place to embark on your next adventure.

To learn more about all the advantages of life at The Mayflower – or to schedule a tour – get in touch or give us a call at 407.672.1620. We look forward to hearing from you!