About Mathison Retirement Community

A Place for Happy, Healthy Seniors to Thrive

Mathison Retirement Community opened in 2000, named in honor of Dr. Si Mathison and his family. With amenities such as a tennis court, swimming pool, chapel, game room, spacious living rooms, and a lovely dining room, there is not a comparable home anywhere in northwest Florida. In 2011, a portion of the building was converted into Memory Lane, a memory care unit, to care for persons with mild to moderate dementia. Mathison is part of Methodist Homes of Alabama & Northwest Florida, a network of retirement and health care communities.

Mathison Retirement Community

3637 W Highway 390 Panama City, FL 32405


Methodist Homes of Alabama & Northwest Florida Had Its Beginnings in 1956.

Founded as a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of God’s “older children” by providing safe, affordable housing and healthcare in Alabama and Northwest Florida, we were originally known as Methodist Home for the Aging. Since then, Methodist Homes has become one of Alabama’s largest integrated wellness and health networks for people 62 years of age or older.

Affiliated with the North Alabama and Alabama-West Florida Conferences, our stable nonprofit organization is a respected innovator in senior housing and care.

We create loving, life-enriching, spiritually based communities that serve older adults and provide peace of mind for their loved ones. Within our walls, we are resident-focused, anticipating and meeting their needs. Beyond our walls, we reach out to the community with our knowledge and skills.

Today, Methodist Homes has grown to include thirteen retirement communities in nine cities, providing a home to more than 1,300 people at a critical time in their lives. Our communities provide a breadth of services including independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation, long-term nursing care, Alzheimer’s/dementia care and affordable housing. Whatever your needs, you are sure to find a Methodist Homes community to fit both your lifestyle and your budget.

A resident and her child at Mathison Retirement Community in Panama City, Florida.

Our Mission

The mission of Methodist Homes is to enrich the lives of older adults and all those who serve them in faith-based communities, where life is celebrated, relationships are valued, teamwork is embraced, service excellence is expected, and the touch of God’s love is ever-present and ageless.

Our Vision

Methodist Homes aspires to be a national leader in shaping the culture of aging by enriching the lives of older adults and all those who serve them through innovative and life-affirming, faith-based community services.

Our Core Values

  • Faith – Guides, strengthens and unites
  • Integrity – Honesty, trust, ethical behavior
  • Respect – Sensitivity, listening and embracing diversity
  • Teamwork – Modeling teamwork, expecting teamwork, recruiting team players
  • Excellence – Striving to rise from good to great, good is never good enough
  • Joy – Investing in that which brings satisfaction, pride and joy
  • Innovation – Finding new ways to create value for customers
  • Social Responsibility – Producing benefits to society

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