Aberdeen Health & Rehab will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on Tuesday, July 25.
The event will be at the facility from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and will include refreshments, corporate and administrative speakers and an appearance from Deputy Mayor Alan Johnson. It’s open to the public.
Tours of the center will be offered and there will be a silent auction with proceeds going to the Aberdeen Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which is Sept. 24.
Aberdeen Health & Rehab, then known as Aberdeen Nursing Center, took in its first residents in 1973. It had 124 beds and four private rooms. In 1978, an addition to the building was built, allowing for 172 beds.
In 2006, the business was renamed Aberdeen Living Center. That was followed by a change to Aberdeen Health & Rehab a year later.
Through the years, the facility began to focus on private rooms for residents. After Tealwood Senior Living purchased the business in 2006, it partnered with Aegis Therapies to offer in- and out-patient physical, occupational and speech therapies.
“We want to acknowledge this milestone,” said Regional Director of Business Development Hannah Mulligan. “It’s not every day that you hit 50 years.”
Awards will be presented during the celebration to employees who have at least 15 years of service. Kerma Reshetar, who has been with Aberdeen Health & Rehab since it opened, will be honored for 50 years, and Sharmen Buechler will be recognized for 38 years.