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The Blake at Lafayette Partners with Local Salon Operator for Services

Jenny Istre, a local salon owner, will manage the salon and spa at The Blake at Lafayette. Jenny comes to the Blake with over 30 years of experience as a professional cosmetologist. She has owned and operated Strands, a Full Service Salon, in Lafayette’s Oil Center for the past 20 years.

In keeping with the amazing amenities offered at The Blake at Lafayette, Jenny and her staff will offer a full range of services including hair, nails, and massage. Susan Begnaud, Executive Director at The Blake added, “We recognize that massage for the elderly has various physical and mental benefits, which results in improvement of their health and well-being. The techniques used for senior population differ greatly from those used with younger individuals and our therapists will be trained to recognize those differences in order to better treat our residents.”

The senior population greatly benefits from massage by gaining an increase range of motion, strengthening of muscles while reducing tension, and a higher quality night’s sleep.  Those who undergo regular massage have reported sleeping deeper and for longer, which allow the body time to regenerate and repair itself resulting in a vowel greater well-being. This not only assists seniors in obtaining a higher quality rest but helps them avoid painful age- related conditions.

“We look forward to serving the residents of The Blake with open arms and southern hospitality, “said Istre.  “This is an exciting partnership and opportunity for myself and my team.”

This 93,000 square-foot retirement community is currently under construction at the intersection of Kaliste Saloom Road and Polly Lane. Located across from Lafayette Heart Hospital, Louisiana’s newest senior living community will offer 110 apartments with “resort-style” amenities, for assisted living and memory care residents.

It is owned by Alabama-based Quality Senior Living and will be operated by its affiliate, Blake Management Group of Jackson, Miss.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact a representative at 337-993-8898 and visit their website at


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