History

Decades of service

What began in 1926 on 130 acres in Gaithersburg, Md., as a Methodist home for the indigent aged has grown into the 16th-largest system of not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Communities in the nation.

In 1994, the Board of Directors of Asbury Methodist Village established Asbury Communities, Inc., and the Asbury Foundation, Inc., to extend its services for older adults beyond the community’s walls. In 1996, Asbury Solomons, the second community in the Asbury system, opened for business. Asbury grew again with the addition of Bethany Village in 1999, Springhill in 2001, Inverness Village in 2003, and most recently, Asbury Place in 2016.

Asbury Communities heritage
The Methodist Home in Gaithersburg, Md., began on what was a dairy farm.

Today, the Asbury system serves more than 4,200 older adults and employs more than 2,600 associates. Our Continuing Care Retirement Communities offer independent living, assisted living, skilled care and memory support to older adults in three states. We continue to evolve and grow our services to residents and their families, creating a new subsidiary during 2012 to provide home and community-based services within and outside of our communities, and recently affiliating with Asbury Place in Maryville and Kingsport,Tennessee.

Our ongoing commitment is expanding Asbury’s mission to enrich the lives of those we serve through exceptional living options, leading health care and more comprehensive support services.
 

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