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MRC History

Our system began in 1962 with the gift of a building from the Texas Annual Conference Methodist Church.


And it's from the Methodist church that we have adopted our core values:

  • Commitment to the Sacredness of Personality, Dignity and Respect for Senior Adults
  • Mission Alignment, Integrity and Professionalism
  • Social Justice
  • Good Stewardship
  • Not-for-Profit Ministry
  • Enriching the Lives of Senior Adults
  • Community Building

1962 - MRC began on Galveston Island when the Buccaneer Hotel was gifted to MRC, becoming our first community, renamed Edgewater. 

1970 - MRC was invited to acquire its second community, Crestview Retirement Community in Bryan which added home health care and affordable housing to the list of MRC services.

1985 - The third community, TownCreek in Huntsville, joined the family as a skilled nursing & rehab community which was originally called The Ella Smither Geriatric Center and later known as TownCreek.

1992 - MRC was invited to Lufkin to develop PineCrest Retirement Community , the first of it's kind in the region and for MRC. PineCrest is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) offering independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, and home health care.

1996 - MRC Cornerstone Retirement Community was opened, MRC's second CCRC.

2002 - MRC began operating Happy Harbor Methodist Home, a skilled nursing & rehab community from 2002 to 2008.

2008 -Bayview Senior Apartments, an affordable housing complex for seniors, was completed in La Porte, TX, joining Oakview Senior Apartments in that location.

2012 - Crestview underwent a complete renovation into the Brazos Valley's first and only Life Care CCRC. 2012 also afforded MRC the opportunity to sign a land deal and begin Marketing on a fifth CCRC in League City, called The Crossings

 2013 - Construction is complete on the completely redeveloped Crestview in Bryan, and the brand new Creekside in Huntsville. Both communities now offer enhanced services above and beyond what was previously offered in their locations.

Our communities draw from our rich tradition of service excellence to offer a complete circle of care in a warm, welcoming environment. Every MRC resident belongs to the extended MRC family, which draws strength from shared knowledge, talents, resources, and our dedication to our mission of service.