Over 50 Years of Service

Incorporated in 1961, EveryAge has a rich tradition of commitment to seniors and offers choices in lifestyle options, allowing residents to focus on what’s truly important and matters most to them. Through its collection of programs and services, EveryAge supports all ages, at every stage of living: those we serve and those we employ. EveryAge is also a collaboration dedicated to caring for others and adding life to the years of those we serve.

Our Mission:

A Christian ministry providing vibrant living, diverse programs of outreach, and compassionate services.

Our Vision:

Enriching lives by providing the right services, at the right time, in the right setting.

Core Values:

Compassion – We treat all individuals with understanding, care, and respect.
Integrity – We are honest, accountable, and transparent in our services, communications, and fulfillment of our mission.
Quality – We strive to provide excellent service, surpassing ordinary standards and expectations.
Innovation – We are continually changing in order to meet new needs.
People – We are committed to hiring and investing in dedicated, passionate people.
Value – We aim to be the provider of choice, making services accessible to as many people as possible.

The Leadership Team

Lee Syria

Lee Syria

President and CEO

Tammy Jones

Tammy Jones

Chief Financial Officer

Aimee Reimann

Aimee Reimann

Chief Operating Officer

Michelle Roseman

Michelle Roseman

Chief Quality and Compliance Officer

Cathy Cooper

Cathy Cooper

Chief Human Resources Officer

Rev. Thad S. Austin, PhD

Rev. Thad S. Austin, PhD

Vice President of Philanthropy

Brantley Larew

Brantley Larew

Director of Information Technology

Glen Berkel

Glen Berkel

Senior Director of Hospitality

Susan Young

Susan Young

Director of Clinical Services

Kim Kilday

Kim Kilday

Chief Marketing Officer

Joel Shaw

Joel Shaw

Vice President of Facilities Management

Jeannette Breckinridge

Jeannette Breckinridge

Director of Housing Services

Thomas Chang

Thomas Chang

Senior Director of Home and Community-Based Services

2023 – 2024 Board of Directors

The success and progress of EveryAge is only possible through the dedication, hard work, and commitment of our Board of Directors. Each board member is dedicated to serving our residents by fulfilling our mission.

Board Officers

Parker D. Howell, III, Chairperson

Rev. Brad Thie, Vice Chairperson

Greg Alcorn, Secretary

Corporate Officers

Lee Syria, President and CEO

Aimee Reimann, Chief Operating Officer

Tammy Jones, Chief Financial Officer

Sarah Abernethy, Assistant Secretary


Board Members

Gregory Alcorn, Salisbury, NC

Parker D. Howell, III, Suffolk, VA

Allen Gray, Wilmington, NC

Anthony J. Branch, Pompano Beach, FL

Hunter March, Suffolk, VA

Rev. Larry Bolick, Salisbury, NC

Jeffrey S. Gilliam, Claremont, NC

Cory Tobin, Thomasville, NC

Rev. Brad Thie, Chapel Hill, NC

Shane Smith, Norfolk, VA

Margie Wiley, Suffolk, VA

Julius Abernethy, IV, Newton, NC

Advisory Council Chairs

Abernethy Laurels – Jody Street

Piedmont Crossing – Terri Fisher

Lake Prince Woods – Michelle Horton

Ex-Officio Members (Voice and Vote)

Linda Morris, Bethesda, MD (past chair)

Ex-Officio Members (Voice, No Vote)

Rev. Dr. Edward Davis, Southern Conference Minister

Lee Syria, President and CEO

Sarah Abernethy, Assistant Secretary

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? We’ve got answers.

Who is EveryAge?

EveryAge is the organization formerly known as United Church Homes and Services (UCHS). We’re a vibrant community of programs and services committed to helping seniors age better, every step of the way. The Home Office is located in Newton, NC, and sits at the entrance to the Abernethy Laurels campus.

Throughout North Carolina and Virginia, EveryAge  operates retirement communities, PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) programs, affordable senior housing communities, and a childcare center collectively employing around 1,000 team members.  For more than 50 years, our organization has evolved to meet the changing needs of our community and the individuals we serve, but our commitment to the founders’ original vision remains true.

What does the name "EveryAge" mean?

EveryAge is committed to delivering care and compassion at every stage and age of life, not only to those we serve but also to those we employ and others who support our ministry, such as family members of residents and volunteers. Our organization reflects the vibrancy of the services offered and how we value life at every stage.

Why was there a name change?

The organization rebranded in 2021 in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of our providing services to seniors. This reimagined brand demonstrates our belief that every age matters, at every level of service needed. 

Over the past 50 years, our organization has grown and evolved to meet the changing needs of our community and the individuals we serve. The EveryAge brand extends beyond our roots as a faith-based program to encompass the community-wide support system that collectively and currently serves more than 2,000 senior adults and individuals of various ages.

How will the history of the organization continue to be honored and represented?

The name EveryAge ties directly back to our original promise to deliver care and compassion to seniors at every stage and every age of their lives. The EveryAge brand also aligns with the organization’s goal of empowering seniors and their families to navigate their futures by providing help and support that evolve with them. Choosing the name EveryAge for our new brand signifies our strongly-held belief that all ages matter and that it’s important to make the most out of life, regardless of age.

What does the new logo mean?

The new logo and colors represent the vibrancy of the services we offer and our efforts to value life at every stage. Additionally, the new logo reflects our organization’s Christian heritage and roots.

Where can I get more information?

For more information, please contact Kim Kilday, Chief Marketing Officer, at [email protected].

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