'I Consider Them Family,' Starling at Nocatee Independent Living Resident Says of Friends

As the holidays approach, Lonnie Johnson gets ready to have fun times with all his friends.

"We usually have a social get together, we call it our Christmas party like we did for Halloween," Lonnie said. "We do have some planned activities that bring us together as a family here at Starling. I enjoy being with my family here. I consider them my family and I’m very close to a lot of them."

Lonnie loves life and his friends at Starling at Nocatee Independent Living. He also raves about the community's location.

"This is an absolutely lovely location. Before I came to Starling, I had investigated independent living facilities as far south as Sarasota, Bradenton, St. Petersburg," he said. "Starling was in a beautiful location. I grew up in this area here. I know them when these were woods that we used to hunt in. This is a special place for me."


Another benefit of living at Starling: The Staff.

"This place has got so many good things, but I like the staff that’s here. They’re very user friendly. They take good care of us. We have lots of activities."

Overall, Lonnie can't complain about life at Starling.

"I like where I’m at. I have a beautiful room overlooking the lake. I’ll get up early and watch the sun rise. It’s a nice place to be, I’m here to tell ya!"