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We Value Relationships

The foundation of our senior living community is built on relationships. We take joy in nurturing deep connections with residents, family members, and staff. 

By truly getting to know our residents, we can provide personalized assistance and programs that cater to their individual needs and interests.

Award-Winning Senior Living

For more than three decades, The Arbor Company has been passionately committed to delivering the lifestyle and amenities that empower seniors to thrive and feel their absolute best.

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three people in blue outline icon Feel Connected to Others Experience the power of community. Our residents are achieving incredible feats they never imagined possible.
Women stretching in blue outline icon Total Well-Being We've designed our programs to enhance mobility, promote fitness, and stimulate the mind, all in an enjoyable format.
Purposeful Living Find Your Purpose Make a difference in the world by getting involved. Dedicate your time to volunteering and making a positive impact in the community.
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Decades of Senior Living Experience

For more than 30 years, the Arbor Company has been serving seniors across the nation. Our passion and experience in senior living make us stand out from the rest. 

We're committed to building meaningful relationships and equipping our team with the latest industry knowledge and resources.


Meet the Arbor Terrace South Forsyth 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.


Karen McHenry

Executive Director

Karen McHenry serves as the Executive Director at The Arbor Company, offering 18 years of dedicated experience in senior living. Since 2006, she has excelled in various roles, including Director of Sales and Marketing and Executive Director. Karen's career began in Florida, where she worked at prominent senior living communities providing diverse levels of care. In April 2023, she relocated to join The Arbor Company. Passionate about working with seniors, Karen loves hearing their stories and forming deep, familial connections. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities and antique shopping with her grandchildren.


Jennifer Valiquett

Community Sales Director

Jennifer Valiquett brings a wealth of experience and a heartfelt commitment to her role as Community Sales Director, having dedicated 15 years to the senior living industry. Her career began as a Concierge in Buckhead, where her passion and dedication quickly led to promotions, first to Director of Resident Relations and then to Community Relations Director.

A proud Georgia native and a graduate of Reinhardt University, Jennifer has deep roots in her community, enhancing her ability to connect with and serve local families effectively. She loves working with seniors because it is her purpose in life to help families and seniors find solutions for their loved ones.

Outside of her professional life, Jennifer and her family cherish their time boating and visiting the waterpark at Lake Lanier.


Stephanie Tanner

Community Sales Director

Although Stephanie is new to the senior living industry, she has over 20 years of experience in the sales field. She felt compelled to help others after her grandmother moved into an assisted living community and now she wants to help others on that same journey. In her downtime, Stephanie enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her dog, Pickles.


Makieu Davies

Resident Care Director

With 24 years of dedication to senior living and 14 years in assisted living, Makieu Davies brings extensive expertise to her role. Starting her career as a nurse at Ivy Hall Senior Living, she quickly advanced to Wellness Director. She continued her leadership at Oaks Senior Living for 6.5 years, excelling in both memory care and assisted living. Born in Sierra Leone and a resident of Cumming, GA since 2004, Makieu is passionate about her calling to work with seniors. She enjoys cooking Jollof rice, dining at Season 52, and spending quality time with her family at local city centers as well as on the golf course.


Payton Washburn

Memory Care Director

Payton Washburn brings a wealth of experience and passion to her role as Memory Care Director at Arbor Terrace, with 5 years in senior living and a dedicated background in volunteer work. Her career includes key roles such as Lead Certified Nursing Assistant at Gardens of Gainesville Assisted Living, Lead Med Tech at Morningside of Gainesville, and Memory Care Program Director and Scheduler. 

Born in Gainesville, Georgia, and raised between South Carolina and Cleveland, Georgia, Payton’s commitment to healthcare was ignited in high school through her active participation in Health Occupations Students of America and volunteering at Bell Minor Skilled Nursing Facility. She finds immense joy in working with seniors, stating, "This work fuels my soul and makes my heart happy." Outside of work, Payton enjoys cooking chicken chili and spending quality time fishing, visiting the lake, or attending rock concerts with her dad and little sister.


Lee Jarrett

Engagement Director

Lee Jarrett, Engagement Director, boasts 23 years of dedicated service in Senior Living and a wealth of expertise. His career began in Washington, DC, where he dedicated 16 years before joining Parc at Piedmont East Cobb Senior Living Community. There, he advanced from Activity Coordinator to Wellness & Engagement Director. A passionate community servant, Lee loves working with seniors to help them enjoy their lives to the fullest. In his free time, he enjoys crafting delicious tacos and exploring the outdoors with his family, especially at local festivals.


Roy Lewis

Dining Director

Roy Lewis brings a wealth of experience and passion to his role as Dining Director at Arbor Terrace. With nineteen years in the culinary industry, including sixteen years of professional cooking, Roy has spent most of his career in senior living care. Before joining Arbor Terrace, he was the dining director at Oaks Senior Living, where he managed the kitchen and introduced his own menus and recipes.

Roy’s expertise gives him a deep understanding of residents' unique dietary needs. He is committed to providing balanced nutrition in every meal and snack, ensuring a healthy and satisfying dining experience. His dedication is evident in the family-like relationships he has built with the residents.

In his free time, Roy enjoys cooking Italian cuisine and spending time with his family, participating in community activities that bring smiles and gratitude to those around him. His dedication to both his professional and personal life makes him a truly cherished member of the Arbor Terrace family.


Joshua Gaspard

Maintenance Director

Joshua Gaspard is the Maintenance Director with 8 years of dedicated experience in senior living and 15 years of overall expertise. He has held key roles at Cadence Senior Living and G&K Senior Living in Los Angeles. Joshua is passionate about working with seniors because he loves giving back to the community. His favorite meal is salmon salad, and in his leisure time, he and his family enjoy golfing.


Lyzette Peck

Business Office Director

Lyzette Peck has been a dedicated professional in the senior living industry for 6 years, bringing over 20 years of experience in office and HR management. Her journey began in New York, where she honed her skills across various industries before transitioning to senior living, including roles at Five Star Senior Living and Phoenix Senior Living. Lyzette loves working with seniors due to her genuine passion for enhancing their lives. For fun, she and her family enjoy scenic rides, beach trips, park visits, and movie nights.


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