Asbury History

Our History

A Proud Legacy of Service

From our founding in 1926 as a Methodist home for the aged to present day, Asbury Communities has dedicated itself to being a leader in aging services.

Today, Asbury is the nation’s 16th largest not-for-profit senior living organization, as ranked by the LeadingAge Ziegler 200 (LZ 200). With eight continuing care retirement communities, home care and home health care services, as well as Asbury Foundation, and The Asbury Group Integrated Technologies, Asbury employs approximately 2,800 associates who proudly serve more than 4,300 older adults in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

At a stage in life when many people begin to expect limitations, Asbury works to create opportunities. At Asbury, we don’t just ask, “Why?” We ask, “What if and why not?” We accomplish our Vision to be a national leader in redefining the expectations of aging through rigorous accreditations; strong resident, provider, and payor satisfaction; high star ratings; and the person-centered principles of Planetree.

With a focus on the future of aging services and an emphasis on technology, innovative programming, and careful stewardship of resources, we are addressing the needs of tomorrow’s seniors.

At Asbury, “Anticipate More” is not just a tagline. It’s a promise we’ve been keeping for more than 90 years.

Our Faith-based Heritage Today

While the Asbury System is a separate legal entity from the United Methodist Church, we continue to build upon and expand our organization’s original faith-based commitment to serving the aging, and to take great pride in our Methodist heritage.

In addition to holding CARF accreditation, Asbury communities hold EAGLE accreditation through the United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries.

Methodist founder John Wesley believed that a satisfying spiritual experience could not survive apart from service to mankind. Asbury has combined Wesley’s enthusiasm for serving others with our charitable purpose of providing services to older persons.

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