Rotary Senior Living - the leading provider of assisted housing, therapy, and healthcare.
On February 9, 1959, Rotarian Robert Blue, former Governor of Iowa, presented a program to the Eagle Grove Rotary Club on care of the aged. He pointed out that Iowa had the largest percentage of citizens over 65 years of age in the nation. He also stated how modern medical technology had increased the individual life expectancy approximately 20 years during the past half-century.
At the conclusion of his speech, Mr. Blue proposed that a
committee be appointed to study the feasibility of building a retirement home in Eagle Grove. The committee was composed of Dr. Dale Harding, Robert Blue, Frank Saquety, Roy Larson, Grigg Elkin, Dr. Martin Schaeferle, Dr. George Hogenson, Dr. Einar Johnson, M. B. Crabbe, Ronald Diggins and R. C. Allbaugh.
Rotary Ann Home opened June 1, 1962 with forty-two rooms and eight residents. This was a new concept in eldercare. Acceptance was slow with cash flow problems. Half the building was an infirmary, the other half a retirement home and apartments.
In 1968 the South Day Room was added and two years later the North Day Room was added. In 1982 a private donation allowed the addition of the chapel. Over the span of eight years, thirty-two low-income units were built. The Rotary Ann Group Home opened in June 1981 with twelve residents. The duplex townhouses were constructed in 1999. Each home featured two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage.
The Board of Directors received word a year later that it was one of thirteen facilities across the country to receive a grant of $750,000 for renovation of its original building and converting it to Assisted Living.
“Rotary Senior Living has a very nice atmosphere, clean and the staff are friendly and pleasant! The residents are happy and friendly, as well. I especially love the good care they give my Aunt Kay!”
“Rotary Senior Living is the best place ever! They take great pride in their facility and have the biggest hearts. I enjoyed working there and getting to see how each employee contributed to the all around great care of its residents. Save me a bed, I will be back someday."
“Want to thank each and every one of you that helped.take such good care of mom while she stayed at rotary ann. She is doing well and misses all of you.”
“All of you are doing a great job involving the residents on everything you aren't keeping them in a shell. Keep up the good work.”