Asbury Place celebrates certified nursing assistant’s 40-year anniversary

September 14, 2016

Marks Joyce Anderson’s milestone by planting tree in her honor

Joyce Anderson, a certified nursing assistant (CNA), recently celebrated 40 years of service with Asbury Place continuing care retirement community in Maryville.

The 65-year-old loves her job and appreciates the family atmosphere at nonprofit Asbury Place. “I love being at Asbury Place and taking care of the people we serve, who are like family to me,” Anderson said. “As long as the good Lord gives me health, I plan to stay.”

In an age where frequent job changes are common, Asbury Place has a history of long-term employees. Earlier this year, CNA James Tucker celebrated his 40-year anniversary at the Maryville campus.

“We are proud that Asbury Place offers the type of environment where associates are happy to invest their careers,” said Carolyn Pointer Neil, health care administrator and regional director of clinical services for Asbury Place. “Joyce is a devoted caregiver. We are fortunate to have her on our team and glad to recognize her commitment to us and those who call Asbury Place home.

Asbury Place celebrated Anderson’s longtime service by planting a tree on the Maryville campus in her honor and marking it with a plaque.

Joyce Anderson, far right, recently celebrated 40 years at Asbury Place continuing care retirement communities in Maryville. The staff and residents planted a tree in honor of her service. Pictured, left to right: Marjorie Shonnard, chief operating officer for nonprofit Asbury Inc., operator of Asbury Place; Bruce Farrant, Asbury Place chaplain; Carolyn Pointer Neil, Asbury Place health care administrator and regional director of clinical services; Suzanne Ulino, Asbury Place staff development coordinator; and Joyce Anderson, certified nursing assistant at Asbury Place.

Joyce Anderson, far right, recently celebrated 40 years at Asbury Place continuing care retirement communities in Maryville. The staff and residents planted a tree in honor of her service. Pictured, left to right: Marjorie Shonnard, chief operating officer for nonprofit Asbury Inc., operator of Asbury Place; Bruce Farrant, Asbury Place chaplain; Carolyn Pointer Neil, Asbury Place health care administrator and regional director of clinical services; Suzanne Ulino, Asbury Place staff development coordinator; and Joyce Anderson, certified nursing assistant at Asbury Place.

Anderson is a Maryville resident who enjoys cowboy movies, spending time with her two grandchildren, housework and reading her Bible when she’s not working.

About Asbury, Inc.

Asbury, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, operates Asbury Place, CARF-CCAC accredited continuing care retirement communities in Kingsport and Maryville, Tenn. For more information, visit http://www.asburyplace.org.

Asbury Place is a proud winner in both the 2016 Maryville Daily Times and Kingsport Times-News readers’ choice polls.

About Asbury Communities

Asbury is a nationally recognized leader in aging services. A CARF-CCAC and Eagle-accredited system of retirement communities and a home care services provider, Asbury operates in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Tennessee. It is ranked by LeadingAge and Ziegler Capital Markets Group’s AZ 100 as the nation’s 17th-largest not-for-profit multi-site senior living organization.