Roberts joins Anthem Lakes assisted living


Anthem Lakes recently appointed Joy L. Roberts as the assisted living and memory care facility’s community operations specialist.

Roberts will be responsible for operations and staffing through the community’s planned opening in early 2017, when she will then manage Anthem Lakes’ staff, programming, services and care.

With more than 20 years of senior living and additional healthcare experience, Roberts is a nurse who worked at various facilities in Jacksonville and Orange Park before assuming her new role. Most recently, she served as executive director at The Arbor Company, an assisted living and memory care community, where she was responsible for the opening, all hiring and training and all community operations. She has also held positions with Brookdale Senior Living, Life Care Centers of America and Tandem Healthcare in North Florida in addition to working with Kindred Healthcare in North Carolina, Family Care Management of Illinois and Amerra Healthcare in Texas.

“We are proud to announce Joy as our top caregiver at Anthem Lakes,” said David Kirkland, co-owner and development partner. “She is passionate about senior living and has been a part of the evolution of care, facilities and treatment in this growing field. Our residents will appreciate her compassion for all facets of care as well as her dedication to providing a lifestyle not found elsewhere in the market.”