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A Mission of Service: BSLC’s 2017 Year in Review

As we reach the end of another year—a year that certainly has gone by quickly!—we at Bethesda Senior Living Communities have been reflecting on the many milestones we saw this year. We’ve been very blessed with great team members at our 18 campuses across the country, residents who inspire us every day, and enriching communities that give all of us a strong sense of purpose.

Bethesda Gardens Monument

One of our most exciting projects this year was the opening of our new state-of-the-art assisted living and memory care community in Monument, Colo.—right in BSLC’s backyard. Monument has long been under-served for senior living opportunities, so we’re proud to have opened the first assisted living community in the town.

Our vision for this community is first to serve local seniors and their families, offering the chance for them to remain in the town they call home. Because we were able to design Bethesda Gardens Monument from the ground up, we’ve been able to innovate in terms of environment, hospitality and care—furthering BSLC’s mission of selfless service.

Bethesda Gardens Frisco

In addition to building a new community from the ground up, we also acquired Bethesda Gardens Frisco (formerly Rambling Oaks Courtyard) in Frisco, Texas. Rambling Oaks Courtyard was Frisco’s first assisted living community, so we are proud to be able to build on an exciting legacy.

We have two other communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, so we have been able to draw from our experience and history in the region as we continue to grow. Bethesda Gardens Frisco offers area residents the same love and care they’ve always had, with strengthened operations thanks to BSLC’s national resources.

Continuing the Mission of Inspired Service

As a faith-based nonprofit organization, BSLC serves residents and their families as well as the greater communities where we live and work. Community is an important part of what we do, which is why we re-invest our organization’s profits in our senior living communities and the towns and cities where we operate.

Last year, we provided over $8 million in charitable giving and subsidized care. This number includes charitable care to residents in need, Medicaid subsidies, and donations to organizations focused on senior care. Additionally, our team members volunteered for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, The Alzheimer’s Association, local fire brigades, food banks and more.

“Our charitable impact is a big number for our organization, but it’s not the number that matters to me or to our board,” said Larry Smith, President of BSLC. “It’s the faces of the people we serve. It’s the faces of the residents I see when I visit a community and know they could not be there without our commitment. It’s the stories from the veteran who fought for our country and is now fighting to survive. It’s getting to see our team members hold the hand of a long-time resident on hospice, who has been able to stay in our communities because of our commitment to advocate for residents and live up to our SERVANT values.”

As we wind down 2017 and plan for 2018, we are looking forward to continuing our mission of service, and we’re excited by what the new year might bring.