A Long Tradition of 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 entitled "Citizens Live High at Eastmont Manor Home." Staff Writer Dave Zimmerman's article included the following: "The home is part of a nation-wide revolution in retirement homes which offer care, companionship and security coupled with complete freedom and independence."
Fifty years later, Eastmont continues to provide these benefits to today's active seniors. In 1975, after the opening of two additional independent living towers, Eastmont Manor became Eastmont Towers. Then again in 2000, while anticipating the opening of The Seasons, a 41-unit assisted living facility, and finalizing construction plans for The Monarch, which today specializes in end-of-life care, we underwent another transformation. Eastmont Towers became the Eastmont Towers Community with a new logo symbolizing our strength and diversity of services.
Originally founded by a volunteer board of Directors that included ministers and pastors from a variety of denominations, Eastmont’s corporate name is Christian Retirement Homes, Inc. and we are a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization. Still today, community-based volunteers, not corporate investors, oversee our operations and are committed to ensuring that Eastmont remains true to our mission. These long -standing values are reflected in our governance and management.