Our Mission

The Glen is a not-for-profit Life Plan Community (LPC) located in Shreveport. Our mission is to enrich the lives of older people through housing, healthcare, and services. This mission is accomplished by dedicated community volunteers and compassionate professionals with commitment, vision, and leadership.

Our Campus

There’s a peaceful, pastoral beauty here, a little oasis in the midst of the city.

With 53 acres, you’ll find the stream that wends its way through the campus a refreshing part of the natural beauty here. And yet, you’re close to the cultural amenities of the northwest Louisiana area.

Enjoy the serenity and privacy of The Glen’s campus, but feel connected as a vital member of the local community.

Community Outreach Programs

Caregivers Memory Loss Support

The Caregivers Memory-Loss Support Group

The group gathers on the first Thursday of each month to share stories, provide comfort, and benefit from education to further their knowledge and their ability to care for their loved ones. Caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related illnesses is difficult, and this compassionate gathering provides relief in the form of fellowship and education.

For more information, contact Sarah Crawford at 318-798-3500 or email [email protected].

Our History

The Glen History

The Glen has a rich history in the local community. In 1890, Miss Mary Files dreamed of providing a permanent home for the homeless, elderly women of Shreveport. She passed away before she reached her goal, but she left a donation behind to help it become a reality.

In 1898, her two sisters, Miss Dick Files and Mrs. Rhoda Files Hunter, realized Mary’s dream. Together, they formed the “Home for the Homeless,” with a Board of Directors that continues to serve as a governing body.

The Glen has preserved the mission and vision of its predecessors while expanding support services and community outreach programs.

“The History of The Glen, 1898-1998” written by Dr. Ann Mathison McLaurin, is an in-depth look at the first 100 years of The Glen. It is available for purchase in The Village General Store, accessible via our main entrance at 403 East Flournoy Lucas Road, Shreveport, LA 71115.

“The History of The Glen, 1898-1998”

written by Dr. Ann Mathison McLaurin, is an in-depth look at the first 100 years of The Glen. It is available for purchase in The Village General Store and Gift Shop, accessible via our main entrance at 403 East Flournoy Lucas Road, Shreveport, LA 71115.

Leadership

Our Leadership Team and Board of Directors work diligently to manage the daily operations of The Glen. The team sets goals and plans to ensure that The Glen remains a leader in the senior living industry, plays a vital part in the local community, and honors its rich history.

Leadership Team

DEBRA WILLIAMS
President & Chief Executive Officer

DEE BURNS
Controller

TAMMY WEAVER
Director of Sales/Marketing

MICHELLE GREER
Director of Clinical Operations/Administrator of Village Health Care

CYNTHIA REESE
Director of Stiles Assisted and Independent Living & The Cottages

JESSI DODSON
Manager of Redbrook Independent Living

SARA WELLS
Director of Human Resources

TONY BLESSING
Director of Facility Operations

DAVID MCCLAIN
Director of Culinary Services

OMAR SARAVIA
Information Technology Director

Board of Directors

2023-2024 OFFICERS

MARLA SIMMONS
Chair of The Board

MARTI WESTMORELAND
First Vice Chair

MIKE WHITTENBARGER
Second Vice Chair

MARISSA HILL
Secretary

BARBARA TERRY
Treasurer

2023-2024 DIRECTORS

Gayle Flowers, Ed.D.
Jeanne Fuller
Sandra McCalla, Ed.D.
Cheryl McGowen
Allison Washington
JoAnn Williams

Shreveport

Discover Shreveport

Better known as Louisiana’s Other Side, Shreveport-Bossier City is home to outstanding restaurants, world-class casinos, musical and arts festivals, plus plentiful shopping and recreation. The cities are home to Barksdale Air Force Base, Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, several hospitals/health care systems, including LSU Health Shreveport, the Strand Theatre, artspace, the Shreveport Symphony and many other attractions.

To learn more about Shreveport, visit: 

Shreveport Bossier Travel

Shreveport Chamber of Commerce

Bossier Chamber of Commerce

Barksdale Air Force Base

Overton Brooks VA Medical Center

LSU Health Shreveport

The Strand Theatre

Shreveport Symphony

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