Welcome to United Methodist Retirement Center
A Commitment to Excellence — An Expression of Faith
Founded in 1909, the not-for-profit 501(c)(3) United Methodist Retirement Center (UMRC) in Salem, Oregon, has shared more than a century of compassion and commitment to serving the needs of older persons. UMRC is a place where life-enriching services are provided to people of all faiths and beliefs. Independence is supported here and people are treated with dignity and respect. UMRC is a community where people come to live, and where gifts of time and self are appreciated and valued. The United Methodist Retirement Center is not a "home," rather it is home.
Whether residents want to stroll the rose garden, work in the community vegetable garden, sit and watch the creek flow through our beautiful backyard, feed the ducks and geese, or attend one of the many parties or other activities, a myriad of choices await at United Methodist Retirement Center. Welcome!
The three communities operated by United Methodist Retirement Center — Willson House Residential Care (assisted living), Jason Lee Manor (HUD Section 8 rental assistance program), and the Child Development Center — all share a campus near Center and 17th in downtown Salem. The campus is within walking distance of the State Capitol and Willamette University. It is served by the Salem Cherriots bus line, and can be reached easily from Interstate 5.