Fairfax Dementia Care

A Fresh Approach to Senior Living

Arbor Terrace Fairfax offers quality dementia care in Virginia’s beautiful Fairfax County. We honor individuality and celebrate each person’s unique life through deep connections with our residents and families. We create delightful surprises and meaningful moments within a safe and caring community.

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Why Living Here Is Different

Why settle for anything but the best in senior living? Our community is operated by The Arbor Company. Arbor has 30 years of experience in senior living. We are so confident in our excellence that we are prepared to give your money back if you aren’t satisfied. Here are a few of the things that set us apart from the rest.



You'll notice it right away: Our people are special. Welcoming new residents and team members with open arms, giving back to the community and helping each other be proactive with their health and well-being.


Deep Connections

If you choose Arbor Terrace, you’ll get to know us, and we’ll get to know you. We pride ourselves on building personal, trusting relationships, and we use innovative programs to help us connect with you.



Simply put, Arbor Terrace knows senior living. We have more than 30 years of experience in serving seniors & guarantee you'll enjoy living here with our 60-day money-back guarantee.

Meet Our Team


Erika Young

Executive Director

From a very young age, Erika knew working with seniors was exactly what she planned to do when she grew up. With a master’s degree in healthcare administration, Erika has been serving and working with seniors since 1997. Having had the pleasure of working in all venues of senior housing, her passion lies in memory care.


Kellyn May

Senior Care Counselor

"I’ve dedicated my career to senior care by providing comfort, education and support to families with aging relatives. I completed my Bachelors at Virginia Tech in Human Development and my Masters at George Mason University in Senior Housing Administration. I spend my time outside of the office with my husband, daughter and my dog, Truffles. I can talk all things DC sports and Beauty and the Beast."


James Grayson

Maintenance Director

There's nothing that James can't fix! Joining Arbor with 26+ years' experience in the engineering field, he keeps our community in top shape.


Wendell S. H. McPherson

Dining Services Director

Hailing from Guyana, our award-winning chef Wendell has a passion for cooking and 30+ years' experience serving senior living communities.


Brian Zurakowski

Business Office Director

Brian has over 20 years of experience in financing and customer service. He looks forward to serving the community and intends on adding to the wonderful experience it offers on a daily basis. His hobby and passion is photography and it has taken him around the world; offering him many unique opportunities.


Robin Walker-Shanks

Resident Care Director

Robin comes to Arbor with a nursing career that has spanned 30+ years, ranging from Med/Surg, Mental Health and Addictions, Assisted Living and Dementia. Robin received her certification as a Dementia Practitioner in 2016. In addition to her plethora of nursing experience, Robin is also an ordained Minister. She is married with a blended family of 1 son, 9 daughters and a dog named Kandi.

Dementia Care Options

Our individualized approach to dementia care means creating environments that support various stages of the disease. Our Bridges and Discovery neighborhoods are designed to support our residents in just the ways they need.

Early Dementia Memory Care
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Early Dementia Memory Care

For seniors in the early stages of memory loss or dementia, only Arbor offers a lifestyle option that combines the freedom of assisted living with added cognitive support and care focused on early memory loss.

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Advanced Dementia Memory Care
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Advanced Dementia Memory Care

The Discovery neighborhood is designed for those who need moderate to full assistance with most activities of daily living. Structured and daily programming allow opportunities to explore and meet sensory needs, as well as transition throughout the day in a thoughtful environment. This neighborhood is equipped with staff who are specially trained to understand the progression of memory disorders and to care for those with memory impairments.

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"I appreciate that it is an excellent facility with the involvement of the individuals and the care that is being taken. The primary fact of the decision was because of the thoroughness and the dedicated work strictly geared to people with the dementia disease. I would say that I would recognize the contact we have had with any of the staff, regardless if it's front staff, the staff that is conducting the daily activities, or the staff which is handling the food service. I have had no problem whatsoever. Everybody is extremely forthcoming, friendly and very helpful. Right now I only can sing the highest praises."

Family Member

"I would have no hesitation to recommend Arbor Terrace Fairfax. I would tell others that they should go look at the facility and talk with the director and look around at mealtime and see it and experience it for yourself. Talk with them because they're all good people to talk to."

Family Member

"Most important is that she is comfortable, happy and engaged in activities. I get an email every night of what they did every day. That's impressive because the other place just parked them in front of the TV when the activity director left. It's just little things like that."

Family Member

"I would tell anyone that my loved one is very happy there, the level of care is good, and we're very happy with it."

Family Member



Brightstar Care

Brightstar Care offers in-home care to give Arbor Terrace residents additional assistance when needed. With an RN at the lead, they work to develop a personalized care plan that aims to offer the assistance residents need to remain healthy and safe in their home.

Floor Plans

Apartments designed specifically with dementia in mind. We have three floor plans to choose from, sure to fit your unique needs. 


Mason Studio

Memory Care Studio, 1 Bath


Sully Studio

Memory Care Studio, 1 Bath


Stuart Semi-Private Suite

Memory Care 2 Bed, 1 Bath

Upcoming Events

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Want to learn more? 

If senior living has ever crossed your mind, you owe it to yourself to learn more about Arbor Terrace Fairfax. Contact us today to learn about the new signature of senior living.