Our Assisted Living/Alzheimer’s Special Care Unit opened April 2019.

The mission of Methodist Village Senior Living (MVSL) is to provide wonderful life experiences that enable our residents and their families to lead full and enriching lives.


Our vision is to exceed the expectations of our residents and families while inspiring hearts and minds.

Since 1961, MVSL has been proud to be Fort Smith’s only local, faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life for our active adult and elder population. We encourage the independence of our residents through comprehensive care focusing on the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual needs of our residents.

All people are welcome here, regardless of age, race or faith. Our Life Plan Community is growing and expanding to continue to raise the bar when it comes to caring for seniors. Our services include independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s special care, long-term care and inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation. Our on-site Multi-Treatment Center provides residents and staff with access to a general practitioner, dentist, optometrist, podiatrist and audiologist without leaving our campus. We want to continue to provide a place where seniors are proud to live and proud to have family and friends visit.

Baking in our Alzheimer’s Special Care kitchen


Bubbles & Bow Ties: Our inaugural New Year’s Eve gala is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at The Bakery District in Fort Smith. The evening will include a four-course dinner, entertainment, live and silent auctions, countdown/balloon drop at midnight and a breakfast buffet. Sponsorships are available.

MVSL Flower Shop: Open for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and other holidays and special occasions TBD for individuals to purchase flowers for their loved ones.


Capital Campaign: This funds renovations to the exterior of our Care Center and the addition of an enclosed walkway between Care Center and AL/ASCU.

Online Giving: Contributions enable MVSL to broaden its range of amenities, care, health/wellness needs of seniors. GIVE NOW at methodistvillage.com.

Endowment Fund: Support the mission of MVSL through the establishment and growth of endowment giving.


Our Candy Striper Program is for ages 14+ and is designed to give those interested in health care or other real-world experience an environment and opportunity to learn, help others, build friendships and give back. The program, which began in November 2018, has had more than 50 Candy Stripers volunteer their time to serve our seniors. Call 479.755.6304 to volunteer.

Physical activity with a CNA in our Care Center; Painting in our Assisted Living activity room

7811 Euper Lane
Fort Smith, AR 72903
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Young Professionals Group: MVSL Candy Striper Program

Established: 1961
Employees: 225
Service Area:Arkansas and surrounding states

CEO: Melissa Curry


Grants: 51%
Local Community Support: 28%
Board of Directors Contributions: 11%
Individual Contributions: 8%
Employee Contributions/Fundraiser: 2%
Endowment (newly formed): 0%


  1. We have served more than 6,500 families since opening in 1961.
  2. MVSL’s Care Center continues to be recognized for excellent care and has been awarded locally The Best of the Best in the Nursing Home category for four years in a row. The daily census averages 130, which is approximately 95% capacity.
  3. MVSL opened its new 45-bed Assisted Living/Alzheimer’s Special Care building in April 2019. Currently the census is 100% and has a waiting list.
  4. Utilization of the rehabilitation unit, which was remodeled in 2016, averages 25 to 30 and continues to provide Medicare Part A and B therapy to residents.
  5. Outpatient rehabilitation began in August 2019 in our Assisted Living/Alzheimer’s Special Care facility.
  6. A 24-hour security team was added to our campus in August 2019, making MVSL the only LTC facility in Arkansas to have a 24-hour security team.
  7. 100% of our employees receive 30 hours of dementia training in our on-site training center. Orientation for nursing staff is 16 hours, plus 40 hours of hands-on experience while training in the building, and CNA staff have at least 12 hours of training a year.


Charles Wohlford, President
Ben Shipley, Vice President
Susan Devero, Secretary
Scott Price, Treasurer
Stephen Coburn, Ex-Officio

Phillip Bryant
Dr. Michael Callaway
Lori Cravens
Anne Dunn
Sue Gaines
Dr. John Kareus
Janice Sudbrink
Dr. Timothy Waack