1959-Seventeen Lutheran Churches in Minneapolis purchased 78 acres of land on the Minnesota River in Bloomington. The purchase price was $78,000.
1960-Land was consecrated. Ground was broken on June 12, 1960. 62 acres were sold to the City of Bloomington and the school district to help raise capital for the building of Martin Luther Manor.
1961-The service of Laying of the Cornerstone was held. The first resident was welcomed on September 27th, 1961. The cost to build and furnish Martin Luther Manor was $900,000. Originally Martin Luther Manor had 96 beds: 20 double rooms, 20 single rooms, and 4 two room apartments. 38 beds on the first floor served as the infirmary. It was staffed by 30 employees.
1963-The statue of Christ was dedicated. It was purchased by 30 churches and individuals. Sculptor, Armondo Batelli created it in Piedtrasanta, Italy. The statue’s theme is from Matthew 11:28 – “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, I will give you rest.”
1984- The north building was added. Highland Manor, now Highland House, also opened.
1985- Adult Day Services were added.
1986- Transportation services were added.
1989-Meadow Woods Assisted Living opened.
1995- A Parish Nurse Program began.
1999- Safe Harbor volunteer program began.
2007-Martin Luther Manor applied to the Minnesota Department of Health for a moratorium exception, allowing it to renovate the care center.
2008-Martin Luther Manor received approval from the Minnesota Department of Health to proceed with renovation. During this year, Martin Luther Manor changed its name to Martin Luther Care Center. The continuum of services (Martin Luther Care Center, Meadow Woods, Highland House, and the adult day programs) offered by our campus became known as Martin Luther Campus.
2009- Ground was broken for the reconstruction of Martin Luther Care Center. Meadow Woods opened Meadow Song, a 14 apartment memory care community.
2010- Reconstruction of Martin Luther Care Center was completed about 18 months after the ground-breaking
2011-The Grand Opening of Martin Luther Care Center was held- fifty years after Martin Luther Manor opened its doors. The Grand Opening also became a celebration of fifty years of service to seniors.
Martin Luther Campus is managed by Ebenezer, Minnesota’s largest senior living operator. Ebenezer is the senior housing division of Fairview Health Services and has 100 years of experience serving older adults.
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