Martha Franks
Baptist Retirement Community

1 Martha Franks Drive
Laurens, South Carolina 29360
(800) 849-3307
(864) 984-4541
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Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community is a full service retirement community, located in the heart of downtown Laurens, South Carolina on 55 acres.  We are dedicated to wellness, quality senior living, and outstanding nursing care.





Welcome to Martha Franks.  Take a drive through our beautiful community.



Begin your journey with a drive around the antique Villa, built in 1859.  The Villa is now used for historic tours, weddings, and community events.  (Available by reservation; call 864-984-4541 for details and pricing.)

The villa, fountains, cottage streets, apartments and trails are inviting.

The Cottages are spacious and comfortable.   You'll feel right at home!

A walk around the lake on paved trails is relaxing and safe..

Some sunrooms open up right onto the lake.  Nice!

A rare winter scene at Martha Franks.  Yes, it's like living in a park.  Aahhh.

Two-bedroom and three-bedroom patio homes provide privacy and a sense of security while continuing to enjoy an independent lifestyle.

One bedroom garden apartments offer true value and maintenance-free living.

Residential and assisted living is located in the main buildling; each accommodation complete with walk-in closet and private bath.

Skilled nursing at Martha Franks includes an area of semi-private rooms, private rooms, and a secure area for memory care, each with its own diningroom and activity lounge.  The new fireplaces are warm and cozy.

REHAB at Martha Franks is enjoyed by permanent residents and short-term rehab patients who are just here for days or weeks.  Each is inspired by the promise of a better tomorrow through quality, caring REHAB services.

"Visit our lovely community for a tour to see more of the services that seniors value and trust at Martha Franks."  - Executive Director, Pollyanna Franks

Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community opened its doors in 1985.  It operates under the South Carolina Baptist Ministries for the Aging through the South Carolina Baptist Convention.  The community began as a vision of missionary to China Miss Martha Linda Franks (1901-1992).  It is open to seniors over age 55 of all faiths and occupation, and continues to be the choice destination for seniors desiring Christ-centered retirement living.

Martha Franks is a CCRC.  What does that mean?  A CCRC (continuing care retirement community) offers all levels of care for residents including:  independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing.  This provides many advantages to seniors who want to be stable and feel at home during their golden years without having to move to a new city or facility just because their needs change.  At at CCRC, seniors are provided with all levels of care to meet their changing needs.

Activity, wellness programs and a Christ-centered environment make Martha Franks the preferred choice for seniors.