Senior care is our main focus, because we CARE about our seniors! At the Palms of Ponte Vedra, we are dedicated to assisting our residents in maintaining an independent lifestyle with the proper facilities and support. We manage an up scale property, with a great sense of community and care overall. Please see our Services and Amenities for more information on what is available to our residents.

Barbara Matteson
Executive Director at The Palms at Ponte Vedra

Barbara Matteson is our Executive Director with over 20 years of experience in Senior Living. She is responsible for all facets of the operations of both our Assisted Living and Morningside (Memory Care) residences. She leads our staff in all areas of maintenance and housekeeping, culinary, marketing and sales, resident services and community business and activities.

“Caring for your senior parents or your spouse is extremely challenging. The most rewarding part of my job is helping people with that challenge and serving the seniors and their families at the Palms. I like to make them feel that they can trust me to lead the Palms and take care of their precious loved ones. I want to earn their trust and hold their hand through the difficult journey of assisted living and memory care. It is a privilege to serve the seniors and families. Assisted living can be a difficult journey without the trust and guidance from sincere professionals in the business.”

In her spare time, Barbara enjoys spending time with her family and running on the beach. Her three granddaughters live near the Palms and love visiting and interacting with the residents. “They call the Palms ‘Grandma’s House.’ It is very important to teach our youth the importance of taking care of our seniors.” For a full interview with our Executive Director, please feel free to continue reading the article here.

Phone: 904-686-3700 / Send Email

Kay Tober
Marketing Manager at The Palms at Ponte Vedra

Kay Tober has been involved in sales and marketing for senior living for over 12 years. In her role as Sales and Marketing Director, Kay works closely with families and caregivers to provide services, education and information that help with informed decision-making and improve and enhance dignity and quality of life for residents.

“I am lucky.  I get to spend much of my day doing something that I love, listening. Making the transition to senior or memory care living can be challenging for everyone involved.  Many times, seniors just want to be heard, and I am happy to listen.   I also am able to give back and offer my perspective, as a daughter and daughter-in-law, on some of the concerns they may be having with their children or family members.  At the end of the day, I get to feel that I’ve helped make a difference in the lives of our residents and their families.”

In her spare time, Kay enjoys spending time with her family, bike riding, and taking long walks on the beach.

Phone: 904-686-3700 / Send Email

Marylee Lewis
Life Enrichment Director at The Palms at Ponte Vedra

Marylee Lewis is our Life Enrichment Director. She is meticulous in training our dedicated staff to offering a wide variety of events and experiences that provide daily enrichment to our resident’s lives. Marylee has implemented an extensive engagement program that includes daily workouts, walks, and mind stretcher games, as well as weekly field trips and outside programs.

“My favorite part of the job is getting to know the residents and their families, I feel like I have lots of special moms and dads!”

In her spare time, Marylee enjoys traveling, walking on the beach, and spending time with her two sons.

Phone: 904-686-3700 / Send Email

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