Skip to main content

Swiss Village Retirement Community is a not-for-profit corporation, committed to providing affordable retirement living facilities in a Christian environment with services that enhance life with dignity, meaning and appropriate care for the senior adults from the surrounding community without regard to race, religion, sex or handicap. As the area’s premier continuing care retirement community, Swiss Village remains committed to providing the highest quality of services and facilities to meet the growing needs and desires of older adults.

Situated on 185 acres of beautifully landscaped and gently rolling land, residents are free to experience a peaceful, rural setting, surrounded by five ponds and walking paths. Picturesque views can be found at Swiss Village each season of the year.

Enjoy small town living with all of the comforts of home. Swiss Village offers residents a full range of accommodations including independent living duplexes and apartments, residential/assisted living apartments, healthcare, dementia care, and private short-term rehab suites. Diverse programming, such as a state-of-the-art wellness center, therapy services, intergenerational programming, and daily recreational activities, encourages individuals to engage life. An on-site banking center, boutique, hair salon, computer lab, library, woodworking shop, craft classes, can be enjoyed by Residents of Swiss Village.

Swiss Village Mission Statement:

Swiss Village Retirement Community is a not-for-profit corporation committed to providing quality services and affordable facilities in a Christian environment that enhances life with dignity, meaning, and opportunities for growth. Swiss Village does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or handicaps.

Swiss Village Vision Statement:

To be an organization that provides innovative services and facilities that enables people to live to their potential.


The idea of a home for senior citizens was first conceived in 1963 when a bequest designated for this purpose was received by the First Mennonite Church from the Eli A. Habegger Estate. The official body of the church appointed a committee to make a thorough study of the needs in our community, to estimate the number of persons in the retired age group, and to evaluate the availability of retirement and healthcare facilities in the general area of Berne. In the following year, 1964, further impetus to the cause was given when Mrs. O.F. (Lucy) Gilliom and the A.M. Stahly family made a very generous gift for this same purpose. Mrs. Gilliom desired that such a facility should have  broader coverage than only one church and suggested that it be made available to anyone regardless of race, creed, or color. Through this substantial contribution, people were challenged, an organization was formed, and many responded to the cause with gifts of cash and property. Swiss Village truly became a community project. In May of 1968, Swiss Village opened its doors to the first residents. Today, Swiss Village now serves as a continuing care retirement community offering Duplex Homes, Independent Living Apartments, Residential Living, Assisted Living, Healthcare, Memory Care, and Short Term Rehabilitation.

Board of Directors

Tom Muselman

Vice Chair
Kent Liechty

Nancy Subler

Larry Zurcher

Board Members
Dave Burson
Bertie Lehman
Matt Lehman
Greg Meyer