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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.


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.

Scarlet Santana

Scarlet Santana

Business Office Director

Scarlet, a Native New Yorker, has recently traded in the hustle and bustle of the city for the Garden State. Prior to moving to New Jersey, she managed commercial and residential properties in Manhattan, as well as assisted in Real Estate development projects. Scarlet was drawn to property management after working with a housing stability program, where she provided support to the elderly, disabled, and homeless. She has a passion for working with the community, as well as at-risk populations, and has also spent time volunteering at a Senior Center located in East Harlem.
Scarlet identifies as a 'meowmy' of two, a gray tabby named Charlie and a tuxedo cat named Apollo. She also has a knack for writing, having graduated from City College of New York with a bachelor’s degree in English and blogged as a pastime. In her free time, she likes to read, work with other women to help them achieve business goals, and travel, especially to visit her family in Miami.

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.”

Jake Mincey

Jake Mincey

Dining Service Director

Jake has worked in the field of culinary arts throughout New Jersey, New York, and Virginia for the past 15 years. He started out in the North Jersey area, working as a local caterer. Jake grew up watching his mother and family cook for many church events and had developed and passion for fine dining. He joined the U.S Navy in 2008 to fulfill his lifelong dream to be a sailor. After leaving The Armed Forces in 2013. Jake \ moved back to the tri-state area to finish culinary school and pursue his love for cooking. His tireless efforts, hard work, and long hours in restaurants have led him to a wonderful career in health care and Senior living Communities, as a Dining Service Director. His passion for fine dining is forever growing and he pushes daily to never stop learning. When he is not working on new menu ideas Jake enjoys playing golf, the arts, and foodie road trips with the love of his life. Jake is also the proud father of two fun and wonderful children.

Chris Blair

Chris Blair

Maintenance Director

Chris was born in Jamaica. He currently lives in Lodi with his long-time companion, Michelle, who is a marketing consultant. He enjoys attending sporting events, particularly baseball and football, and plays basketball weekly at the YMCA. Chris’ cheery disposition makes him a favorite amongst our residents. Fortunately, his background as a residential and commercial subcontractor served to prepare him well for his work at Arbor Terrace the last 9 years.

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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.

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