Starling at San Jose provides opportunities for residents to pursue their passions and engage in a vibrant lifestyle through planned and spontaneous social events, educational seminars, and more! These activities make it easy for our residents to engage the imagination and enjoy life — and much of that is in thanks to our dedicated Director of Engagement, Christine Trent.
Christine makes it her daily mission to create a warm and inspiring environment while providing unmatched experiences and enhance the wellbeing of our senior living residents. If you see big smiles on our residents’ faces, you can bet Christine had a hand in putting them there.
To learn more about Christine, keep reading!
What’s your background prior to joining the team at Starling?
I have worked in the field of senior living, including Assisted Living and Memory Care, for nearly five years. I have a bachelor’s degree in Health Administration, with a concentration in Aging Services, and I am Core-trained in the State of Florida. I am also a trained Caregiver Support Group Facilitator with the Alzheimer’s Association, and I actively hold regular support group meetings. Prior to beginning my career in senior living, I worked in education as a substitute teacher and fitness as a certified personal trainer.
What’s your favorite thing about working at Starling at San Jose?
My favorite thing about working at Starling is the relationships I have built with our residents. Working in the field of programs, events, and recreation means bringing joy, purpose, and laughter to those we serve — doing that is the best part of my job.
Why did you decide to pursue a career in Senior Living?
I decided to pursue a career in senior living so that I could make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve. It’s never too late to learn, and it’s never too late to have fun and enjoy life. My purpose each day is to inspire and encourage our residents.
What’s your favorite thing about working with seniors?
My favorite thing about working with seniors is having the opportunity to learn from them, share experiences, and enhance their quality of life through friendship and fun.
What are some of your favorite things to do with residents?
One of my favorite things to do with our residents is to enjoy music. Music is a universal language that touches each resident in some way. I strive to bring a variety of music programs to our community, and our residents love listening, singing along, and dancing. You can see and feel the energy we create. Some other favorite activities in the community include various card games, dominoes, and bingo. In addition, we enjoy craft projects, exercising, and an array of trivia games.
What does a day in your life at Starling at San Jose look like?
A day in my life at Starling involves greeting our residents, encouraging participation in the daily activities, planning future programs, and assisting residents with just about anything they need to make their day a little better.
If you weren’t working in senior living, what would you be doing?
If I wasn’t working in senior living, I would likely still be working in a field where I could help people make a difference in their lives. Most likely, that would be in the field of health and fitness. Fitness is a personal passion, and I enjoy sharing that with others.
Starling at San Jose encourages residents to live well in an unparalleled environment with resort-style amenities, superior services, and comfortable residences that feel like home. If you would like to learn more about the personalized lifestyles and dynamic experiences offered at the new Starling at San Jose, please give us a call at 904.510.5482.