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March 31, 2020

If there was an option for a 6-star rating, this would have it!  Our mother has been a resident for 9 months after living independently with our father who passed of pancreatic cancer last summer.  Sterling was one of many communities we evaluated to ensure she would be in the ideal environment to support her active social interests along with her increasing memory challenges.

It was obvious that Sterling was unmatched due to its reputation, quality of care, impressive facility, experienced team, engagement and satisfaction of residents, and, of course, the upscale menu.  Our mom assimilated quickly as both the Sterling team and long-term residents ensured she learned her way around and was introduced to new friends and activities.  Having a garden patio apartment that we were able to dress up with a look and feel that she felt was very cozy added to the instant appeal...coming from a large home, she had more than enough space to be comfortable.

In the time that our mother has been at Sterling, she has thrived.  She enjoys the company of others, appreciates a laugh with friends, takes comfort in knowing she can assist others who will in-turn assist her, and is always up for a group gathering when music and a glass of wine are involved.  A sense of community is alive and well at Sterling Estates!

Knowing that we placed great trust in the Sterling team the first day our mom walked through their door, it holds true even more today.  Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sterling team has gone to great lengths to ensure the safety of all residents and staff.  Their attentiveness to the needs of residents, responsiveness to one-off requests and thoughtfulness to critical details, is very reassuring.  The positive energy that is part of their culture shines through in the daily updates detailing new measures being implemented to mitigate risks while keeping residents healthy and happy.  

We are very fortunate and extremely grateful to have had such an easy transition that has led to a wonderful place for our mom to call “home”.   There is no question that the talented and genuinely caring team at the beautiful community of Sterling Estates has played a huge role in our level of satisfaction!

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- Cari


Dear Sterling partners, 
 
Thank you for the detailed updates you continue to provide for the entire SE community, especially the families. With the click of my mouse, I can share all news with my brothers and we are instantly on the same page. Your excellent communication has enabled us to reassure my parents as they've acclimated to living "down south", which to their surprise has been much easier than anticipated. It's really comforting to know the great lengths you have all gone to ensuring health and safety, as well as socialization opportunities for the residents. I still have my ear to the ground in senior living and can tell you that you've done more than many regarding keeping families connected through Covids's grip on the world. 
 
My parents just celebrated (really!) their first year on your campus. They feel extremely blessed to have moved when they did, to where they did. From the day they set foot on the property is 2012 while visiting me in my "office" (Jim Gillen's current guest room), my mom had her mind made up to retire to SE. I'm not actually sure my dad had much of a say! They have grown fond of their new cottage friends and look forward to being reacquainted with their other friends in the main residence as soon as possible. 
 
Your East Cobb team (led by the indomitable Anne White 💃) has done a tremendous job each and every day, taking whatever came their way and have made lemonade out of lemons. I also know that Marshall and the rest of you have had little downtime amid your efforts to keep the communities running well.  I just wanted to thank you all. Knowing that my parents are with you makes my heart happy and brings such peace of mind. If I can ever assist your marketing effort by writing/filming a testimonial I would be happy to do so. 
 
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- Sharon E


March 31,2020

Ann (and everyone at Sterling),

I wanted to join the chorus of those who want to express our thanks and gratitude for all you have been doing for the residents at Sterling during this challenging time.  I am so impressed and pleased with how you have cared for and communicated with all the residents in the main building and in the cottages, where my father, Jack Broman, lives.  

He has really loved being at Sterling and looks forward to being able to resume Cottage lunches in the main building as well as Sittercise class and the Wellness Center.   Thank you for your commitment to Sterling and each of its residents.  I appreciate each of you and pray for good health, stamina, patience, and a joyful spirit for all of Sterling’s residents and staff.  

Thank you also for your website updates.  They are greatly appreciated.

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- Diane


March 31,2020

Sterling Estates of East Cobb is such a special place. We feel so blessed to have found it for my wife’s sister. She was living alone, is battling breast cancer and on top of that, broke her shoulder. She recently moved into a wonderful apartment at Sterling Estates that is exactly what she needed. As spacious and comfortable as her unit is and even knowing that she has already made a number of new friends, the thing that we are most pleased with is how the staff has cared for her. No matter what she needs they are always there with a smile and an answer. She now feels that she is home. We could not have asked for more.

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- Jeff


This is by far one of the best jobs I’ve had in my 6 years of working as a CNA. Sadly I’m not apart of the company anymore but if you interested in a retirement home or in need of a little assistance this is one of the best in GEORGIA Ann is an angel Marshall and the rest of the owners are GENUINE most assisted living only want your money but Sterling Estates actually cares about you great food clean atmosphere friendly staff fun activities and the holidays are always fun and warm I gotta say I miss my job here but If you’re family is in need of a new home this is definitely the place‼️

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- Former Staff Member


Sterling Estates has been a Godsend. My mom who is 91 fell in January and broke her hip. After surgery and rehab, mom was not able to return home. I looked at all of the senior facilities in East Cobb and new immediately Sterling Estates was the right fit. Other facilities had no formal exercise room nor heated swimming pool much less a dedicated staff member who CARES about every resident’s health and encourages them to exercise. My mom hadn’t been in a swimsuit since she was 20 years old. Now she’s in the pool twice a week and getting stronger from week to week. From the kitchen staff who always prepare delicious food and offer variety to their menu to the nursing staff and care givers to the management team and owners, Sterling Estates offers the best senior care in East Cobb. Mom is in a safe loving environment with lots of good friends. They have become her second family! Thank you, Sterling Estates for the peace of mind you have given me.

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- Child of Sterling Resident


My parents moved here 2 years ago out of physical necessity for my Mom’s increasing needs. She received attentive, loving care from the staff. When her needs became more medically critical, Sterling smoothly made way for hospice care to step in and work side by side with the staff. Since then, my Dad has continued to thrive, enjoying the excellent, healthy meals, playing weekly bridge and poker, and relaxing with new friends. Lisa Cook, activities director, is a ball of energy that constantly plans stimulating, upbeat and relevant activités and outings. The best part of Sterling for him, hands-down, has been his involvement in the wellness program. He participates in daily exercise classes, personal training, and aquatic therapy, which he looks forward to each week. Laura Kelly, CTRS, is amazing! The dedicated work that Laura and her also wonderful intern Devyn have put in with him has made a huge difference in the quality of my Dad’s life.

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- Family Member of Assisted Living Residents


I began looking into retirement communities about two years ago. It was quite an adventure . I learned so much...and noticed differences with each one of the communities I visited. I am now here at Sterling Estates...in a beautiful cottage...and after only one month of living here, feel settled and at home. What made me choose Sterling? The staff is truly dedicated to each resident...and the upbeat atmosphere manifests this. The food is really good...there are many many activities and events and the other residents throughout the community are friendly and welcoming. Lora Causey, my main contact through the entire process was always available, always positive...she's a perfect example of the caring, positive attitude of Sterling Estates East Cobb.

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- Cottage Resident


My father has been living at Sterling Estates for the past year. When we brought him to live there he was in a wheel chair and could not even walk to the bathroom without help. He was depressed and sometimes bitter. He could not get use to being a widow. At first, he did not want to live at Sterling. Now you could not pull him away with a team of mules. Due to the exceptional physical therapy conducted through their wellness program, Dad is now extremely mobile and can move around with just a cane/walker. The staff has been great and the food is good. (He has gained 26 pounds) The best thing is the smile. His smile is back. He has friends he communicates with and the staff are second to none. He called the Bingo numbers last week! I would have never thought i would see that a year ago. I highly recommend Sterling Estaes to everyone with someone that is getting to the point of needing assistance.

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- Family member of Assisted Living Resident


Unbelievably excellent experience! As a 57 year old 3rd generation Atlanta native I am in a search for future home for my 77 year old mother who currently lives on Georgia's golden coast. We arrived without an appointment on a Saturday 10:30 Am - hoping to see the facility and a few units to tour . The entire staff was professional and knowledgeable and most importantly- caring and personable . Lacey was exceptional as manager -excellent interaction with residents- they adore her!!! the quality of the facility and its saline heated pool, rehab center were best of class! What was most amazing and comforting to me was that over the course of our 1 hour tour, 7 separate owners and residents of Sterling estates were eager to let us tour their cottage . They literally could not stop themselves from sharing with us how happy they were and how caring and helpful the staff were.
A truly amazing place and team !!!! Literally a 10 out of 10!!!

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- Family member of Cottage Resident


Unfortunately, my stay at Sterling was only a temporary one. I was there until I could sell my previous home and purchase a new one. I was welcomed, literally, with open arms from the owners, management, and all staff. It is a perfectly beautiful and safe place, which has the feeling of one big family. Everyone goes above and beyond when accommodating residents there. I was one of the independents, but saw first-hand the loving care and attention shown to assisted living residents as well. The companions do a wonderful job in all areas and are utmost professionals. I simply cannot speak highly enough of Sterling Estates, and would recommend it to anyone in need of a facility of this nature.

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- Sterling Resident


We visited a large number of communities before deciding to place my dad at Sterling Estates. The people and the facility are far above anything else in the East Cobb area. From our first visit, the staff their demonstrated that they valued my dad – and all of us – as members of a community that they are serious about making a welcoming, safe place.

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- Child of Sterling Resident


My mother is an original member of the Sterling Community. When we moved her here from out of state we were relieved to find a superb Senior Living Community close to our home. All facilities are first rate and the staff is caring and attentive. Dining, recreational and wellness activities, coupled with the establishment of good friends has made her experience and ours very positive. In particular, a heated pool, well equipped fitness center, physical therapy and massages have been critical to combat physical and mobility declines. These were real differentiators over other facilities we considered.

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- Child of Sterling Resident


Very impressed with the Wellness Center at Sterling Estates. They get residents out of their rooms and get them moving either in the workout room or in the therapeutic pool. Lots of energy and a happy atmosphere at Sterling Estates.

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- Sterling Resident


After the death of my husband and a series of accidents my three sons and I looked for a place in Georgia for me that would help me recover. Sterling Estates was our choice, and I was on my way to recovery. The wellness program is the place for me. I always enjoyed exercise and competed in many sports. I am doing well and making progress everyday with the help of an excellent staff. The care team and the staff has become family to me. This is a wonderful place, and I smile each day because I am here.

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- Sterling Resident


Having lived in East Cobb for 36 years, and as a Realtor, it is great to have this superb community available to offer to older clients. Many like the idea of downsizing and yet, want to be able to have full service amenities and an active lifestyle. Sterling Estates provides the perfect option for older Parents for example, who want to live close to their grown children yet have their own “home”. This family-friendly neighborhood, encourages wellness and exercise and being as active as you are able to be. I have a former client who lives there now and she just loves it. Her circle of friends there and support system made her feel welcome immediately. I have eaten there a number of times and tableside service with delicious choices, always provided. We are lucky to have this Senior Living community here in East Cobb.

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- East Cobb Realtor


My wife and I have been residents of Sterling Estates for about two years. We live in one of their new and well maintained cottages which is like living in your old home, with plenty of space, security, and all the conveniences that go with an outstanding senior living facility. However, we go down to the main building for mind games, swimming, and exercise classes. We eat lunch and dinner, which is healthy and variable, most week days in the main building. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, we eat out or cook in. To go out is very easy, since there are many and various eating establishments as well as stores in the immediate area. The staff is outstanding, courteous, helpful and caring of the needs of all those residing at Sterling. I would like to inform one and all that you don’t have to be in your nineties or feeble to take advantage of all the pluses that Sterling has to offer. Remember you are not getting any younger!!!!

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- Sterling Resident


My husband and I moved to Sterling Estates over two years ago when they were partially completed. With uniquely designed floor plans and a vast array of amenities we decided a cottage suited our needs the best. We are both involved in water aerobics twice a week, weekly lunch outings, games, crafts, happy hour, and just a few mentioned- we stay busy! We select our daily menus which include: healthy choices, creative food, homemade soups and desserts with all meals. Location also influenced our move as we had lived in Cobb County for over 30 years. Best decision we could make in our “Golden Years” at Sterling Estates.

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- Sterling Resident


My mom moved to sterling estates 2 years ago. From the moment she moved in there my sisters and I knew this was an excellent home for Mom. The staff is professional, the place is beautiful. Everyone is treated like family. Seniors have as much independence as want with the opportunity for assistance at a moment's notice. My sisters and I have great peace of mind knowing mom is living at sterling!

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- Child of Sterling Resident


The staff is very nice at Sterling Estates. A lady, I think named Sharon, is the director and is very good. I had lunch there. My daughter also lives right near there, which is a good thing. It’s all nice, and the facilities are good. They had swimming pool and activities like dancing and movies. It’s new, it’s fresh, it’s good as new, and its good looking.

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- Sterling Resident


My husband and I were now in our 80s. We were starting to see signs that our bodies and minds were getting up in years. Mat fell out of bed, thankfully not damaging his pacemaker. I also had a fall. It was becoming apparent that we needed more help to get by. I visited a local Assisted Living facility and was very depressed by what I saw. People sat staring out the window and the place smelled very bad. This was not the dream I had for my, “golden years.” Fortunately, I had an office visit with a physical therapist and she told me about a new senior residence which was under construction in Marietta. I was curious enough to go and take a look. Even though the property was just being developed, a strong feeling came over me that, “this is it.” I had not had such a feeling since decades earlier when I had the urge to open my own sandwich shop. The idea of a place dedicated to wellness was just what I wanted to see. Having a heated indoor swimming pool, plus healthy meals, in a beautiful environment, were my hopes for a better future.

I met Sharon and Marshall at Sterling Estates and was very pleased with their friendliness and courtesy. I knew that the biggest challenge I faced was to get my husband convinced it was time for us to move. Since he liked the buffalo burgers at Ted’s Montana Grill, I suggested that we go for a ride. While we were there, I casually suggested that, “just for fun,” we go take a look at a new retirement place down the street. He was equally impressed. I told him that I was concerned if we could afford something that nice. He told me that since we had been paying into a long-term disability fund for many years, we could. We decided that the least we could do was give it a short-term trial and see if it was a good fit.

We moved in August of 2012. It was wonderful to be in a community of caring people who showed deep personal concern for all of our needs. This became especially important as my husband’s health deteriorated. We do not know how we would have managed without a team of experts to help us through the difficult time of concluding his life. I am so blessed today to enjoy the luxury and comfort of pristine surroundings, including a flower-filled courtyard, complete with a fountain and rubber ducks! Additionally, after many years of hoping and wishing, I have finally found a close personal friend with whom I can share activities. Our only regret about Sterling Estates is that we could not have moved here sooner. Since we were some of the first residents to arrive, we have had the benefit of enjoying this wonderful place as much as possible.

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- Sterling Resident


I came to Sterling Estates with the hope of reestablishing an independent lifestyle. When I arrived I could not walk for more than five minutes. Suffering from a heart condition had greatly limited what I could do. I truly felt trapped. I wanted to feel better. I wanted to be the person I once was. I met with the Sterling Estate staff and a wellness plan was custom made for me. It included exercise and diet. I began personal training with gentle resistance three days a week, as well as, closely monitored water therapy two days a week. I set what seemed like a lofty goal of running up the large hill on the front of the property. I am proud to say on August 1, 2013, less than a year later, I ran up that hill! Sterling Estates has more than changed my life. I have reached goals I never thought possible.

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- Sterling Resident


My sister moved into Sterling Estates 6 months ago. It has been a wonderful place for her. She has a beautiful apartment and they provide a lot of activities daily for her to participate in. There is a wide range of activities and they are scattered throughout the day and evening. The food is delicious and the dining room is a delightful place to gather with other residents. The staff has been very attentive and all of them are so pleasant! You can really tell that they enjoy working here. The Wellness Center and pool are amazing and gives the residents a perfect way to stay healthy and active. Sterling Estates does everything with excellence! It is a perfect place for your loved ones when they need a little more assistance and the comfort of not being in their home alone.

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- Family Member of Assisted Living Resident


Sterling Estates is an environment that provides activities to keep people involved both mentally and physically. Here you find yourself connected to a community of people who will care for one another and share concerns with those around them. I have found that the staff is friendly and very well trained. They provide for the needs of people regarding dietary, mobility, strength and enthusiasm. Here we see that Independent and Assisted Living are to be valued and enjoyed, not feared. We live side by side and appreciate each other just as we would our brothers and sisters. This is a community of people living together as a family. How do I know this? I LIVE HERE!

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- Sterling Resident


My mother recently moved into Sterling Estates of East Cobb and we have been VERY impressed! The staff is very kind and helpful, the food is delicious and plentiful and their Activities Director Lisa is amazing! She comes up with so many fun things to offer the residents to do-and a great choice of options! Management is wonderful to work with and the Director of Care does an outstanding job both with the companions and the residents. She is very caring and compassionate and has really made my mom feel at home as have the companions. Sterling has THE BEST Wellness facility around! A heated salt-water pool, fun classes for all levels and a trainer to work with the residents. My mom is 91 and is really excited about the therapy she is getting in the Wellness center and can't wait to get in the pool!

The best endorsement for Sterling Estates was that when we were taking the tour, residents kept coming up to us telling my mom how much they enjoyed living there and hoped she would move in. My mom asked me to sign her up and I'm so happy we did! Thanks Sterling-nicely done!

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- Adult Child of Sterling Resident


We moved our 98 year old grandmother in almost two years ago. We looked at EVERY Assisted Living and Personal Care home in the area. Interviews and tours for weeks. Sterling was the winner then and certainly now. The food is amazing and the choices would make any eater satisfied. The staff is so unbelievably friendly and caring. There is always an activity both on and off site and the campus and facility is amazing. The staff even got her into chair yoga, daily exercise and in a bathing suit in the pool multiple times. One of the distinguishing things is that the owners are there quite often and know all the residents by name and most of the families. Unlike places that are run by big corporations, these guys care so much. Their residents are treated like their own family. The Directors and Management are the same and when there have been issues (including missing laundry, extra coffee, or really anything) they handle it professionally and quickly. The Director is often seen most breakfasts walking from table to table with the coffee pot, refilling and topping off and talking to every person. That energy and compassion starts at the top and filters down to every person there.

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- Adult Granddaughter of Sterling Resident


My mom has been living at Sterling Estates since September 2016. Although reluctant to leave her home of many years, safety and isolation issues required a move. My sister and I toured Sterling Estates East Cobb and knew this was the place for Mom! She loves her apartment-it's decorated with items from her home and is just the right size for her needs. She has met many friends and says she is very happy with her life now. My sister and I couldn't be more pleased with the care and assistance Mom receives. It's so great to know that Mom is happy and safe - such peace of mind!

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- Adult Child of Sterling Resident


We have been extremely happy with Sterling Estates East Cobb since my parents moved in during the fall of 2014. Their suite is spacious and lovely, and the whole facility is bright and inviting. The staff and caregivers are attentive, caring & helpful. We have also enjoyed the new friendships we have made with the other residents. I have been highly recommending Sterling Estates East Cobb to my friends.

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- Adult Child of Sterling Residents


Our mother has lived at Sterling Estates for nearly 3 years, and she is still so happy. The facility is beautiful, the staff couldn't be nicer and the food is really good! There are so many great people there.......residents and workers alike and the overall "vibe" is great. Thank you Sterling for making life so nice for our Mom. We are so lucky!!!!!

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- Adult Child of Sterling Resident


Dear Marshal,

I was a wheelchair resident at Sterling Estates recently, and wanted to tell you what a wonderful experience I had at your assisted living community.  The grounds are beautiful, and the building was always spotless and fresh.

Your staff is top notch, but the following were memorable:

1) Every  person in your Wellness Center was professional, competent, caring and kind.  I tried to attend “sittercize” every day, as it was fun and helped my left leg stay strong. My individual sessions were both motivating and encouraging.

2) Not only was the food great, but Laura’s meal team was fast, friendly, caring and would respond quickly to any resident request.  These three ladies are “gems”.

3) Last, but not least, I received the best care  by four of the top ladies at Sterling Estates........Frances, Francine, Abby and Beatrice.  As I am sure you know already, there is a big difference between helping someone, and really caring about the resident one is assisting.  These four ladies were not only extremely professional, but truly cared about me. They made me feel like I was their own mother, or treasured family member. 

4) A few “ honorable mentions” go to Vanessa, who would gladly help anyone, with anything.  Kathleen, a sweetie who worked Saturdays, and would bring her happy self down from the 3rd floor to “save” me.  Louise, the cleaning lady would help me with anything, when I was in need. These three ladies are all professional, kind, caring individuals.

I think my friend, George, will be as happy at Sterling as I was.  (If he ends up on the 3rd floor, he can benefit from Kathleen’s care.)  I know your Wellness Center will be invaluable to him.

In closing, I would recommend Sterling Estates to anyone, for respite care, or for long term stays.  Every resident I got to know agreed that your community is the best in the area, if not in the whole state of Georgia.

Best Regards,

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- Laura Catherine (Cathy)


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