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A Fresh Approach to Senior Living

The Lakeside at Amelia Island offers luxury independent living, assisted living and dementia care in Fernandina Beach, Florida. We honor individuality and celebrate each person’s unique life through deep connections with our residents and families. We create delightful surprises and meaningful moments within a safe and caring community.

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Unparalleled Luxury

From exquisite dining to state-of-the-art fitness and wellness centers, you'll be able to indulge in the finest with whatever your heart desires.

Upscale Restaurant-Style Dining
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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
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Neighborhood Living Rooms

Pick a spot to socialize and laugh, gather around the TV, or join in resident-favorite events like themed parties and musical entertainment.

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Senior-Friendly Design
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Senior-Friendly Design

Everything at The Lakeside at Amelia Island has been designed from the ground up with your needs in mind.

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Unparalleled Luxury

From exquisite dining to state-of-the-art fitness and wellness centers, you'll be able to indulge in the finest with whatever your heart desires.

On-Site Wellness Center
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On-Site Wellness Center

Our expertly-trained, friendly staff are available to assist you 24-hours a day with a variety of services, including: Housekeeping, Scheduled Transportation, Personal Linen and Laundry, On-Site Salon, Medical Questions and Care (For Assisted Living and Memory Care Residents).

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Fitness & Therapy Rooms
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Fitness & Therapy Rooms

Participate in an array of activities including instructor-led exercise classes and rehabilitation workouts.

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Lush Outdoor Spaces
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Lush Outdoor Spaces

Our environment is second to none, providing modern amenities in a warm setting. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings that only the newest senior living community in the area can provide.

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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. Here are a few of the things that set us apart from the rest.

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People

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.

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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.

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Experience

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.

Sample Floor Plans

Newly crafted apartments designed specifically with seniors in mind. We have several plans to choose from, sure to fit your unique needs. Below you can find samples of the types of floor plans we offer, call or visit to today to see all of our options. 

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The Talbot

Independent Living 1 Bed, 1.5 Bath, 814 Square Feet


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The Amelia

Cottages 2 Bed, 2 Bath


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The Nassau

Assisted Living Studio, 1 Bath


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The Azalea

Memory Care Studio, 1 Bath


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The Fernandina

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


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The Fernandina

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


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The Fernandina

Independent Living 1 Bed, 1.5 Bath | 1,003 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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The Atlantic

Assisted Living 1 Bed, 1 Bath | 520 Square Feet


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The Atlantic

Assisted Living 1 Bed, 1 Bath | 632 Square Feet


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The TradeWinds

Assisted Living 2 Bed, 2 Bath | 857 Square Feet


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The Hibiscus

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


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The Edison

Cottages 3 Bed, 2 Bath


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The Camden

Cottages 3 Bed, 2 Bath


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Testimonials

"Beautiful setting. Sun rise to sun set over lake. Must see!"

Meet Our Team

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Melissa Sloper

Executive Director

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

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

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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Courtney Thompson

Dining Director

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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Angela Von Ruden

Engagement Director

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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Tenishia Colvin

Resident Care Director

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

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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Lora Balsamo

Director of Resident Relations

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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Marissa Modory

Marissa has been working with older adults in different capacities for the last 10 years. In 2009, as a college student, Marissa accepted a job offer at an assisted living community in Zion, Illinois. What was only supposed to be a second job to pay for her first vehicle turned into Marissa’s passion. She realized she enjoyed forming connections with the residents and families she served. Marissa enjoyed it so much, she changed her course of college study to center around aging. She has a bachelor degree in sociology and a certificate of gerontology. Currently, Marissa is working on her master of social work through the University of Central Florida. Her main goal is to use her education and experience to enhance lives of the individuals she works with. Marissa is proud to serve on The Lakeside team.

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Evergreen Director

Upcoming Events

Aug
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Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer

Join us to celebrate the Dog Days of Summer with a barbeque, pet parade, mobile pet grooming and pet vendor fair near our pet park.

Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer

Date: August 8, 2019

Time: 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: The Lakeside at Amelia Island

Event Description: We know the importance of canine companions for our residents and family members. Join us to celebrate the Dog Days of Summer with a barbeque, pet parade, mobile pet grooming and pet vendor fair near our pet park. While you are here, take a tour of our beautiful community.

Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer

Aug
15

Putt-Putt to End Alzheimer’s

Support our Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team by joining in our Putt-Putt competition.

Putt-Putt to End Alzheimer’s

Date: August 15, 2019

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Location: The Lakeside at Amelia Island

Event Description: Support our Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team by joining in our Putt-Putt competition, taking place alongside our Chamber of Commerce After Hours Event. Enjoy refreshments, socializing, and a chance to win prizes.

RSVP to events by calling (904) 203-5390.

Putt-Putt to End Alzheimer’s

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If senior living has ever crossed your mind, you owe it to yourself to learn more about The Lakeside at Amelia Island. Contact us today to learn about our all-inclusive luxury living.