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Social Opportunities at Every Turn

Aging research agrees: Connected adults are healthy adults. When you live at The Lakeside, you will enjoy opportunities to foster new friendships and maintain social connections every day. Let our team connect you with clubs or groups around our campus that are based on your current and past interests, or share your ideas with us so that we can create a new opportunity for you and the rest of our residents to enjoy. You’ll love finding something in common with your new neighbors and becoming a part of The Lakeside extended family.

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Easy Access to Wellness Opportunities

Living at home alone can sometimes feel lonely, and you may not have easy access to opportunities to keep yourself as healthy as possible. But at The Lakeside, you can enjoy a lifestyle designed with healthy seniors in mind. Between our outdoor spaces, our fitness center, and our exquisite dining area, you’ll have the chance to finally keep up with your daily exercise goal and enjoy nutritious, delicious meals (that you don’t have to cook for yourself!) throughout the week.

A Retirement Lifestyle Designed Just for You

Say goodbye to the hassle of regular household tasks and say hello to more free time to enjoy the lifestyle you’ve only dreamed of. Let our staff take care of your regular housekeeping chores and maintenance so that you can focus on learning new things, meeting new people, and trying new activities. From trips and events with friends to readily available local transportation services, The Lakeside lifestyle is second to none. 

Engaged Lifestyle at The Lakeside at Amelia Island

We’re doing away with the stereotypical notions of retirement. At The Lakeside at Amelia Island, we strive for more. We go above and beyond to offer the best quality of life for every resident.

Our Engaged Lifestyle calendars give you the opportunity to be exactly as busy as you want to be with activities and events in the following areas:

  • The Lakeside at AmeliaArt Art and Eduction Stimulate your mind by learning another language, painting a portrait, or exploring a new craft or skill.
  • The Lakeside at Ameliapeople 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.
  • The Lakeside at AmeliaPurposefulLivng 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.
  • Health 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.
  • The Lakeside at AmeliaRecreation 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.
  • The Lakeside at AmeliaSpiritual 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.
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Delicious Meals in a Beautiful, Social Setting

Life happens around the table here at The Lakeside. Join your friends or family for a delicious meal prepared by our team of chefs, or grab a coffee with a neighbor before heading to your book club meeting down the hall.

Residents who reside in the independent living apartments enjoy two meals per day in the dining room of the main building on campus: breakfast and dinner. If you’re hungry for a prepared lunch, you are welcome to purchase one separately. Invited friends or guests can also join you for meals (including our favorite, Sunday Brunch) by simply purchasing a ticket prior to the meal.

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There’s Always Something to Do, and Someone to Enjoy It With

You’ll always have your choice of what to do here at The Lakeside. Whether you’re strolling through our professionally landscaped gardens, enjoying a glass of wine in any of our beautiful living rooms, or exploring everything that the Fernandina Beach area has to offer, you’ll love knowing that you can always find something to do, and a friend to enjoy it with.

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Enjoying Fernandina Beach Life

One of the best parts of living at The Lakeside at Amelia Island is being located right in the heart of Fernandina Beach. Our diverse neighborhood features shopping and dining experiences you’ll love. You can also explore the area and entertain guests by taking advantage of some of the area’s best attractions, like any of our beautifully maintained parks, beaches, trail systems, or golf courses, on your own or as part of one of our excursions.

Independent Living Floor Plans

Our floor plans are designed to meet your unique needs and to provide comfort, luxury, and convenience. These are more than just apartments—they are spaces to call home!

The Talbot

Independent Living 1 Bed, 1.5 Bath, 814 Square Feet

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The Fernandina

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

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The Fernandina 2

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

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The Fernandina 3

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

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The Plantation

Independent Living 2 Bed, 2 Bath | 1,095 Square Feet

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The Plantation 2

Independent Living 2 Bed, 2 Bath

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What's Happening at The Lakeside at Amelia Island

National Library Week


We began National Library Week with our very own Dee Dee Bartels. We enjoyed a book signing and retelling of her favorite memories! We ended the event with light refreshments from the dining team.

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Nassau County Humane Society


Residents from our Evergreen neighborhood just love our trips to the Nassau County Humane Society! Who can resist cuddling a cute little kitty or patting a sweet puppy dog?

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Fernandina Beach Police Department


We hosted our local Fernandina Beach Police Department for breakfast. Residents from independent living and staff enjoyed the opportunity to show gratitude and appreciation to our local heroes.

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