United Methodist Village celebrates 110th anniversary


LAWRENCEVILLE -- The United Methodist Village is proud to announce its 110th anniversary of providing Five-Star quality care to older adults.

UMV was founded in 1908, a time when there was no Social Security, no Medicare, no such thing as senior living, and no safety net for older adults. Our founders envisioned a better way to care for older adults.

In 1908 at Annual Conference, H.H. Smith offered his 20-room home on 6 lots in Smithboro as well as $3,000 in cash, for the Conference to start an “Old Folks Home.” In 1909, the home was filled with residents.

In 1925, the Lawrenceville Chamber of Commerce donated a 5-acre tract of land at our present location. In 1926, Holden Center was completed. The first 21 residents moved into the new building in December 1926.

While much has changed, UMV’s commitment to providing 5-star quality care has never wavered.  Today, UMV offers Skilled Nursing Care and Rehab-to-Home at two locations, Memory Care, Assisted Living, as well as Independent Living.

Over the past four years, UMV has expanded its Rehab-to-Home to include our Pathway Rehabilitation Center. “As the senior population continues to grow, our vision is to continue to expand the number of older adults that UMV serves – in the ways they want and need services to be delivered, while staying true to our ministry”, states Paula McKnight, UMV’s President and CEO.

The United Methodist plans various events throughout 2018 to celebrate its 110th Anniversary.