FORT SMITH – Governor Asa Hutchinson was one of the several dignitaries on hand Friday to celebrate upcoming expansion at Methodist Village Senior Living. The organization broke ground on a new Assisted Living and Memory (Alzheimer’s) Unit.
“A high-quality facility like this is important to a community,” Hutchinson said Friday. “It will continue helping families keep loved ones close & also bring dozens of new jobs to Fort Smith.”
The facility says in addition to being a business, their calling is a spiritual one.
“Our vocation springs from God’s call to honor and respect our elders and recognizes the contribution that people of age have made to family and community.” Methodist Village says on their website. “We share a mutual ministry with, and are related to, the Arkansas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.”
The company, which has provided housing and other services to senior adults for over fifty years, has over 160 employees and 200 volunteers.