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The New Signature of Senior Living

Independent Living, Assisted Living & Dementia Care in Fernandina Beach, Florida

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A Fresh Approach to Senior Living with Personalized Care
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The Lakeside at Amelia Island has the delightful charm of a suburban neighborhood, the luxury of a five-star hotel and the accommodations an independent lifestyle craves, all while maintaining the quality of care and dedicated service needed for individuals looking to transition into the next phase of senior living. The Lakeside at Amelia Island offers exceptional independent retirement living, assisted living and memory care services and is committed to ensuring each and every resident’s needs are cared for on a personable, engaging and dignified level.

Come take a tour of The Lakeside at Amelia Island, and experience The Arbor Way for yourself.

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Living Options Provided:

  • Independent Senior Living Apartments and Freestanding Cottages
  • Our independent full service communities offer a maintenance-free lifestyle with numerous amenities and luxury services to fit your every wants and needs. These amenities include: 

    • Freestanding cottages or senior living apartment living options
    • A broad range of activities, social events and wellness programs
    • Concierge services
    • Regular housekeeping and linen laundering
    • Fine dining offered daily
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  • Assisted Living
  • We offer levels of care to our assisted living residents to ensure that each person receives individualized assistance. Our Resident Care Director and a licensed nurse determines the appropriate level of care for each resident by completing an assessment of each resident’s individual abilities and needs. 

    • Emergency call system with 24-hour response
    • Access to Arbor's wellness program supervised by a licensed nurse
    • Round-the-clock-trained professional staff
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  • Alzheimer's and Dementia Care
  • The Evergreen and Bridges Programs in Arbor communities is our neighborhood that specializes in caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other memory impairments. Evergreen has its own full-time program director to provide individualized care and programs to meet each resident’s unique needs.

    • Individual plan of care for each resident
    • Medication supervision provided by a licensed nurse
    • Structured guidance and activities program, integrating daily tasks of living and engaging residents at all levels
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Upscale Restaurant-Style Dining


Upscale Restaurant-Style Dining

Joining a community does not have to mean giving up delicious, home-cooked meals. Enjoy chef-prepared dining that is catered to your individual dietary needs and preferences in one of our beautiful dining rooms. All without having to lift a finger (except to raise your fork).

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Neighborhood Living Rooms


Neighborhood Living Rooms

Enjoy a book or magazine in our library, take a stroll through the garden, surf the Internet in our business center, or catch a film in our private movie theater. Whether looking to join a game or just relax, our inviting community has a space to suit all of your needs.

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Senior-Friendly Design


Senior-Friendly Design

Our community is designed with each level of care in mind, inside and out. Residents enjoy a community floor plan and apartment layout expertly crafted to reduce falls and confusion while maximizing independence and freedom. Rest assured these spaces blend the perfect mix of safety with the comforts of home.

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Wellness Programs


Wellness Programs

Participate in yoga or tai chi with our highly-trained senior wellness experts, or enjoy quiet meditation and reflection at your leisure.

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Fitness & Therapy Rooms


Fitness & Therapy Rooms

Our fitness therapy rooms have on-site physical, occupational and speech therapy and exercise, including a state-of-the-art fitness center. Participate in Yoga or Tai Chi with our highly-trained senior wellness experts, join a walking group, or enjoy quiet meditation and reflection at your leisure in any of our wellness spaces.

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Lush Outdoor Spaces


Lush Outdoor Spaces

Enjoy our grounds and patios, adorned with beautiful flower beds and a lovely gazebo, all surrounded by a peaceful, park-like setting. We offer:

  • Relaxing resort-style living rooms
  • Professionally landscaped gardens
  • Sunny courtyards and shady porches with cozy rocking chairs

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Why Living Here Is Different

Why settle for anything but the best in senior living? Our community is operated by The Arbor Company. Arbor has 30 years of experience in senior living. We are so confident in our excellence that we are prepared to give your money back if you aren’t satisfied.

Visit today and see what the residents have to say!



You'll notice it right away: Our people are special. Welcoming new residents and team members with open arms, giving back to the community and helping each other be proactive with their health and well-being.


Deep Connections

If you choose The Lakeside at Amelia Island, you’ll get to know us, and we’ll get to know you. We pride ourselves on building personal, trusting relationships, and we use innovative programs to help us connect with you.



Simply put, The Lakeside at Amelia Island knows senior living. We have more than 30 years of experience in serving seniors & guarantee you'll enjoy living here with our 60-day money-back guarantee.

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“Your employees are your very best asset! We are so pleased with everything about Barrington Terrace!”


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“We moved our mother into the Evergreen (memory care) neighborhood at Barrington Terrace from another local community. She is a new person, much happier, and all of our stress levels have dropped dramatically.”


Family Member

“Barrington Terrace staff are always approachable and friendly. They always take the time to help out in whatever way they can. Each time I enter the community I am so grateful to have such a caring place for mom to live.”


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Get To Know Our Team
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Melissa Sloper

Executive Director

About Melissa Sloper

Melissa has 20 years of Senior Living Experience and a background in education. She has managed many Senior Living Communities on the East and West Coast as a Divisional Director of Operations before joining The Arbor Company. Melissa is dedicated to coaching and mentoring high quality teams. She is passionate about serving seniors.

Recently Melissa and her family relocated from Washington State, trading in their rain coats for suntan lotion to join the team on Amelia Island.
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Yvonne Reese

Director of Sales

About Yvonne Reese

Yvonne Reese is Director of Sales and Marketing for The Lakeside.  Yvonne grew up in Dayton, Ohio and began her career in New Home Sales there in 1991.  That lead to opening her own real estate franchise where she successfully assisted 100’s of clients into home ownership.  In 2010, her husband transferred to the Washington DC metro area. It was there that Yvonne fell in love with Senior Living.  With her long history of guiding families through transition with integrity and heart, Yvonne found a new home for her passion of helping others.  Both sets of grandparents were intracule in her upbringing, she assisted with her own grandfather’s care when he lost both legs to diabetes. Yvonne epitomizes empathy, compassion and integrity in her role with the Arbor company and transferred with Arbor to The Lakeside from Arbor Terrace Fairfax.  Yvonne loves to sing and can be heard singing throughout the community. She would love for you to join her for a note or two.

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Meghan Lowry

Director of Hospitality

About Meghan Lowry

Meghan is an award-winning volunteer organizer who has spent 20 years assisting nationally known service organizations contribute to their communities. Before her rewarding career in senior care began as an engagement director, she was most proud of the work she accomplished with the United State Army and the American Red Cross. That experience is an integral part of her ability to bring a community together and solve individual challenges. While living in Atlanta, she served on several committees committed to enhancing the lifestyle of seniors. Her peers describe her as "an intuitive friend who always puts others before herself." It is her honor and a privilege to be a part of each day at Lakeside at Amelia Island.
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Thomas Pomeroy

Plant Operations Director

About Thomas Pomeroy

Thomas has worked in health care for more than a decade. He has a bachelor's in occupational safety and health and is a licensed practical nurse. During his tenure in the long-term care industry, Thomas has devoted himself to providing safe environments for seniors. "My clinical Knowledge has given me tremendous insight which allows me to best meet the needs of each individual. My mother impacted my choice of profession through her 23 years of health care service. Her dedication inspired me to respect and honor our precious senior’s. I look forward to providing a safe and beautiful home for your loved one."
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Courtney Thompson

Dining Director

About Courtney Thompson

Courtney Thompson is an island local.  She has lived on Amelia Island for 25 years.  She and her mother opened Horizons Restaurant in 1994. Prior to that, Courtney worked for the Ritz Carlton for 13 years.  She was instrumental in training for the opening of new properties.  Courtney is highly respected by co-workers and customers for the mastery of her culinary creations and her big heart.
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Darci VanDiest

Business Manager

About Darci VanDiest

Darci joins us with 12 years of Senior Living Experience as a Business Manager. She holds an  Administrator license in Washington and Arizona.  Darci is dedicated to residents, families, and her team. She takes pride in her leadership, and the development of award-winning teams.

Darci is a Washington native, relocated to Fernandina Beach to be closer to her daughter who resides in Tampa, Florida. Darci has traded in her rainboots, and winter clothes for sunshine, beaches, and flip flops to join team Lakeside at Amelia Island.

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Angela Von Ruden

Engagement Director

About Angela Von Ruden

A native of Minnesota, Angela came to Amelia Island by way of California and New York and prior careers in corporate social responsibility, communications, and special events in the entertainment, hi-tech, and non-profit sectors. A life-long learner, she strives to live with peace, purpose, and passion, and she thrives on creating new adventures, rich experiences, and meaningful, joyful moments with others.
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Karen Mickler

Business Office Assistant

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Tenishia Colvin

Memory Care Director

About Tenishia Colvin

Tenishia joined the Lakeside team as the Evergreen Program Director in December of 2018.  She and her family gave up their snow boots in Cleveland for flip flops in Florida.  Tenishia started her nursing career 20 years ago as a CNA and in 2008 became an LPN.  She’s had the privilege to care for seniors in several capacities including Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Restorative and Skilled Nursing.   Her Background as a nurse and her passion for senior healthcare has shaped her ability to enhance the lives of all whom she cares for, regardless of age or cognitive status.  Tenisha is an advocate for persons living with dementia and their families. Her volunteer work over the last several years has been focused on supporting the efforts of the Alzheimer’s association through fundraising events and education.
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Heather Pasko

Senior Sales Counselor

About Heather Pasko

Heather comes to The Arbor Company with 12 years of senior living experience and a true passion for helping seniors achieve a highly active and engaged lifestyle. After leading engagement programs in several retirement communities and completing graduate work in both Gerontology and Public Health, Heather found her niche connecting seniors with services and resources to promote independence. Heather is a twin mom to two beautiful girls and supports her husband through his career as a naval officer and national guardsman.  On any given weekend you can find her and her family outdoors enjoying the sun and surf.  
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Rachel Pop

About Rachel Pop

Rachel is from Saint Mary’s, Georgia. She has over 10 years’ experience in customer service. Her love of seniors started at an early age with her close relationship to her grandparents. Rachel looks forward to collaborating with the residents at Lakeside and the greater community at large on meaningful, enjoyable and rewarding engagement activities.
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Lora Balsamo

About Lora Balsamo

Lora is a native of Fernandina Beach.  She brings over 25 years of health care experience to the Lakeside team.  Caring long term for her terminally ill parents inspired her to work in senior care.  Lora’s passion for building deep relationships with residents and their families help create an exceptional experience.  You will see serving others comes natural to Lora.
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Javier Perez

About Javier Perez

Javier came to Amelia Island 7 years ago from his hometown of Orlando, Florida.  He has spent the last 4 years in restaurant service and management.  He is enrolled at Florida State College at Jacksonville working towards a degree in aviation.  He enjoys spending time with his family and friends.  They would be the first to tell you Javier is a caring, hard working person with a big heart.
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Independent Living - The Talbot

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Independent Living - The Plantation

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Independent Living - The Amelia

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Assisted Living - The Nassau

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Memory Care - The Azalea

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Independent Living - The Talbot

1 Bed, 1.5 Bath | 778 Square Feet

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Independent Living - The Talbot

1 Bed, 1Bath | 898 Square Feet

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Independent Living - The Fernandina

1 Bed, 1.5 Bath | 903 Square Feet w/Den

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Independent Living - The Fernandina

1 Bed, 1.5 Bath | 881 Square Feet w/Den

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Independent Living - The Fernandina

1 Bed, 1.5 Bath | 1,003 Square Feet w/Den

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Independent Living - The Plantation

2 Bed, 2 Bath | 1,095 Square Feet

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Independent Living - Cottage

2 Bed, 2 Bath | 2,049 Square Feet Includes Garage and Porch
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Assisted Living - The Atlantic

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 520 Square Feet

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Assisted Living - The Atlantic

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 632 Square Feet

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Assisted Living - The TradeWinds

2 Bed, 2 Bath | 857 Square Feet

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Memory Care - The Hibiscus

2 Bed, 1 Bath (Shared) | 605 Square Feet

Pricing & Availability

The Lakeside at Amelia Island is more affordable than you might think. Create the right combination of floor plan and healthcare services based on your choice of apartment and care needs. A complimentary wellness assessment will be provided to determine your individualized care needs.

Monthly rent includes trained staff available 24 hours a day, three delicious and well-balanced meals served daily, weekly housekeeping, daily bed-making and trash removal, scheduled group transportation, daily programs and activities, maintenance of buildings and grounds, secure safety system, all utilities, and oversight of general well-being.

Plus, your satisfaction is also guaranteed with our commitment to you and your family.

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