Our Stories

Our Stories

Maxine Kern

Retirement Community Resident

“After my husband passed away, our house and land was just too much to take care of and cost too much to maintain. When I came to Snyder Village, I thought now this was something I could handle.  The maintenance is taken care of for me.  It’s a very kind community and I feel safe here.  I look around and I’ve got it pretty nice.  The Lord’s been good to me.  I’ve got a lot to be thankful for.”

Al & Joan Minner

Retirement Community Resident

“We have the perfect lot. From the sunroom, we see the sunrise every morning. That is very inspiring. When we drove here, it felt like a neighborhood.

Everybody takes care of everybody. Living here, we couldn’t find a friendlier town than Metamora, IL.”

Al Wilson

Retirement Community Resident

“Coming to Snyder Village was the best decision my wife, Arbutus, and I ever made. First of all, it’s Christian. That’s #1. Our children like us here.

They don’t have to worry about us. Snyder Village takes care of everything… the mowing, they take care of the snow and do everything. I’m as free as I can be. And financially, I think it’s the most reasonable and is one of the best taken care of retirement communities.”

Rosie Alig

Retirement Community Resident

“I love it here! I love the freedom, especially the maintenance. I don’t have to mow the yard. Before I came to Snyder Village, I was tired of doing yard work and calling my son every time I needed something.”

Judie Arnold

Retirement Community Resident

“We’ve always been do-a-lot kind of people with a pretty full calendar. We didn’t move out here to sit and veg. We moved here so we can do everything we did before but not have so much work to do.”

Jerry Key

Retirement Community Resident

“When Janet passed away, everyone here was very supportive. Living here made it easier to cope and helped me get through the loneliness.”

Donna Roger

Family Member

“When Mom was 95, we knew she needed to be somewhere where she could get some help. She had three choices:  live with one of her children, move to Snyder Village, or have someone live with her 24/7. She chose Snyder Village.

For two years, she lived in an apartment there and got great care. It was absolutely wonderful! We couldn’t ask for better. After a stroke, she needed skilled care, and the staff at the Health Center was just awesome. The nurses are all really helpful and attentive. They always let me know of changes occurring. Everyone at Snyder Village is awesome – from the maintenance staff all the way to those who take care of the laundry… everyone is just so caring and helpful.”

Dave Mills

Health Center Resident

“I’d call it a home-like atmosphere. (The Health Center) is not like a hospital. It’s very clean and doesn’t smell. We often take part in the activities. We recently went on a fishing trip and will go on bus tours to view the leaves in the fall and the snow in the winter.”

Margaret Schertz

Formerly Assisted Living,
Currently Health Center Resident

“It’s as near to heaven as I’ll get. I get excellent care here. They take us anywhere we need to go, so that’s a plus. They take us any place in town, and they will take me to my doctor’s appointments. There’s always somebody to help you. That’s the wonderful part about Snyder Village.”

Marilyn Benedino

Family Member

“This is the best kept secret in the Metamora/Peoria area. My brother, Ken, used Snyder Village’s Home care, which is excellent, for a number of months and moved in to a cottage at Snyder Village in January 2020. Snyder made the move so easy for us. They work with a local mover who helped pack as we requested and Snyder Village helped with the moving cost. The cottage was all refurbished with new paint and carpet prior to moving in and their maintenance department was super-efficient.

Ken says the meals are home cooking style. He can eat at the Snyder Bistro and order from the menu or have meals delivered to his cottage which came in handy over the winter. Ken feels Snyder has made it easier to give up his home of 52 years, because he feels so safe at Snyder Village.

There are activities and entertainment available throughout the week if he chooses to participate. But most days he is just content with his private life in his cottage. Ken says it is the best move he could have made. His brother and I, who live up to 3 hours away, are so relieved. We know he is happy in a safe place and he has caring people to give him some help if needed.” 


Retirement Community Resident

“I first came to Snyder Village because it already felt like home.  I’m from Metamora and knew a lot of people in the area.  I like that Snyder Village provides help.  I’m not there yet, but I know there is Assisted Living and nursing care if I need it.”