about The Lakeside at Amelia Island

About The Lakeside at Amelia Island

The Lakeside at Amelia Island provides residents with a lifestyle focused on wellness and meaningful social connections. Our independent living apartments, cottages and homes, assisted living, and dementia care options allow us to provide individualized care and assistance for everyone who calls our community home.

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Relationships Matter Here

At The Lakeside, relationships are the foundation of our community. We delight in fostering meaningful relationships — we call them deep connections — with residents and family members, and finding ways to create connections between the seniors who live here. As we learn more about our residents, we can provide even better assistance and programs to meet their ever-evolving needs.

Life Is Better Here

The Lakeside at Amelia Island is operated by The Arbor Company. For more than three decades, The Arbor Company has been dedicated to providing the lifestyle and amenities that keep seniors feeling their very best.

  • Art Art and Education Stimulate your mind by learning another language, painting a portrait, or exploring a new craft or skill.
  • people Deep Connections Feel connected to a lively community. We ask the right questions and take the time to listen. It’s why residents accomplish amazing things here — things they never thought possible on their own.
  • PurposefulLivng Health and Wellness Our exercise programs are designed especially for seniors to improve mobility, maintain fitness, and even challenge the brain — all in a fun format.
  • Recreation Purposeful Living At The Lakeside, residents are meaningfully engaged throughout the day. An important part of that includes opportunities to volunteer and give back to others while remaining actively involved in the community.
  • Activities Recreation and Leisure We go out of our way to fulfill each resident’s wish list. From live music to barbecues to karaoke nights, if you can dream it, chances are that we’ll try it. And we love helping with family get-togethers.
  • Spiritual Spiritual Journey For many, the health of one’s soul is as meaningful as the health of one’s body. And so we offer ample opportunities for structured religious activities and individual reflection.

A Company Built on Senior Living

The Lakeside at Amelia Island is operated by The Arbor Company. The Arbor Company has been serving seniors around the country for more than 30 years. Our experience and passion for senior living set us apart from others; we are dedicated to fostering relationships that matter and providing resources that keep our team on the cutting edge of the industry’s best practices.

Meet The Lakeside at Amelia Island Team

Each member of our team brings a heart for service, a passion for seniors, and the experience to create exceptional opportunities for our residents.

Linda Jones

Linda Jones

Executive Director


Linda’s career started in Neuro Intensive Care after earning her RN degree. In 2013 she began working for the senior living center formerly known as Arbor Terrace Ortega as the Resident Care Director before moving her way up to Executive Director of Arbor Terrace Ponte Vedra in 2017. Management changed hands and Linda is thrilled to be back with the Arbor Company as Executive Director here at Lakeside at Amelia Island. Linda is married with five children, eleven grandchildren, and a furbaby named Tinker. When not working, Linda serves as a Stephen Minister and enjoys being by the water. 

Jen Riesenberger

Jen Riesenberger

Director of Sales

Jen is a trusted resource, knowledgeable in the multifaceted aspects of senior living, who guides seniors and families with compassion as they navigate the journey through senior living. Prior to coming to The Lakeside at Amelia Island, Jen served as the Director of Sales for several senior living communities in Sarasota, FL. In addition, she has served the Senior Friendship Centers of Sarasota as an Americorps Vista volunteer and Senior Center Manager and has been a Meals on Wheels volunteer for many years. Jen’s expertise in senior living has helped hundreds of seniors and families find the perfect community in which they can flourish. She is devoted to making the lives of our seniors the best they can be.

Justin Sloper

Justin Sloper

Maintenance Director

Justin Sloper joined The Lakeside at Amelia Island in 2019 after relocating from Seattle Washington. Justin’s experience as a Facilities Maintenance Operator is extensive. He has held numerous positions with Non-profit, and Senior Living Corporations. He is a skilled Carpenter, specializes in preventative maintenance, facilities management, and relationship management. His passion for people, especially the senior population make him a favorite among residents and staff. Justin has four children and five grandchildren. He is an avid fisherman, and enjoys family time.

Marilyn Bailey

Marilyn Bailey

Resident Relations Director

Marilyn hails from the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa where she was born and raised. She lived there for most of her life until she and her husband, Gerry relocated to the USA (living in the UK for 2 years en route) to be Grandparents to Grandsons, Caden and Ian.

Marilyn won several 5 Star Awards during her 8+ years at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, including the Employee of the Year Award in 2014, in her role as the Group Sales Coordinator, Salt Sommelier, and Learning Coach to the Ladies & Gentlemen of the Ritz. She brings her passion for people and many years of business experience from a varied and interesting career in business management, administration, and customer service to The Lakeside at Amelia Island where she is the Director of Resident Relations with the Concierge, Transportation, and Security teams under her umbrella.

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What's Happening at The Lakeside at Amelia Island

2024 Pinnacle Award


The Lakeside at Amelia Island is proud to be recognized for the 2024 Pinnacle Award in customer experience. Residents and families are interviewed and their experience is scored, and only communities that consistently rank in the top 15% of care providers over the previous year receive the award. 

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800 Award!


The Lakeside at Amelia Island is excited to announce we are recipients of the Reputation 800 Award! This award recognizes organizations with the gold standard of customer service and satisfaction. 

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Cucumber Raspberry Salad


Our Assisted Living Culinary Creations crew made a tasty cucumber raspberry salad. What a great way to stimulate your appetite before dinner!

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Resident of the Month, Len!


We voted the famous nature and wildlife photographer, Len Messineo, as our Resident of the Month of February 2024!

He has done a few presentations of his work for our residents and is in great demand around Amelia Island.  Len shared some of his life experiences with our residents and was thrilled to have been awarded the Certificate of Resident of the Month, and to have his daughter, Debbie with him to share in the occasion.

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