The idea of a home for seniors in our community was first brought up at a meeting in Eigenheim Mennonite Church in March 1917 but it wasn’t until 1944 when the need was so great that a residence was needed.
At the 1944 annual church meeting the first board was elected with Rev. John G Rempel as Chairman and Peter A. Epp as Secretary-Treasurer. Rev. I.P. Friesen generously donated his large two-story family home and the land it was on to be used as a senior’s residence.
1944 Residence of Rev. I. P. Friesen
Prairie Meadow Place
A HOME FOR SENIORS IN THE HEART OF THE PRAIRIES
After some modifications to the house the first resident moved in September 15, 1944. The official opening of the Rosenort Home for the Aged followed on September 30, 1944. The Home was expanded in 1952 with the addition of the south wing.
Renovated Rosenort Home for the Aged