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About Us - Our History

Presbyterian Village was born out of one man’s concern for the lack of retirement living in Arkansas. Sam Clippard was the visionary behind Presbyterian Village’s birth. Mr. Clippard presented his ideas to laymen and pastors of the Presbyterian churches in Little Rock and North Little Rock. In 1961 a 21-member board was formed that led to a June 1964 announcement that nine Southern Presbyterian Churches in the area would sponsor construction of Presbyterian Village in response to what was felt to be the churches responsibility to provide for the needs of the elderly.

Sam Clippard owned acreage on the corner of Rodney Parham and in 1963 he donated 5 ˝ acres for Presbyterian Village to be built on and as an architect he began to design the buildings. Members of the nine Presbyterian churches pledged $36,000 to furnish and equip the buildings and to create an operating fund. After several years of research, traveling the country, and many meetings, in 1965 the Lodge and apartments were the first buildings to open.

In 1970, over $150,000 was raised for the new health care center. The 78-bed facility was opened in 1972. Today the Village offers skilled nursing care as well as residential care. You will find independent living in the Lodge and one and two bedroom cottages.

Presbyterian Village is owned and operated by a nonprofit organization, Presbyterian Village, Inc., and is sponsored by eleven Presbyterian churches of the greater Little Rock metropolitan area. We are proud to have provided 45 years of housing and services to the community.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide comprehensive continuing care for older adults that promotes health, security, spiritual well being and happiness in a living environment that fosters personal dignity and independence with the help of qualified, caring staff.

Our Vision Statement

Our vision is to be a leader in providing affordable, superior quality care in housing, health care and services for the older adult population while offering a vibrant living environment where people thrive in all stages of life.

Our Values Statement

Community maintaining an environment that encompasses and fosters joy and humor together with opportunities for self-fulfillment, peace of mind and security for all who live and work here

Integrity in the performance of our mission – enabling Presbyterian Village to be the employer of choice and the trusted provider of services to older adults

Innovation continually adapting and changing in order to provide the highest quality service

Affordability striving to meet the needs of those in the community without regard to ability to pay – while recognizing the resources required to provide the level of care and service that we offer

Stewardship of our resources to ensure continued fiscal integrity

Quality providing professional, compassionate service and maintaining our living environments to ensure that they are both comfortable and visually pleasing

Outreach to reach beyond ourselves to the greater community

Holistic Care providing comprehensive continuing care within a Christian environment

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