Texas Community

782 Words4 Pages
was gifted by the Texas Annual Conference Methodist Church. Based on the Wesleyan belief of Christian faith, unity, and wholeness, the community is dedicated to providing faith based, quality living for senior adults. MRC assumes its core values from the Methodist church: •Commitment to the Sacredness of Personality, Dignity and Respect for Senior Adults •Mission Alignment, Integrity and Professionalism •Community Building •Not for Profit Ministry •Enriching the Lives of Senior Adults •Good Stewardship •Social Justice Over the past five decades, MRC has developed to be a system of 10 retirement communities in six cities around Texas and serves over 1500 residents yearly. The facilities and locations are; •Crestview community located Bryan,…show more content…
This focus is based on the ICARE philosophy; Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence. These principles ensure that all residents get the maximum quality of care during their stay. MRC is dedicated to people, not profits. In staying true and committed to its faith based mission of putting residents first, all MRC communities have a nonprofit status. This means all profits are reinvested into the communities. Methodist Retirement Community began in 1962 on Galveston Island where the Buccaneer hotel was gifted by the Texas Annual Conference Methodist Church becoming the first community renamed Edgewater. This community began with Turner Geriatric Center which supported about one 164 skilled nursing rehab and memory support residents while the hotel was replaced with 88 residential apartments for older adults called Moody House. In 1970, MRC expanded to Bryan, Texas where it added Crestview retirement community. In addition to MRC Crestview and Bryan, MRC added home health care and 3 affordable housing apartments to its services for seniors with limited income called; Crestview Terrace, Crestview place and Unity. In 1984, MRC added skilled nursing rehab in Huntsville, Texas named TownCreek which is also known as The Ella Smither Geriatric Center. With considerable help from the Temple Foundation and others, MRC next expanded to Lufkin, Texas in 1992 where its first continuous care retirement was developed. It is known as MRC…show more content…
The primary retirement community is named Cornerstone while the specialty memory support center is called Bunchwood View. Next MRC added Happy Harbor Methodist Home in La Porte, Texas in 2002 where it is still operates and offers 2 affordable housing apartment communities for limited income seniors. This are called Oakview senior apartments and Bayview senior housing. Today, MRC is a system of nonprofit corporations headquartered in Woodlands, Texas. MRC still maintains affiliation with the Texas Annual Conference of United Methodist (although it has no legal or financial responsibilities for MRC) from which its core values is derived. The majority of MRC’s funding comes from residents paying for the service they receive and from donations from people willing to support the various programs like benevolence systems for those who run out of money and specialty Alzheimer’s buildings and programs. Each of MRC’s communities also maintain strong relationships with churches of many different denominations. In 2008, MRC redeveloped and rebuilt a new Crestview retirement community in Bryan as a continuous care retirement community which serves about 250 residents. In 2013, MRC completed a brand new retirement community in Huntsville called Creekside consisting of assisted living apartments, specialty members’ support for those
Open Document