Foundation

Our Purpose

Methodist Village Senior Living Foundation was formed with the following purposes: To accept and receive, invest and manage gifts, legacies, and contributions covering both real and personal property for the benefit of Methodist Village Senior Living and its charitable operations. To strengthen and sustain community relations and fundraising efforts in support of Methodist Village Senior Living’s mission. To generate and maintain widespread charitable interest, involvement and investment in Methodist Village Senior Living. To educate and inform friends, grateful residents, loved ones, volunteers and the general public to promote awareness and recognition of the Foundation, its present work, and the programs and services of Methodist Village Senior Living, including its future plans and needs. To promote the welfare, sustainability and advancement of Methodist Village Senior Living, by assisting it financially through the encouragement of voluntary private gift support. And, to enhance understanding interaction, and cooperation within all areas of Methodist Village Senior Living, the Foundation and the greater Fort Smith, Arkansas community.

Methodist Village Senior Living is the sole beneficiary of all funds deposited, invested and managed by the Foundation.

Our Plan

In 2016 Methodist Village Senior Living announced the $50 million redevelopment of our campus to become a “Life Plan Community”. A Life Plan Community merges active senior living and planning for the future. It is an environment that offers senior adults a lifestyle with amenities and living options based on their life needs, in a continuum of care ranging from independent to assisted living, memory support, and skilled nursing care. The new community will be constructed in phases on our existing thirty-acre beautiful location in the heart of Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Phase I

A 26-residence Assisted Living Center and a 19-residence Memory Care Center (Certified Alzheimer’s Special Care Unit), with a wide range of amenities, including a chapel, gathering and social spaces, multi-use medical treatment center, restaurant-style dining options and a wellness center.

Phase II

Renovations to the exterior of our Care Center which has not been updated since 1962, adding an Advanced Dementia Wing to our Care Center, connecting our Care Center to our Assisted Living/ASCU, expanding our Training Center, adding Administrative Offices, and adding additional parking spaces.

Phase III

Interior Renovations to our Care Center.

Our Progress

We are currently moving into planning and fundraising for Phase II.

Ground breaking for Phase I of our Life Plan Community was held in November 2017 and was completed in April 2019. In December of 2018 we completed a significant milestone in fundraising efforts by having raised $4.130 million, including achievement of a challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation. The total raised came from over 100 individual, corporate and foundation donors.

We are currently moving into planning and fundraising for Phase II. This phase will include renovations to the exterior of our Care Center which has not been updated since 1962, adding an Advanced Dementia Wing to our Care Center, connecting our Care Center to our Assisted Living/ASCU, expanding our Training Center, adding Administrative Offices, and adding additional parking spaces.

Phase I Gallery