Colonial Gardens


3565 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169

Community Type: Alzheimer’s and Memory Care

Colonial Gardens is a dedicated Memory Care community in West Columbia, SC that just opened in April 2015. This retirement community is owned and managed by JEA Senior Living. Beautifully decorated private and semi-private rooms, living spaces and wide halls are obvious when you tour, but you’ll find the dementia-care that they provide is as exclusive and impressive as the décor. Meaningful Moments® is their distinctive dementia-care program designed to honor the individual life story of each resident. An integral part of this program is interviewing the resident as well as their family and loved ones to find out more about who the person was before they developed dementia. This helps in having meaningful conversations and activities of interest based on the interests and life history of each resident. In their own words, they provide “a special place where those with memory loss can live a comfortable life free of expectations that typically surround them.”


Committed to being the leader in providing quality personal services for our residents, while honoring the experience of aging.

Philosophy of Care

To care for each resident with dignity and respect and join you in honoring them.

Things We Like about this Community:

  • Meaningful Moments® for all residents
  • Extensive memory care training for all staff
  • Hands-on, caring management
  • Beautifully landscaped, large, secure outdoor spaces and amenities
  • Emphasis on holistic approach to caring for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Electronically monitored security system

Rent and Care

Colonial Gardens is leasing apartments at this time. Rent starts at $4,600 with all care levels included in the rent.

Types of Accommodations:

  • Private
  •  Semi-Private
  • Shared
  • Respite Care is available
  • Socialization and Activities

Colonial Gardens offers a wide variety of activities throughout the day not only as larger planned events for all the residents, but in small group settings or one-on-one activities as well. These activities are designed to integrate with their Meaningful Moments program and the residents currently in their care.


Three delicious meals a day and snacks are provided. In addition, they go above and beyond with residents that have special requirements. For example, we were told that residents who require pureed meals are presented with plates that make the meal appetizing.

Miscellaneous Facts about Colonial Gardens

Colonial Gardens Alzheimer’s Special Care Center of West Columbia is owned by JEA Senior Living. JEA Senior Living was started by Jerry Erwin whose mother Margaret lived with Alzheimer’s for seven years. Seeing a need for specialized and high quality dementia care, he and his family opened their first community in 1993 and now have over fifty properties and serve hundreds of residents and their families.

Licensing and Professional Affiliations

Licensed by: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

Licensed by: South Carolina Board of Long Term Care Administration

Melissa Sprouse-Browne
Managing Broker
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