Our Story

Read more about our long-standing traditions and standards in our story.

Our Philosophy

Learn more about Franklin United Methodist Community and what makes our philosophy unique to your family’s needs.

Our People

Our staff will serve you in a manner that offers kindness, respect, and integrity. Click here to learn more about these dedicated staff members.


If you would like to read how others have enjoyed our community, see their personal testimonials here.

Our Story

Our legacy dates back to 1929 when a group of concerned board members decided there was a need for a place to care for older adults during their retirement years. After many years, many plans, and a long search, several leaders from Johnson County made it possible to build a home in Franklin, Indiana. The doors opened in 1957 as the Methodist Home and 60 years later, Franklin United Methodist Community has evolved to include Residential services, like Independent and Assisted Living, Comprehensive services, such as, Long Term Care, Memory Care and Skilled Rehabilitation. FUMC has had the privilege of serving thousands of residents, neighbors, and families.

Carrying out the mission to provide a retirement experience filled with well-being and wholeness, FUMC is the 7th largest not-for-profit single campus senior living organization in the US and employs over 450 staff members.


With a remarkable history of service in the greater Franklin community, we are still committed to providing our residents a place to call home, security knowing they are safe and well cared for, and many options to plan for the future.

What Makes Us Different

Senior Living options are being built by the dozens all across America. Nearly every town in every city has some sort of facility that caters to senior living. However, only a few senior communities offer a progression of care and services for residents who may need future care, but never want to move again. Different situations require different services and different levels of care, yet we all want to be independent. Our residents thrive in an environment marked by independence, choices, and security.

Our Philosophy

At Franklin United Methodist Community, we believe your second act in life should be as rewarding as your first act. Maybe even an Encore! We’ve created an environment that allows our residents a lifestyle filled with well-being and wholeness.

Our People

With just under 350 employees and nearly 200 volunteers, our staff continues to epitomize service everyday! You can have peace of mind knowing that our community is managed by an experienced, knowledgeable, and approachable team.

Are you interested in joining our team? Learn more here…


“My mother and father-in-law lived at the Community for many years. They experienced many of the levels of care that were available. The staff treated them like family. Many staff members have been employed here for over 20 years! It is obvious that this is more than a “job” for them. I can truly say that the happiest years of my mother-in-law’s life were spent at FUMC. The communication between FUMC and my family was helpful and considerate. I am happy to recommend FUMC.”

– Margie Fendley, daughter-in-law of residents

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Community News – Meet our Resident

We would like you to meet one of our residents, Carol Chappel. Here's some interesting information about her and her history with FUMC! Where did you live prior to moving to FUMC? "Southbrook Addition - Franklin, Indiana"  How long have you lived at FUMC? "June of ‘89...

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Wellness Weekly – At Your Service!

If you have not given them much thought lately, you can be proud of your FUMC staff members! This past week, they juggled the stresses and challenges of their normal duties under the scrutiny of State surveyors, in addition to battling rising floodwaters that...

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Welcome to our community.

Franklin United Methodist Community opened its doors in 1957 as a continuing care retirement community that provides a variety of living options and care choices for retired persons. The long-standing traditions and standards of the United Methodist Church remain a part of our community; however residency is open to persons of all faiths and denominations. We stand committed as a non-profit, faith-based organization willing to serve the needs of our community.