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Dogwood Forest of Gainesville

3315 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville, GA 30506
(770) 531-7800

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Located in North Georgia, Dogwood Forest of Gainesville is located on the main thoroughfare in Gainesville, Ga., which is hailed in many news media sources as one of “the best places to retire.” It’s situated at the foothills of the North Georgia mountains, surrounded by Lake Lanier and not too far from downtown Gainesville, and one of Georgia’s top hospitals, Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Warm and inviting, Dogwood Forest of Gainesville is the perfect blend of hometown charm and big-city sophistication. Our campus consists of two senior living properties, The Holbrook of Lake Lanier Independent Living and Dogwood Forest of Gainesville Assisted Living Community. Both are lovely properties, but offer different types of senior living. Our Dogwood Forest community will provide the little extra help you may need.

Just before you enter the doors of Dogwood Forest, you will walk through a portico that leads to a fantastic colonnade lined with rockers for our residents to enjoy. It’s common to see our residents reading the morning paper on our expansive porch. The classical architecture of our building will certainly appeal to Southerners – and even the Southerners at heart! Upon entering the doors of our building, you will feel the warmth that typically accompanies a gracious Southern home. Beyond the entrance area of our classically decorated community is a shared cozy living room with a fireplace and grand piano. Straight ahead is our community library complete with a fireplace of its own and large comfortable club chairs creating a warm and inviting ambiance for reading or chess. Just down the hall on the same floor is our newly renovated bistro with beautiful granite countertops, and short walk from our bistro is a glass-enclosed thoroughfare that leads to our residences and overlooks our garden and courtyard. Our residents absolutely love this area! Additionally, our community has a salon and on-site therapy center for our residents’ convenience.

We offer two neighborhoods at Dogwood Forest: our assisted living and our memory impaired neighborhood we call Inspirations. All of our bedroom floor plans are spacious and selected based on individual need and budget. Our Inspirations residents receive the specialized assistance needed to care for someone with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Our programming is designed to improve the quality of life of our residents through enriching activities and programming methods that are continuously improved to keep up with new technological advances and best practices. All of our residences include access to SimpleC, a technology dedicated to promoting healthy outcomes and built to improve the quality of care and engagement of our Inspirations residents. This program provides a non-drug alternative for residents with memory impairments and enhances sociability, helps with recalling life memories through the SimpleC companion, and improves overall function and wellness.
Our mission is simple at Dogwood Forest: We want to change the lives of those we serve and we plan to achieve that mission one resident at a time.

Community Amenities

  • Daily chef-prepared snacks
  • Business center and meeting space
  • Courtyard with fountain and garden
  • Stylish and professionally decorated interiors
  • Beautifully appointed apartments with optional custom available upgrades
  • Casual dining rooms and formal dining rooms for private functions
  • Stocked bistro
  • Living room with fireplace and baby grand piano
  • Cozy sitting areas throughout the community
  • Expansive front porches with rocking chairs
  • Community garden
  • Outdoor walking / nature trails
  • Access to community indoor saltwater pool and fitness center
  • Beauty salon / barbershop

Community Programs

  • 5 Sense Therapy
  • Life enrichment community outreach
  • Volunteer partnership with area hospitals
  • Community partnerships with local medical centers
  • Partnerships with area churches and schools
  • Letters to soldiers serving in Armed Forces
  • Various social and service clubs

Apartment Features

  • Attractive kitchenette with sink, microwave, and refrigerator options
  • Spacious floor plans
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
  • 24-hour emergency call system
  • Smoke detectors and automatic fire sprinkler system
  • Cable-ready TV outlets
  • Telephone jacks
  • Ceiling fans
  • Blinds on apartment windows
  • Private bathroom equipped with safety features
  • Walk-in shower with pull-down seat and handheld shower head
  • Balcony available with some units
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