One person can make a difference in the lives of others.

In fact, our long history demonstrates that one person’s kindness can affect literally thousands of lives over many, many years.

In the early 1960s, Sarah Ruth, a local pastor’s wife, touched the lives of an elderly couple in her church community with her servant-heart. Sarah cared for this couple in their own home until it became clear that the couple’s safety was at risk if they didn’t move into Sarah and her husband’s home.

The compassionate care that Sarah poured on this couple helped them avoid what could have been a tragic outcome had Sarah not come to their aid. Upon their death, it was discovered that the couple had gifted Sarah with a $500 endowment.

Sarah took this $500 gift to the elders at her church and cast a vision for what she wanted to accomplish with this seed money. Through one woman’s vision, a small gift of appreciation and the collaboration of many, Glencroft Center for Modern Aging grew to what it is today – a home and care community for as many as 900 seniors.

Sarah’s Place | Glencroft

With the ceremonial shovels for the groundbreaking of Sarah’s Place, left to right: Board Chair of the Friendship Retirement Corp., Gary Johanson, Board Chair of the Friendship Foundation Inc., Tracey Leonard, Glencroft Senior VP and CFO, Susan Hornbostel, Vice Mayor Steve Frate, Project Architect from Orcutt Winslow Nabil Abou-hadir, and General Contractor and Project Manager from McShane Construction, David Thorson.

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As we head into the next 50 years of our history, Glencroft Center for Modern Aging continues to focus on the health and well-being of our residents. Why not become part of our future history? Use the links below to discover how you can support our mission, or how you can join our committed team.

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