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About Arbor Terrace Teaneck

Arbor Terrace Teaneck provides residents with a lifestyle focused on wellness and meaningful social connections. You’ll love connecting with new friends and pursuing the retirement lifestyle you have only dreamed of.

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Relationships Matter Here

At Arbor Terrace Teaneck, 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

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 Arbor Terrace, 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 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 Arbor Terrace Teaneck 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.

Katie Pastor

Katie Pastor

Executive Director

Katie has been in the service industry for more than 20 years, starting as a Conference Services Director before transitioning to senior living in 2005. When she began her career at Arbor Terrace, there were only nine residents—there are now more than 125! As one of the most tenured team members in the community, Katie sees the residents and team members as extended members of her family. Her passion for customer service excellence is at the core of her mission. She is proud of her team and their commitment to make a difference in their residents’ lives every day. Katie is a long-time resident of Ridgefield, NJ where she lives with her two children and miniature poodle, Ace.

Joanne Huang

Joanne Huang

Business Office Director

Joanne graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Joanne is committed to the well-being of the residents and deeply values the relationships she has built with them. She prides herself in always being available to assist staff members and going above and beyond for everyone in her community. Fluent in Mandarin, Joanne came from Taiwan at the age of six. Joanne has a strong passion for traveling; she studied abroad in Milan, Italy at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, and has traveled to more than 15 countries.

Andrew Fuentes

Andrew Fuentes

Lifestyle Director

Andrew is a first generation Cuban American. He currently lives in New Milford with his wife Claudia, and their goldendoodle, Carson. Since the age of 14, Andrew has worked in the restaurant industry, hotel industry and his church as a youth leader. Andrew is a graduate of Liberty University with his bachelor’s in social work. He spends his free time hiking, taking pictures, screenwriting and discovering hidden but tasty restaurants. As an Engagement Director he feels fulfilled in his studies by being able to connect with residents far more than when he worked as a member of the concierge. Andrew approaches everyday with a cup of coffee, a deep breath and by repeating his favorite Oscar Wilde quote, “The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.”


Mary Cabral

Community Sales Director

Mary has worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years.  She recently transitioned into senior living and is enjoying working with elders and their families.

Her experience serving others has made this career change a smooth and gratifying opportunity.  Mary lives in Bergen County with her husband and 11-year old daughter.

Mary enjoys traveling, but most important is spending quality time with family.  She also likes reading and playing tennis.

Carmelanne Owens

Carmelanne Owens

Community Sales Director

Carm has been a real estate professional for the past two decades, much of that time specializing in senior living. She enjoys working with the residents and their families and is very passionate about making the transition to Arbor Terrace seamless and exciting! Her dedication to excellence and commitment to helping seniors is exceptional. When she is not engaging with the residents, Carm enjoys traveling and playing basketball with her children. She also enjoys playing a round of golf on sunny days!

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Shirley Brinkley

Hospitality Director

Shirley puts her hospitality and customer service experience to work, serving our residents and making them feel at home. Her spirit to serve continues after hours—she has volunteered for the last 10 years in different organizations throughout her community. Born and raised in Ecuador, Shirley has managed to cultivate a passion for both cultures and appreciates the diversity of her upbringing. When not working, she enjoys time with her two-year-old daughter who shares her big, bright smile. You can find Shirley greeting new residents, helping existing residents and her teammates to make Arbor Terrace a place of great hospitality.

Jared Sears

Jared Sears

Dining Director

As a newcomer to senior living, Jared infuses his job as Dining Director with his nearly‐twenty-year career in hospitality, with a focus on restaurants and kitchens. Jared has worked a plethora of positions within the restaurant industry and he brings a fresh approach to hospitaity in senior living. Born and raised in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, Jared has made his mark in hospitality both locally and in cities including Burlington, Vermont and Boston, Massachusetts. He is passionate not only about his work, but also about his partner, Carla, and their two dogs, Seaver and Buddy.

John Franzen

John Franzen

Maintenance Director

John has been in the independent senior living industry as a maintenance director for 25 years. Prior to that, he was a construction supervisor for an international construction company. He enjoys talking with the residents and hearing all about their life experiences. John used to travel the country 300 days a year and has lived in Toronto, Puerto Rico, and every major city in the US.

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Grandparents' Day BBQ


Residents and families had a great time with their loved ones at our annual Grandparents' Day BBQ!

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A Visit to the Mosque


Residents spent the afternoon at Daryl Islah, a mosque in town. We had the opportunity to tour the mosque and have an educational discussion about Islamic Faith. Thank you to the team who put everything together and gave us goodie bags to go!

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