Living Options

Nashville’s Most Trusted
Senior Living Community

For over six decades, seniors have trusted Abe’s Garden Community to ensure they have the tools and support they need to live life to the absolute fullest near the highly desired Belle Meade area of Nashville. We do this by offering the perfect combination of active, engaging living and supportive services. With us, residents never have to worry about what happens if health needs change because in addition to active independent senior living, we also offer assisted living and world-class memory support.

Redefining Healthy Senior Living

Whether it’s independent living, assisted living or memory support that’s required, at Abe’s Garden Community, you’ll discover a commitment to fostering healthy living unlike any other. From the entertainment and activities we offer to our support and care services, our senior lifestyles promote evidence-based approaches to mind and body health to ensure our residents thrive – wherever they are in their senior living journeys.

Senior Living Options

Independent Senior Living

It’s life the way you’ve planned it: vibrant, active, engaging and hassle-free. At Abe’s Garden Community, residents flourish in newly refreshed senior living apartments as they enjoy an engaging, relaxed lifestyle that features convenient services and amenities, a caring and friendly staff, and none of the burdens of homeownership.


Senior Assisted Living

Our assisted living community offers support and inspires independence. Each day, residents enjoy enriching experiences, nurturing friendships, and activities designed to keep them growing in mind, body and spirit. At Abe’s Garden Assisted Living, life is all about making sure older adults get the extra daily help they need so they can lead the rewarding life they deserve.


Memory Support

Abe’s Garden Memory Support Center of Excellence is the first memory support community founded to elevate Alzheimer’s and dementia care quality throughout the nation. Our goal is to transform memory care by providing a new standard for other programs and residential memory communities and by being a site for studying, demonstrating and sharing best practices in dementia care and engagement.


Independent & Assisted Living


Our independent and assisted living residents enjoy an active and convenient lifestyle that’s included in the monthly rent.

Our amenities are designed to enrich daily life. They include:

  • Renovated restaurant-style dining room
  • Daily meals included in rent
  • Private dining room
  • Welcoming lobby and common areas
  • All utilities, including internet, cable and landline phone
  • Full calendar of social, recreational, educational and cultural programs
  • Fitness room and wellness center
  • In-house television station
  • Lifelong learning opportunities
  • Inviting community areas for socializing
  • Unlimited snacks and beverages
  • Computer access in common areas
  • Well-stocked library with large-print collections
  • Landscaped grounds and manicured courtyard
  • Vegetable garden and beehives for farm-to-table dining
  • Lounge, card and game rooms
Two Memory care residents in floppy hats enjoying tea and cookies in the dining room at Abe's Garden Community

Great Taste Is Always on Our Menus

If you love great food, you’ll find it here. Each day, we serve up a variety of delicious chef-prepared fare in our beautiful, renovated dining room. Featuring menus that promote heart and brain health, residents enjoy delicious daily options, including small plates, soups, salads, fruits, vegetables, sandwiches and entrees.

Plus, our registered dietitian, with special training in nutrition for older adults, consults on our menus and offerings.

Rental Community = Financial Freedom

Abe’s Garden Community is a monthly rental community, so residents don’t have to pay large entrance fees or decipher complicated contracts. For one affordable monthly fee, all utilities are included along with delicious daily meals and access to a wide range of on-campus services and amenities.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many different senior lifestyles to consider. On the more basic end, you or a loved one might do well in an independent living situation where there are no household tasks like trash removal and yard maintenance. If more significant needs exist, an assisted living community offering hands-on assistance with personal care tasks like bathing and dressing might be more beneficial. Or if cognitive challenges exist and they are an issue, a memory support community offering specialized programming and care should be considered.

Q: Is independent living right for me or a loved one?

A: Independent living requires the least amount of support – or none at all. While on-site services and activities are provided, independent living communities are geared toward active seniors who still want the freedom to live according to their own schedules.

Those who have no trouble completing daily activities – driving, taking medication, preparing meals, maintaining finances, and a host of other tasks – can benefit from and enjoy the maintenance-free lifestyle offered at independent living or retirement communities.

Active seniors (and their families) love independent living because life at these communities means no more worrying about yard work, home repairs or dealing with the expenses of homeownership! In addition to alleviating household responsibilities, independent living communities – like ours at Abe’s Garden Community – offer access to first-class amenities and services, such as restaurant-style dining, wellness classes, a host of activities, and scheduled transportation for doctor appointments, shopping trips and more.

Q: Who benefits from assisted living?

A: Assisted living is perfect for seniors who cherish their independence but could benefit from some level of assistance or support with daily activities. Residents in assisted living communities enjoy the same amenities and services typically available in independent living, but they also receive support with such tasks as bathing, dressing, and taking medication. The assisted living lifestyle also provides a healthy, active lifestyle and plenty of that all-important social engagement.

The benefits of assisted living are countless. Seniors can make lasting friendships with individuals with similar life experiences while enjoying a lifestyle that offers fun, fulfillment, and a genuine sense of purpose.

Q: How do I know if a memory support community is right for my loved one?

A: This is perhaps one of the most difficult questions to answer as there is no one “best time” to make this transition. Every family is different, and so much depends upon your resources, support systems and tolerance threshold for the unpredictability of someone living with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. Typically, families will notice a decline in the health or functioning of the caregiver due to stress, lack of rest, and putting their own needs second. Others will describe the emerging relationship as “becoming toxic,” with the caregiver experiencing low patience and irritation with the new limitations of their loved one and the person with Alzheimer’s becoming increasingly noncompliant, agitated and frustrated.

Other considerations will be based on the availability of room in a quality residential care community, affordability and timing of the transition. These are things you should discuss with the community you are considering.

A family who is beginning to consider a move for their loved one can download or request a free copy of “How To Evaluate the Quality of Residential Care for Persons with Dementia.  This guide will help you know which questions to ask as you tour and how to continually evaluate the care your loved one is receiving.