Giving Guide: Methodist Village Senior Living


To provide wonderful life experiences that enable residents and their families to lead full and enriching lives, and to exceed expectations while inspiring hearts and minds. 

Methodist Village Senior Living is celebrating 62 years of building a home for the elderly population, a future for those coming after them and a legacy in their community. MVSL is the only complete continuum of care “Life Plan Community” in the River Valley, caring for elders through independent, assisted, memory care, long-term care and inpatient and outpatient rehab. The public is welcome to schedule a tour. 

MVSL plans to complete a park and sensory sanctuary on its campus this year. The park will be open to the public and will offer a serene green space environment with a walking trail and picnic areas. The sensory sanctuary will be in the secure memory care unit, specifically designed for those with Alzheimer’s or related dementia, and will be used to stimulate, relax, calm or energize. By adapting the flexible lighting, atmosphere, sounds and textures to individual residents’ needs, it will be able to serve as a multi- or single-sensory experience. The sanctuary will also be used to enhance the training and education of team members in MVSL’s Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) program.


Capital Campaign: MVSL’s Legacy of Faith—Vision for the Future campaign for campus development

• Annual Giving: Gifts can be designated to any area of the donor’s choice.

• Endowment: Supports retired ministers and their spouses

• Ladder of Success Program: Assists with continued education for team and community members

Credit: Methodist Village Senior Living


Bubbles & Bow Ties: New Year’s Eve Event, sponsorships available. The evening will include dinner, dancing, games and more!

• Father’s Day BBQ: Dinners available for purchase including ribs, potato salad and baked beans

• Pave the Way Brick Fundraiser: Purchase engraved bricks to honor or memorialize someone special


Candy Striper: Available for students and adults aged 14 & up

• Life Enrichment: Available for individuals to share/teach music & art

Credit: Methodist Village Senior Living


60 CNAs

Certified over 60 CNAs since November 2022 into the health care field through the on-site education center.

Alzheimer’s and dementia care

Focuses on Alzheimer’s and dementia care through the Special Care and Memory Care Unit.


Tied to the community by providing support to more than 10 local nonprofits.

3 years in a row

Recognized for exceptional care and awarded Best Retirement Community for three years in a row.

Therapy Department

Rehab through physical, speech, and occupational therapies allowing residents to continue to live as independently as possible.


Grants: 40%
Community Support: 30%
Board of Directors: 13%
Individual Contributions: 10%
Employee Contributions/Fundraisers: 6%
Endowment: 1%

7811 Euper Lane
Fort Smith, AR 72903
479.452.1611 |


Established: 1961
Employees: 200
Service Area: Arkansas & Surrounding States

CEO: Melissa Curry


Susan Devero,

Ben Shipley,
Immediate Past President

Kenneth Siebenmorgen,
Vice President

Barbara Diment,

Bryant Dooly,

Sen. Justin Boyd
Don DeSoto
Debbie Kraus
Pat Powell
Scott Price
Bruce Sikes

The 2023/2024 Arkansas Giving Guide is presented by Wright Lindsey Jennings. Click here to read a letter from our sponsors.

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