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.
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
Paws With Purpose
Thanks to initial funding from The Zadeck Family, Paws With Purpose has been providing animal companionship to residents at The Glen. Visits from our therapy dogs entertain our residents, renew friendships, and encourage people to be more active and responsive. These visits can even offer a welcome distraction from pain and infirmity. The Glen’s therapy dogs assist in therapy exercises with the assistance of our talented therapy team in our onsite rehabilitation program.
Two of The Glen’s pet therapy animals were donated by ForestCreek Cavaliers. Both Bentley and Buttons have worked at The Glen for years, each bringing smiles to so many at The Glen and throughout the community.
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.
NOTICE: Due to COVID-19 guidelines, The Glen is restricted to visitors. This group will resume once restrictions are lifted.
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.
Our Management 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.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Human Resources
Director of Independent and Assisted Living at The Stiles Apartments and The Cottages
Administrator of Village Health Care
Board of Directors
Chairman of The Board
First Vice Chairman
Second Vice Chairman
BETSY V. BOZE, Ph.D.
KYLE S. DOBBINS
MARY JO KAYSER
CAROLYN A. TILLMAN
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.
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