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Asbury Place affiliates with Asbury Communities

August 1, 2016

Asbury CommunitiesAsbury Place, which owns not-for-profit continuing care retirement communities in Maryville and Kingsport, Tennessee, announced today that it has affiliated with Asbury Communities, a not-for-profit system of communities serving older adults headquartered in Germantown, Maryland.  Asbury Place opened in 1956, and in the 60 years since, has grown to serve approximately 600 older adults while employing more than 400 associates in East Tennessee.

“The affiliation honors each organization’s respective mission-driven commitment to serve older adults, both to ‘do all the good we can’ for seniors, as well as to ‘celebrate life, every day, through every circumstance, with every person, in every way,'” said Marjorie Shonnard, vice president of operations for Asbury Place.

Both systems have achieved a level of excellence in senior care that led to accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CARF-CCAC).  As a result of the affiliation, Asbury Communities will grow to eight locations in four states, serving more than 4,300 older persons and employing more than 3,000 associates.

“We look forward to welcoming those who live, work and volunteer at Asbury Place,” said Doug Leidig, Asbury Communities’ president and CEO. “The similar faith-based heritage and charitable missions of our two organizations provide the foundation for a seamless affiliation and transition to shared resources and unified efforts.”

About Asbury Inc.

Asbury, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, operates Asbury Place, CARF-CCAC accredited continuing care retirement communities in Kingsport and Maryville, Tennessee. For more information, visit

About Asbury Communities

Asbury Communities Inc. is a management organization providing life-enhancing services for older adults. Asbury is ranked by LeadingAge and Ziegler Capital Markets Group’s AZ 100 as the 17th- largest not-for-profit, multi-site senior living organization in the country.