Welcome to The Phoenix at James Creek

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Senior Living with what matters most in mind.

The Phoenix at James Creek offers premier assisted living and memory care with excellence in personalized care and a dedicated, trained staff. Situated in Cumming, Georgia but convenient to the North Fulton, Alpharetta, and Forsyth communities, our state of the art community offers luxury style accommodations with a relaxed, small town feel. Phoenix Senior Living is a company built on love that spans generations, offering ideal assisted living options for seniors and specialized services for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and various forms of dementia. The leadership of Phoenix Senior Living, collectively, has been serving seniors and their families in the Southeast for more than 30 years. We believe that transitioning a senior into their new home at The Phoenix at James Creek welcomes a new chapter in their life as well as the lives of their entire family — a life where seniors live, love, learn. .

When it comes to your loved one, EVERYTHING matters.

Meet Jennie Deese

Executive Director – The Phoenix at James Creek

Jennie joins The Phoenix at James Creek and has worked in aging programs in Georgia for more than 30 years. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Child Development from Auburn University and began her career as a social services director at a skilled nursing facility.

Jennie served as the Director of the Social Services Department at Humana Hospital/Augusta and after relocating to Atlanta, she worked as an Ombudsman for the Metropolitan Atlanta Ombudsman Program for 16 years, serving Dekalb, Rockdale and Gwinnett Counties. While there, she received the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s Eagle Award for Advocacy which was presented by John Walsh of America’s Most Wanted. Following that role, she oversaw many programs in the aging network to include the States Georgia Cares program, the first Medicare Special Needs Plan in GA and SC and served as CEO of the Athens Community Council on Aging. Prior to joining the Phoenix team, she was the Administrator of Emory’s Wesley Woods Towers, a 158-apartment senior living community.

She is an active board member and Past President of the Georgia Gerontology Society and serves as a mentor to gerontology students from various Georgia colleges. She and her husband, Les, have 2 children, Eric and Ansley, who are both married to amazing spouses. They have one grandson, Bennett.

World Class Service for Seniors

Everything we do at The Phoenix at James Creek begins and ends with service. Our executive team and knowledgeable staff uphold the highest standard of excellence in both our assisted living and memory care settings. Offering superior, innovative, and personalized services for seniors, our goal is to consistently engage our residents in meaningful activities and assure them that their beliefs, interests, and lives matter to us.


Purposeful Living

The Phoenix at James Creek wants every resident to live life to its fullest. Our community encourages purposeful living, individually tailored to complement each resident’s unique interests, life experience, and abilities. From the moment you enter The Phoenix at James Creek, it will become clear that our aim is to instill purpose and love in our seniors through our specialized programs and services. We always strive to exceed the expectations of ordinary personal care, and treat our seniors as a beloved family member. Our Live, Love, Learn philosophy embraces the National Wellness Institute’s Six Dimensions of Wellness:

  • Physical, Cognitive
  • Social, Emotional, Spiritual
  • Occupational (sense of purpose)

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