Methodist Senior Services
Traceway Retirement Community in Tupelo, MS has been "Serving Older Adults in the Spirit of Christian Love" for over 40 years
Located in Tupelo in the northeast corner of Mississippi, Traceway Retirement Community has been meeting the needs of older adults for nearly 50 years. 
Traceway Retirement Community offers four levels of Elder care on one campus with a single mission: serving older adults in the spirit of Christian love. With an understanding that lifestyle and health care needs change over time, Traceway is able to seamlessly meet those needs.
Almost 400 residents enjoy life on the Traceway Retirement Community campus where a continuum of care strives to meet the changing needs of each resident. Whether you are looking for independent living in our affordable cottages and apartments; or you are seeking dignified, active assisted living; or you need skilled care provided in our Green House long-term care homes, you have the confidence of knowing that your needs will be met with the same level of care and quality. 
Additionally, Traceway now offers Short-Term Rehabilitation Services in a newly-renovated facility with a state-of-the-art therapy gym and highly-trained therapy staff.
No matter your living choice, Traceway is a home where older adults can learn, grow, and thrive. We are dedicated to providing attractive, affordable housing for older adults in Northeast Mississippi. Elders will always find a warm, comfortable, and caring environment throughout our campus and among our staff.
In addition to serving older adults in residential care, Traceway also is home to Meals on Wheels

Contact Us

Traceway Retirement Community
2800 West Main Street
Tupelo, MS 38801
phone: (662) 844-1441
fax: (662) 840-3802
Jon Stirewalt
Executive Director, Traceway
Dawn Steinman
Director of Retirement Living
Sandy Grimm, RN
Resident Services Coordinator - Mitchell Center


Housing Options

Cottage Living

There are 47 Cottages on the Traceway campus providing independence and security in a spacious, home setting. Residents enjoy the privacy of their own home with 24-hour security and emergency assistance, and they never have to worry about maintenance. There are 3 single houses, 41 two-bedroom cottages and 3 three-bedroom cottages.
The Cottages are available through an initial fee, and a monthly service fee that covers apartment rental, utilities, security and emergency assistance, maintenance (including beautifully landscaped grounds), garbage removal and social and recreational programs. 

Apartment Living

Designed for independent, active older adults, Traceway Manor and Villas offer privacy and security through 128 apartments. These residents thrive with the knowledge that they can maintain their independence in a safe environment at an affordable monthly rate with no up-front fee. Amenities of Traceway Manor include a nutritious noon meal six days a week, utilities, maintenance, a variety of social, educational and spiritual activities, transportation services and a beauty/barber shop.
In the effort to keep housing affordable for older adults, financial assistance is available. 

Assisted Living

The Mitchell Center offers assisted living for older adults who can no longer live in an independent setting. Residents furnish and live in a private studio apartment. This living option, also known as assisted living, promotes the independence of residents while providing individualized service so that residents maintain their dignity. Services include three meals a day, medication monitoring, daily housekeeping, and assistance with bathing and grooming. 

Long-Term Care

Green House® Homes

Traceway Green House® Homes offer a wonderful alternative for those who desire a small, intimate atmosphere, while maintaining privacy. Each home consists of 10-12 private bedrooms with private baths surrounding a spacious living area complete with a fireplace, large kitchen and a dining table where meals are served family style. The aroma of home-cooked meals fills the air each day as staff and residents prepare three home-cooked meals a day. Skilled nursing care is provided in a cozy home-like atmosphere. These Homes were the first Green House® Homes to be built in the nation. 

Short-Term Rehabilitation

Traceway Rehab Services at Cedars provides 24-hour, physician-authorized short-term rehabilitative care with a full range of services and amenities to facilitate a return to your previous lifestyle. A newly renovated, state-of-the-art therapy gym and a therapy staff who specializes in therapy for older adults leads to a high success rate for elders needing extra help following hospitalization for surgery or illness. Private Rooms with flat screen television, three meals monitored by staff registered dietitians, and on-site physician services are just a few reasons why Traceway's Short-Term Rehabilitation program is providing great results for older adults in our area.


The amenities offered at each level of care at Traceway are endless, to highlight a few:
Traceway Manor and Villas
  • Noon meal six days a week (Sunday- Friday), served in the Manor Dining Room
  • Affordable Rent including major utilities (except telephone)
  • 24-hour emergency call system with immediate nursing assistance
  • 24-hour maintenance availability
  • Scheduled transportation to Wal-Mart Super Center and other outings
  • Worship services and Bible classes
  • Regular social events, programs, special guests, exercise groups, computer classes, and entertainment
  • Light housekeeping on a weekly basis
  • Beauty shop located on premises
  • Check cashing services, postage service, mail service, local newspaper service for residents
  • Weekly grocery store delivery & Daily pharmacy delivery
  • Kitchen stove and refrigerator furnished
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Free basic cable television
  • Private telephone hook-ups in each apartment
  • Private entrance with ample parking
  • Individually controlled heat and air
  • Pets are welcome in accordance with the established pet policy
  • Guest Room available for overnight visitors
  • Manor Library provides an array of books and magazines
Mitchell Center Assisted Living
  • Studios with private bath
  • Three meals per day served in the dining room
  • Daily Housekeeping & Laundry Service
  • Bathing and dressing assistance, if needed
  • Medication monitoring
  • 24-Hour Supervision & Nurse Availability
  • Transportation to doctor appointments
  • Worship services and Sunday School
  • Regular calendar of programs, activities, outings, and social events
  • Beauty/Barber Shop Services
  • Ample Parking for residents with personal vehicles
  • Basic Cable Provided
  • Newspaper Service & Mail Service provided

Floor Plans

Brochures and Pricing

Traceway Retirement Community Brochure

Traceway Retirement Community Floor Plans Brochure

2019 Traceway Rate Sheet

The information and pricing provided in the materials above is subject to change. Please confirm availability and pricing with campus admission counselors.

Local Information

Tupelo is truly Mississippi's "All-America City." It's the place to go for small town friendliness and big city attractions. Situated in the heart of the Mid-South, cradled amid the gentle rolling hills of Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo is a city that thrives on success. 
Tupelo charms visitors the world over with a unique blend of fascinating history, interesting attractions, diverse recreation, and a variety of shopping venues. Known as the Birthplace of Elvis Presley, Tupelo is the headquarters to the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway, the incredible Tupelo Automobile Museum exhibiting over 100 antique and classic cars, and the family-friendly Tupelo Buffalo Park & Zoo that showcases exotic animals from around the world. Other historic attractions promote the region's history, honor our men and women's military dedication and describe Tupelo's involvement in the Civil War.  Tupelo is also home to the award winning Tupelo Community Theatre, the Tupelo Symphony and the Gum Tree Museum of Art.  Tupelo hosts the Gum Tree Festival each May and pays tribute to the King of Rock and Roll each June with the Elvis Festival.
The North Mississippi Medical Center was honored with the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for 2006.  The Tupelo facility, a 650 bed unit, ranks in the top 8 percent of U.S. Hospitals.
With quality accommodations, an exciting regional mall and historic downtown district and over 100 restaurants offering a selection of cuisines from down home cooking to ethnic foods to the finest of dining, Tupelo offers residents and visitors the best in service.  Tupelo…our talent is hospitality!
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Traceway Retirement Community has two wheel-chair accessible buses. Buses are used to transport residents to and from medical appointments; for day trips and outings; for scheduled errands and more. 

Board of Directors

Board Members
  • David Brevard
  • Kay Collins
  • Bill Hines, Secretary
  • Marshall Briscoe
  • Randy Burchfield, Chairman
  • Dana Finch
  • Dana Foster
  • Amy McFerrin, Vice-Chair
  • Ann Milam
  • Paul Mize III 
  • Thomas D. Murry
  • James Sloan
  • Lowell Walker, Jr.
  • Sally Enos Williams
  • Sandra Wright 
Ex Officio Members
  • Lloyd Gray, Chairman
  • Steve McAlilly, President/CEO MMSS, Inc.
  • Alan Brown, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
  • Jon Stirewalt, Executive Director