A Little Bit About Us

Having provided senior care for over fifty years, Alabama Oaks maintains a rich history in Olde Winter Park. The facility was originally established to accommodate the overflow of visitors to the famous Alabama Hotel, our neighbor down the block. As guests aged over the years, many decided not to return North, and, eventually, the facility evolved into an elder care facility.

Throughout the years, the facility’s intimate environment has promoted a family-like atmosphere where staff and residents interact on a personal level. And our devoted and caring personnel have decades of experience in providing senior care.

Meet our Management Team:

Jennifer BrownJennifer Brown
Facility Administrator

There is never a dull moment in the life of Jennifer Brown. As a busy mother of 3 and the administrator of Alabama Oaks, she lives a fulfilling and exciting life.

Caring for people has always been a passion of Jennifer and the reason why she pursued a career as a registered nurse. Practicing as a nurse in the medical field for over 10 years, Jennifer decided to make the change to assisted-living, and more specifically Alabama Oaks, when she visited the facility as a home health nurse for one of our residents.

“I fell in love with this facility and wanted to work here. I really liked the idea of working in one place and treating the same people over a long period of time. It seemed more gratifying to me, especially here at Alabama Oaks where the residents become more like an extended family.”

ShannonShannon Ward
Marketing and Activities Director

Shannon brings a youthful exuberance as our Activities Director. Our residents love her kind and uplifting personality and always look forward to the new activities and events she has in store. Whether it’s art class, bingo, or a trip to see a current movie; Shannon fills our residents’ days with happy moments.

A local Winter Park resident, Shannon lives right near the facility with her husband and two dogs, Faith and Penelope.

Jennifer, Shannon and the rest of our care-giving staff — including Natlyn, Tiffany, Angelica, Sunday, Punam, Nadia and, Lou — are a large part of what makes Alabama Oaks so special.