Studies show that as we age there are benefits to a busy social calendar. For seniors this can mean better sleep by staying physically active. The lifestyle benefits that come from living in an independent or assisted living facility are abundant. Independent and assisted living facilities offer a multitude of activities from bingo, bocce, pickleball, fitness, game nights, and arts and crafts to name just a few. To witness first hand, we visited Starling at Nocatee to get a feel for what is offered to our senior friends. To be honest, we wanted to move in ourselves! Starling felt like a cruise ship for seniors and we wanted to jump on board to enjoy the fun! From the incredible common areas and amenities, the amazing activities and friendly staff, we were in awe of it all …. and the apartments were fantastic.
We so appreciated the tour and couldn’t help but want to share information and details. Kerri DuFour, Starlings’ Director of Regional Sales, was happy to answer some questions and provide some information that we hope you find helpful as you explore the senior living facilities in the Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra areas.
What living situations does Starling at Nocatee accommodate for the older community?
Starling at Nocatee is a resort-like campus with two separate buildings which offer multiple lifestyles, allowing residents to age in place. Our Independent Living community is an active 55+ community which offers maintenance free living, in luxury rental apartments, with a full calendar of activities. It is located directly adjacent to our Assisted Living & Memory Care community, should additional needs arise, allowing our residents to remain Starling at Nocatee residents.
When did Starling at Nocatee first open its doors to residents?
At our Nocatee campus, the Assisted Living & Memory Care community opened in December 2017 and the Independent Living community opened later, in August 2019.
Can future residents expect a waitlist when choosing Starling at Nocatee?
We have multiple floor plans and lifestyles, so while there occasionally may be a wait for a specific apartment, there are regular opportunities to move into our community.
What wellness offerings does Starling offer for residents?
We offer daily fitness classes, as well as specific wellness offerings designed around individual resident needs, based on an evaluation by one of our licensed professionals to create a custom service plan.
Are there social activities, events and “trips” available for residents?
Certainly! Each community has an Engagement Director specific to each lifestyle offering a full calendar of activities, including daily exercise classes, excursions such as visiting museums and going to the symphony, shopping, cards and games, book clubs, golf activities, even fishing!
Can you tell us about the individual home styles, sizes, etc. available for residents? How many homes are there in Starling?
The Independent Living community offers 140 luxury apartments, with one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom, two-bathrooms apartments, with square footage up to 1224 sq. ft. The Assisted Living offers 68 luxury apartments, which include studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments. Memory Care offers 24 secure suites.
Are meals only available in the dining room?
Our communities offer multiple dining venues including an elegant main dining room, casual bistro and bar, and an intimate private dining room. Residents decide where and what they would like to eat from our chef-prepared menus.
What amenities are available?
Starling’s professional staff offers full-service restaurant-like dining experiences, weekly housekeeping services, maintenance services, active engagement opportunities, complimentary scheduled transportation and holistic wellness offerings.
Do residents have access to just Starling amenities or are Nocatee amenities also available?
Our Starling residents have access to amenities in their community like the heated, salt water pool, bocce ball, shuffleboard, putting green, pickleball court, resident garden area, croquet lawn and the dog park. They also have full access to the Nocatee community amenities, including the trail systems, parks, farmer’s markets, drive-in movies, and tennis courts.
Are there doctors on site?
We offer convenient access to visiting medical providers and therapy providers. Our Assisted Living and Memory Care communities are staffed 24/7 by professionally trained nurses and caregivers.
What truly sets Starling apart from other Senior Living Facilities?
Starling’s communities continue to raise the bar by incorporating an exceptionally designed luxury, resort-like community, with caring, compassionate team members, the best programs and amenities available to ensure that our residents experience a vibrant, active lifestyle and receive the highest standard of care.
Tell us about yourself and your role with Starling at Nocatee:
I am proud to have been Starling at Nocatee’s first team member hired and have been with Starling, in multiple roles, at both the Assisted Living and Independent communities, since March 2017. I am currently Starlings’ Regional Director of Sales, and am honored to help future residents and their families navigate through the process, from initial community preview through the move-in.
Need more info?
Starling at Nocatee
885 Crosswater Parkway, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
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About the Author
Jenn Heller is the Operations Manager for The Volen Group, Keller Williams Luxury International, a top real estate team in Ponte Vedra Beach. Jenn has over 18 years experience in Real Estate all in Ponte Vedra Beach, she is an Atlantic Beach resident via Long Island, NY since 1991, a book worm, and loves sports, dogs and the beach.