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When caregivers need a break…

Jim Herman, right, talks with his wife Kathy Herman as they visit while walking about K.O.Lee Adult Day Health Center at Bethesda in Aberdeen. American News photo by John Davis When caregivers need a break or loneliness lingers, adult day care is an option By Erin Ballard enballard@aberdeennews.com When Jim Herman first noticed something was… Read more »

When caregivers need a break…

Jim Herman, right, talks with his wife Kathy Herman as they visit while walking about K.O.Lee Adult Day Health Center at Bethesda in Aberdeen. American News photo by John Davis When caregivers need a break or loneliness lingers, adult day care is an option By Erin Ballard enballard@aberdeennews.com When Jim Herman first noticed something was… Read more »

Looking Back: 1997 Bethesda Towne Square Assisted Living Opens

Our Bethesda Aberdeen Story began in 1969. At the movie theater, people were lining up to see Hollywood’s leading men, Paul Newman and Robert Redford, give an epic performance in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. On the healthcare front, care options for seniors were also undergoing cultural adjustments to provide senior long term care… Read more »

Looking Back: 1997 Bethesda Towne Square Assisted Living Opens

Our Bethesda Aberdeen Story began in 1969. At the movie theater, people were lining up to see Hollywood’s leading men, Paul Newman and Robert Redford, give an epic performance in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. On the healthcare front, care options for seniors were also undergoing cultural adjustments to provide senior long term care… Read more »

Dementia Friendly America Announced at Aberdeen City Council

Yesterday at the Aberdeen City Council meeting, Charity Pionk of K.O. Lee Adult Day Health Center at Bethesda, Dr. Harvey Hart and Jessica Rehder of Primrose Retirement Community announced Aberdeen’s acceptance into the Dementia Friendly America network. Aberdeen is the FIRST community in the state to receive this distinction. Way to go Aberdeen!! Thanks to… Read more »

Dementia Friendly America Announced at Aberdeen City Council

Yesterday at the Aberdeen City Council meeting, Charity Pionk of K.O. Lee Adult Day Health Center at Bethesda, Dr. Harvey Hart and Jessica Rehder of Primrose Retirement Community announced Aberdeen’s acceptance into the Dementia Friendly America network. Aberdeen is the FIRST community in the state to receive this distinction. Way to go Aberdeen!! Thanks to… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Bethesda Aberdeen to Serve as Champion for Dementia Friendly America

Aberdeen is the first community in South Dakota to be accepted into the Dementia Friendly America network!! —————————— Aberdeen was recently welcomed into the Dementia Friendly America (DFA) network of communities. The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Health & Wellness Committee, with the assistance of Dr. Harvey Hart, began the process of becoming a DFA… Read more »

Bethesda Aberdeen to Serve as Champion for Dementia Friendly America

Aberdeen is the first community in South Dakota to be accepted into the Dementia Friendly America network!! —————————— Aberdeen was recently welcomed into the Dementia Friendly America (DFA) network of communities. The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Health & Wellness Committee, with the assistance of Dr. Harvey Hart, began the process of becoming a DFA… Read more »

Gypsy Days Treat for Bethesda Aberdeen

Gypsy Days in Aberdeen is usually a fun filled day complete with a parade featuring marching bands, royalty, floats and lots and lots of candy! However, Mother Nature had other plans for early October in South Dakota this year! Pictured is Scott Cunningham of the Aberdeen Knights of Columbus Council 820 who generously shared “Gypsy… Read more »

Gypsy Days Treat for Bethesda Aberdeen

Gypsy Days in Aberdeen is usually a fun filled day complete with a parade featuring marching bands, royalty, floats and lots and lots of candy! However, Mother Nature had other plans for early October in South Dakota this year! Pictured is Scott Cunningham of the Aberdeen Knights of Columbus Council 820 who generously shared “Gypsy… Read more »

Looking Back: 1981 Bethesda Sharing Center Opens

We LOOK BACK at 1969 when Bethesda Home opened its doors; and LOOK FORWARD to Bethesda’s growth in providing quality care options for all ages and stages of life! The Bethesda Sharing Center opened in 1981 to provide child care to Bethesda Home employees. Later, services were expanded to the community including infant daycare and… Read more »

Looking Back: 1981 Bethesda Sharing Center Opens

We LOOK BACK at 1969 when Bethesda Home opened its doors; and LOOK FORWARD to Bethesda’s growth in providing quality care options for all ages and stages of life! The Bethesda Sharing Center opened in 1981 to provide child care to Bethesda Home employees. Later, services were expanded to the community including infant daycare and… Read more »

1969 . . .Bethesda Home Opened

December, 1969 A gallon of gas was 32 cents and Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye was at the top of Billboard’s Top Rock and Roll Hits. And, Bethesda Home opened its doors as a skilled nursing care facility on a 22-acre campus in Aberdeen. Join in the fun over the next few months… Read more »

1969 . . .Bethesda Home Opened

December, 1969 A gallon of gas was 32 cents and Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye was at the top of Billboard’s Top Rock and Roll Hits. And, Bethesda Home opened its doors as a skilled nursing care facility on a 22-acre campus in Aberdeen. Join in the fun over the next few months… Read more »

Towne Square Celebrates National Assisted Living Week

Finding the Spark in Assisted Living This past week, the staff and residents of Bethesda Towne Square celebrated National Assisted Living Week® and its theme “A Spark of Creativity.” Pictured are a few of the staff and residents who explored their creative side with a fun trip to Storybook Land! National Assisted Living Week® provides… Read more »

Towne Square Celebrates National Assisted Living Week

Finding the Spark in Assisted Living This past week, the staff and residents of Bethesda Towne Square celebrated National Assisted Living Week® and its theme “A Spark of Creativity.” Pictured are a few of the staff and residents who explored their creative side with a fun trip to Storybook Land! National Assisted Living Week® provides… Read more »

Congrats to Mary Amacher of Parkside Retirement Community at Bethesda

Mary Amacher CHS 1950‐1988 Distinguished Service Award Congratulations to Mary Amacher, one of our residents at Parkside Retirement Community, who will be honored with the Distinguished Service Award at the 2019 Aberdeen Central High School Hall of Fame Banquet in September. Mary Amacher grew up in in Castlewood, SD and graduated from high school in… Read more »

Congrats to Mary Amacher of Parkside Retirement Community at Bethesda

Mary Amacher CHS 1950‐1988 Distinguished Service Award Congratulations to Mary Amacher, one of our residents at Parkside Retirement Community, who will be honored with the Distinguished Service Award at the 2019 Aberdeen Central High School Hall of Fame Banquet in September. Mary Amacher grew up in in Castlewood, SD and graduated from high school in… Read more »