Susan Roberts served as the Resident Services Director at Scotia Village for 19 years. On October 16th she retired and was celebrated by her community. Over the years, residents and staff have enjoyed her energy and smiling, friendly face.
Although Susan is very excited to spend more time with her husband, Tom and her three-year-old granddaughter, Savanna, she reflected on how much she has enjoyed coming to work each day at such an amazing community like Scotia.
Susan grew up in Laurinburg, North Carolina. She moved away for 27 years before returning to the area. Shortly after returning, she started at Scotia Village as a part-time resident services assistant. It didn’t take long for the part-time job to turn into a full-time career. She moved into the director position five years later when the previous resident services director retired.
“It’s a joy to be able to help a resident in whatever their needs are,” says Susan.
After 19 years, Susan says she is most proud of the team she has gotten to work with over the years. “
As director, Susan’s responsibilities grew over the years.
Her work also included supporting the spiritual, educational and volunteer opportunities that keep the residents active and engaged. “We’ve been busy!” Susan says with a laugh.
“I can honestly say it’s the best job I’ve ever had,” she continues. “It’s more like a family environment.”
When asked what she was going to miss the most, Susan’s answer came quickly. “I’m going to miss the people… the residents who are so interesting, and my co-workers… I’m leaving my replacement in great hands. It’s a great team.”
Susan is thrilled that Karen Grimsley will be taking on the role after she retires. Karen is also a friendly, familiar face at Scotia Village, especially to new and future residents. She has served as sales and move-in coordinator at the community for the last several years.
Scotia Village staff, residents and administration all wish Susan the very best in her retirement.