Happy family picture at The Blake in Pensacola, Florida
Happy residents playing at The Blake in Pensacola, Florida
Residents playing Jenga blocks at The Blake in Pensacola, Florida
Smiling resident having a haircut at The Blake in Pensacola, Florida

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Painting residents at The Blake in Pensacola, Florida
Residents sitting outside having a meal together at a The Blake community

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Resident playing a game of chess at a The Blake community
Resident playing with a younger family member at a The Blake community

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Our Beginnings

Inspired by the relationship of his son Blake and his son's grandmother, Glenn Barclay co-founded The Blake brand in 2008 with the opening of The Blake. With an aging mother-in-law, he was unable to find senior housing options that provided enough socialization, care, or supervision to give his family peace of mind. This personal dissatisfaction was a major catalyst for the establishment of The Blake brand.

Glenn's mother-in-law Bertile, also the mother of his partner Judy Belk, was one of the first residents to call The Blake home. Many of the elements, policies, and standards that we adhere to today were influenced by Blake and his grandmother, including our commitment to intergenerational and community engagement programming.

That relationship has also inspired our company’s vision to provide each resident with the world-class care, exceptional service, and compassion we would want for our loved ones.

Blake kissing his grandmother on the cheek at one of The Blake's communities
Resident and her family out for an event near a Quality Senior Living - The Blake community
The Blake at Stonehaven community from The Blake

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