Creekside is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization owned and operated by Methodist Retirement Communities (MRC), which began in 1962 on Galveston Island, TX, and now serves over 2,500 elders each year in 13 senior living communities in Texas, including Bryan, College Station, La Porte, League City, Lufkin, Corpus Christi, Fort Worth and Texarkana, with a central office in The Woodlands. Creekside got its beginnings in 1985 and was formerly named The Ella Smither Geriatric Center in TownCreek but was later renamed Creekside in 2013. Daily we strive to demonstrate our ICARE principles of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence. We’re honored to serve seniors of any nationality, race, gender, disability or religion — that is, you needn’t be United Methodist or Christian or religious in any way to stay with us.
We honor and serve older adults as an expression of Christ’s love.
The Non-profit difference.
For over a half-century, our mission has been to serve seniors in a Christian environment. Since we’re a nonprofit, we’re able to reinvest all leftover margin in improvements and keep rate increases to a minimum. Nonprofit status brings with it, however, a higher level of accountability, which we take to mean a higher standard for services, programming, activities, housing and care. Creekside was and remains the only nonprofit senior community in the Huntsville area. Here are a few ways that we operate differently because of this distinction:
- Net revenues are reinvested back into the organization
All revenues go back into operations rather than to shareholders. NO shareholders - only mission!
- Continuous ownership by the same organization
MRC has been operating since 1962 with deep roots planted in each location. We seek to make a difference in the lives of seniors in each of our locals and we intend to be in Huntsville, fulfilling our mission for the long haul.
- Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors
MRC is guided by the servant leadership of our Board of Directors who are completely comprised of volunteers. This is a collection of mission driven folks who are focused on putting the elder first with every decision.
- Faith-based, Mission Driven Organization
We are inspired by Christian values and motivated by our mission. We aim to hire people with these same core values and motives. This commitment ultimately translates to authentic, compassionate care that goes the extra mile.
- Resident Covenant Fund
Through the generosity of our many donors, we proudly extend this time-honored program to financially supplement any elder who has out lived their resources through no fault of their own. You simply won’t find this same promise anywhere else in Walker County.
OFFERING THE FULL RANGE OF SENIOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES.
As a staff, we’re committed to making and maintaining Creekside as the best senior living community in Walker County. We offer Assisted Living for a simplified lifestyle, alongside Skilled Nursing and Memory Support, with all levels supported by Rehabilitation.
SERVING HUNTSVILLE FOR OVER 30 YEARS.
In 1985, we opened the Ella Smither Geriatric Center in Town Creek, which provided quality senior living to greater Huntsville for over a generation. In 2013, the redesign and complete renovation of Town Creek into Creekside marked an evolution in staffing into the ICARE program as well. Daily demonstration of an ICARE principle (integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence) drives each of us to provide better service, each day.
THE EDEN ALTERNATIVE®
The Eden Alternative® is an international, non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to creating quality of life for Elders and their care partners, wherever they may live.
Creekside is proud to have officially been certified in the Eden Alternative Registry, which honors those organizations deeply committed to transforming traditional models of care into person-directed approaches that put the individual first.