Joseph L. Soto “Joe” joins the Liberty Team as Executive Director of Carolina Bay at Autumn Hall, Wilmington’s newest Rental and Equity Based Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC).
“Joe brings expertise in customer service and a wealth of knowledge about CCRC’s and Healthcare,” said Cindy Stancil, President of Liberty Senior Living Management Services, LLC. “Having been the President/CFO at Cape Fear Memorial Hospital for 20 years and leading several local nursing homes, Joe knows the value of making decisions sooner rather than later when it comes to long-term care.”
Soto is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the $56 million Continuing Care Retirement Community, slated to open its doors to the first residents this fall. Soto comes to Carolina Bay at Autumn Hall from Vibra Hospital of Charleston, where he was Administrator of Transitional Care Unit. Joe worked long and hard for a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Economics from Marshall University and a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“I am thrilled to join Liberty Senior Living and be a part of this exciting project,” said Soto. “Carolina Bay at Autumn Hall will be a true asset to the community and a draw for both newcomers and long-time residents looking for a maintenance-free and active lifestyle – whether through purchase or rental. As I learned through my own family experience and years in healthcare, it is important not to put off researching and moving forward with decisions about continuing care options and to make those decisions while you are still independent and active. I look forward to working with prospective residents and their families through this process with a commitment to customer service making them proud to call Carolina Bay home.”
Located within the mixed-use community of Autumn Hall, Carolina Bay offers a coastal retirement lifestyle minutes to Wrightsville Beach. The community includes Garden Flat condominiums for purchase and apartment homes for lease, with one and two bedroom floor plans ranging from 700 sq. ft. to 1,500 sq. ft. To date, almost half of the apartments have been selected by Priority Partners who have placed deposits securing their new home.
The amenity-filled community will have a resort-like feel. Residents can choose from a variety of dining venues depending on their schedule and appetite. A casual market will feature fresh sandwiches, salads and soups, as well as sundries. An intimate “club-like” pub will be the place to meet friends for drinks before dinner or after a day at the beach or shopping. The more formal dining room will serve chef-prepared courses featuring a wide menu of entrees including fresh seafood, lean beef and pork, chicken and vegetarian creations, with the healthiest choices clearly identified on the menu. Residents will also be able to use the private dining room to celebrate special occasions with family and friends.
A state-of-the-art Wellness Center will include a fitness center designed for active seniors, a spa and indoor therapy swimming pool. A professional wellness team will lead a variety of wellness, fitness and aquatics classes. Residents can take part in educational and cultural opportunities both at the community and through a partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNCW. All homes are maintenance-free with 24-hour emergency response. Services such as weekly maid service, on-site concierge and valet allow residents to be as active as they desire, while living worry-free. The on-site Health Care Center will offer assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation and is anticipated to open first quarter 2016.
For more information on Carolina Bay at Autumn Hall, call 910-726-2905 or toll-free at 866-455-0599, or visit www.carolinabayatautumnhall.com.