About senior living in Franklin, TN

Welcome to Avenida Cool Springs

Bringing together the things that are most important to you to create your ultimate active adult lifestyle is what we’re all about. In fact, our name “Avenida" translates to “gathering.” We’ve gathered stylish apartment designs and elegant community spaces with just the right level of service and flexibility for your personal happiness and enrichment. Avenida Cool Springs offers a true synergy of living, where every aspect of life is respected so you can move forward and realize your future in your own way, on your own terms, in the heart of Williamson County.

Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to delivering a unique 55+ lifestyle unlike any other. Click below to learn more about them.

Avenida Cool Springs


222 Mallory Station Rd Franklin, TN 37067

Donna Stephens | Executive Director

Project Manager at Avenida Cool SpringsAs Executive Director, Donna is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day functions of the community, and providing residents and their families exceptional customer service. Donna has many years of successful experience in the senior housing industry, as well as a true passion for exceeding the expectations of those she and her onsite team serve.

Born in Indiana, Donna has lived in Tennessee for nearly 20 years. She is happily married and has three fun-loving teenage boys, plus three dogs. She is a lifelong learner and loves to read; she even taught English before transitioning to her current career path. Donna is also an accomplished musician and music aficionado. She was a studio musician and performed with Christian artists, in addition to teaching college-level piano, voice, and music theory. Donna is an active partner with local non-profits serving community youth and seniors, and she is a Member of Rotary. Her philosophy in life is “We are all here to serve.”

Ginger Philpot | Sales & Marketing Director

Project Manager at Avenida Cool SpringsIn her role as Sales & Marketing Director, Ginger works with prospective residents to provide guidance and assistance throughout their entire journey of researching and choosing their new apartment home. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Ginger’s passion for providing care to seniors began when she was just 14 years old, working after school at a local pharmacy. The pharmacy soon became the leader in hospice pharmacy services in Georgia, and she took on more responsibilities in the fields of sales, marketing, and client relations. After 17 years with the pharmacy, Ginger transitioned to the senior living industry in 2014, working for an assisted living and memory care provider. She moved to Nashville in 2016 to be closer to her husband’s family, and now joins the Avenida team in 2018.

Happily married with a dog and a cat, Ginger enjoys scuba diving, exploring great restaurants, and spending time with family and friends. She is an active member in the local Nashville professional community, as her goal is to have abundant resources available to assist her residents and their families.

Rob Muirhead | Project Manager

Project Manager at Avenida Cool SpringsRob serves as Project Manager for the Avenida Cool Springs development. As Project Manager, Rob’s responsibilities encompass the entire development process from concept to construction completion. He is involved in consultant selection, strategic entitlement coordination and management, and contractor selection. He is responsible for completion of due diligence efforts, cash flow, budgets, and project schedules. Rob’s involvement includes identifying and sourcing acquisition opportunities, as well as brokering network relationships. Rob conducts first stage competitive market surveys and penetration analyses, as well as core project financial analyses and development feasibility tests. Rob directly manages and tracks contract performance dates and coordinates feasibility review.

Rob is a graduate of the University of Arizona and he is a member of Urban Land Institute.