LEESBURG — Alpharetta-based Oaks Senior Living LLC and Savannah-based
Development Associates Inc. announced on Wednesday the development of a
new assisted living and Alzheimer’s care community in Leesburg.
work began in March on the 10-acre development, which is expected to be
complete by summer 2018. The official groundbreaking ceremony was held
at the site, 145 Oakland Parkway, on Wednesday.
The Oaks at
Oakland Plantation, with its location off U.S. Highway 82, is expected
to offer services for senior citizens throughout Lee and Dougherty
counties as well as nearby communities such as Sasser and Dawson.
single-story community is expected to be home to nearly 80 seniors and
will bring more than 60 jobs to Leesburg. The property will feature 48
assisted-living apartments and 20 memory care apartments.
addition to personal care, the community will offer on-site amenities
such as a media room, chapel, physical therapy, occupational therapy,
speech therapy, dental services, podiatry services, a beauty salon,
barber shop, Wi-Fi, a concierge, housekeeping, laundry service and
transportation to shopping and banking.
Officials said social,
educational, recreational and spiritual programs will provide
opportunities for any resident to stay active and engaged in everyday
“The Leesburg community will be one of the finest communities to be
added to the Oaks portfolio,” Oaks Senior Living CEO Alex Salabarria
said. “The Oaks strives to operate communities for seniors that are not
just fee-for-service models but home environments that create lifestyles
for the members that live there.”
Officials said Development
Associates has been developing real estate in the Southeast since the
early ’80s and decided a few years ago to focus on developing senior
housing because of the industry’s demographics and ability to impact so
many families on a personal level.
DAI and Oaks have formed a
joint venture to develop a portfolio of assisted-living/memory care
communities throughout the region. Officials said Leesburg has
experienced growth over the last 15 years and is lacking in senior
housing community services.
“Oakland Plantation will provide an
interactive and socially stimulating atmosphere for the residents, which
will allow for a high level of independence and quality of life,”
officials with The Oaks said. “The Oaks provides a backstop of support
and care when it’s required for each resident and tailors that support
to individual needs or requests.
will be the first community of its kind in Leesburg, which is why we’re
so excited to open the doors and begin serving the needs of the
The Oaks has a family-owned and -operated executive
team that has been providing senior living in Georgia since 1998. For
more info, call Oaks Senior Living at (770) 888-4683.