Methodist Senior Services (MSS) is proud to announce that all of its 12 state-wide campuses are Tobacco-Free. The transition began November 21, 2013, and became fully effective November 20, 2014, both dates coinciding with the Great American Smokeout coordinated by the American Cancer Society.
As part of the MSS ministry to provide life-enriching services, Methodist Senior Services is dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of its residents, employees, and visitors. MSS is committed to improving the health of the workplace and those MSS serves each day. By making these campuses tobacco-free, MSS is addressing one of the top health risks facing Americans today. "A tobacco-free environment is a healthier environment," said Steve McAlilly, President/CEO of Methodist Senior Services. "We value our communities," added Stan Maynard, Executive Director of Trinity Place Community in Columbus, Mississippi, one of MSS' twelve retirement communities. "The implementation of this policy allows us to enhance the health and well-being of our residents and staff."
MSS' transition to a tobacco-free environment began November 21, 2013 on the Great American Smokeout Day. MSS is proud to join with other health and residential care providers throughout the nation who have created a tobacco-free environment for the benefit of those who live at, work at, and visit our campuses. MSS has helped identify educational resources for tobacco management and cessation for both residents and employees.