About Us

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Who We Are

East Ridge Residence is a senior living community with affordable pricing, spacious senior living apartments, and assistive services from a passionate, knowledgeable team in Chattanooga, TN. At our retirement community, we aim to help our residents stay as independent as possible in our worry-free environment. We encourage new friendships and supportive companionship, and purposefully design community activities around our residents’ preferences.

We offer everything from karaoke parties to pet visits, from regular resident socials to lounging by our outdoor pool. Plus, we provide special culinary services to our residents such as our popular salad bar in the evenings and unique events throughout the year.

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Carol Fincher

Executive Director

My name is Carol Fincher and I am grateful to have spent the last 10 years as Executive Director of East Ridge Residence in Chattanooga, TN.

When I chose a career in senior living from the hospitality industry, I knew I made the perfect choice. I love the sense of family and community between residents and my East Ridge Residence team – the loving, caring spirit of our culture and community is an opportunity to make the day even more brighter for our residents.

Previously, I worked for the city of Chattanooga by developing a volunteer program for the Head Start organization, which helps disadvantaged or special needs children. When I am not serving our seniors, I love to take wildlife photography and spend time with my husband, children and grandchildren.

I’d love to show you how East Ridge Residence can be your new home and community, or a loved one’s. Please feel free to schedule a tour with us soon!

April Lloyd

Community Relations Director

East Ridge Residence welcomes April Lloyd as the new  Community Relations Director. With over 20 years in the Healthcare industry, April has experience in critical care nursing, medical device sales, home health and hospital business development. 

April is a wife and mom of two sons who wrestle and play football and AAU basketball. April loves to travel and volunteer, helping victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. 

“I truly believe that in life we should always make everyone who comes into our presence feel like they matter. I get the opportunity to do that everyday with the seniors in our community! “

Fun facts about April : Coffee and football are her lifelines!