Starling at Nocatee Asissted Living and Memory Care resident Maria Carrara looks forward to Mother's Day each year, knowing it'll be a family affair.
"Having my daughter here is one thing with her husband, but having my granddaughter and her husband - with three little ones - it’s wonderful," she said. "They’re my great grandchildren and so it’s really nice, really nice."
Her daughter, Maria Kist, knows mom will be showered with love by the family - and by her friends at Starling.
"And they celebrate everything, so Mother’s Day will be a celebration," Maria Kist said.
For mom, life at Starling is enjoyable and Maria always finds things to do.
"My husband passed away a couple of years ago, and now I have to say I’m trying to participate more, and so I do. I participate in games with them. Puzzles with them," she said. "My husband was very happy. Initially he thought no we’re not moving. But it turns out when we got here to this facility, he felt like it was a resort for him. It was wonderful, absolutely wonderful," Maria said.
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