A Long Tradition of Community
The home is part of a nation-wide revolution in retirement homes which offer care, companionship and security coupled with complete freedom and independence.
– Southeast Lincoln Sun, July 17, 1968
Our History in the Community
On May 14, 1966, Acting Mayor Helen Boosalis turned a single shovel of dirt as Governor Frank Morrison and chaplain-administrator Reverend Donald Leff looked on. The groundbreaking at the site was the culmination of months of board meetings and planning. Construction would soon commence on a 64-apartment, $1.4 million building. In May of 1968 our first residents Mrs. Alma Adamson and Mrs. Marie Howerter chose Eastmont Manor as their retirement home. The lead story on the front page of the Southeast Lincoln Sun, July 17, 1968, was an article writen by Dave Zimmerman entitled “Citizens Live High at Eastmont Manor Home.”
Fifty Years Later…
Eastmont continues to offer these benefits to today’s active seniors. As a distinct 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, Life Plan Community we provide comprehensive senior living services with the security of exceptional health care while giving charitable service to others.
In October of 2017 Eastmont’s Board of Directors voted to affiliate with Transforming Age, a leading not-for-profit organization founded in Seattle in 1956 by the Presbyterian Church, and recognized for its focus to improve the lives of older adults through community housing, technology development, research, and advocacy. As a national not-for- profit organization, Transforming Age continues to grow their impact by embracing affiliations with like-minded and mission-driven not-for- profit organizations. In turn, Transforming Age partners preserve their culture, independence, and not-for- profit identities while gaining support, knowledge, research, and resources, to secure long-term sustainability.
Transforming Age and its affiliates are guided by a singular vision to “transform the perception of age” and to make life better for older adults and society. We view aging as a declaration and an opportunity to continue to lead an independent and purposeful life.
Eastmont operates with the guidance of the Trustees Council and the support from the Eastmont Foundation under the governance of the Transforming Age board of directors.