“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain. If you ask Joyce Clark about her life’s purpose, she lights up with enthusiasm and gratitude for a career well spent. Until recently, Clark was the CEO and owner of Achievis Senior Living Associates. She has been a trailblazer in Oklahoma’s senior living sector. Clark developed and opened six assisted and memory care communities in the state. All of them have thrived and made significant profits for their owners. “Most importantly,” said Clark, “each of the homes have blessed people with great care, helping hand services, and rewarding jobs.” During the past 26 years, Joyce has traveled the nation assisting long-term care providers with strategic planning, feasibility analysis, marketing, budgeting, and other consulting. “If I should die today, I would go knowing my work improved the lives of thousands of people,” said Clark.
Last year Joyce left her company behind and took the reins at Saint Ann Retirement Center. She is the Executive Director of the independent and assisted living campus and its attached convent. It is the perfect spot for someone who has spent two decades guiding senior living owners and operators to success. “I have always admired Saint Ann Retirement Center and viewed it as a premiere option for assisted and independent living,” said Clark. “It is the most fun and friendly place I have ever been.”
Saint Ann Retirement Center is a ministry of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. Catholics love Saint Ann for its daily Mass and related amenities but people of all faiths are welcome and happy with the center’s many attractions. Amenities include savory meals, 24-hour concierge, paid utilities, free wifi and basic cable television, chauffer rides to appointments and shopping, full-time Chaplin, and more. Life enrichment calendars are packed with things to do ranging from art, choir, parties, interesting speakers, and games to concerts, dancing, and exercise classes. Additional levels of care were just added to the assisted living service menu. Around the clock staff are available there to assist with personal care and medication administration.
“People often tell us they are surprised Saint Ann does not charge an expensive buy-in fee to live here,” said Clark. “Residents pay a simple all-inclusive monthly rent.” “It’s affordable and only a month-to-month commitment.”
This year is Saint Ann’s 20th anniversary, which has been celebrated with a fair, talent showcase, volleyball tournament and luau, big band dance, reception, and an anniversary Mass with Archbishop Coakley and Archbishop Beltran. On November 12, Saint Ann is planning a craft show and Fall festival for residents and the public.
Saint Ann’s location on Britton Road between Rockwell and Council appeals to people from all regions of the state. A nursing home with the same name is conveniently located next door but is not owned or operated by the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.
Joyce Clark added: “I have dedicated my professional life to creating facilities that focus on the well-being of their residents, families, and employees.” “Saint Ann Retirement Center exemplifies that philosophy and I am so fortunate to be a part of this exceptional ministry.”
For more information about Saint Ann Retirement Center, visit https://www.saintannretirementcenter.com/