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Located between the city and the sea, convenient to I-295 and the rest of Jacksonville – the St. Johns Town Center, marinas, and The Mayo Clinic.
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GRAND LIVING AT TAMAYA

 

Senior Living Community in Jacksonville, FL

Offering Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care Services

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At Grand Living, we know that seniors deserve the best service and living environments available. We aren’t a boring and dreary retirement home, but rather a vibrant and lively location for seniors to thrive. Our mindset is epitomized by our Signature Programs, a collection of missions that we ensure are met at each of our locations. The Sterling Touch is our most prominent signature program, and it teaches our entire staff hospitality techniques that we learned by working hand-in-hand with Ritz-Carlton hotel executives. This level of service paired with the most beautiful, advanced amenities available is why Grand Living is expanding so quickly.

A Variety of Amenities for all Senior Lifestyles

Located between the city and the sea, convenient to I-295 and the city of Jacksonville, the St. Johns Town Center, marinas, and The Mayo Clinic, Grand Living at Tamaya offers the perfect destination for the senior living community of your dreams. Like all of our other locations, Grand Living at Tamaya is overflowing with high-end features and services that you would find at top-quality resorts. Below are just a few of the extraordinary options you’ll find here.

Well-Appointed Residences

Our living quarters are equipped with beautiful fixtures and features and can be as cozy as a studio or as expansive as a two-bedroom apartment with a den.

A Variety of Dining Options

We know how different cuisines and styles of dining make a big difference for your quality of life. We offer formal dining and casual dining options, including a bistro, a club room, and private dining areas as well.

Live Entertainment

We have a performance theater that provides stage productions, music, and lifelong learning programs.

Full-Featured Wellness Center

Wellness is a huge part of a holistic senior living experience, and we know that better than anyone. We offer a spa, outdoor pool, exercise studio, salon, and even have medical offices on site for doctors to come to you.

Luxurious Accommodations

We also have a library, grand lounge, chapel and meditation center, pet grooming center, and piano and instrument practice rooms.

Contact Us Today! 

As you can see, when you choose to live at a Grand Living community, you’ll experience the best that senior living has to offer. Whether you are looking for Independent LivingAssisted Living, or Memory Care Services, Grand Living at Tamaya can deliver. From our amenities to the service we outline in our Signature Programs, you’ll know that Grand Living isn’t like any senior living you’ve seen before.

If you’re ready to schedule a personal tour, call us today!

Phone: 904.410.8500

Location: 3270 Tamaya Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32246

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MEET OUR GRAND LIVING AT TAMAYA TEAM

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CARINA SALADINO

Executive Director

With a passion for excellent quality care and customer service for the senior community, Carina Saladino brings over 15 years of experience to the Grand Living team. She is a licensed Assisted Living Administrator, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, certified Alzheimer’s Support Group leader, a Virtual Dementia Tour facilitator and actively involved with the Alzheimer’s Association and Jacksonville BNI chapter.  She has served as a guest speaker and teacher, instructing college students and first responders on positive approaches to the special needs of the aging population. She has been honored by NAPW as Woman of the Year and has received awards for leadership, high customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction throughout her career.

“Our Sterling Touch promise brings great joy to my role as a servant leader. It reminds me of a quote by Walt Disney who said, ‘Do what you do so well, they will want to see it again and bring their friends.’ My professional mission and passion has always been to give our senior community and each team member the opportunity to leave their legacy, share their story and talents and create long lasting memories and friendships.”
Sarah Dymond

SARAH DYMOND

Sales and Marketing

Sarah Dymond brings more than ten years of senior living experience in the areas of sales and marketing, programming, and management to Grand Living at Tamaya. Sarah is passionate about her work with seniors and has diligently provided hundreds of older adults and their families a place to call home by exploring their options, and selecting appropriate care services and the best communities in which to live. She has a desire to provide exceptional customer service as well as a focus on creating an enriching, luxurious lifestyle for the senior population and peace of mind for their families.

“I am extremely enthusiastic when it comes to senior living and love investing my energy in the different relationships I build with residents and their families.”
Sarah Dymond

MEREDITH KREIS

Sales and Marketing

Meredith Kreis has been working in the senior industry with a focus on sales for the past ten years. A native of Jacksonville, Meredith places great value in her knowledge of the area’s senior industry and in the relationships she has established with community partners and providers. She was introduced to senior living at an early age through her mother who has served as director of various retirement communities. Through the exposure associated with her mother’s career, Meredith became deeply impacted by the residents and families she has met throughout the years and decided to make a career in the industry as well. Meredith takes pride in working for a community that is fully committed to providing unsurpassed care to the residents served and providing peace of mind to their loved ones. She embraces the relationships that develop because of that excellence in service.

JULIE MAY, RN

Director of Health and Wellness

Julie knew from a young age she wanted to be a nurse and found her passion in working with seniors. Within Julie’s career she had the honor to care for the first woman to graduate from Harvard, the doctor who developed a valve for heart transplant surgery, and many more incredible people. Julie loves seeing beyond the aches and pains, decreased mobility and any other issues to meet the real person through their memories, stories and pictures. Julie graduated from the University of Iowa (Go Hawkeyes!) in 1987, moved to Texas working in the hospital setting and migrated to beautiful Florida where she found herself inspired by her work in senior living environments.

“I have a picture of myself at 4 years old, playing nurse. I knew then and even more now that nursing is more than a career, it is my calling and I have loved every moment of it.”
Sarah Dymond

CHRISTINE TRENT

Facets Director

Christine is a graduate of the University of North Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration, with a concentration in Aging Services and has worked in the field of senior living for nearly five years. She enjoys building relationships and serving the community as a trained support group facilitator for the Alzheimer’s Association. Christine is passionate about making an impact on the lives of the seniors she serves. She enjoys sharing experiences with residents and enhancing their quality of life by bringing joy, purpose and laughter to each day.

“It’s never too late to learn, explore new adventures and just enjoy life! I strive to inspire and encourage our residents every day.”
Sarah Dymond

SCOTT BENNETT, CEC, ACE

Executive Chef

Chef Bennett is a native of Michigan and attended Michigan State University, later graduating with honors from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He has applied his skills at exclusive resorts, hotels, and private clubs in the US, including The Greenbrier in West Virginia, The Windsor Club in Vero Beach, Florida, The Lodge and Club at Ponte Vedra in Florida, Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head, South Carolina, and most recently San Jose Club in Jacksonville, Florida. Scott and his wife Katie were owners-operators of The Corner Brasserie in San Marco from 2003-2009. Scott also served as Culinary Instructor/Program Director at First Coast Technical College in St. Augustine. Chef Scott works closely with The American Culinary Federation in the capacity of an Approved Certification Evaluator and an Accreditation Site Evaluator for secondary and post-secondary culinary programs in the US.  Chef Bennett has competed in numerous culinary competitions in individual and team-related salons, and has coached student teams to win regional and national awards.

“Every day is a learning experience in our industry. I truly enjoy learning from everyone I work with and giving back to all involved both in preparation and delivery of knowledge, skill, and positive attitude.”
MICHAEL BANKS

MICHAEL BANKS

Maintenance Director

JOHN GAZDA

JOHN GAZDA

Housekeeping Supervisor

CYNTHIA BIRD

CYNTHIA BIRD

Dining Room Manager

CORTLYN HINES

CORTLYN HINES

Business Office Manager

KAREN COLEMAN

KAREN COLEMAN

Luminations Director

ALEX CRAWFORD

ALEX CRAWFORD

Marketing Transition Support Coordinator