Our History

About Meadowood's History

Bringing Our Mission to Life

The vision for Meadowood Community began in 1982, when Bill and Sylvia Strasburg formed a nonprofit board to create a retirement community on the property of Malcolm and Blanche Schweiker, parents of former Senator and U.S. Cabinet member Richard Schweiker. The project was further developed by Schweiker’s sister Sylvia and her husband, newspaper publisher William E. Strasburg, who now call Meadowood home.

Meadowood was founded based on a three-legged stool philosophy, which means our residents, board and management all play an important role in making decisions that shape and enrich our community. Since opening our doors in 1988, members of our team have worked together to create one of the region’s finest continuing care retirement communities. We have enhanced our beautiful “green” campus with West Hill carriage homes and a newly renovated Health Center – including an expanded weight room and strength training program – to continue empowering seniors with independence, life enrichment and quality choices.