In 2010, ACTS completed an affiliation with Peninsula United
Methodist Homes (PUMH) and Heron Point of Chestertown, thereby
assuming management and operation of four Christian retirement
communities in Delaware and Maryland.
PUMH was founded in 1954 by Rev. George H. Pigueron, Jr., a
Methodist minister who recognized the need to provide secure
residential United Methodist retirement communities for the older
adults in his congregation. His vision blossomed and in the years
that followed, PUMH emerged as a pioneer in providing outstanding
retirement living and senior housing, setting the standard for an
industry that has since grown tremendously.
Methodist Country House in Greenville was
established as the first continuing care retirement community in
Delaware, built in 1960.
Methodist Manor House opened in 1966 in
Seaford. It is also home to the first Alzheimer's wing in Southern
Delaware and the first fully integrated on-site wellness center to
serve both residents and the larger community.
Cokesbury Village - United Methodist retirement communities
Cokesbury Village in Hockessin welcomed
its first residents in 1978 to a contemporary campus. The first
Alzheimer's care unit in Delaware was opened here in 1985.
Heron Point in Chestertown, Maryland was
built in 1991. It was managed by PUMH, Inc. and owned by PUMH of
Maryland, Inc. Its location on the shores of the Chester River and
adjacent to historic Chestertown made it PUMH's first destination
United Methodist retirement community.