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 George Middleton
George and his wife Leslie came to Meetinghouse in 2017 after he served as a pastor since the 1980’s in Danville, Quebec, Crouseville, ME and Massena, NY. Prior to that he served for four years in the Navy, stationed in the Philippines. George leads a weekly chapel service and Bible study for all who choose to attend. Our residents appreciate a full-time chaplain living in residence and available to attend to their needs.