Nocatee ranked “Best Place to Raise a Family in Florida”
The results are in, and Nocatee is a big winner!
According to Niche, Nocatee was...more
Lucy Dixon Promoted to New 'VP of People and Culture' Role
Starling is proud to announce the promotion of Lucy Dixon to vice president of people and culture, a new role at the senior living company focused on employee engagement and well-being.
"Our organization is driven by people," said Starling Chief Operating Officer Megan Kennedy. "Lucy has helped us to create a workplace where our team members feel valued and appreciated. She's a...more
How often should you visit your elderly parents?
When a parent goes into senior or assisted living, their child often wonders how often they should visit mom or dad.
It's an important question in order to maintain a strong bond between parent and child. Life and social commitments can get in the way, making weekly...more
Starling Chef's Love for Cooking Extends to His Small Seasonings Business
Kevin Rasberry knows it's important to put your heart and soul into what you make in the kitchen. As executive chef at The Grove at Trelago, he always strives to make a memorable meal for the community's residents. That desire continues when he's off the clock, but in a much different way.
For more than a year, Kevin has operated Momma Jean's Seasonings, a small business that provides all...more
New Executive Director 'Ready for Challenge'
A new year means new beginnings at Starling at Nocatee Independent Living. Executive Director Charles Gomes has been on the job just a few months, but is already fitting in quite well.
"This is brand new for me! My prior career has been spent mostly in higher education as a director of athletics," he said. "This is a new venture for me, but there are a lot of similarities between the two roles."
He explains how his past...more
What Age do Most Seniors Enter Assisted Living?
It's a question on a lot of people's minds as they get older: At what age should I, or my loved one, move into a senior living or assisted living facility?
According to AARP, seven in 10 people over the age of 65 will need some form of long-term care - and that often...more
Fast Facts About Assisted Living in Orlando Area
We care about our residents and their families, and want to make them aware of the cost of living and other features, so we've put together five fast facts about assisted living in Orlando.
- The cost of living can vary greatly. The 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Study found the average monthly cost for an assisted living community in Orlando is $4,000. The national...more
'Starling is Kind of Bringing me Back to Life,' Resident says
When Hurricane Ian struck Southwest Florida in September 2022, it ravaged Ray Lutes' North Fort Myers home.
"I lived down there for about nine years. And everything was perfectly okay there except a hurricane called Hurricane Ian came along, and when that happened, of course it destroyed a lot of things including where I lived."
Ray says there was damage and debris everywhere.
"The flood itself got into the house. Mud. It...more
Starling at Nocatee Independent Resident: 'I'm Glad I Made the Move!'
Dorothy Heider and her family relished the holidays.
"My husband always had big traditions. Every Christmas Eve, I had six children, so they all had a candle and we’d march down the stairs with the candle and he would sing Holy Night. And the youngest one carried the baby Jesus."
Life has changed for Dorothy, but she's making memories at Starling at Nocatee Independent Living.
"I was never much at cooking, keeping up with...more
'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...more
Holidays are Meaningful to Starling at Nocatee Independent Living Resident
Pat Kulley has fond memories of the holidays in Florida.
"Going through St. Augustine, I lived near there, and seeing all the lights and just enjoying people," she said.
At Starling at Nocatee Independent Living, she enjoys the holidays with friends - and also enjoys all the building decor.
"They have several trees around the building, and asked the residents to participate in decorating the trees. In our craft classes, we...more
Starling at San Jose Resident Enjoys Making Holiday Memories
Janet Booth has fond memories of the holidays through the years.
"Family gets together and has meals, big fattening meals. But good meals!" she said.
At Starling at San Jose, where she has lived for about a year, she's already making holiday memories.
"This morning, I got up and got dressed, we were decorating the Christmas tree. They have gorgeous ornaments. We had a wonderful time doing that. It’s...more
"This is a family," resident says about Starling at San Jose
At Starling at San Jose, resident Dana Levine is looking forward to the holidays.
"We celebrate Hanukkah. They always have a wonderful Hanukkah display here, and I enjoy Christmas here. It’s just beautiful. And my family will be coming to several of the family dinners here."
This year, like in years past, Dana realizes there's a lot to be thankful for.
"What I enjoy most is being around my friends and family here. This...more
Daughter Reflects on Mom's Care During Hurricane Ian: 'They Did Amazing'
To Susan Montanez, the thought of her mom, Barbara, leaving home and moving into an assisted living community was a scary prospect. She was concerned her mom would lose her freedom and independence.
But that all changed the moment she stepped foot in The Grove at Trelago.
"When I set up the tour and I walked in, I just felt such a warm and compassionate feeling immediately coming in," she said.
Susan was in awe at the brand...more
First Place, Again: Starling at Nocatee Named ‘Best of the Best’ Four Years in a Row
With more than 35,000 votes cast by readers of The Ponte Vedra Recorder and PonteVedraRecorder.com, Starling at Nocatee Assisted Living and Memory Care has placed first in the newspaper’s “Best of the Best of Ponte Vedra Recorder” fourth annual poll.
The community came in first place in the “Best Assisted Living” category, the paper announced. This marks the fourth year that Starling at Nocatee has been named the top...more
Starling Names New Regional Memory Care Director
Lucy Dixon has been with Starling for a mere eight months, but has already made a world of difference.
Starling recently promoted Lucy to Regional Memory Care Director, a responsibility she doesn't take lightly.
"The person has to have passion for what they do for the resident," she said. "So, taking time to actually try and figure out what's going on with that person, knowing the resident, knowing their life story, knowing what...more
Starling Appears on U.S. News & World Report's "Best Senior Living" List
Starling has landed on the first-ever U.S. News and World Report “Best Senior Living” list, which designates senior living communities as “best” in several categories. In addition, Starling at Nocatee Independent Living was named “Best Independent Living” community in the Jacksonville market.
"There's Plenty to Do!" Starling Resident Says
There are two things that Lois Manocchia points to that stand out as a resident at Starling at Nocatee Independent Living.
"I've made great friends here - and there's plenty to do!" she said.
She explained the list goes on and on.
"I'm very involved in a lot of things. I wrote for their newsletter. I run a Mahjong group. We have 14 ladies. And exercise classes and anything I desire to join - depends on the day," she...more
Mom and Son Enjoy Regular Visits, Time Reminiscing
Dorothy Gabrielian can't say enough good things about her time at Starling at Nocatee Independent Living.
"It's been wonderful," she said. "I'm having a wonderful time. It's great."
She points to several aspects of the community that stand out and make living at Starling at Nocatee a joy.
"That pool - that was a big draw. I love the staff. They're wonderful. I love the kids who wait on us. They know our names. I...more
Nancy Cross Named 'Employee of the Year' 2 Years in a Row
Nancy Cross is responsible for precious cargo each and every day: the residents of Starling at Nocatee Independent Living.
For several years, Nancy has played an integral role as the community's driver, taking residents to appointments, on shopping trips and out for rides to see Nocatee and the surrounding areas.
"We have wonderful residents here," she said. "They like to share their life stories. I get to share a little bit of...more
Starling Announces Two Exciting Promotions
Starling is proud to announce employee promotions involving two standout team members.
Jennifer Seitz: Jennifer has worked with Starling since 2018. She served both Starling at Nocatee and Starling at San Jose during her tenure as a Licensed Practical Nurse extraordinaire. Jennifer has been promoted to Executive Director in Training for our Nocatee community. Jennifer will spend time in each of Starling's...more
The Grove At Canopy Wins Multiple Customer Service Awards
Starling is proud to announce The Grove at Canopy is a recipient of Pinnacle Quality Insight's 2021 and 2022 Customer Experience AwardsTM. The awards showcase how the community displays a continued dedication to exceptional customer service in senior living services.
"Our management team and our team members are constantly providing great customer service to our residents," said Executive Director Crystal Curvey. "It's nice at...more
The Grove at Trelago, Starling's Fifth Community, Opens
Starling Living is pleased to announce the opening of the senior living company's newest property. The Grove at Trelago in Maitland welcomed its first residents Saturday, January 22, 2022.
"We're thrilled that our premier community is open and moving in new residents," said Executive Director Gus Astorga. "Comfort is key at The Grove at Trelago. It'll shine through each and every day, and residents will feel and sense it. So will...more
Memory Care Director Uses Personal Experiences to Help Others
Karen Donnelly's background is not only full of experience as a memory care director, but experience as a person dealing with the struggles of a loved one with dementia.
"I come not only from a background of experience in doing this for 12 years, I come from a background of having it in my own personal life," Donnelly explained. "I went on the journey myself, educated on it and that's why I have the passion to do what I do. And I can...more
Engagement Director Ready to Focus on Health, Fitness and Fun
When The Grove at Trelago opens in early 2022, Engagement Director Meg McAllister will have a laser focus on one thing: fun.
"We're anticipating having lots of fun," she said. "We want to offer lots of dynamic programs to meet each of our residents' needs, including the civic aspect, the social aspect, just kind of encompassing all kinds of different strengths of residents."
Director of Sales: 'It's Really About the People'
Carol Daniels has been busy as The Grove at Trelago's director of sales. A seasoned salesperson, she certainly knows the importance of helping others find the right fit.
"I've been in sales most of my life, but senior living for seven years," she said. "So it's my passion to help people. I love their stories. I love their commitment. And I just love to hear about them and see who they are as people."
Key selling points for...more
'Cooking is A Passion of Mine,' Director of Culinary Services Says
Kevin Rasberry is on a mission to make every meal at The Grove at Trelago a memorable one.
"It's exciting because you have that moment to make that first impression, and that first impression means everything," he said. "I always tell everyone you don't have a second chance on a first impression, so you've got to put your best foot forward."
As The Grove at Trelago sets to open as Starling's newest community, Rasberry is taking...more
Starling Earns 2021 Great Place to Work® Certification
Starling, a senior living company committed to providing excellent company culture and exceptional employee experience, has been recognized with a Great Place to Work® certification.
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture and employee experience. The organization also tracks leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation.
Starling Resident Sparked Grandson's Interest in Alzheimer's Movement
Gabe Coleman is on a huge mission to help others - a mission that began because of someone close to him.
Patricia, Gabe's grandmother who lives at Starling at Nocatee Assisted Living and Memory Care, has Alzheimer's Disease.
"The interest in it started when we moved her to Starling, from her condo in Tampa a few years ago," Gabe said.
'We're Very Much a Team,' Housekeeping and Maintenance Staff Says
Five members of the housekeeping and maintenance staff at Starling's Grove at Canopy got together to talk about their work lives.
All five share the same sentiment: it's a joy to work at the Grove at Canopy and they enjoy the community's residents.
"Pretty much every resident is different," said Maintenance Director Aaron Pelt. "We have residents from every aspect of life."
Pelt explained how their daily interaction with...more
Daughter: 'She's Still Alive because of this Place'
Mary Van Sistine is confident Starling at Nocatee Assisted Living & Memory Care has positively shaped her mother's later years.
"It was a very difficult decision for her to move in to assisted living," Mary said. "It's a big step in her life. But now, I don't think she'd have it...more
Director of Engagement Describes Job as 'Fun, Fun, Fun'
Music often fills the air at Starling at Nocatee Assisted Living & Memory Care.
"For me, music meant a lot in my life," said Director of Engagement Jana Alexander.
Alexander uses the melodies and familiar songs to spark something in the minds and memories of the community's...more
Daughter: 'Facility is Beautiful; Really has a Home Feel'
At first, Mary Ann Binford seemed hesitant to move into Starling at Nocatee Assisted Living & Memory Care.
"It was a process to try to convince them that it was time to move closer to me, and something that had more support for them," Lori Lareau, Mary Ann's daughter,...more
Father's Day: Family Hit Jackpot with Starling at Nocatee, Son Says
Scott Saunders and his family looked far and wide for a place for his dad to live. When they came across Starling at Nocatee Independent Living, they knew they had hit the jackpot.
"We had seen some other independent living facilities around Jacksonville while we were looking for a place for him to move into and to say we were disappointed would be an understatement," he said. "When we came to Starling and we saw this place, that...more
Father's Day: 'Starling is like a Fountain of Youth' for Dad, Daughter Says
Tina Wright credits Starling at Nocatee Independent Living with keeping her father youthful.
"Starling is like a fountain of youth. My father gets younger every day. He is so involved. He's so happy living his best life. It just warms my heart to see that he is living his best...more
Father's Day: Daughter of Harry Pierce, Jr., Happy with Starling at San Jose
Carole Williams couldn't be happier with her dad's home: Starling at San Jose in Jacksonville.
"They've been really good," she said. "My parents moved in here a year and a half ago. They've been really good to them. My mom passed away. They take really good care of him. It's a nice place for them...more
Father's Day: Dad Considers The Grove at Canopy 'a Resort,' Daughter Says
There's no doubt in Denise Sauerbeck-Morgan's mind that her father, Ted, loves where he lives.
"You always say it's a resort because it's so nice," she said. "He thinks it's a real resort!"
"The apartment is nice because it has all the facilities right there. They furnish you with dinner, breakfast and supper. They have different recreational events during the week," he explained.
Mother's Day: Mom Treated Like A Queen Every Day
Dorothy Heider acknowledges she gets the "royal treatment" at Starling at Nocatee Independent Living.
"This is like an oasis of beauty," she said.
She moved in shortly after it opened in 2019, and has enjoyed every moment.
"It's a wonderful group of people and it's a wonderful staff," she said. "An excellent group of people. They have activities going every day. There's either bingo or some sort of outdoor entertainment...more
Mother's Day: Mom Gets Emotional Describing Close Bond With Daughter
Lolita Gibson has lived at Starling at Nocatee Assisted Living & Memory Care for more than three years. Her daughter, Teri Fountain, moved her to the community so she would be closer to her and her husband.
“I’ve been very happy here. They have done everything they could possibly...more
Mother's Day: Mom Feels Loved Every Day Of The Year
Fran Sandon’s mother, Mary Visconti, lives at The Grove at Canopy in Tallahassee.
As Mother’s Day nears, Fran said her mom is not only loved by her family, but the entire staff at the community. She reflected on the day her mother moved in, shortly after The Grove at Canopy opened.
Mother's Day: Mom, Daughter share close bond, close living arrangements
Jan Vernon and her mother, Shirley King, know they must cherish their special bond not only on Mother's Day, but all days.
“She lost her mother when she was still a young mother. And, you know, I’m grateful to be a grandmother and still have my mother, and to have her be a great-grandmother to my three grandchildren,” Jan said.
Jan explained how there is one part of life that keeps them close.
“I guess the main thing is the...more
Mother's Day: Daughter Grateful For Mom, Appreciates Every Day
Joan Herig is appreciative for every Mother’s Day.
“I can’t express enough how grateful I am every time a Mother’s Day rolls around because we’re not guaranteed another Mother’s Day. None of us are,” she said.
Sybil Pitts, who is 91 and going strong, lives at The Grove at Canopy in...more
The Grove at Trelago's Executive Director Has Big Plans For New Community
As The Grove at Trelago sets to open and serve the Maitland community, the facility’s new Executive Director is ready for big things at the area’s newest senior living community.
“The Grove at Trelago has always captured my attention,” said Gus Astorga. Astorga says he lives near the community and “my wife said one day to me, ‘you know, you should apply to this community,’” he...more
The Grove at Canopy Receives 2021 Customer Experience Award from Pinnacle Quality Insight
The Grove at Canopy, a Starling-operated community, is proud to announce that they are the recipient of Pinnacle Quality Insight’s 2021 Customer Experience Award!!
Crystal Curvey, Executive Director of The Grove at Canopy, describes receiving the award as an honor:
Meet Starling at San Jose's new Memory Care Director, Carrie Walle
WATCH THE STORY HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE5n-x6ydFY
Starling at San Jose has a new Memory Care Director, who is passionate about enriching the lives of all the residents. Carrie Walle has worked with seniors for over 15 years. She started her career as a dining room server, at a senior...more
Meet Starling at San Jose's new Executive Director Danielle Ashby
WATCH THE STORY HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V2Y0tmoB8I
Starling at San Jose has a new Executive Director who is passionate...more
Starling Residents, Team Members Receive First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
We are proud to report that the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations have been completed at all of our Starling communities!
We want to thank everyone -- both residents and team members -- who helped make these clinics a success.
After a waiting period of 21 days, we will hold additional clinics so everyone can receive their second dose. New residents and team members can receive their first dose at this time.
Starling Residents Set To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
Here at Starling, we are committed to providing the best possible care for all of our residents. And that’s why we are strongly encouraging residents and staff members at all of our locations to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it recommends that initial supplies of COVID-19 vaccine be...more
Top 10 Reasons People Love Independent Living
Are you thinking about making the move to Starling at Nocatee Independent Living? Great choice! We know you probably have some questions about the Independent Living lifestyle, and we’re here to help. We’d LOVE to...more
Starling Presents our “Doggie in the Window” Event
CLICK HERE: To watch the News4JAX report where K9s for Warriors visited our Starling residents.
Our Starling team partnered with K9s for Warriors to bring the residents of Starling at Nocatee...more
Top 10 Reasons People Love Independent Living
Are you thinking about making the move to Independent Living at The Grove at Canopy? Great choice! We know you probably have some questions about the Independent Living lifestyle, and we’re here to help. We’d LOVE to...more
Caregiver From Starling at San Jose Describes why she Loves her job
WATCH THE STORY HERE: https://youtu.be/-d3vlhT6A-E
Latisha Flowers started in June 2020 at Starling at San Jose, working as a caregiver in assisted living. Quickly she realized she is now part of a special community. “They do a great job of making you feel comfortable, especially the residents,” said Latisha, “the residents are amazing.” Latisha has worked with seniors for over...more
Nocatee Named Best Place To Live In Florida
It comes as no surprise to us, but Nocatee is officially the best place to live in the state of Florida, according to new rankings published in Newsweek magazine.
The list ranks the best place to live in each state based on several categories, including cost of living, housing, public schools, education and...more
Update on Visitation (9/2/2020)
UPDATE (9/2/2020) - The Governor's Order is now final and we are following all contents of the letter below...
Dear Starling Families,
The Task Force on the Safe and Limited Reopening of Long-Term Care Facilities recently approved a series of resident visitation recommendations that now await approval from Governor DeSantis. Currently, we anticipate the Task Force’s recommendations will be approved in...more
Resident Talks About Why She Loves Living At Starling At San Jose
WATCH THE STORY HERE: https://youtu.be/UgRVLMlF1b4
Dana Levine and her husband are assisted living residents at Starling at San Jose. She recently sat down for an interview, to share her experience living in the community. Dana spoke about the beautiful grounds, the fun activities that she participates in with her friends, and the wonderful food she enjoys everyday. However, she...more
Doctor Visits & COVID-19
Visiting your doctor during this pandemic might be alarming for seniors and people with underlying health issues. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends following these steps to protect yourself and others:
- If you think you have COVID-19, notify the doctor or healthcare provider before your visit and follow their instructions.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a...
Is now the Time to Transition to a Senior Living Community?
For those considering a transition into senior living during these uncertain times, it’s only natural to wonder if now is the right time. As a leading senior living provider in the markets we serve, we’ve seen firsthand how our unwavering emphasis on the safety and wellbeing of our residents has provided better outcomes for those who move from an isolated environment at home, to Starling’s full-service independent living, assisted living, and...more
STARLING’S CONTINUED RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise around the country and the virus has created new challenges for everyone. All of the caregivers at Starling are continuing to adapt, providing the best care. The health of the residents is the top priority of the entire staff. Their goal is to make sure everyone is safe, while they enjoy the luxurious Starling communities and all of the wonderful amenities.
The staff at...more
Healthy Eating and COVID-19
This global pandemic has caused a lot of people to think about what they can control, when there are so many unknowns. Whether you are a resident at one of Starling’s luxurious communities or your loved one is, a great way to stay focused and healthy is to try to eat well.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working to eliminate some preventable chronic diseases that impact the lives of many...more
Long-Time Resident Calls Starling at San Jose "Like a 5-Star Hotel"
WATCH THE STORY HERE: https://youtu.be/kca7bEXBA8M
Karen Sirmans moved into Starling at San Jose about a month after it opened and she immediately knew it was special. “The whole place looks like a five-star hotel. It really is a beautiful place.” She explains it isn’t just the building that’s luxurious, but the grounds are beautiful. Plus, the community is in a great location....more
Meet Starling at San Jose's Executive Chef, Rene Loucel
WATCH THE STORY HERE: https://youtu.be/3FQVyaQq4Fg
For more than 50 years Executive Chef Rene Loucel has worked in the food industry. He got his start with an apprenticeship at the Pebble Beach Corporation in California. Chef Loucel says he was lucky to work under some amazing chefs there, receiving excellent french pastry, butcher, and speciality buffet training. From there he...more
THE GROVE AT CANOPY IS "LIKE ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY."
WATCH THE STORY HERE: https://youtu.be/AzbxMxNAGSU
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
MEMORY CARE AT THE GROVE AT CANOPY
WATCH THE STORY HERE: https://youtu.be/PaEVuwX7lLo
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
MOVING INTO AN INDEPENDENT LIVING, ASSISTED LIVING, OR MEMORY CARE COMMUNITY IN A COVID WORLD?
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
MANAGING YOUR STRESS DURING COVID-19
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
A Testament to Service at Starling Living
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
What Is "Social Distancing" & How Does It Work?
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
CDC adds 6 new possible symptoms of Coronavirus
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...
Everyday steps to help clean and disinfect your home
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put together an extensive list of tips to help you clean and disinfect your home.
One piece of advice that sticks out in all of the categories is to wear disposable...more
Do your part to slow the spread of Coronavirus
The White House and The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention are asking everyone to do their part to slow the spread of Coronavirus.
Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It’s critical that you do...more
CDC recommendations regarding cloth face coverings
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to study the spread and effects of Coronavirus across the United States.
According to recent students, a significant number of people with Coronavirus are...more
Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19
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
Coronavirus: How to protect yourself and others
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
Coronavirus: How to prepare for spread of COVID-19
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
Coronavirus: Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure
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
Starling Taking Necessary Precautions in Response to Coronavirus
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
Starling Memory Care Director Finds Unbreakable Bond
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
A Memory Care Director Finds Her True Calling
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
The Benefits of Choosing Independent Living
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
Make The Right Decision For Your Aging Parent
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
Home Healthcare Or Assisted Living For Your Loved One?
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
Why Independent Living Communities Are Becoming More Appealing
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, Couple Finds Second Love in Tallahassee
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