A History of Nursing Home Care

Rooted In Faith, Family

Our founder George B. Showalter was a businessman, innovator and man of faith. George set aside a portion of his estate for the purpose of providing assisted living and nursing home care in a faith-based retirement setting. A man ahead of the times, it was 30 years later that Mark (M.C.) Showalter was elected chairman of the Virginia Mennonite Home Corp. to see his father’s vision realized.

George’s vision to help others age well in a faith-based assisted living and nursing community came to fruition with the Virginia Mennonite Home. Today, we honor our origins as a Christ-centered organization rooted in Anabaptist traditions while welcoming persons of all faiths, backgrounds and beliefs. More on Spiritual Life at VMRC.

VMRC was voted as a finalist for the Best Retirement Community, Best Assisted Living, and Best Nursing Home in 2023 by the readers of the Daily News-Record. Listeners of the Harrisonburg Radio Group voted VMRC as a finalist for the Shenandoah Valley Best Retirement Community in 2023 and 2022. In addition, our community received Virginia Living magazine’s Bestof Virginia recognition for 2023