Resident Stories

At Five Star, you’ll meet so many dynamic, inspiring, engaging residents — we know, because we see them every single day. Take a moment to get to know just a few of them here. Listen to their stories, hear how moving to Five Star has changed their lives, and get their thoughts about life.

I Am Five Star

We can all do great things—make someone laugh, care for those in despair, or face impossible challenges. These moments define who we are and the legacies we leave behind.

Evelyn Kaplan

Five Star Senior Living resident Evelyn Kaplan shares her story of art and painting, of family and friends, and of a new chapter in her life.

George's Story

Five Star assisted living resident George Briede shares his story on the challenges he’s faced and the optimism that keeps him dancing.

Javier's Story

Five Star Senior Living Food and Beverage Director Javier Rios shares his story of being able to make residents happy through providing quality nutrition.

Mary Brooks

Five Star Senior Living Director of Resident Services Mary Brooks and her two daughters share their experience of building relationships with the residents.

Odile Plancher

Five Star Senior Living Bridge to Rediscovery Director Odile Plancher shares her story of humble beginnings as a housekeeper in the United States to developing a passion for helping the elderly.

Rita Hilton

Five Star Senior Living resident Rita Hilton shares her astounding story with a grace and humor matched by few and admired by all.

Sami Bryant

Five Star Senior Living Lifestyle360 Director Sami Bryant shares her story of how she began her career of helping others.

The Hobbs

Five Star Senior Living residents Maddie and John Hobbs share their story of falling in love, owning a photography studio, and building a life together.

Wolfgang's Story

Five Star assisted living resident Wolfgang Marcuse shares his story about his two great loves: tennis and his beautiful wife.

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Five Star offers options and excellence, with 260 senior living communities in 33 states.