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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.


Debbie Bennett, RN

Resident Care Director

I joined The Gardens at Eastside in 2005; I am originally from Indiana but now call Greenville my home. I have over 16+ years of Nursing experience in Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing care. I LOVE making a positive difference in the lives of my residents every day. I always love to see them smile. I am blessed to be a part of The Gardens at Eastside family.

Kelly Finnish

Kelly Fenish

Memory Care Director

The Gardens at Eastside welcomed me into the family in early 2007. This started my journey into healthcare for seniors and I never looked back. I feel so blessed to be able to engage with the residents everyday as the Memory Care Director. Being a Dementia Specialist, I am also responsible for training a wonderful team of caregivers and providing education for our family members and the community. I feel so fortunate to be part of this amazing team! 

Jesenia Orihuela

Jesenia Orihuela

Engagement Director

I was born in New Jersey but have been calling Greenville, SC home since 2003. I am married and have two boys and enjoy spending my time with family, friends and in the soccer fields with my boys. I joined The Gardens team in 2011, and I have worked in several different departments. I now have the privilege of supporting our amazing Engagement team. Our team is dedicated to creating deep connections and meaningful moments for our residents. I knew from day one that The Gardens was going to be a good fit for me. I feel beyond blessed to be part of the team, as well as being part of our residents lives each and every day.

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.

Stephanie Ledford

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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What's Happening at The Gardens at Eastside

A Super Duper Fun Trip!


Our residents went on a different kind of joyride to Super Duper Publications. They have 11 different themed restrooms, 5 conference rooms, and several different themed Christmas trees!

The staff were so kind to give us a tour of the building and even gave each resident a goodie bag at the end. The residents were amazed by all that they saw, and their faces lit up with so much joy. What a neat experience they encountered today!

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Our Talented Resident


When you know a resident has a hidden talent, you encourage her to share her gift! Jerry Anne played drums in her church for 30 years. Music is always a priceless gift.

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Listening to Benny's Music


We had a wonderful dueling pianist, Benny Gandy, perform for our residents. His music lit up everyone’s faces. They clapped their hands along and tapped their toes. Our residents were so amazed by his talent, and they loved every minute of it!

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National Floral Design Day


Our Lantana residents enjoyed making table centerpieces for National Floral Design Day!

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