Glen Carbon’s Choice for Exceptional
Service in Assisted Living
Assisted Living at Meridian Village is the perfect choice for people who love living life to the fullest, but who need a little extra help to maintain their independence.
Choose a companion suite, studio, one- or two-bedroom apartment and pair it with your own individualized plan for person-centered care, including personal care assistance, medication management, weekly housekeeping, and regular exercise programs.
Find out how affordable peace of mind can be — call 618.288.3700 or e-mail us today!
Over the years, the residents and staff at our assisted living neighborhood have come together to form a unique, closeknit culture within Meridian Village, born out of the tastes and needs of the people who live here.
That’s what our person-centered approach to care is all about. Here, older adults can continue to live their lives their way, while still getting the additional help they need. Our program is customized to suit each individual’s preferences that they’ve developed over the course of a lifetime.
In short, assisted living at Meridian Village is more than senior living; it’s an extended family.
Services and Amenities
Located in Glen Carbon, IL 62034, our assisted living apartments offer all the comforts of home, plus so much more. Our surroundings are charming and graceful with exceptional dining and amenities. Perhaps the best comfort comes from knowing that you or your loved one will be embraced in a caring community that fosters active living.
- Assistance with activities of daily living and medication assistance and administration
- An onsite Senior Fitness Specialist as well as onsite therapy
- Diverse social, cultural and educational services year round
- A sense of community and friendship for active senior living
- Onsite health care services with a wide range of options for mind, body and soul
- Full service building, grounds and appliance maintenance
- Exceptional housekeeping service
- A Community Center with regularly scheduled activities for many different interests
- Many utility costs included
- Superb dining services with options to fit Your lifestyle
- Beautiful countryside surroundings
- Move-In Resources to assist you with the moving process
- A Veterans Affairs Office on site as well as transportation services, a beauty shop, and a barber shop
- A faith-inspired community with an onsite chaplain and spiritual services
For your comfort and convenience, physical, occupational, and speech therapies are available on-site through our REACH Wellness program. Personal care programs are available and tailored to meet your individual needs. Plus, you’ll receive priority access to higher levels of care should your needs change.
Our Promise To You
As part of Lutheran Senior Services, Meridian Village is backed by one of the largest, most financially stable not-for-profit senior care networks in the country. With a 150-year tradition of excellence, we set out to create the highest quality Continuing Care Retirement Communities possible, with a full array of personalized features to customize the retirement living experience for each person.
Below, you’ll find two samples of our floorplans. You can choose between our studio, deluxe studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments.
What does a fulfilling lifestyle look like at Meridian Village? What do you want it to look like?
When you choose Meridian Village, you’re making a choice to preserve your independence. Here, our caring staff can offer you the personal assistance you need so you can continue to pursue all the things you love.
Plus, we take care of the housekeeping, cooking, grounds, and property maintenance. In short, when you let us take care of the things you have to do, it frees you to do all the things you want to do!
Recreation at “The Village”
Our recreation team designs a unique and varied calendar of events each and every month, with an eye toward helping you expand your horizons socially, culturally, spiritually, and educationally.
There’s always something happening at Meridian Village, from exercise classes in the pool to discussion groups in the Chapel, from movie nights in the Media Room to shopping trips off campus. And if there’s ever something you want to do that’s not on the calendar, let us know! We’re always looking for new ideas.
Dining at “The Village”
One of the most popular features of life at Meridian Village is our fabulous on-site dining. Our attentive dining services staff is always ready to assist you! Residents in our assisted living apartments can enjoy three meals a day in our beautifully appointed dining room, with meal plans included in their service fee.
Plenty of Fun Just Around the Corner
Located in the heart of Glen Carbon, Illinois, Meridian Village is just a short drive from everywhere. Glen Carbon and its neighboring communities offer a wealth of cultural attractions, dining, shopping, golf, and medical facilities. Click below to see what Glen Carbon and its sister cities have to offer.
Greetings from our family here at Meridian Village!
It's so easy to get to know your neighbors here. Whether you're taking part in one of our many leisure events, enjoying dinner in our top-rated dining room, or just walking down the hall, new friends have a way of presenting themselves every time you open your door.
Here, you can be as busy as you want to be. Swim in our heated pool. Relax in our hot tub. Attend one of our fitness classes. Explore our library. Go on one of our many day trips. Join a Wii contest. Or just enjoy a quiet night in with family or friends. The possibilities are endless!
We invite you to come visit us at Meridian Village, where our residents aren't our top priority--they're our ONLY priority.
The Executive Director for Meridian Village, Colleen Bottens, brings over 20 years of experience working with seniors in various settings. Colleen began her career as a caregiver and has most recently served as an executive director for CCRC and assisted living communities in the Chicago area. She holds a degree in social work from Governors State University in Illinois.
Senior Living Counselor
Kelli joined Lutheran Senior Services in April 2011 and is one of two Senior Living Counselors for Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care Assisted Living at Meridian Village. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Missouri State University and worked in the new home industry for over six years before joining LSS. Kelli and her husband Jacob have two sons together and live in St. Charles, MO. They enjoy being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family.
Senior Living Counselor
Julie Jones joined Lutheran Senior Services in September 2012 and is one of two Senior Living Counselors who helps future residents move into Independent Living, Assisted Living, or Memory Care Assisted Living. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Southeast Missouri State University and worked in the new home industry for over 12 years before transitioning into senior living. Julie is a long time resident of the St. Louis area and enjoys spending time with her two children and husband.
Director of Nursing
Meridian Village's Director of Nursing Melody Terry brings nearly 20 years' experience to her position, including a mix of acute care and long-term care. She briefly served with Air Evac as a flight nurse. A mother of five and a grandmother of three, Melody spends her spare time riding motorcycles and working with her church's prison ministry program.
Campus Activity Director
Patty has been serving residents in Glen Carbon, Illinois, since February 2012 when she joined the team at Meridian Village. She comes to LSS with over 30 years of experience in activities in the Long Term Care setting. Patty lives in Carlyle, Illinois, with her husband Ken. They have three daughters and nine grandchildren. She enjoys her family, golfing, swimming, and traveling.
Rev. Brad Thomas received a Masters of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary. He served for a year at Laclede Groves as a vicar/chaplain intern, where he received CPE training and experience ministering to the LSS staff and residents. Brad received a master’s degree from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and worked for Western Printing Machinery Company for twelve years, eventually as Vice President of Business Development. Brad is married to Susan. They have a son, Benjamin, and a dog, Henry.
Director of Dining Services
The Director of Dining Services for Meridian Village, Lisa McMurray has over 30 years in the dining industry. She began her career with Meridian Village when the community opened in the fall of 1999. Her passion is working with food and making dining services as perfect as she can for the residents. An Edwardsville native, Lisa has three grown children and enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and supporting her local sports teams.
Administrator, Meridian Village Care Center
Drew joined Lutheran Senior Services in June 2011 as an Administrative Intern at Breeze Park in St. Charles, MO. He moved to Jefferson City and joined Heisinger Bluffs & St. Joseph's Bluffs in April 2012 as their Administrator in Training. In April 2013, Drew was named the Care Center Administrator for the Heisinger Bluffs campus, and later became the Administrator for St. Joseph's Bluffs. In 2015, Drew joined Meridian Village as their Care Center Administrator. Drew attended the University of Missouri and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2009 and earned a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration in 2013. Drew currently lives in St. Louis with his wife Ashley and daughter Morgan.
At Meridian Village, service-minded individuals find many opportunities to give of their time and talents. We match each volunteer with residents and their families depending upon skills, interests, and availability.
Volunteering can include any number of activities, including:
- Clerical work
- Assistance with resident activities
- Support for special events and fundraisers
If you are interested in volunteering at Meridian Village, click here to email our volunteer coordinator.
Giving a Gift of Treasure
Our parent organization, Lutheran Senior Services, is a not-for-profit organization built on financial stability and sound stewardship. We invite you to support us in our mission of service by making a gift through the LSS Living Foundation.
Your help will advance our Christian mission of honoring and cherishing those we serve. Your gift will be used to directly help older adults living life to the fullest.
So make your legacy part of the Lutheran Senior Services legacy - give today or contact our stewardship director for free and confidential advice about how your gift can help others.
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Director of Stewardship
Becky comes to Meridian Village with over 20 years of experience in Christian stewardship and planned giving with retirement communities. As we all live longer, the challenge to meet our personal and financial goals in serving self, family and others becomes more challenging. Becky can be a valuable resource in planning a gift that will benefit you today and others beyond your lifetime. Currently Becky is a member of the Board of Trustees for the St. Louis Planned Giving Council and co-chairs the Legacy Leadership Conference on Building Philanthropic Partnerships.
Making the move to a senior living community is an investment in your own peace of mind. When you become a resident at Meridian Village, you get priority access to higher levels of care should your needs change.
Costs for assisted senior living are assessed on a monthly basis. For specific pricing, contact our seniorliving counselor by calling 618.288.3700 or by email.
LSS Move-In Resources
Lutheran Senior Services offers a host of resources to make the move to Meridian Village as smooth and carefree as possible. Through the LSS Move-In Resources service, you can find help to organize, rightsize, move, and enjoy!
Our Move-In Resources service can provide…
- Help with managing the home sale process.
- Assistance with transforming a new space so it becomes home.
- Advice on what to take, sell, or give away.
- Preapproved resources to help make the transition easy.
To learn more, contact our senior living counselor by calling 618.288.3700 or by email.