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Looking Back: 1985 Parkside Retirement Community of Bethesda Opens

Our Bethesda Aberdeen Story began in 1969.

Families were adjusting the antennas on their new television sets in 1969 to watch popular shows like Hee Haw, Laugh In and Bonanza. And, remember those cute Brady Bunch kids, they were just getting their start in 1969!

On the healthcare front, care options for seniors were also undergoing cultural adjustments to provide senior long term care opportunities outside of the traditional family setting.

Bethesda Home opened its doors in 1969 as a skilled nursing care facility in Aberdeen.

In 1985, a vision for a continuum of care was recognized with the development of the Parkside Retirement Community, which offers 61 apartments for independent senior living. Residents also have priority access to our on-site assisted living apartments and skilled nursing home, if ever needed.

Our spacious main level apartments feature no steps. Apartments are all 1 and 2-bedroom units with kitchens and equipped with 24-hour emergency call system. Community amenities include a sun room/patio, exercise room, multi-purpose/game room, chapel area, TV room, beauty salon/barbershop and much more.

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