Meetinghouse Village was founded in 1993 as an independent senior living facility. We are a non-profit, 501(3c) organization that maintains and furthers our mission through rental income and private donations.
A brief history
Meetinghouse Village grew out of the success of our sister facility, Vernon Homes, which was established in 1920 in Vernon, Vermont.
In 1993, Vernon Homes’ leadership saw the perfect place for an independent senior living facility, and so purchased Meetinghouse Village, an existing campus with 24 apartments and the adjoining property, which would eventually become the South Campus. A series of expansion projects throughout the 1990s and mid 2000s on both campuses created the Meetinghouse Village of today that offers 86 apartments plus common areas, chapels and office space.
Meetinghouse Village and Vernon Homes together comprise Advent Christian Retirement Communities and provide a complete continuum of senior living and care.
We will foster communities whose relationships and services are:
- Exceptional (Exceeding customary practices)
- Creative (Transforming commonplace thinking)
- Generous (Surpassing measured exchanges)
Communities of caring. Seasoned with grace. Our tagline underscores our commitment to serving seniors and how we serve them.
Meet our Executive Director and Chaplain
Larry Knowles, Executive Director
Larry serves as the Executive Director of Meetinghouse and as president and CEO of Advent Christian Retirement Communities. He has overseen our Meetinghouse and Vernon Homes campuses since 1983, having felt a lifelong call to serve seniors.
Chaplain Bob Hett
Before his Meetinghouse chaplain duties, Rev. Bob Hett was a career pastor, serving from New England to the Midwest to California since 1963. Bob leads a weekly chapel service, Bible study and prayer meeting for all who choose to attend. Our residents appreciate the fact that he is a full-time chaplain who lives in residence with them and is available to hear their concerns and visit in time of need.