George's Story

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

George Briede learned to dance from his father by standing on his toes. He hasn’t stopped dancing since. Despite setbacks that have affected George both physically and mentally, he has remained cheerful and grateful for the life he has.

Active by nature, George played football and baseball as a kid. Nowadays, he keeps up his health by taking frequent strolls around the property of Palms Assisted Living.

George is a popular resident, engaging whenever he can with the friends he now considers family.

You get to know their names and their families…it's like a brother and sister. It's a real friendly place.

A veteran of World War II, George lost a significant portion of his sight during the Battle of Iwo Jima. However, his disability doesn’t keep him down. On the contrary, his spirit and enthusiasm for life—at the proud age of 98—make him one of the most social residents at Palms Assisted Living.

“Keep moving,” George says in explanation of how he continues to stay energetic and independent. “Don't look back.”

Watch George’s story and find out what makes our residents Five Star.

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