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Five Star Premier Residences
8100 Connecticut Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD
Management has taken advantage of this time of sheltering in place to make improvements by painting, landscaping, and bringing in new furniture for the huge terrace that is an ideal place for socially distanced visits with friends and family.
In the lovely D.C. suburb of Chevy Chase, Maryland, Five Star Premier Residences is a resort-style senior living community with both independent and assisted living apartments as well as rehabilitation services. Luxurious and comfortable, services and amenities include fine dining, a cocktail lounge, a full schedule of social and recreational activities each month, a newly renovated health club with heated indoor swimming pool and fitness center, a billiards room and computer center, beauty salon and barber shop, library and art studio. There are scheduled trips, a 24-hour concierge service and doorman, housekeeping, secure underground parking and a washer and dryer in every apartment.
During the pandemic, the long-serving, loyal Five Star staff has continued to do fun activities with residents like hallway bingo and exercise instruction. A mobile happy hour travels from floor to floor. Until the dining room reopens, residents choose room service meals from an extensive dining menu. Birthday celebrations include special meals with a favorite dessert, balloons and an enthusiastic rendition of Happy Birthday by the staff.
To emerge from the health crisis, Five Star established an expert-led, cross-functional reopening team that has designed strategies tailored to the community. The goal is to resume activities as soon as each one is safely possible, for both the residents and the team members. Given the vulnerability of the population, reopening will be cautious and measured.