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Meridian Village

Meridian Village

Glen Carbon Illinois

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27 Auerbach Place
Glen Carbon, IL 62034

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Care for Your Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s
Right Here in Glen Carbon

What is Memory Care Assisted Living? It’s an opportunity for older adults with early to mid-stage cognitive disabilities to live with dignity and respect. And it’s a blessing for families of seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease.

With a focus on person-centered care, life in Meridian Village‘s Memory Care Assisted Living household is warm, comfortable, and above all, home. Here, caregivers follow the rhythms and preferences of each individual. Familiar surroundings and the opportunity to participate in the routines of daily life trigger memories, foster social interaction, and promote physical activity.

Find out how affordable peace of mind can be — call 618.288.3700 or e-mail us today!


Memory care assisted livingWhat We Offer

For family members living with Alzheimer’s, change can be more than just hard. It can be confusing, upsetting, and even damaging. That’s why Meridian Village introduced its memory care assisted living household.

Specially designed for seniors with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairments, we’re here to help them make the adjustment to life in a care center as comfortable as possible. Amid warm, inviting surroundings, our friendly staff members offer special programs designed to emphasize the familiar and reduce stress during this time of transition.

Here, your loved one can get the care he or she needs, with extra attention paid to the rhythms and preferences a person develops over the course of a lifetime. That’s the heart of our person-centered care philosophy — exceptional care customized to the tastes, preferences, and needs of the people who live here.


Services and Amenities

Located in Glen Carbon, IL 62034, our Memory Care 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 your loved one will be embraced in a caring community that fosters active living.

We offer:

  • Exceptional 24-hour care with onsite therapy
  • Consistent staffing helps to promote familiarity and a sense of stability
  • Three meals daily prepared in the heart of each household — the warm, inviting kitchen
  • Daily life focused on keeping residents engaged, ensuring social, spiritual, psychological, and physical well-being
  • Comfortable surroundings with controlled-access entrances, including an outdoor screened porch and a family-style dining room
  • Licensed nursing care as well as medication assistance
  • An urgent call system for when help is needed
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • 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
  • Beautiful countryside surroundings
  • Move-In Resources to assist your family 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 on-site chaplain and spiritual services

Physical, occupational, and speech therapies are available on-site through our REACH Wellness program. Personal care programs are available and tailored to meet each individual’s needs. Plus, our residents receive priority access to higher levels of care should their needs change.


retirement home Glen Carbon IllinoisOur 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.

Meridian VillageWe look forward to showing you our beautiful campus here in Glen Carbon. At Meridian Village, we’re more than a retirement home — we’re a community of close friends.


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The Lifestyle at
Meridian Village

What does a fulfilling lifestyle look like in Meridian Village’s memory care program? That depends on each individual we serve. We’re here to customize the care experience to suit every resident’s unique preferences.


Recreation at “The Village”

Our recreation team designs a unique and varied calendar of events each month, with an eye toward emphasizing the familiar and maintaining mental and physical activity.

There’s always something happening at Meridian Village, from exercise classes to discussion groups, from movies in the Living Room to bus rides off campus. And if you ever find something 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 our residents! In our memory care assisted living neighborhood, residents 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 attractions and medical facilities. Click below to see what Glen Carbon and its sister cities have to offer.


Welcome to Meridian Village




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.

Colleen Bottens
Executive Director


Our Staff

Colleen Bottens
Executive Director
ph 618.205.4216

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.

Chassity Kaiser, BSW, PSC
Administrator AL and RCF
ph 618.205.4355

Chassity joined Lutheran Senior Services in August 2013 as the Service Coordinator at Dunn Road Manor in Florissant, MO. After more than three years there, Chassity transitioned to Meridian Village as their Assisted Living and Memory Care Administrator where she focuses on helping Meridian Village residents live life to the fullest. Chassity attended the University of Missouri, St. Louis and obtained a Bachelor of Social Work in 2013. She is also a registered Professional Service Coordinator. Chassity currently lives in St. Louis with her son.

Sarah Burch
Administrator Care Center
ph 618.205.4201

Sarah Burch joined Meridian Village in April 2015 as the Assisted Living Memory Care Household Coordinator. She graduated from Drake University with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Services Management in 2011 and spent the first 4 years of her career as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in Iowa. Sarah grew up and currently resides in Granite City, Illinois with her husband Zach and two beautiful children.

Christina Bechel
Christina Bechel
Director of Nursing
ph 618.288.3700
Patty Hempen
Campus Activity Director
ph 618.205.4220

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
ph 618.205.4210

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.

Dawn Determan
Recreation Center Coordinator
ph 618.205.4375

Dawn Determan has been a health educator for over 10 years, having received her Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUe). She has been a part of the LSS team for over 3 years and enjoys the opportunities to champion successful aging at Meridian Village through Masterpiece Living. Other than her military service, Dawn has lived in Edwardsville her whole life. With her husband, she is enjoying their youngest daughter’s senior year in high school, and have two older children serving in the Air Force.

Terri Matheis
Senior Living Counselor
ph 618.205.4203

Terri Matheis is the Senior Living Counselor at Meridian Village. She holds a degree in Psychology and has been in real estate related fields for over 20 years: residential, commercial, and senior living. Terri has been with Lutheran Senior Services since August 2015. She lives in Glendale, Missouri with her pek-a-poo Marley and tabby cat Toby. She has four grown children, 3 boys and 1 girl. Her sons live nearby and her daughter lives in Chicago’s Old Towne. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and the ocean.

memory loss seniorsVolunteering:
Giving A Gift of Time

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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For More Information, Call...

Rebecca "Becky" Zimmer, CFRE
Director of Stewardship
ph 314.292.7546

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.

memory care assisted living Glen CarbonMoving In

Making the move to a senior living community is an investment in peace of mind. Each resident at Meridian Village gets priority access to higher levels of care as their needs change.

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Costs for memory care assisted living are assessed on a monthly basis. For specific pricing, contact our senior living counselor by calling 618.288.3700 or by email.

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