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About The Gardens at Eastside

The Gardens at Eastside provides residents with a lifestyle focused on wellness and meaningful social connections. Our assisted living, Bridges program, and dementia care options allow us to provide individualized care and assistance for everyone who calls our community home.

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Relationships Matter Here

At The Gardens, 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

The Gardens at Eastside is operated by The Arbor Company. 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 The Gardens, 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 The Gardens 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.


Jane Ford, CRCFA

Executive Director

I am originally from Charleston, SC, but our family have called the Upstate home since 1983. After a career in the hospitality industry, in 1997 my heart found a new passion in working with our senior population. I joined The Gardens team in January 2005 and I truly love working with this amazing team. I strive to make a difference in the lives of our residents and staff, but they are the ones who make a difference in mine.


Adam Olson, CRCFA

Assistant Executive Director

I am married with two daughters and I first started working in long term care in early 1999. I joined The Gardens in 2003 and have worked in several different departments since my start. I am currently in charge of internal marketing and overseeing the Dietary and Maintenance department. Ever since I walked through our front doors, I have known that The Gardens is the perfect fit for me. I could not imagine another job that could possibly be more rewarding.

MJ Glasby

MJ Glasby

Community Sales Director

As the Community Sales Director, MJ is afforded the opportunity to interact daily with the residents and help their families as they navigate senior living. She has always had a passion for working with the senior population and serving others and is honored to work with a dedicated team that feels like family. MJ  is a native of the Upstate and a graduate of Spartanburg Methodist College and Lander University.  Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafts, gardening, and design.


Teresa Altman, LPN

Resident Care Director

Teresa began her career in healthcare as a patient transporter while working her way up to a licensed practical nurse. She knew early on that healthcare was her calling and had great role models including her grandfather, who was a hospital director, and her mother, a nurse. Teresa is a strong advocate and care provider for residents living with cognitive decline. Her goal is to provide outstanding healthcare while offering fulfilling daily interactions to the senior community. Originally from Florida, Teresa enjoys exploring all that South Carolina has to offer. 

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Brittany Thompson

Engagement Director

Brittany has fifteen years of experience in the senior living industry, with a concentration on activities planning and engagement. A graduate of North Greenville University, she holds a  bachelor’s degree in health science in Gerontology. Brittany is passionate about working with seniors because it’s her way of giving back to ensure they live their golden years to the fullest. When not working, Brittany enjoys game nights with her family and hiking with her dogs, Bear and Bruno.

Ryan Giroue

Ryan Giroue

Maintenance Director

Ryan has an extensive background in maintenance, and is passionate about helping others in his role as Maintenance Director. He was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. When not working, Ryan's time is spent with his children and riding his motorcycle.

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Stephanie Ledford

Business Office Director

Stephanie has spent all of her professional career in the senior living industry. Raised in Atlanta, GA, she has called Greenville, S.C. home since 2019. Stephanie is married with two dogs, and enjoys playing tennis and living the lake life when not making connections with the residents at The Gardens at Eastside.

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2024 Pinnacle Award


Gardens at Eastside is proud to be recognized for the 2024 Pinnacle Award in customer experience. Residents and families are interviewed and their experience is scored, and only communities that consistently rank in the top 15% of care providers over the previous year receive the award. 

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