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Sameka Green says working in memory care isn’t just her passion, but her calling. She came to this realization at an early age when she watched loved ones suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. She says being raised around seniors helped cultivate a respect and love for an older generation, and it is a privilege to work...more
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Marcia Haughton works in memory care because she loves caring for people. “I have seen the need and it gives me joy to see the smile on their faces.” Marcia says the management staff at The Grove at Canopy lead by example, “It gives me that desire to work here,” explains Marcia. “It is a joy and a privilege for me to work here at The...more
The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening our seniors and changing the way most everyone lives their lives. Now, months after the outbreak began many of us are starting to adjust to a COVID-19 world and what our new routines might look like. This change may have you questioning, what’s next and how can I keep myself and my loved ones healthy? Starling Living is taking every precaution to keep all of its residents safe, whether they are in...more
Many of our daily routines have changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you are a resident at one of Starling Living’s luxurious communities, or your loved one is, chances are you’ve felt some stress when it comes to COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says social distancing and staying away from family can cause increased stress and anxiety. Researchers at the CDC explain that coping with stress in a healthy...more
At Starling, our highest mission is to provide the finest professional service in an exceptional environment to ensure our residents experience an extraordinary lifestyle full of unmatched convenience and vitality.
And while things have been anything but normal the past couple months, we’re doing everything we can to keep your loved ones...more
By now, you’ve probably heard of the term “social distancing” … but what exactly does that mean?
Social distancing, also known as “physical distancing,” means keeping space between yourself and people outside your home.
In order to practice proper social distancing, The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention recommends you follow these three main...more
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added six new possible symptoms of COVID-19.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put together a list of some of the most frequently asked questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19).
CLICK HERE to visit the CDC's Coronavirus website.
What is a novel Coronavirus?
A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus...more
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has compiled a checklist of things you can do right now to protect yourself and others from Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Know How it Spreads
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person (between people who are in close contact...more
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has compiled a detailed list of things you can do to prepare your family in case Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads in your area.
Find Local Information
Know where to find local information on COVID-19 and local trends of COVID-19 cases.
Know the Signs & Symptoms
There are three main symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure.
The symptoms are:
- Shortness of Breath
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever or other symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, you should call your...more
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
There is an ongoing investigation to determine more about this outbreak. This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will release new information as it becomes...more
Growing up in northwest Ohio, Kelly McCartney discovered her calling at an early age to work with senior citizens.
A native of Van Buren, Ohio, her grandparents were her rock. However, when McCartney was in fourth grade doctors said her grandmother was experiencing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and the disease was slowly stripping away her mental and cognitive abilities.
Then, her grandfather was dealt an equally unfortunate hand...more
Sameka Green has just the right touch of compassion and energy to work with a segment of the population who are ‘slowly’ losing their mental and cognitive capabilities.
As the Memory Care Director at The Grove at Canopy, Tallahassee’s newest upscale senior living community, Green is attentive and has a warm personality. She also has a remarkable attention to detail, knowing one of her main objectives is to find activities that...more
A good way to think of independent living for senior adults is having the freedom and convenience to put your time to better use.
Independent living comes with all the amenities and luxury of an all-inclusive vacation. For those 55-and-older who chose this lifestyle, they’re able to say goodbye to many of the chores and responsibilities that previously took up so many hours.
If you become a resident in an upscale independent...more
Having a parent who is beginning to show the signs of deteriorating health can turn into an extremely stressful situation. You instinctively want the best for them, but slowly your involvement in their caretaking becomes the center of your life, making your own personal responsibilities and relationships take a back seat.
In a perfect world, mom or dad would be able to stay in their own home where so many memories were made. However,...more
Making sure your senior-citizen parent has adequate care can be an arduous task. Discussing enhanced care or senior-living options can be difficult when they’ve taken care of themselves for their entire adult life.
Your parent may say they have everything under control. However, you’ve noticed the opposite. Their hygiene declines. Falls happen regularly. Bills go unpaid. Nutritional needs are neglected. Driving becomes increasingly...more
More and more senior adults are tapping into the privilege that an independent living community has to offer for those 55 and over. And as the United States population continues to get older and baby boomers are reaching retirement age, this segment of the population wants a place to enjoy their golden years in solidarity with other like-minded people who enjoy an active and robust living experience.
Independent living communities are...more
Married for 61 years, Bob and Phyllis Rogers know they made the right decision by moving to The Grove at Canopy in Tallahassee. The premier new master-planned, senior-living community of the area, Phyllis, 86, and Bob, 85, enjoy the lifestyle that its independent living community has to offer all residents.
“Everything here is very nice and tastefully done,” said Phyllis Rogers, who moved to Tallahassee with her husband from Aiken,...more