What drew you to Asbury?
Jim: I have lived in Montgomery County since
childhood and been involved with Asbury since the
1980’s. I was their legal counsel and our law firm
represented Asbury on land use and zoning, among
other things, which helped transform Asbury from a
128-acre farm with just an administration building
to the thriving senior living community it is today. I
remained their legal counsel and served on the board
for a number of years. I was always impressed with
the way leadership conducted themselves, making
decisions in the best interests of their residents and
planning for the long run. Mayda and I decided that
Asbury would be a great place to live and give us the
flexibility to age the way we want. In 2013 we moved
into Asbury’s Courtyard Homes even though we still
practice law part-time.
Why do you think Asbury is a good choice for
Jim: Asbury is a community that attracts smart, active
people who are leaders in a variety of professions. I
think many of us chose Asbury because it’s a place
we can enjoy our “senior status” but keep involved in
what we think is important.
Mayda: I’ve given a lot to the community through
my work, but I’d like to do more things for myself
and my family. The Asbury lifestyle helps me do that.
You have so many things to choose from, plus it’s a
beautiful campus and a nice place to be.
Jim: Asbury offers so many opportunities to “get
into life” and participate in the resident-run Keese
School for Continuing Education, countless activities,
events and more. We’re always asking, “What am I
going to get into next?” We also know we’re in a place
that really cares about us.
Jim Thompson and
ASBURY RESIDENTS, WORKING
ASBURY METHODIST VILLAGE
201 Russell Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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