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The decision to move into a senior living community is not always an easy one to make. Sometimes the decision has to be made on behalf of your loved one for their own safety. However, what may begin with hesitation can end up being one of the best decisions you’ve ever made.

It is understandable why your loved one may resist leaving the home they knew to live in an environment that is unfamiliar. However, we know that there are many pros to living in a senior living community, from safety to a sense of community to new friendships. 

Through reviews from our residents and their loved ones, learn more about life at Arbor Terrace Athens.


Sometimes it is no longer safe for your loved one to live alone at home. Maybe the upkeep is too much or the home isn’t “aging-ready.” Maybe you’ve noticed signs of decline like missed medications and scorched pans. When this happens, a move into a senior living community is crucial for their safety and well-being.

Lecretia Burton Shared with us, "My mother was declining rapidly prior to moving to Arbor Terrace. Due to the staff and activities, her health stabilized and she has become less afraid and more content. My family highly recommends Arbor Terrace Athens."


Senior living communities help build a sense of community. Our trained staff keeps residents engaged and maintains deep connections through shared interests and stories. Our community is modern and updated with cozy corners for reading, gardens, and dining rooms where residents eat together.

Giles Allard, resident of Arbor Terrace Athens said, “Arbor Terrace is an assisted living residence that is quite good. It is not home as we had before but good.”

Family members, like Abbie Thaxton, are thankful their loved ones are in a safe and caring environment. Abbie said, "We looked at several assisted living communities in and around Athens and Arbor Terrace was by far the best option for my mother. We immediately felt welcomed. The administration was open and friendly and made sure my mother felt like she was important in the decision making process.   I am glad with the decision we made to make this her new home. I don’t worry that she is not being taken care of and most importantly, that they do care about the well-being of their residents."


When thinking of a senior living community, some may remember visiting their grandparents in a nursing home. From pools and game rooms to libraries and cocktail lounges, this is not your great-grandma’s senior living.

The way we look at senior living has evolved and seniors are staying active now more than ever. In addition to modern and updated decor, senior living communities offer many amenities like housekeeping, laundry services, and transportation. 

Resident, James Gaudin shared online, “Arbor Terrace Athens offers high quality care for those in need of assisted living services or memory care for those with dementia in an attractive, informal, home-like atmosphere, with consistently excellent food, friendly, responsive staff, attractive outdoor areas, daily planned activities, and transportation service for medical appointments and planned activities.”


Seniors can be affected the most when it comes to isolation, especially while dealing with an ongoing pandemic. Due to increased isolation, seniors are reevaluating their living arrangements.

Senior living communities help seniors maintain and develop new relationships through common interests and planned activities calendar. 

Sue Newsome, a family member, recently updated her review after four years to say, “I am so happy to say that my mom is still doing well at 90 years old! She is very content at this facility and I have peace knowing she is loved and cared for there. She loves to play bingo, attend art classes, walk in the courtyard, and get her hair and nails done. They have kept it very safe during COVID and are beginning to open up for outside entertainment. I highly recommend Arbor Terrace!”

There are many benefits to living in a senior living community. That’s why so many seniors are making the move!

If you would like to learn more about Arbor Terrace Athens or schedule a tour, give us a call at 706-353-0400!





Ruth Matthews

About the Author: Ruth Matthews

Originally from Macon, Ruth relocated to Atlanta in the early 1980s. She joined the team in 2004 and considers being here as a real privilege. She loves working with and learning from the residents. She values the time she gets to spends with each one. When not at the community, Ruth loves spending time with her dog, Layla. She also loves spending quality time with her family and friends.

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