The Gables’ owners, Rutland Regional Medical Center and the John Russell family, first came together in 1993 to build The Meadows, our areas first assisted living residence. Their goal was to provide a positive, dignified, less costly alternative to nursing home care: A place where older people could enjoy exceptional amenities, opportunities to interact with other seniors, and access to around-the-clock support.
Visitors to the beautiful, 37-acre property would frequently express how they wished they could live in a worry-free community like The Meadows—but that they did not need the hands-on care associated with an assisted living facility. They were seeking an independent living community that would take away the burdens of home ownership, provide services in the areas of dining, housekeeping, maintenance, transportation and wellness, and increase their socialization. Since there was no retirement community like this in the area, The Gables was soon conceived to fill this need.
The Gables opened in 2002 to much community excitement and fanfare. All 40 apartments were quickly filled, and a second phase of construction soon added another 22 residences. The combination of spacious living accommodations, comfortable spaces to meet and relax, picturesque grounds, ample amenities, affordability, and friendly staff has made The Gables a sought after property. Together, The Gables and The Meadows have become this region’s premier aging-in-place retirement community