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Rhonda Mitchell Named Executive Director of Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community

Becomes first director of Elizabethton’s first assisted living community, serving Johnson City, Tenn. and Bristol, Tenn.

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (February 11, 2015) – Rhonda Mitchell has been named executive director of Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community, Elizabethon’s first assisted living facility, scheduled to open in April 2015.

“Rhonda’s compassion for others and her leadership in her community made her the obvious choice to lead Sycamore Springs. I know our residents will love her, and their families will quickly come to trust Rhonda and recognize the high level of care provided by her and the rest of the staff,” says Bryan Cook, Senior Vice President of Cleveland, Tenn.-based Legacy Senior Services, which will manage Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community. 

Previously Mitchell managed sales and marketing at Hermitage Health Center and Hillview Health and Rehabilitation Center in Elizabethton.She is an alumna of the Elizabethton Chamber of Commerce Adult Leadership Program.

“As a teenager, I developed empathy and compassion when I was caring for my grandmother and grandfather. I learned how important it is to care for someone who is no longer able to care for themselves. By listening to their stories and events from their lives, I gained patience and respect that has been an important part of my life,” says Mitchell.

“I am very thankful and honored to have this opportunity to serve our ‘Greatest Generation’ as Sycamore Springs first director. It is a blessing to be able to serve my community by caring for our veterans, mothers, fathers and grandparents with the love and compassion they deserve. And I am fortunate to be part of a company that shares my respect for seniors and a commitment to enriching their lives,” Mitchell says.

A lifelong resident of Carter County, Tenn., Mitchell has been active in her community from a young age. At age 20, she started an auto-detailing business known as Rhonda’s Wax Shop, which she owned and operated for 14 years. She was also the owner and operator of “Country Wicks and Stitches”, a home decor store.

She has routinely volunteered through a variety of local organizations and leadership roles, including four years delivering “Meals on Wheels” with Elizabethton Senior Center, and time spent serving as a “pet therapy” volunteer at Hillview Health Center. 

Mitchell and her husband, Matthew, have been married for eight years. She enjoys knitting, crocheting, gardening and photography. 

About Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community 

Located at 1504 W. Elk Ave. near the hospital, medical office and the Tweetsie Trail, Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community will offer assisted living services and Alzheimer’s care services in a safe, attentive, homelike atmosphere. The facility is just a short drive from Johnson City and Bristol, Tenn. 

The handsomely designed 46-unit community will offer three options for assisted living residents: studio, one-bedroom and one-bedroom deluxe apartments. Memory care residents will enjoy a choice between two floor plans: a studio or a companion apartment with shared living area and bathroom and separate bedrooms.


All residents will enjoy luxurious living amenities such as:


  • elegant dining room with cozy fireplace serving delicious meals,

  • fitness center, library, sun deck, and beautiful courtyards,

  • large living room areas with fireplaces and televisions,

  • daily activities, Wi-Fi for all residents and visiting family members,

  • transportation services for medical appointments, church and other personal errands,

  • beauty/barber shop with a licensed hairdresser,

  • laundry and housekeeping services and more.


Additionally, the 16-unit memory care wing will incorporate two state-of-the-art amenities for residents dealing with memory care issues: SimpleC Companionand A Purposeful Day ProgramSM. Both programs will play a huge part in the delivery of service, care and life enrichment for memory care residents.


More information is available at or by calling (423) 518-1077.


Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Services, LLC, of Cleveland, Tenn. The parent company specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. It was founded in 2002 by Barry Ray and Bryan Cook, senior living industry veterans. Find out more at




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