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News from Sterling Estates of West Cobb.

Come Live a Sterling Life with Us.

Time flies! We opened in August 2016 and have been extremely successful thus far exceeding all occupancy targets. Our beautiful, new neighborhood senior community has welcomed many new couples and singles to their new homes.

We are in the middle Phase III Cottage construction and are already planning Phase IV. Also, we're in the planning stage for constuction of our second independent living apartment/clubhouse building and a memory care commnity.

Our Landmark Residence, which is licensed as an assisted living community is moving closer to full occupancy. Come see why so many have already chosen to call Sterling Estates home.

Check back here frequently to get the latest news on all that goes on at Sterling Estates.

For more information, click here to contact us online or call 1-770-255-7000.

The Healing Benefits of Water Exercise

September 12, 2017

The aging process can present many frustrating dilemmas for seniors. One dilemma that can be particularly challenging is exercise. What can we do when the fears of falling or joint injuries rob us of the benefits of exercise? We encourage you to find a Water Aerobics Program in your local area.

Water exercise is the perfect light intensity exercise for seniors. Exercising in a heated, saltwater therapeutic pool that has a depth of approximately 4 feet provides a buoyant, “weightless” environment so that you don’t have to worry about falling and have joint protection. Even though your knees or back may hurt while on land, warm water therapy allows pain-free walking. The benefits of water aerobics also include regaining mobility and strength after injury; decreased pain; improved balance and range of motion; increased strength; and increased cardio respiratory endurance. Conditions such as Parkinson’s, arthritis, fibromyalgia and chronic back and spine pain can also be relieved through warm water therapy.

Classes usually last 30 minutes to an hour and participating two to three times per week is optimal; although, just getting started is the key! Indoor aquatic pools in the Marietta area can be found at local YMCA’s and certain senior living communities. Both of our Sterling Estates communities in East and West Cobb have indoor, 92-degree heated, saltwater pools where our certified aquatic instructors perform group water aerobic classes and personalized training sessions with our residents. We use foam dumbbells, noodles, and ankle weights as aids for strength and conditioning. We also host classes for individuals who don’t live in our communities but live in the local area and allow Integrated Therapies, an outpatient aquatic physical therapy company, to use our pools to help their patients.

Once you start these water exercise sessions, you’ll be glad you did! Stay Sterling Strong!

How to Reduce Your Risk for Falling:

September 12, 2017

As you age, your risk for falling dramatically increases. These falls can change your life in many ways. When discussing fall prevention, there are 2 main factors to consider. Assessing and making changes in your environment and fitness level should be the primary focus when trying to prevent falls.

1. Create a Safe Environment at Home

Does your home have any obstacles in your walking path? Are there any rugs present? Is there enough lighting throughout? Do your shoes fit properly? Do you have grab bars in your bathroom?

If you want to stay as independent as possible, try to check off this list when examining your home.

• Proper Lighting

• Space to roam throughout

• Type of flooring is even and the same height;

are rugs present

• Furniture is the right height 20” from the floor

• Cabinets are easy to reach

• Support Bars are installed

• Vision Checks yearly

• Proper Fitting Footwear

• Front Entrance is easily accessible

• Medicines that do not have counteractive side effects

2. Start a Fitness Program.

[Before starting a fitness program, always make sure to consult your doctor.]

A well designed fitness plan includes a variety of exercises and should include the following:

• Water Therapy. This will reduce joint stress, assist in eliminating inflammation, and strengthen muscles.

• Strength exercises. Participate in exercises that specifically focus on your small muscle groups to improve your overall balance.

• Dynamic exercises. These are functional exercises that incorporate more than one movement.

• Balance Apparatus. These are machines that are specifically geared towards improving balance and proprioception by teaching the body and brain to control weak muscles and joints. Examples are Biodex Balance Machines that help record your balance challenges and track areas of improvements.

At Sterling Estates, we strive to improve our Residents’ balance and fall risk. We accomplish this by engaging them in Balance Challenges, Warm Water Therapy, Dyna-Fit Classes, and One-on-one Personal Training. All of these exercises help to improve balance and proprioception.

Focusing on Strength, Balance and Room Safety guarantee you are heading in the right direction to reducing your risk of falling!

Brain Health: “What was I Thinking?”

September 12, 2017

As we age, we sometimes worry about not being able to remember things and if our brains will always function properly. Here’s some great news: studies have shown physical exercise helps us maintain a healthy brain. It is believed that this occurs due to many factors including improved blood flow to the brain. A new report also shows that seniors who stay socially active have reduced incidence of dementia.

Consider: when you go on a walk outside, you must look where you are going, have strength to keep you upright, and think about stepping over curbs or small objects that may be in your way. A lot of interaction with your brain and muscles occurs to move your legs, your eyes to look for what’s in front of you, and your heart to deliver more blood to the muscles so that walking can occur. Research has shown that an all-around exercise program composed of strength, aerobic fitness, balance, and flexibility is most effective at improving cognitive function.

We know that regular exercise has a variety of benefits including improving your mood, reducing anxiety and stress, and helping us sleep better, which all lead to better cognitive ability. Other known ways to maintain a healthy brain includes performing “brain games” such as word finds, crossword puzzles, or Sudoku puzzles. Playing bridge, cribbage, canasta, a friendly game of poker or other card games make you think and also interact socially with others. The time is now, so let’s get started! Be social: get with your friends and go for a daily walk around your neighborhood or local park; find a group of friends to play cards with or work on the daily crossword, Jumble, or Sudoku puzzles.

Here at Sterling Estates, we offer a variety of programs, activities, and resources that can help improve brain function. This includes daily exercise classes such as Tai Chi, seated and standing aerobic and strength classes, water aerobics, and Zumba. We also offer the Dakim BrainFitness program, which engages residents in easy-to-use, personalized mental workouts on a regular basis. We stay very social throughout the day: we gather at mealtime; we have lots of differing activities, educational speakers, musical performances, parties, and happy hours, etc. We take trips to cultural events; plays, symphonies and museums. We can’t stop the aging process, but we can try our best to slow it down!

3rd Party Study touts our Sterling Estates as one of the two best places to retire to in Georgia

February 5, 2017

Great article touting Sterling Estates of West Cobb as one of two best places in Cobb County to retire to:

Study says Cobb has two of Georgia’s best places to retire.pdf

New Phase of Cottage Construction Begun in November

November 21, 2016

 

New residences available Spring 2017 in Cobb County senior living neighborhood

 Marietta GA (21 November 2016) – Less than two months after celebrating its grand opening, Sterling Estates of West Cobb announces the next phase of its construction on its 25 acre senior living neighborhood community.

 The initial phase opened at 3165 Dallas Highway, in the heart of Cobb County between Dallas Highway and Kennesaw View Drive, with 16 independent cottages and garden homes and 21 independent apartments. Like Sterling Estates of East Cobb, which opened in 2012, the West Cobb community has independent living cottages, garden homes and apartments in a classic neighborhood setting with walking paths, beautifully landscaped courtyards and pocket parks for resident enjoyment. When fully built out, the independent neighborhood will have 50 plus cottages and garden homes and 42 one- and two-bedroom apartments. An independent living clubhouse will be built in the future phase as well. In addition to independent living, the community has a main living residence with 90 living units, licensed as Assisted Living providing studio, one- and two-bedroom suites.

 This main residence, The Landmark, is now open with a variety of special features including dining venues like The Sterling Grill and The Sterling Way Wellness Center with an indoor heated saltwater aerobics pool.

 All but two of the existing cottages and garden homes are rented. “Based on the successful reception by the marketplace of our cottages and neighborhood lifestyle, we have decided to move up our construction schedule for additional residences,” said Mike Brown, managing partner, Sterling Estates West Cobb.

 The new construction started November 1 and includes cottages with a variety of floor plans and options. Sterling Estates is already taking deposits on these new cottages, which are expected to be available for occupancy in spring 2017.

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 About Sterling Estates

We build with more than bricks and mortar - we build Sterling Estates senior living communities with a commitment to provide the finest lifestyle, services and care for our residents. Our desire to build and operate these communities came out of a need to offer our own family members better lives, and we strive to do the same for you and yours.

 Current Sterling Estates are located in East Cobb and West Cobb, with a future development planned in Cumming, Georgia. Each of our communities offers exceptional living accommodations, myriad opportunities for continued happiness, and a warm, friendly environment conducive to making new friends and enjoying family. At each of our communities, we uphold what we feel are life's most important values: service, faith, dependability, and the one special feeling that everyone in the world holds for the members of their families - hope.

 Hope is the common thread that, throughout the ages, has inspired people to pursue the best qualities of life. Family and hope--those are the qualities that make a life Sterling.

Successful Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Ceremony

October 12, 2016

Sterling Estates of West Cobb celebrated its grand opening on Thursday, September 22 in Marietta. Current residents and staff held the ribbon-cutting that morning; that afternoon, over 400 guests attended an open house reception which included live music and tours of the new 25-acre senior neighborhood. Like its sister development, Sterling Estates of East Cobb, which opened in 2012, West Cobb is an independent and licensed assisted living community with independent living cottages, garden homes and apartments as well as a main residence with apartment suites that is licensed as an assisted living building. Sterling senior communities are built in classic neighborhood settings with walking paths, beautifully landscaped courtyards and parks, a variety of dining venues and wellness centers with indoor heated saltwater aerobic pools.

Atlanta Journal and Constitution (AJC) Announces our Grand Opening

September 19, 2016

The AJC posted a nice summary of our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House to be held this Thursday September 22, 2016, 

Our Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Announcement

September 19, 2016

Sterling Estates Announces Grand Opening of Newest Cobb Senior Community

Ribbon-cutting Scheduled for West Cobb Property on September 22

Marietta GA (16 September 2016) – Senior community owner and operator, Sterling Estates has announced the opening of its newest retirement neighborhood, Sterling Estates of West Cobb, located in Marietta. The company will celebrate the Grand Opening on Thursday, September 22, 2016 with a ribbon-cutting and open house.

This is the second Sterling property to open in Cobb County; Sterling Estates of East Cobb opened in August 2012, with 120 seniors currently residing in both independent and assisted living.

“The success of our East Cobb property and encouragement from local officials let us know we were on the right track and inspired us to build another senior living community in West Cobb,” said Sterling Estates Managing Partner Mike Brown. “Our properties provide seniors and their families the opportunity to enjoy life in a safe, comfortable environment that meets their individual needs, whether for independent or assisted living.”

The new 25-acre community is located at 3165 Dallas Highway, in the heart of Cobb County between Dallas Highway and Kennesaw View Drive. Like Sterling Estates of East Cobb, the West Cobb community has independent living cottages, garden homes and apartments in a classic neighborhood setting with walking paths, beautifully landscaped courtyards and pocket parks for resident enjoyment. When fully built out, the independent neighborhood will have 50- plus cottages and garden homes and 42 one- and two-bedroom apartments. An independent living clubhouse will be built in the future phase as well. The current phase opened with 16 cottages and garden homes and 21 apartments. In addition to independent living, the community has a main living residence with 90 living units, to be licensed as assisted living providing studio, one- and two-bedroom suites. This main residence, The Landmark, is now open with a variety of dining venues including The Sterling Grill and also the Sterling Way Wellness Center with an indoor heated saltwater aerobic pool.

The West Cobb property opened for move-in in late August, and currently has 44 residents, with another 36 scheduled to move- in over the next 3 to 4 weeks.

Local officials, press, members of the business community and current residents and families are invited to the ribbon-cutting at 11.00 a.m. Later that day, from 5.00 to 8.00 p.m., the general public is welcome to attend the Open House and enjoy hors d’ouevres, beverages and live music from The Elderly Brothers.

"We're local developers, owners, and managers, giving us the opportunity to be involved on a daily basis, which is what we love,” said Brown. “What we've learned through our 25 years of senior living development and ongoing management is that seniors are no different than anyone else; they want a variety of housing options. However, all seniors are looking for socialization opportunities, great food in an inviting setting, a desire to stay independent, and the ability to age in place."

Private tours of either Sterling Estates of West Cobb or Sterling Estates of East Cobb are available by appointment; call 770.255.7000 for scheduling West Cobb and 678.946.4454 for scheduling East Cobb.

  About Sterling Estates

We build with more than bricks and mortar - we build Sterling Estates senior living communities with a commitment to provide the finest lifestyle, services and care for our residents. Our desire to build and operate these communities came out of a need to offer our own family members better lives, and we strive to do the same for you and yours.

Current Sterling Estates are located in East Cobb and West Cobb, with a future development planned in Cumming, Georgia. Each of our communities offers exceptional living accommodations, myriad opportunities for continued happiness, and a warm, friendly environment conducive to making new friends and enjoying family. At each of our communities, we uphold what we feel are life's most important values: service, faith, dependability, and the one special feeling that everyone in the world holds for the members of their families - hope.

Hope is the common thread that, throughout the ages, has inspired people to pursue the best qualities of life. Family and hope--those are the qualities that make a life Sterling.

 

Winner of "2016 Taste of East Cobb" Culinary Competition

June 9, 2016

Sterling Estates of East Cobb Wins 1st Place against East Cobb restaurants in Culinary Competition

MARIETTA, Ga. - June 9, 2016 - PRLog -- Sterling Estates of East Cobb, a local Independent and Assisted Living community recently won a culinary award at an annual, popular local food festival in Marietta, Ga. called "Taste of East Cobb". Taste of East Cobb is a premier outdoor food festival and community event for "foodies" of all ages, and has become a favorite annual tradition of area residents since 2006.

The festival is held each year on the first Saturday in May and showcases the area's finest restaurants. Roughly 30 area restaurants and businesses like Sterling Estates of East Cobb who have restaurants that serve their residents participated in the food tasting contests.

"Being part of the Taste of East Cobb in the restaurant category again was so much fun," Sharon Egitton, Assistant Executive Director of Sterling Estates said. "Our culinary team served a never-ending stream of our own Sterling Estates crab cakes, cucumber salad, and the winning entry, Thai meatballs to happy East Cobb residents.

"Many locals visited our booth multiple times, and we frequently were asked where our restaurant was! Even when we shared that we are a senior living community, people wanted to know if the public was welcome for dinner," Ms. Egitton explained.

Sterling Estates of East Cobb, http://sterlingestateseastcobb.com and Sterling Estates of West Cobb, http://sterlingestateswestcobb.com are two of Marietta and Greater Atlanta's premier senior living communities that serve Atlanta's growing senior population. Sterling Estates of East Cobb situated on a 10-acre campus has a combination of 102 cottages and apartments. Sterling Estates of West Cobb which will open in August of 2016 sits on 25 acres in a neighborhood setting and when complete will have over 190 cottage, garden homes and apartments. As part of their services to their residents, Sterling Estates provides a variety of fine dining venues on their campuses from their Sterling Grill, Main Dining restaurants and their Casual Cafés.

Spring Update

May 5, 2016

Model Cottages Open - Spring 2016 Update from Sterling Estates of West Cobb



 

SIGN UP FOR YOUR PRIVATE MODEL HOME TOUR

We opened our 3 model homes this week, 2 of which are fully furnished. Many of the tours that we have now scheduled are from individuals who have already visited our East Cobb community or we have met with previously in their home or at Gabriel’s. We can still do any of those but more importantly our Leasing Center along with 3 model residences are now open at Sterling Estates of West Cobb! Come see us for a private tour by booking an appointment now online, or calling us at 770-255-7000 to schedule a tour.

 

FIRST VISIT, FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Our very first tour was with Anne & David Strand who decided to lease one of our Dogwood cottages and these were their first impressions:

 

Anne Strand:  “Really impressed with the quality of the construction, finishings and beautiful color schemes.  Sterling has thought of all of the things that are important to seniors - so many things to make a comfortable living environment.”  

 

David Strand:  “We are really looking forward to our move to Sterling Estates.  We currently have a home less than 5 miles away and have seen all the wonderful things about Sterling’s new community and looking forward to our new cottage there."  

 

 

MAINTAINING CONTROL AND INDEPENDENCE

We have learned a lot from you regarding what you are looking for in a Senior community. We have put together an unscientific list of the “Top 10 Reasons to Move”. We believe the attributes of our community will meet and surpass these needs.

 

Our current residents at our sister community, Sterling Estates of East Cobb, provide valuable insight into how we provide that control and independence. Take a look at what many of them have to say here.

 

 CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

We have passed the halfway point of our construction schedule. Brasfield & Gorrie, our general contractor, has moved to inside the building and therefore our mid August opening is on track. Please note when you drive by, the maturity and quality of the trees that have been planted. Bryan Sodel, one of our partners, visited several nurseries to find what he wanted for our neighborhood. The large, existing oaks that we saved mixed with our cottage homes are receiving the positive feedback that we had hoped.

 

We encourage you to go to our website here, to look at photos we’ll be posting frequently to give you a feel for what Sterling Estates of West Cobb looks like. We are very proud how our neighborhood is coming together.

 

 

 

 

 

Deposit update

A growing number of our homes/apartments are already reserved so call us for availability 770-255-7000 or email us.  Over the last two months we have received additional deposits with others pending as families continue taking advantage of the financial incentives we are offering to select the residence of their choice now.  ***Please be aware these incentives are available for a limited time only.

 

Christine Miller, our Community Relations Counselor, brings a wealth of industry experience in helping prospective residents and their loved ones through the decision process of how our community and all that we offer can be an ideal lifestyle for them. She can be reached at 404-304-9442 or by email. 


 

In closing, we are excited about the response of those who have visited, and we encourage those who haven't, to come see us soon. All of the partners will be helping out with tours but if you have difficulty scheduling a tour, please feel free to call me directly at 404-822-1030 (c).

Senior living community coming to Marietta

March 4, 2016

Sterling Estates Senior Living Communities is building a 197-unit independent living and assisted living development in Marietta, Ga.

Sterling Estates Senior Living Communities is building a 197-unit independent living and assisted living development in Marietta, Ga.

The project is called Sterling Estates of West Cobb. The development is Sterling Estates’ second senior living community in Marietta. It opened Sterling Estates of East Cobb in August of 2012.

Marietta, Ga.-based Sterling Estates reported the project will create nearly 200 jobs during construction. Once operational, the community will have between 50-60 employees and an annual payroll of $2.5 million to $3 million.

Sterling Estates reported the community sits on about 25 acres between Barrett Parkway and The Avenue West Cobb at 3165 Dallas Highway in Marietta. It will have 65 Independent Living cottages and garden homes, 42 Independent one and two bedroom apartments and 90 studio, one and two bedroom assisted living apartments.

Upscale amenities will include walking trails, a clubhouse, courtyards, parks and a variety of dining options, including the Sterling Grill, and a wellness center with an indoor, heated, salt-water aerobic pool.

The project will be complete in August. 

Construction News

January 11, 2016

The New Year has started with mostly sunny days as one can see from the latest images. We have dried out from the December rains and have made steady construction progress. The footings have been poured for the Independent Living apartment building and framing will begin soon. The footings have been poured for 3 cottages and framing for the cottages has begun. We expect three model homes to be ready April 1. As we progress through the winter months additional cottages will be started. We are excited about the feel of our neighborhood.

We have made steady progress on the Main Residence building, and as you can see, the roof is almost complete on one side. By the end of February the building will be completely enclosed. We have walked through our Sterling Way Wellness Center, with our indoor pool, and it has really started to take shape. Our Sterling Grill with its vaulted ceiling and rotunda shape has the feeling of a country club grill room. Our interior decorators have completed their selection of furniture with custom fabrics/materials and designs for the common areas in the Main Residence and the Independent Living Residence. We hope you will be impressed with the styles and selections throughout.

We will begin landscaping the perimeter of the neighborhood with a variety of evergreen and deciduous trees/shrubs in January. With the framing of our Main Residence and the Independent Living Residence foundation you can get a sense of how magnificent the interior courtyards will be with the fountains, gardens and walking paths. It will prove to be a spectacular venue for entertainment or just a quiet place to sit and read.

Now that we are into 2016 with an expected opening in August, we know that time will fly and we look forward to our new Sterling Life in West Cobb. Keep checking back!

Construction News

November 12, 2015

The rains continued into November especially the last 2 weeks but we had a beautiful day yesterday and the pictures just posted show pretty good progress from October 1. As you can see from the November 11th images, we are framing up the wings of the Main Residence. The indoor swimming pool basin has been poured, the framing in the “Sterling Way” Wellness Center started and the elevator shafts have been erected.

The interior roads “Sterling Lane” and “Sterling Circle” are in the process of being paved and you can see in the western end of our neighborhood, the cottage lots taking shape with the green grass growing on top. One can also see the 5 lots at the bottom eastern area taking shape. The framing of the cottages will begin in earnest over the next 45 days. The pads and foundation for the “model cottages”, which will serve, as our Sales Center, will be the first to take shape. We expect the Sales Center to be open by the end of March/first of April.

Please stay tuned for our monthly updates and images. In closing, notwithstanding the continued rains, we are cautiously optimistic for a late summer opening in 2016 for Sterling Estates of West Cobb.

Construction News

October 1, 2015

As you can see from our latest images, we are well on our way to going vertical with our brand-new Main Residence, apartments, garden homes and cottages. Site work began in earnest, just after Memorial Day of this year. Brasfield & Gorrie, who built our Sterling Estates of East Cobb community, is our general contractor. Clearing and grading the site, installing the underground infrastructure, cutting in the interior roads, creating the green space and otherwise getting the overall site pad ready consumed the better part of the summer.

We are excited about our landscaping designs and are beginning to identify a variety of larger caliper trees for planting later this fall and winter. The interior roads, “Sterling Lane” and “Sterling Circle,” will be paved soon and over ½ mile of walking paths and sidewalks will be formed over the coming months.

The foundations for the Main Residence and the Independent Living apartments are in the process of being completed. The pads and foundation for the “model cottages,” which will serve as our Sales Center, will be started within the next few weeks. We expect the Sales Center to open by early March of 2016. Later this fall, we plan to be open on certain Sundays, so be sure to come by our construction trailers to meet us, take a look at the site and get a better understanding of what we are offering.

Please stay tuned for our monthly updates and images. In closing, notwithstanding the recent rains, Sterling Estates of West Cobb is on schedule for its opening in the late summer of 2016.

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