About Us

World Class Service for Seniors

The Retreat at Buford offers premier senior care with superior personalized care and a compassionate staff. Situated in Buford, GA, our state-of-the-art facility offers luxury-style accommodations with a comfortable, small-town feel.

Everything we do at The Retreat at Buford begins and ends with service. Our leadership team and knowledgeable staff uphold the highest standard of excellence, while offering superior, innovative, and personalized services for seniors. Our goal is to consistently engage our residents in meaningful activities and assure them that their beliefs, interests, and lives matter to us.

The Retreat at Buford wants every resident to live life to its fullest. Our community encourages purposeful living, individually tailored to complement each resident’s unique interests, life experience, and abilities. From the moment you enter The Retreat at Buford, it will become clear that our aim is to instill purpose and love in our seniors through our specialized programs and services. We exceed the expectations of ordinary personal care, and treat our seniors as a beloved family member.

Meet Matthew Dickerson, Executive Director

Matt started working in the senior living industry after completing his graduate degree, around eight years ago. He enjoys getting to know all the residents, their families, and team members.

In addition to his professional experience, he has completed Certified Dementia Practitioner training, National Institute of Dementia Education training, has his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, and completed Support Group Facilitator Certification through the Alzheimer’s Association. Matt graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration and also has his Master in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina.

In his free time, he enjoys golf, going to Crossfit, watching sports, and going to concerts. He and his wife are excited to be in Atlanta with their three dogs and he is happy to be a part of the Retreat at Buford family!


Phoenix Senior Living, whose leadership collectively has been serving seniors in the Southeast for more than thirty years, is a company built on love that spans generations.  We believe that transitioning into your new home at The Retreat at Buford welcomes a new chapter in your life, where seniors can live as independently as they desire — a life where seniors can live, love, and learn in a luxurious yet comfortable environment.

To learn more about Phoenix Senior Living, please watch our video and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.