Our Story

Looking back on 40 years of award-winning care in Lexington, KY.

Hope, Housing, & Healthcare

The vision for Sayre Christian Village began in 1972 as a group of 16 Christian ministers and Layman out of Kentucky felt led to develop a nonprofit retirement community that would provide continuous care in a Christian environment.

Today, Sayre Christian Village continues that vision serving Lexingtons’ elderly community on an award-winning, 27-acre campus dedicated to quality housing, rehabilitation, and long-term care reflecting Christian compassion for all.

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40 Years of Serving the Bluegrass

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1975

Our First Newsletter

First official publishing of the Benevolent Christian Outreach newsletter announcing the vision for the future of Sayre Christian Village.

1975

1980

First Original Illustration of SCV

The permanent site for SCV was moved to Wilson Downing Road.

1980

1980

$185,861 Donation to SCV Received

Broadway Christian Church has been a supporter from the beginning.

1980

1981

SCV Loan Approved

HUD loan approved on September 28, 2001 for Five Million Seventy-Six Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars.

1981

1982

Baunta Building Ground Breaking

Loan Approved! 1982

The Building of SCV Begins!

 
 
 
1982

1983

Phase One Completion of Baunta

Floor Plans- from Phase 1 of SCV due to be completed on March 1, 1983.

 
 
 
1983

1984

Nursing Home Opens

Welcome first residents

 
 
1984

1986

Phase Three of Building Approved

Plans for Friendship Towers are Underway

1986

1987

Friendship Towers is Open to Serve

The campus continues to grow.

1987

1990

Friendship Towers at Full Capacity

 ”Now Leasing” sign taken down.

1990

1990

Donations needed for land

$145,000 Needed

1990

1991

91’ Auxiliary Membership

Churches across the region built the volunteer network of Auxiliary Membership.

1991

1998

Moberly Manor Expansion Open House

200 + Friends Gather For The New Million Dollar Expansion

1998

2008

Forest View Affordable Housing

Construction Begins out of Need for More Affordable Housing for Older Adults.

2008

2010

Mobly Manor has big news

Expansion is on the way!

2010

2013

Moberly Manor becomes the Healthcare Center

Outpatient Therapy, Life Enrichment Center, and Occupational Rehab Wing added

2013

2019

Friendship Towers Expansion Groundbreaking

Long-time residents, leadership team, Board Members, Mayor Linda Gorton, and local representatives 'dig' the first hole.

 

2019

2020

New Amenities for Assisted & Independent Living Residents start to take shape

The COVID pandemic slowed construction and the supply chain down, but the new dining room, kitchen, lounges, and more were taking shape!

 

2020

2021

Friendship Towers Expansion Ribbon Cutting

CEO Karen Venis gave remarks to a crowd that spilled out into the common spaces. All wanted to hear about the "Little Village That Could" and the new apartments and amenities.

 

Friendship Towers Expansion Ribbon Cutting

2021

2021

New Assisted Living Memory Care service level was created

The entire 3rd floor of Friendship Towers was overhauled and converted into a beautiful and secure Memory Care Community boasting full-size apartments.

 

New Assisted Living Memory Care

2021

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