Arbor Terrace opens third area memory care center


Arbor Terrace recently celebrated the opening of its third Jacksonville-area assisted living and memory care facility with a vintage-themed event.

Classic cars greeted guests as they arrived at the new Arbor Terrace San Jose, located at 3760 Dupont Ave. in Jacksonville. Guests also enjoyed entertainment from a jazz trio along with a variety of hors d’oeuvres, wine and Tom Collins cocktails in keeping with the event’s theme.

Licensed for 70 residents, the facility follows the model of Arbor Terrace’s Ponte Vedra and Ortega locations, with different “neighborhoods” for people at various stages of memory loss.

“The separate neighborhoods enable residents with similar memory acuity to live together, and allows for engagement and care to be tailored to their needs,” said John Carey of Whitehall Realty Partners, which developed the property in conjunction with The Arbor Co.

Carey said Arbor Terrace’s three facilities help fill a need for dedicated memory care in the Jacksonville area. “We were very purposeful in selecting locations throughout the Jacksonville area where we thought there was a great need,” he said.

So much so, Carey added, that a dozen residents were already set to move in as soon as the facility opened.