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1. Asbury Methodist Village is the largest continuing care retirement community in Montgomery County, Md., and the 14th largest in the United States. It offers adults 60 plus a vibrant retirement lifestyle paired with a secure plan for the future.
2. Asbury Methodist Village is part of Asbury, the 15th largest not-for-profit system of continuing care retirement communities in the United States, operating eight communities in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Tennessee. In 2015, Asbury held $88.4 million in reserves and posted net operating revenues of $189 million.
3. Approximately 1,400 people age 60 plus live at Asbury Methodist Village.
4. With more than 800 associates, Asbury Methodist Village is a major employer in the Gaithersburg area. Many associates serve in hospitality-related or health-care positions.
5. Founded in April 1926 as a charitable home operated by the Methodist Episcopal Church for the care of widows and orphans, the community has evolved over the years into a self-sustaining, not-for-profit organization. With construction of its first residential living apartment building during the early 1970s, the community was opened to all people, regardless of religious practice.
6. The campus includes 710 apartment homes, 74 villa homes, 43 courtyard homes, 133 assisted living suites and 257-bed skilled nursing center. Kindley Assisted Living and the Wilson Health Care Center 24-hour skilled nursing center are open to the public with Asbury residents receiving priority access. Wilson Health Care Center is Medicare- and Medicaid-certified.
7. Asbury Methodist Village offers residents more than 50 floor plans with a wide range of prices and entrance fees. All residences are maintenance-free.
8. Asbury Methodist Village is located on 130 acres, encompassing walking trails, two ponds, mature trees and a 17-acre wildlife preserve. Other amenities include resident gardens, tennis and bocce courts, and the Rosborough Cultural Arts and Wellness Center, which includes an indoor pool, fitness center, and walking track, a computer center, television studio and 275-seat theater. Other amenities include a full-service bank, privately operated salons, a convenience store and gift shops. Residents established and run the Keese School of Continuing Education. In addition, Asbury Methodist Village partners with the Strathmore cultural arts center and the Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning.
In 2014, Asbury Methodist Village was named an Innovator of the Year by the International Council on Active Aging for its Brain Waves brain fitness course.
All Asbury Communities’ campuses utilize a multi-dimensional wellness program focusing on six components; physical, intellectual, spiritual, vocational, emotional and social.
9. Asbury Methodist Village residents have access to the Asbury Foundation's Benevolent Care program, which provides financial support for residents who outlive their financial resources through no fault of their own.
10. Asbury Methodist Village has an on-campus medical clinic in partnership with Holy Cross Hospital, as well as a pharmacy and outpatient rehab clinic. Asbury Home Services provides Medicare-certified home health services and personal care services to Asbury residents and those living in Montgomery County, Md.