The JEA Story

Jerry Erwin’s dedication to seniors and those with memory loss started when his own mother, Margaret, developed Alzheimer’s disease. She lived with the disease for over 7 years. Following her passing, Jerry soon realized there was a tremendous need for specialized dementia care within specialized communities.

It was this personal experience that lead Jerry to think of a better solution for those at a place that catered to seniors and their very unique needs. In 1993, after months of drawing and redrawing plans and looking at every aspect that he could, Jerry and his extended family built his first dedicated memory care community in Tumwater, WA. This was the first of a long line of successful communities built with the love and understanding of the dementia care model that still exists today. Even to this day, JEA continually looks at ways to better their design to fit the needs of those suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

Today JEA is continuing its passion and love for those who suffer from this devastating disease. It is JEA's mission to offer as many families as possible the care that they and their loved ones deserve. As JEA continues its growth, the philosophy stays the same, and that is to care for each resident with the love and attention that Jerry expected for his mother. JEA is now in its second generation of leadership and the philosophy is still the same.

Come tour one of JEA's communities and see what makes us different.

JEA Senior Living

(800) 254-9442

5101 NE 82nd Ave Suite 200 Vancouver, WA 98662

Margaret Erwin
Margaret Erwin
Margaret and her students
Margaret and Her Students

Our Mission

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