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 to stroll, 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

Grandmother kissing a dog

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.

The Glen is proud to share this program with other organizations such as Shriners Hospital, Grace Home, University Hospital, CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier, Holy Angels, Eighty-First Street Early Childhood Education Center, Northwest Louisiana Veteran’s Home, and Gingerbread House Bossier/Shreveport Children’s Advocacy Center.

For more Information, please contact Debbie Cowen at 318-798-3500 or dcowen@theglensystem.org.

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 Lydia Earhart at 318-798-3500 or email info@theglen.org.

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 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.

Management Team

DEBRA WILLIAMS
President & Chief Executive Officer

MARIE DAVIS
Chief Financial Officer

SUSAN SKINNER
Director of Human Resources

CYNTHIA REESE
Director of Independent and Assisted Living at The Stiles Apartments and The Cottages

MICHELLE GREER
Administrator of Village Health Care

Board of Directors

2019-2020 OFFICERS

RHONDA ANGLIN
Chairman of The Board

CONNIE POSNER
First Vice Chairman

SUSAN ADAMS
Second Vice Chairman

MARTI WESTMORELAND
Secretary

SYLVIA ADAMS
Treasurer

2019-2020 DIRECTORS

NANETTE BEACH
ELLI BLAYLOCK
BETSY V. BOZE, Ph.D.
LINDA BUNDRICK
ANN CONRAD-FALTER
KYLE S. DOBBINS
MARISSA HILL
VIRGINIA ISRAEL
MARY JO KAYSER
MARLA SIMMONS
CAROLYN A. TILLMAN
DIANNE WINNINGHAM

The Glen Board of Directors
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