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The Claiborne Creates Boutique-Style Senior Living Communities

Claiborne Senior Living is a family-owned company offering an elevated retirement lifestyle in breathtaking communities you or your loved one will be happy to call home. The Claiborne is committed to driving stakeholder success through enhancing the lives of our employees, our residents, and the families we serve by crafting meaningful relationships within our communities and delivering excellence.

“Watching the smile on her face at a Mardi Gras party made it worth it”
— Rob Tatum, Founder of Claiborne Senior Living
Our Story
Where It All Started

Claiborne Senior Living was founded by the Tatum family after Rob discovered a need for his grandmother, “Bobo” who was showing signs of dementia and memory loss. He wanted her to enjoy the sense of community that is found in a senior living community setting. With no great options in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Rob determined to develop a senior living community to meet the need.

Bobo moved into the flagship property in Hattiesburg, originally called “Whispering Pines” which opened in 2015. Though she progressed from Independent Living to Assisted Living, the Tatum family watched Bobo make a turnaround and live again. She got dressed, she went to meals, she participated in community activities.

“Watching the smile on her face at a Mardi Gras party made it worth it; that memory still sticks with me,” remembers Rob.

Rob has continued developing senior living projects to provide other families the chance to watch their loved ones enjoy these years. Not nursing homes, these communities are designed to be places where people enjoy life and the sense of community, where residents can make new friends and stay connected with old, overall, where life is fun!

Building a Legacy: The History of The Claiborne

Claiborne Senior Living continues to grow through the development of new properties and the management of existing properties or properties under development.

Through the expansion and evolution of the company, the family remains committed to the core values of Claiborne Senior Living. The result is a positive experience for the team members which ultimately results in great experiences for our residents and their loved ones.

  • 2014
    Our flagship community opened in Hattiesburg, MS.
  • 2016
    Our first Senior Living properties opened in McComb, MS and Thibodaux, LA.
  • 2018
    The Claiborne at West Lake and first in the Peach State, was opened in Martinez, GA.
  • 2019
    Claiborne Senior Living was created as a management company under the leadership of Tim Dunne. This company took on the management of all of Tatum’s senior living properties, creating The Claiborne family of communities.
  • 2020
    The Claiborne at Shoe Creek opened in Central, LA.
  • 2021

    Properties were developed and opened in Gulfport, MS and Newnan, GA. The Claiborne at Baton Rouge was also acquired.

  • 2022
    The Claiborne at Brickyard Crossing was developed and opened in Summerville, SC. Plans to expand to Simpsonville, SC, Fairfax, VA and Baltimore, MD are in the development as of December 2022.
  • 2023
    Exciting things coming soon.

Meet Our Team

Tim Dunne

CEO, President

Brooke Saxon-Spencer

Vice President of Marketing

Joe Zukauskas

Vice President of Sales

Karen Doering

COO

Our Mission Statement

We are committed to enhancing the lives of our employees, our residents, and the families we serve by crafting meaningful relationships within our communities and delivering excellence.

What Guides Us

Our Culture Matters

People are our priority. We create genuine and lasting relationships with a sense of appreciation, courtesy and service.

Take Ownership

We take responsibility for our actions while avoiding blame, excuses or denial. We learn from our mistakes and rise above them.

Remain Focused

We stay on task through completion, meet and exceed expectations, and remain diligent and consistent in our pursuit of excellence.

Act with Integrity

We live the example we wish to set by doing what’s right, even when it’s difficult or no one is looking.

Explore Our Communities

Discover the retirement lifestyle you always imagined at Claiborne Senior Living’s boutique-style senior living communities.