About Us


SEM stands for Southeastern Ecumenical Ministry, a non-profit organization formed in 1967 by leaders from area churches. They were particularly concerned with community development, justice and human need. One of the task forces formed was Housing for the Aged. Out of this task force has grown a wonderful retirement community of 5 freestanding facilities to provide many levels of care to meet the changing needs of individuals in our neighborhood.

SEM Manor, SEM Laurels, SEM Terrace and SEM Villa provide retirement housing from apartments to congregate living (senior living with meals). SEM Haven completes the continuum of care with Assisted Living, Short-Term rehab, Alzheimer’s/Memory Care, and Nursing Care.

SEM Haven opened in 1980 with the purpose to provide nursing services for 100 elders. In 1989 we expanded to include 25 Assisted Living residents to our family. Our addition in 1996 resulted in our wonderful Gathering room, Therapy room, and Reception areas. Another major construction and renovation project was completed in 2007 that greatly improved resident personal space and quality of life. This included dedicated “households” for short-term rehab and Alzheimer’s/Memory care. In 2011 we added 8 room Hickory Cottage, Assisted Living memory care.

In 2018 we completed another major construction and renovation project. Sem Haven rehab is now state - of - the art with a capacity of 14 private rooms. Canfield Court is our nursing level memory care household, home for 19 elders. Willow Way is Assisted Living memory care for 9 elders.


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